Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI

World Social Security Forum

24–28 October 2022 | MarrakechMorocco

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI

World Social Security Forum

24–28 October 2022 | MarrakechMorocco

Forum venue

The World Social Security Forum will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, from 24 to 28 October 2022 at the following venue:

Palais des Congrès
c/o Hotel Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech
Avenue Mohammed VI, Hivernage
MA-40000 Marrakech
Morocco

T: +212 52 433 9100

Website of the Forum venue

Contact for the National Organizing Committee (CDG Prévoyance)

E: ForumAISS@cdgprevoyance.ma
M +212 6 75 94 46 96 (via WhatsApp)

Getting to Forum venue from the airport

Airport

Marrakech Ménara International Airport (RAK) is located approximately 7 km from the Forum venue.

Marrakech Ménara International Airport website

National Organizing Committee Airport Welcome Desk

The National Organizing Committee (NOC) Airport Welcome Desk, located after Immigration and Customs, will be available from Saturday, 22 October until Monday, 24 October 2022 to assist delegates upon arrival. See below for timing* of the Airport Welcome Desk. Delegates are expected to settle their visa fees when applicable.

Transfers between airport and Marrakech

The National Organizing Committee (NOC) will generously provide a shuttle service transfer from Marrakech Ménara International Airport (RAK), for those participants who have confirmed, before 20 October 2022, their complete flight itinerary via the ISSA registration system, as follows:

Itinerary 

Airport ==> Hôtel Méridien N’fis ==> Hôtel Tempoo==> Hôtel Amani ==> Hôtel Labranda ==> Hôtel Mövenpick (Venue of Forum)

Shuttle schedule and timing Airport Welcome Desk*

Saturday, 22 October 08:00-23:59
Sunday, 23 Octobre 00:00-23:59
Monday, 24 Octobre 00:00-16:00

Transfers between Marrakech and airport

The NOC will also kindly provide transfer back to the airport on Friday, 28 October and Saturday, 29 October 2022 by a shuttle service, as follows:

Itinerary

Hôtel Mövenpick (Venue of Forum) ==> Hôtel Méridien N’fis ==> Hôtel Tempoo==> Hôtel Amani ==> Hôtel Labranda ==> Airport

Shuttle schedule

Friday, 28 Octobre 2022 13:00-23:59
Saturday, 29 Octobre 2022   00:00-20:00 

Taxis authorised from the airport

The Forum venue is an approximate 15-minute taxi ride from the Marrakech Ménara International Airport, depending on traffic conditions. The taxi station is located on the arrival airport esplanade and taxis are easily identified by their signboards. The fares are posted in the Taxi Parking for all the destinations. It is recommended not to use unauthorized taxi services at the airport terminals.

Fixed price according to category of taxi and destination (as of 15 September 2022)

Marrakech city:

Category of taxi Day price (06:00−20:00) Night price (20:00−06:00)
Grand Taxi MAD 100 MAD 150
Petit Taxi MAD 70 MAD 150

La Palmeraie (after Oued Issil):

Category of taxi Day price (06:00−20:00) Night price (20:00−06:00)
Grand Taxi MAD 150 MAD 225
Petit Taxi Not possible Not possible

Information provided by the airport on taxis

Trains

The train station ONCF Marrakech Guéliz is located approximately 1 km from the Forum venue. It takes an approximate 5-minute taxi ride, depending on traffic conditions. The taxi station is located in front of the train station and taxis are easily identified by their signboards. It is recommended not to use unauthorized taxi services and to negotiate the fare prior to boarding.

National Railway Office (ONCF) website – French only

Public transport

Public transport website (Alsa)

Other practical information

Languages

The languages of the Forum will be English, French, German and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these languages as well as in Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

Documents

Documents for the Forum will be available in advance on the ISSA website. Delegates should note that printed documents will not be distributed at the event.

