About the event venue 

The annual meeting of 2018 will be held in Mendoza, Argentine Republic from 22 to 25 March.

History of the Board of Governors

The Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) hold their Annual Meeting at late March or early April in one of the Bank’s member countries. This official meeting is a forum for discussion between governors of these institutions, who are generally Ministers of Finance, Presidents of Central Banks or other high authorities from the member countries. There are also representatives of multilateral financial, development and private bank institutions who attend to this meeting.

How to get there:

The Intercontinental hotel is next to Mendoza Plaza Shopping, the biggest shopping center of the city. It is located 750 m from the Humberto Notti Pediatric Hospital, 4 km from the Bus Station and 10 km from the Francisco Gabrielli International Airport.

Language:

Spanish is the official language.

Currency:

The official currency is the peso argentino. Conversion rate:  1US$ = 17.50 approximately. For more information visit: https://www.precio-dolar.com.ar/ or http://www.aduanaargentina.com/cm.php

Visa

The requirements for the different countries may be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Workship.

Climate.

The city of Mendoza has an average temperature of 23°C/73°F. The weather forecast can be checked in  www.smn.gov.ar 

Electricity

Electrical current is 220 v. A plug adapter and voltage converter (step-down transformer) will be needed to use 110-120V electronic devices.

Time zone:

During the annual meeting in Mendoza, Argentina, the time zone will be -3 hours from the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-3).

Services

Airport arrival, customs and immigration: The host country will have duly identified staff available at Francisco Gabrielli International Airport to assist arriving participants.

Tourism information about Argentina: General information about flights, sightseeing, the history and culture of the area, and additional details on services available in Argentina during the Annual Meeting can be found on the website made available by the host country.

Simultaneous interpretation: During the official sessions and seminars, simultaneous interpretation will be provided into the Bank’s official languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Other services: An emergency health unit will be available on site. Cellular phone rental service and ATM machines will also be available.
For additional information, please email: AnnualMeeting@iadb.org

Buses:

A free Android and IOS app can be downloaded to know what bus is necessary to take, the places available for charging credit to the “Red Bus” card (the only payment method to get bus tickets) and how much money is left in that card.

(Mi Recorrido app) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.toasty.mirecorrido.gobierno.mendoza&hl=es

Taxis:

Free Android app to ask for a taxi in an easy and safe way.

(Tango Taxis App) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ar.com.waveapps.tangotaxips&hl=es

Wine Capital

As a majestic province located in the western central part of Argentina, Mendoza stands out in the Cuyo region for being a pole of economic, cultural and tourism development that is worldwide known.
Mendoza combines the rustic life of the desert, imposing mountains led by the Aconcagua, and elegant cities covered by trees.
The diversity of natural and cultural scenarios enables meeting and business tourism to offer a wide range of alternatives. High category accommodations, with space for small and big events, together with the professionalism of congress organizers and specific service providers make Mendoza one on the most chosen places for any kind of activities.
Wine, snow and adventure tourism, cuisine, temperate climate and the hospitality of its inhabitants make Mendoza the perfect place to invite visitors to organize congresses, conventions, incentive trips, expositions, whether they have a national or an international nature. Today, Mendoza is the meeting point for those who decide to gather for different professional activities.

EXPORTATIONS

Between January and July 2017, Mendoza exported USD 749,555,271 FOB to 124 destinations. While in the first semester, Argentina exported USD 717,135,705 FOB, which means 7.6% more than in the same period of 2016 when there were exported USD 666,373,908 FOB. Main export destinations are the United States of America, Brazil and Chile.

STRATEGIC LOCATION

Mendoza is based in a strategic location. It has a corridor that joins Argentina and Chile called Cristo Redentor International Pass that receives the highest flow of land transportation and passengers from one country to the other. It also has one of the most valued routes: Route no. 40 that crosses the country from north to south. Another vital route, essential for Mercosur connections, is Route no. 7.

A recently renovated airport allows a great variety of aerial connection with domestic and international flights. It helps Mendoza to be one of the most outstanding tourism destination of the country.

ABOUT THE HOST COUNTRY

At the southern part of the American continent is the Republic of Argentina (República Argentina), as its official name given by the national constitution, enacted in 1853.

With a surface of 3,761,274 km2, the Argentine territory has varied landscapes, where ice fields and arid regions coexist, different mountain altitudes are blended with plateaus and plains, river courses and lake areas connect with a vast ocean, and steppe vegetation does not eclipse forest and jungle scenarios.

Due to its dimensions, containing territory from the American Continent, the Antarctic Continent (including the South Orkney Islands) and southern islands (Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands) Argentina is the fourth largest country in the American Continent (after Canada, the United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil) and seventh globally.

The country is bordered with the Republics of Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, with the Republic of Chile and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, with the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and with the Republic of Chile to the west. The Argentine Antarctica is delimited by the 25° West and 74° West meridians and the 60° South parallel.

There are four kinds of climates (warm, temperate, arid and cold) which variations are influenced by the extension of the territory and geographic reliefs.