VENUE, TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

As in Previous Editions, The Conference will take place in Mauritius. The event will be at the InterContinental Resort in Balaclava, Mauritius.

We are available for any other queries regarding your trip to Mauritius, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

A PREMIER INVESTMENT DESTINATION

The Mauritian Government’s objective to place Mauritius among the top ten most investment and business friendly locations in the world has led to a total makeover of the business and investment climate, making Mauritius a premier investment destination.

The country’s leadership has targeted the financial sector, creating a foundation for continuous and broad economic growth with Its nearly 40 Double Taxation Treaties (DTTs) and close to 40 Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs) with sub-Saharan jurisdictions.

Mauritius has developed a vast and solid network of preferential agreements across the globe. Investments originating in Mauritius have flowed to East Africa, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria and target a diverse range of industries such as hospitality, agribusiness, timber, mining and healthcare.

Many international organisations have scaled Mauritius on its business practices and the following has been the outcome:

INDEX GLOBAL RANK AFRICA RANK
World Bank Doing Business 2017 49 out of 190 countries 1st
Global Competitiveness Index 2016 – 2017 45 out of 138 countries 1st
Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 (Transparency International) 50 out of 176 countries 3rd
International Property Rights Index 2016 34 out of 128 countries 3rd
Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2016 1st
Press Freedom Index 2016(Reporters without Borders) 61 out 0f 180 countries 8th
The A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index 2016 30 out of 50 countries 3rd
2017 Index of Economic Freedom (Heritage Foundation) 21 out of 180 countries 1st
Economic Freedom of the World 2016 (Fraser Institute) 5 out of 159 countries 1st
Human Development Index 2016 64 out of 188 countries 2nd

 

Mauritius now possesses one of Africa’s highest per capita incomes with an increasing supply of investment opportunities available to explore.

Mauritius offers a safe and business friendly environment and more and more investors are looking to Mauritius to structure their investment destined to the African Continent.

VISA INFORMATION

Who Needs a Visa?

  • All persons coming from countries which are not exempted from visa requirements – Please refer to Visa Requirement Country-wise (See below).
  •  All persons coming to Mauritius for purposes other than Tourism, Visit or Business need to apply for a visa/permit before undertaking any travel.

Please click on the below link to see if you need to apply for a visa:

Visa Information

TRAVEL

Your arrival in Mauritius: Airport transfers

 As a participant, airport pick up on arrival and drop off on your return journey is included in your delegate package. However in order for us to do this, please inform us of your arrival / departure time and flight numbers. Please also inform us of where you are staying so that we can take you to your hotel directly. If we do not receive this information then we cannot guarantee your collection at the airport.

Shuttle bus service:

We will be providing a shuttle bus service during the event to take you to the conference venue and any other activities that are connected with the event. Please check your hotel for the latest timetable information when you arrive.  The shuttle bus service will be available at the recommended hotels.

 What should I bring with me to Mauritius? 

A photocopy of your passport – as it is always advisory to carry your ID with you
Insurance – you are responsible for arranging your own travel cover
Credit card – Visa and Mastercard are accepted at the main hotels, however please check with the hotel before you depart as sometimes changes occur.
Medical Kit – always a good option just in case
Your mobile phone – you can buy a local SIM

 What currency do they use in Mauritius?

The currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian rupee – MUR.  When you arrive at the airport in Mauritius you will see a host of exchange bureaus at the arrival halls. Just bring your own currency and change it on arrival.  Alternatively,

In banks, you can change or get money with:

* cash money

* travellers cheques

* bank debit card with Maestro or Visa sign and secret number  (PIN)

* credit card (Visa or Mastercard) with secret number  (PIN)

ATMs are plentiful and easy to use in Mauritius. Your own bank may charge a fee to process cash withdrawn from ATMs. Check first with your bank to see it they charge a fee.

What voltage is used? Electricity

Power supply is 220 volts and there are two pin and three pin plug points in every room.