Additonal Information

Expo Location

For maximum attendee participation and to accommodate outdoor demos, the Expo will take place in an open-air area leading to the conference center of the Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort.

Electricity

Electricity will be limited. Please inform NCSI in advance if you require power and if it will draw a large about of electricity so we can make special accommodations for your exhibit.

Travel

Visas can be obtained upon arrival at any of the four international airports. For more visa information visit: https://cv.usembassy.gov/visas/.

Advanced Shipping

Hilton Cabo Verde Sal resort
Avenida dos Hoteis
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
Cabo Verde
ATT: Ângela Rodrigues
REF: AFRICA ENDEAVOR EXPO – Contact: (Insert the name of the on-site exhibiting rep)

Getting Around

A taxi from SID airport should take around 15 minutes to reach Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort and should cost around 15-20 Euros. A car can be rented at the airport. Complementary parking is available at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort and at Sunbird Capital Hotel. Hired cars typically wait outside hotels and can take you where you need to go.

Currency

The official currency of Cape Verde is the escudo, abbreviated CVE and indicated with a cifrão (a symbol similar to the dollar sign, but with two vertical strokes instead of one) after the amount. The exchange rate is approximately 1USD to 90 Escudo. They do not typically take AMEX or Discover, usually just Visa.

Language

Portuguese is the official language in Cabo Verde, the local language is Cape Verdean Creole. For the attendees of AE, English, French, and Portuguese are the three major languages spoken by most African countries; please provide materials in these languages when possible. Translators will be in the hall during expo hours.

Doing Business

Familiarize yourself with the countries embassy Office of Defense Cooperation and AFRICOM’s FMS program. The U.S. Department of Defense's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program facilitates sales of U.S. arms, defense equipment, defense services, and military training to foreign governments. These are the major avenues from which these nations can acquire new technologies. Exhibitors are welcome to collect contact information of the participants, but be mindful they do not have purchasing power. They will work via their embassy to procure equipment. Attendees will expect companies to address how they can meet current capability gaps, they are looking to be educated on your solutions. Brush up on the current environment on the continent, understand their processes/problems, and explain how your solution meets those needs.

Attendees will expect companies to address how they can meet current capability gaps, they are looking to be educated on your solutions. Brush up on the current environment on the continent, understand their processes/problems, and explain how your solution meets those needs.