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IPI World Congress 2018
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The International Press Institute (IPI) will hold its 2018 annual World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria from 21-23 June 2018. Under the theme “Why Good Journalism Matters”, the World Congress will affirm the indispensable role of quality media in building strong societies, showcasing investigative stories and projects that bring positive change to individuals and communities in Africa and around the world.

Join the pre-Congress online conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #IPIWoCo. Follow @IPI_WoCo and @globalfreemedia for the latest news and updates.

IPI is a Vienna-based global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists. We are dedicated to furthering and safeguarding press freedom, protecting freedom of opinion and expression, promoting the free flow of news and information, and improving the practices of journalism. 
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Join the online conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #IPIWoCo. Follow @IPI_WoCo and @globalfreemedia for the latest news and quick Congress updates.

CONGRESS HOTEL
The Transcorp Abuja Hilton is the official venue and the hotel for the IPI World Congress. All the sessions and most of the evening events will be held here.

SPECIAL CONGRESS RATES: 
* Twin Room/Standard room, single occupancy:  ₦ 85,000  per night
* King Business Suite/ Royal  room: ₦ 185,000 per night

Rates are expressed in Nigerian naira (₦) and include breakfast for one person and all applicable taxes (10% Service Charge and 5% VAT).

Deadline for booking: June 5, 2018
Book your room online: Online booking available at https://bit.ly/2DYN59u

IMPORTANT NOTE: 
We advise our guests to pay with their credit cards and in local currency (Nigerian naira) to take advantage of more favourable currency conversion rates offered by your bank.

You can use the OANDA currency calculator to check the exchange rate. Please note, however, that this is not a fixed, guaranteed rate and it should only serve you as a guide. Make sure you check the rate offered by the bank.

The hotel is a 40-minute drive from the international airport. Hotel amenities include: swimming pool, fitness room, airline desk, ATM & foreign currency exchange, beauty salons, shops, etc.

VISA ON ARRIVAL 
Citizens of most countries, except for certain countries in West Africa (member states of the Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS), require a visa for entry into Nigeria.
Please register for the Congress and send us your:
- Passport scan of photo and info page
- Date of arrival and point of entry
- Flight details: airline and flight number

Our local host committee will arrange a visa on arrival for you.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
* Passport validity: your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Nigeria.
* Blank passport pages: one page required for entry stamp
* Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before your trip (measles-mumps-rubella - MMR, vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, etc). Travelers may be required to show proof of vaccinations, so please make sure you have your International certificates of vaccination (yellow WHO card) with you.

REGISTRATION
Before registering please read our Terms and Conditions (pdf).

CONTACT US
Milica Miletic, Congress Manager, mmiletic(at)ipi.media
Christiane Klint, Membership and Global Relations, cklint(at)ipi.media
Abdulraheem Adedoyin, Local Host Committee & IPI Nigeria National Committee oloriewe2(at)gmail.com

MORE ABOUT IPI
The International Press Institute (IPI)
is a global network of editors, journalists and media executives who share a common dedication to quality, independent journalism. Together, we promote the conditions that allow journalism to fulfill its public function, the most important of which is the media’s ability to operate free from interference and without fear of retaliation.