SAM 2017
General Assemblies / Round table / Trainings

Your questions & our answers 

We will answer all your questions and remarks concerning the SAM sent to the address:


Shuttles schedule from partner hotels to Sheraton

Please download the document summarizing the schedule of the shuttle that will take you from your hotel to the Sheraton conference center.

We also ensure the return.

Please note that this is a departure time.

We do not take responsibility for latecomers who will have to move through their care.

Practical information


Visa and passport

An entry visa is required of all visitors to Ethiopia, with the exception of Kenyan and Djiboutian citizens. 

Once you are officially registered for the SAM and have paid your inscription, you can begin making visa arrangements. There are 3 options on how to proceed with the visa process:

1. You are an Ethiopian citizen: you do not need a visa to take part in the African Microfinance Week in Addis Ababa. Your will only need to bring your entrance ticket with you at the Sheraton.
 

2. You are a Kenyan or Djiboutian citizenyou do not need a visa to take part in the African Microfinance Week in Addis Ababa. Within a few days, you will receive a letter of invitation by email. Upon arrival at the Addis Ababa airport, please present this letter of invitation, in addition to your entrance ticket attached to this email.
 

3. You are NOT an Ethiopian, Kenyan, or Djiboutian citizen: there are two options with how to proceed with the visa process:

  • You live in a country without an Ethiopian embassy: you will receive a letter of invitation by email. Then, to facilitate your visa process, please send a scanned copy of your passport - and resident card if needed - to . Within a few days after we receive this or these document(s), you will receive your travel authorization by email, which allows you to fly into Ethiopia. Upon arrival at the Addis Ababa airport, please present this travel authorization to an immigration official and pay the visa fee. You will need your letter of invitation, your entrance ticket and your hotel reservation requested by the embassy.
  • You live in a country with an Ethiopian embassy: you will receive a letter of invitation by email. Then, please send a scanned copy of your passport - and resident card if needed - to . We will transmit this or these document(s) to the Ethiopian government in order to obtain a pre-clearance which allows you to enter Ethiopian territory. You will then receive an email, confirming that you have obtained this pre-clearance. You will then have to go to the Ethiopian embassy in your country to ask for your visa. Indeed, obtaining a pre-clearance does not exempt you from the requested documents by the embassy to get your visa (passport, photo, vaccination card...). You will need your letter of invitation and your entrance ticket when you go to the embassy.

To find out if your country of residence has an Ethiopian embassy or consulate: www.embassypages.com

Please take note that it may take several weeks for your visa to be processed. We recommend that you begin the process as soon as possible after receiving your letter of invitation.


Travel and airport

Ethiopia has 56 airports and Bole International Airport, located less than 10 km southeast of central Addis Ababa, is the main hub of the country.
Official website of Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines provides most direct connections from major cities to Addis Ababa airport. However, it is possible to use other companies.

Bole International Airport

Bole International Airport


Our partner hotels

In order for you to easily access the venue, ADA has partnered with several hotels located near the Sheraton Addis where the SAM 2017 will be held.

Special discounts for SAM 2017 participants

Each SAM participant will receive a code with their registration ticket to take advantage of a special discount

All useful information for booking a room at one of our partner hotels is available on the map below:

 

 

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    Ramada Hotel

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    Ramada Hotel

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    Momona Hotel

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    Momona Hotel

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    Momona Hotel

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    Sapphire Hotel

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    Sapphire Hotel

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    Sapphire Hotel

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    Jupiter Hotel

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    Jupiter Hotel

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    Jupiter Hotel

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    Inclusive Hostel

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    Inclusive Hostel

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    Inclusive Hostel

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Hotels Special SAM rate (per night) Rate includes Contact
Ramada Addis

 99 USD for superior king and 119 USD for deluxe room, single occupancy, subject to 10% service charge and 15% VAT

Breakfast,
Shuttle to / from airport,
Internet, Gym

Senaybizu Anmaw, Sales Executive:

+251941921081
Rabiat Sultan, Assist. Director of Sales 

+251944731959

You can also book
your stay online on this link

Momona Hotel

85 USD

Breakfast,
Shuttle to / from airport,
Internet, swimming pool, SPA, gym
Yonathan Yimer, Sales and Marketing :

+251947735572

Kaleb hotel 
 

60 USD 
 

10 % Service charge et 15 %VAT, Fitness center, Wifi, SPA

+ 251 11 662 22 00/ 12

Sapphire Addis Hotel

70 USD

 

Breakfast,
Shuttle to / from airport,
Internet, SPA, gym
Liya H/Mariam

+251910113710
Jupiter International Hotel (Cazanchise)

100 USD

Breakfast,
Shuttle to / from airport,
Internet, SPA, gym
Abeba Amsier, Reservation Agent:

+251115526370
Inclusive Hostel

 35 USD per day for a junior standard  room
 40 USD per day for a twin junior standard room
 100 USD per day for VIP room

Petit-déjeuner, navette de/ vers l'aéroport, Internet , gym, TVA  Tizita Teshome, General Manager :

 


Transportation

Shuttles will be provided to take you from our partner hotels to the venue of the event, the Sheraton Addis. We will soon post their schedules and itineraries on this page.


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