Welcome to the Ease of Doing Business Initiative (EDBI) 2017 organized by the Government of Zambia in collaboration with the World Bank Group. We take this opportunity to thank you for finding time to participate in the conference.
Below some useful information intended to make your trip and stay in Zambia pleasant and comfortable.
Arrival of international delegates from respective countries: Monday May 15, 2017
Departure from Livingstone to respective countries/destinations: Friday May 19, 2017
For the delegates staying at one of our accredited partner hotels, there shall be free transfers to and from the conference. In case you want private means to tour the city of Livingstone, please inquire with your hotel directly. Please find the details below in the key contact persons section of this note.
For our local delegates and exhibitors, please carry a copy of your National Identification card for validation and registration.
For our international delegates travelling from outside Zambia, you are kindly advised to each carry a hard copy of your tickets, passports and yellow fever certificates.
Valid passports or other official travel documents acceptable to the Government of Zambia are required for all persons wishing to enter Zambia.
The programme is scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 0830H at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort up to May 18, 2017 (afternoon), after which all the delegates will be free to depart.
The Conference program is available here.
Please Register on the conference website, if you have not already done so.
Upon arrival your registration details will be validated at the EDBI Conference registration desk at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort and you will be issued with a conference badge and delegates package with more information regarding the conference and your stay in Livingstone.
More information is also available on the website, which will be regularly updated.
Computer / Equipment Information
Wireless Internet will be available at the Conference free of charge. The hotel also offers printing and copying facilities at a cost.
Zambia uses the type G electric plug/socket that has three rectangular pins. Voltage is 220V, 50 Hz (cycles).
Emergency & Medical Services
A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required for our international delegates travelling from outside Zambia.
Visitors should take malaria precautions.
It is advisable to drink bottled water rather than tap water.
For more information, Download our Health Passport.
The Zambian Kwacha is the official currency of Zambia symbolized by "ZMK". There are 4 different coin denominations namely for 5, 10, 50 Ngwee and 1 Kwacha. There are also 4 different denomination notes in circulation. Notes are denominated in 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Kwacha notes which vary in color.
One can exchange US Dollars for Zambian Kwacha at any and all retail banks, foreign-exchange bureaus and major hotels
Key Contact Persons
In case of any emergency or in case of any clarifications during this trip, kindly get in touch using the below contact.
EDBI 2017 Secretariat
Ruth Nandazi - Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry
Mainza Kawanu - IFC World Bank Group
Programme and Administration
Ruth Nandazi - +260 979 024 277
Nkole Mwelwa Mututwa - +260 968 710 844
Marketing and Communications
Betiniko Kayaya - +260 977 450 592
Rosaria Lubumbash Simwengwa - +260 966 260720
Protocol and Logistics
Clive Lisholo - +260 977 831 347
Evans Lumpa - +260 967 882 125
The Ease of Doing Business Initiative (EDBI) The EDBI Conference is a peer-to-peer learning event requested by African countries and supported by the World Bank Group, to facilitate knowledge sharing on Doing Business reforms.
The 2017 EDBI Conference will be hosted by the Government of Zambia and is scheduled to take place between May 15th and May 19th 2017 at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone, Zambia.
The theme for the 2017 conference is "Business Reforms for Industrialization, Value Addition and Job Creation"