Travel & Accomodations

Empower yourself and your organisation with the knowledge, skills and relationships required to stay competitive in an ever-changing global environment.


Find Your Inspiration

Conference speakers are chosen not only for their expertise but for their passion. Interact and learn what they’ve done to achieve success then take their lead to motivate yourself toward action.


Make Connections

Ask questions, seek advice and meet like-minded people. Gain inspiration and opportunities from a new alliance, business partner, mentor or employer.


Increase Your Visibility

Meet the experts and key influencers in your specific industry or field. Share your knowledge and ideas with others to not only give back and advocate but become an expert yourself.


Stay Current

The global project, programme and business environment is constantly changing. Keep ahead of competition and stay relevant by learning the latest trends and best practises—including which strategies and tactics to avoid.


Learn and Retain Valuable Skills and Knowledge

When’s the last time you were able to absorb three days worth of tips, tools and techniques while doing your day job? Step away from meetings and distractions to better assimilate the information you’ve set out to learn.


Prepare for Your Future

To help you develop the skills that employers seek, each of the Area of Focus educational sessions are aligned with an element of the PMI Talent Triangle. Prepare yourself for the future and elevate your value as a strategic partner in business success.


Earn PDUs

Conference provides the opportunity to earn 16+ professional development units (PDUs) to help maintain your PMI certification.


Think Outside the Box

Gain new perspectives and inspiration from passionate and innovative speakers.


Share Best Practices

Learn the latest trends, gain insights and help yourself and your peers advance the future of the profession.

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Meet us in Mauritius

9 – 11 September 2018,

Le Meridien Hotel – Mauritius

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Make the most of two and a half days of knowledge sharing at the exotic island of Mauritius, on 9 – 11 September 2018 at Le Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe aux Biches

Join hundreds of professionals and practitioners from multinational organizations from Africa and rest of the world to share experiences, reinforce core skills and network with leading international speakers, industry experts and other practitioners across all areas of expertise.

Bringing together hundreds of project, programme and portfolio managers from around the world, PMI® Project Management Africa Conference provides three days of unparalleled professional development and networking. Run entirely by PMI volunteers who are PM practitioners, the event aims to enhance personal skill sets and empower leaders to drive strategic organizational objectives through the advocacy and advancement of the profession. Innovative keynotes challenging the status quo, industry experts delivering actionable solutions and peer driven content offering real-world insight into today’s evolving project and business challenges are some other expected benefits.

This is the 3rd PMI Africa Conference, The 1st was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015, the 2nd in Accra Ghana in 2016 and each of the conferences attracted over 300 delegates from around the world including –business leaders, entrepreneurs, professors, politicians, humanitarians and industry experts.

Organizers of the Conference are the 14 PMI Chapters currently in Africa:Click Here

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Le Méridien Ile Maurice

9 – 11 September 2018,

Village Hall Lane, Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius

Le Méridien Ile Maurice stands at the edge of 1,000 meters of sparkling ivory sands on the North-West coast of Mauritius in the bay of Pointe Aux Piments. Verdant gardens create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic idyll or a serene getaway.

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Hotel & Transportation


You can also contact the following hotels as alternative options should you not want to stay at the Le Méridien Ile Maurice. Discount rates have not been negotiated with them, so contact them directly.

La Maragarita Hotel

About 2 mins. away from Le Méridien Ile Maurice

Hotel des 2 Mondes

About 4 mins. away from Le Méridien Ile Maurice

Casa Florida

About 27 mins. away from Le Méridien Ile Maurice

Booking Sites

More hotel options would also be available on or


The Local currency is Mauritian Rupees and major foreign currencies ($, € & £) can be exchanged at the airport and at major hotels.

You can get a Taxi at the Airport for transit into town and the LeMeridian Hotel is about 1hr 10 mins to 1hr 45mins drive from the Airport , depending on traffic and the time of the day.

The rough cost of a taxi from the Airport into Le Meridien is Rs 1,600 to Rs2,000, but it is at the discretion of driver, number of passengers and Luggage. There are no taxi meters in Mauritius. it is advised that you have local currency to pay for the taxi, as 90%+ of the time, the driver will take only Mauritian Rupees. Taxis are generally available within town to take you around locally.

You can also book a taxi online via or the apps (ala-lila)


Passport and Visas

A visa is an official acknowledgement issued by the Immigration Office/Embassy/Consular of Mauritius, indicating that your application to enter Mauritius has been reviewed by an Immigration Officer and that the officer has determined you are eligible to enter or transit in Mauritius for a specific purpose.

A visa, therefore, simply allows the bearer to travel to Mauritius up a port of entry and does not implicitly guarantee right of admission into Mauritius. The final decision to admit a non-citizen rests with the Immigration Officer after examination at the point of entry in Mauritius. He/she decides how long the person can stay for any particular visit.

Visas and Extensions of stay are issued free of charge.

Categories of persons who are exempted from Visa

  • Citizens of Mauritius
  • Persons who are residents of Mauritius under the Immigration Act
  • The Spouse of a citizen of Mauritius
  • The child or step child or lawfully adopted child of persons referred to at (a) and (b) above
  • Holders of Diplomatic Passports other than those issued by the Government of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen
  • Crew of a vessel travelling on duty or in transit to join another vessel
  • Holders of Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations, SADC or from other internationally recognized organizations
  • Persons who intend to remain in Mauritius only during the stay of a vessel by which they arrive and depart.

Who Needs a Visa?

  • All persons coming from countries which are not exempted from visa requirements – Visit Visa Requirement Country-wise to know more
  • All persons coming to Mauritius for purposes other than Tourism, Visit or Business need to apply for a visa/permit before undertaking any travel.

General Information

  • Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius without a visa (if required) may be repatriated to their country of origin or residence at the transporting carrier’s cost.
  • Any person who stays in Mauritius after the expiry of the period for which he obtained a visa or entry permit as the case may be, shall commit an offence and shall be liable for prosecution by a Court of Law.
  • Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius as tourists/visitors are not allowed to engage in any gainful activities or apply for extension of visa to follow studies/training courses.
  • Any person who wishes to seek employment or to engage in any gainful occupation in Mauritius will not be allowed to enter Mauritius unless he is the holder of valid residence permit and a work permit issued by the Mauritian Authorities.
  • Prospective students are advised to travel to Mauritius only after their application for study/training in Mauritius has been approved.
  • Non-Citizens coming to celebrate their marriage in Mauritius should comply with the requirements of Civil Status Act.
  • A non-citizen coming to get married to a Mauritian should fulfill the requirements under the Civil Status Act.
  • Non-citizens coming to Mauritius for business may apply for an Occupation Permit to Passport and Immigration Officer through Board of Investment as Investor, Self-Employed and Professional.