Practical Information


I. Time and Venue of the Conference

The Sixth International Forum on African Perspectives will be held at:


Ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l’Industrie
Centre de Conférences Pierre Mendès France
139, rue de Bercy
75012 Paris

The conference will start at 10.00 a.m. Please ensure that you allow enough time to register before the meeting starts (N.B.: Participants will not be allowed to enter the room during the opening session).The access will be through 139, rue de Bercy. A welcome desk will be situated at the entrance to the Ministry and will be open from 9.00 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.

How to get there:
The conference centre Pierre Mendès France is located at the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. The nearest subway station is Bercy (lines 6 and 14).

Map of the Conference Centre: Centre de Conférences Pierre Mendès France

Subway map:  


II. Working Languages

The languages for the meetings will be English and French, with simultaneous interpretation.

III. Secretariat

Should any special assistance be required during the conference (7 June), please contact the Hostess of the Centre de Conférences Pierre Mendès France [Tel: (33-1) 53 18 6139;  Fax: (33-1) 53 18 3725] or the OECD Conference Secretariat, Tel : (33 1) 45 24 96 16;  Fax: (33 1) 44 30 61 30.

IV. Documents

Documents will be distributed at the seminar.

V. 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.

VI.  Lunch

On 7th June, a buffet lunch for participants will be offered by the organisers.



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