FSM 7 – Abidjan 2023

Host Country

Côte d’Ivoire is a country located in West Africa between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator.  It shares its northern border with Burkina-Faso and Mali. In the west it is neighbours to Liberia and Guinea and in the east to Ghana. Its southern border is lined by the Atlantic Ocean.

The country’s area is 322,462 km2, with a population of approximately 29 million inhabitants. The country’s political capital is the city of Yamoussoukro and its economic capital is Abidjan. The country is divided into 31 regions, plus two Autonomous Districts: Abidjan and Yamoussoukro. The currency used is the CFA franc, and the official language spoken is French. There are about sixty local ethnic groups.

THE LAND OF COCOA

Côte d’Ivoire has a coastline of about 550 km long with breathtaking lagoons for all types of water sports, creeks, and sandy beaches. There are also many animal and plant species in addition to high-end hotels and major international banking groups. Côte d’Ivoire is an anthology of cultures, as varied as they are captivating, along with unique culinary dishes, sites, and curiosities to discover that will leave visitors with a lasting impression of the country.

Côte d’Ivoire, land of cocoa, is above all the land of smiles and hospitality. Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s leading cocoa and cashew nut producer, the 5th largest palm oil producer in the world (2nd African producer), the 7th largest natural rubber producer in the world (1st African producer), and the 4th African cotton producer. Côte d’Ivoire, along with Cameroon, were the first of the African countries to begin exporting bananas, and is now the 13th largest exporter in the world.

MEETING VENUE

Sofitel Hotel Ivoire| Boulevard Hassan II | Abidjan | Côte d’Ivoire| TEL: +225 27 22 48 26 26

The Sofitel Hotel Ivoire was built in 1963 by the famous architect Pierre Fakhoury and renovated in 2011. The iconic Hotel Ivoire has become a legendary building that combines innovation, modernity, and history in refined decor. The hotel has 426 rooms and suites, 4 restaurants and 4 bars.  The hotel has 18 meeting rooms, including a large auditorium. There is a 3D cinema, spa and fitness centre, two large swimming pools, a business centre, tennis court, and large outdoor area which will host the meeting expo. Beautiful views over the lagoon and city are highlights of this hotel.