I bring you the compliments of the General Secretariat of IACO and refer to our earlier correspondence inviting you to IACO's 57th Annual Meetings in Grand Bassam, Cöte d'Ivoire from 27 November— 1 st December 2017.
The IACO Secretariat has been informed by the office of the Minister of Commerce of the Republic of Cöte d'Ivoire, who is also the Chairman of IACO, that due to the overwhelming numbers of delegates expected for the European/African Union Summit scheduled to take place during the same period as the IACO 2017 Annual meetings, it has become difficult to secure hotel rooms for delegates of both events.
Thus, it has been recommended that the IACO meetings be moved by one week, to take place from 4 to 9 December 2017 at the Auditorium of the Caistab building, Plateau Abidjan.
In view of the foregoing, the Symposium will now take place on 4-5 December; ACRN and Committee Meetings on 6-7 December; Board Meeting and Annual General Assembly on 8 December; and field trips on 9 December 2017.
Please find attached the revised programme. The list of recommended hotels will be sent to you shortly.
Any inconvenience caused by this change is deeply regretted. Kindly confirm your participation at your earliest convenience to the IACO General Secretariat (contact below):
Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO)
Tel: (225) 20216131 120216185/ Fax: (225) 2021 6212
Whilst looking forward to having the confirmation of your participation soon, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.