Practical Information


I. Getting there
The 11th International Forum on African Perspectives will be held on 20 September at:

Centre de Conférences Pierre Mendès France
Ministère de l'Économie, des finances et de l’emploi
139, rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris

The  subway (Métro  in French) is the easiest way to get to the Ministry. The nearest subway station is Bercy (lines 6 and 14). Subway map.

II. Access
The welcome desk will be open from 8.00 a.m. A badge, which should be worn at all times to gain access to the meeting room, will be issued at the Conference Centre. Access map to Conference Centre.

The Forum will start at 8.45 a.m. Please ensure that you allow at least 15 mn to register before the meeting starts. Participants will not be allowed to enter the room once the opening session has started.

III. Working Languages
French and English, with simultaneous interpretation.

IV. Accommodation
Lists of hotels in the vicinity of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry (Bercy, Paris 12eme) can be found through several websites such as, and
We recommend that you make your hotel reservations early, since there is a strong demand for hotels in Paris. When booking, please be prepared to give your credit card number and its expiry date. Please note that all hotel costs are at your own expense.


V. Visas

Kindly note that organisers will not issue additional invitation letters to participants for visa purposes.


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