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The fourth edition of the SPOTLIGHT NIGERIA FORUM will take place at the Le Meridien Etoile Hotel, Paris, France.

The Paris Region is one of the top five regions in Europe in terms of GDP; it is the banking and financial centre of France, and contains the headquarters of 30 companies in the Fortune Global 500. Also home to the headquarters of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Organization of Economy and Corporation (OECD), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and a host of other foremost Global Institutions.

PARIS is also one of the world’s top tourist destinations.


SPOTLIGHT NIGERIA 2019 will hold at the Le Meridien Etoile Hotel, Paris, France.


The city is a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub, served by the two international airports Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city’s subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 9 million passengers daily. Paris is the hub of the national road network, and is surrounded by three orbital roads: the Périphérique, the A86 motorway, and the Francilienne motorway in the outer suburbs.

Over 80 airline companies operate direct flights from Charles De Gaulle Airport to several destinations worldwide. There are regular buses, trains and taxis from the airport to the centre of Paris. There are also high-speed rail links from Paris to other Cities in Europe, and London.


Special rates have been negotiated with major hotels in PARIS, very close to the venue, for delegates. Additional information will be sent to you once you have registered and your payment has been received.


Depending on your Nationality, the duration and the reason for their stay in France, it may be necessary for them to obtain a visa before leaving. In this case, you should apply to the French consulate in your country. Details of the addresses can be found on the website of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

 Citizens of the EU, the EEE and Switzerland do not require Visas to enter France.

 Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa: Albania*, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Bosnia*, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chili, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, USA, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Holy See, Seychelles, Singapore, Taiwan (passport bearing identity card No.), Uruguay, Venezuela, Montenegro*, Macedonia* and Serbia*, passport holders from the special administrative region of Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China) and the special administrative region of Macao (People’s Republic of China).

* Holders of electronic passports only.

For stays up to and including 90 days, a short-stay visa, known as a “Schengen visa”, is required. This type of visa may be granted by all states that have signed the Schengen Agreement. However, the visa application should be made to the embassy or consulate of the entry point or primary destination.

This visa allows you to travel freely in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any six-month period. It can be granted for one or more entries.

Visa delivery time depends on the country of application. For this reason it is advisable to apply between 1 and 3 months prior to travel. Although visas can be granted the same day as the appointment with the visa issuing service, at least three weeks should always be allowed between the date of this appointment and the date of travel.

It is advisable to consult the website of the embassy or consulate for information regarding visa application procedures. These procedures are increasingly carried out by appointment.

More info on the French Ministry of the Foreign Affairs’ website.

Invitation Letter

We will be issuing invitation letters on request. Please note that due to visa procedures, we will not be able to issue any invitation letters after 1st September 2019.
Should you need a letter of invitation for your visa application, please write us via contact@friendsofnigeria.net