Online registration will be open from Monday 20 February to 18 March 2012 and all participants are requested to register on www.amchud4.org.There will also be registration forms issued at the airport on arrival and at the venue from 19 March 2012 onwards for participants who may not have registered.
The badge will be issued to participants at AMCHUD4 registration desk at the Kenyatta International Conference Center, from 8:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. on Monday, 19 March 2012. We encourage participants, who are in a position to do so, to pick their badges on Monday, 19 March. Issuance of badges will continue daily from Tuesday, 20 March between 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. For security reasons, participants are reminded that they should wear their delegates badge at all times during the meeting.
Participants from countries that are not exempted from visas to Kenya must acquire valid visas before leaving their home countries even though Kenya would endeavour to issue visas upon arrival at the port of entry for many countries. VISA FEE IS US$ 50
For further details you can check immigration website: www.immigration.go.ke
Kenya is named after Mount Kenya or 'Kirinyaga', the 'Mountain of Whiteness'. The country covers an area of 583,000 sq km, 13,400km of which is inland water, including part of Lake Victoria. The coastline is 536 km long. The climate is tropical with plenty of sunshine all the year round. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest from July to August. The average daytime temperature in Nairobi is 21- 26 degrees centigrade. For more information on Kenya please go to: www.magicalkenya.com
The local currency of Kenya is the Kenya Shilling (Kes). Currency can be changed at banks, foreign currency exchange bureaus at the airport, in the city or hotels. One (1) Euro is exchanged at a rate of between Kes. 110 and Kes. 112 while one (1) US $ is exchanged at between Kes. 82 and Kes. 85. This fluctuates from day to day. Kindly ask for more information at the registration desk.
Although Nairobi is relatively safe, it is advisable to take the necessary precautions to avoid being the victim of crime. Keep your valuables in the safe at the hotel, ignore strangers accosting you outside the hotel or in the streets, be careful when using credit cards and only use recognized taxi services – ask for assistance from the hotel receptionist or the AMCHUD4 information desk at the Kenyatta International Conference Center.
The country code is +254, if you are already in Nairobi, dial the number directly. If you bring your cell phone, you should either:
a) get information from roaming services before you travel. Note that the available mobile service providers in Kenya are Safaricom, Airtel, Orange and YU, or
b) purchase a sim card from one of the mobile service providers and air time for use during your stay in Nairobi. Sim cards can be obtained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport arrival area.
Electricity in Kenya is 220-240 volts alternating at 50 cycles per second. You will need a standard 13-amp three square-pin UK plug adaptor. If your device does not accept 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 18km from the city centre, where the conference venue is located. Transfer from the Airport to the hotels might be at a cost but some hotels may provide a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.
Arrangements has been made with an air travel agency (Akarim Agency Company Ltd) based within the K.I.C.C to offer travel confirmations or changes to delegates. Any charges arising from changes required will be paid by the individual delegates. The contact person is Julia Salim,Tel. 254-020 2219518/2219069/2218880, Email:Julia@akarim.net