General Information

Place and date of the meeting: The Fifty-third Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Twenty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 16 to 19 March 2012. The Inaugural Session as well as the seminars, sessions, and meetings will be held at the SODRE building and Radisson Hotel.

Accommodations: The Host Country Organizing Committee will be responsible for all matters related to accommodations for participants. Hotel Reservation Request

Weather: In March, the temperature in Montevideo ranges between 14°C/57°F and 25°C/77°F.  Weather forecasts can be found at

Electricity: The electric current operates on 220 volts/50 Hz. There are two types of plugs: one has two round pins and the other, two flat V-shaped pins.

Time zone: During the Annual Meeting, Montevideo will be three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.


Airport arrival, customs and immigration: The host country will have duly identified staff available at Carrasco Airport in Montevideo to assist arriving participants. For up-to-date information about visas, please go to:

Local transportation: The Host Country will provide transportation for participants between Carrasco Airport and the official hotels and to all the official events of the meeting.

Tourism information about Uruguay: General information about flights, sightseeing, the history and culture of the area, and additional details on services available in the city of Montevideo during the Annual Meeting can be found on the website set up by the Host Country.

Simultaneous interpretation: During the official sessions, simultaneous interpretation will be provided into the Bank's official languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Distribution of publications: Organizations wishing to distribute publications at the Annual Meeting should send one copy of their publication(s) in advance to:

Each organization is responsible for all shipping and delivery costs including inside delivery as well as all customs paperwork. The distribution of marketing materials or posting of commercial signs will not be permitted.

Other services: An emergency health unit will be available. Cellular phone rental service and ATM machines will also be available. If you have an emergency at one of the hotels, please call the front desk of the hotel.

For additional information, please email:

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