Coffee breaks and lunches

Coffee breaks will be offered every day by the by the NOC as well as the lunches on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Monday, 24 October 2022 (Salle Royale, 12:30–14:30)

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 (Salle Royale, 12:30–14:30)
At the invitation of the Pension Fund of Morocco (
Caisse marocaine des retraites)

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 (Salle Royale, 13:00-14:30)
At the invitation of the National Social Security Fund (
Caisse nationale de sécurité sociale)

Thursday, 27 October 2022 (Salle Royale, 12:30-14:30)
At the invitation of the Interprofessional Retirement Fund (
Caisse interprofessionnelle marocaine de retraites)

Social programme

Monday, 24 October 2022 (Hôtel Mövenpick, 17:45–19:45)
Welcome reception (business casual attire), At the invitation of CDG Prévoyance

Thursday, 27 October 2022 (Beldi Country Club, 20:00–22:30)
Gala Dinner (business casual attire), At the invitation of CDG

Bus timetable

Palais des Congrès (Convention Center)➔ Beldi Country Club 19:00
Beldi Country Club ➔ Palais des Congrès (Convention Center) From 22:30

Beldi Country Club
(Approx. 10 km from the Convention Center (Palais des Congrès)
Km 6, Route de Barrage, "Cherifia"
Marrakech

T: + 212 5 24 38 39 50 / + 212 6 79 89 26 07

Beldi Country Club (Dîner de gala ) Website

Laboratories for COVID-19 PCR or antigenic test

Laboratories for covid-19 PCR or antigenic test

Transport from Casablanca and Rabat-Salé airports

Delegates whose arrival flight is scheduled at Casablanca and/or Rabat-Salé airports may find the information below useful:

A welcome desk, located after immigration and customs, outside the airports will be available from Saturday 22 October to Monday 24 October 2022, to assist delegates on arrival, including public transport.

To get to Marrakech from Mohammed V Casablanca Airport

  1. Internal flights are provided daily by the airline Royal Air Maroc serving Mohammed V Casablanca Airport / Marrakech Menara Airport. For more details, see the website: www.royalairmaroc.ma
  2. Daily trains from Mohamed V Casablanca airport (with change via connection to Casablanca Voyageurs station) serve Marrakech station. For more information, visit: www.oncf-voyages.ma
  3. For late arrivals at Mohammed V Casablanca Airport, two hotels are available within 5 minutes of the airport:
  • Relax Hotel: +212-529-08-01-34
  • Atlas Sky Hotel: +212-5298-01-13
  • Both hotels provide a free shuttle bus to/from the airport 24 hours a day, every 30 minutes, from Terminal 2.

To get to Marrakech from Rabat-Salé airport

  1. A bus and taxi stand serving Rabat city centre is located at the airport exit. For more information, please visit: Office National des Aéroports - Taxi & Bus (onda.ma)
  2. There are daily trains from Rabat station to Marrakech. For more information see: www.oncf-voyages.ma

Media accreditation

The Forum is open to accredited media. Representatives of the ISSA and social security experts will be available for interviews prior to and during the event. Requests for accreditation or interviews can be directed to the ISSA Communication Unit: ISSACOMM@ilo.org.

Special needs

Please inform the ISSA General Secretariat if you have any special needs. We will make every effort to assist you.

Currency

The currency in Morocco is the Dirham (MAD).

As of 31 May 2022, the exchange rate is approximately:

MAD 1.00 = USD 0.10 / USD 1.00 = MAD   9.70
MAD 1.00 = EUR 0.10 / EUR 1.00 = MAD 10.50

ATMs are widely available and most major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted throughout the country. It is recommended to check the maximum amount of withdrawals allowed per week from ATMs and to prefer banks to bureaux de change, as commissions and rates may vary. It is recommended to have cash for the payment of small amounts.

Climate

In October, the weather in Marrakech is dry and hot with average temperatures ranging between 20°C to 30°C.

http://www.marocmeteo.ma/

Local time

In October, the local time is UTC/GMT +1 hour.

Electricity

The voltage of the electricity in Morocco is 220 volts (220V-240V); 50Hz. The electrical sockets are one of the two European standard types: Europlug and Schuko. It is recommended to bring your adapter plug and if needed to bring a transformer for your equipment using different voltage.

Emergency numbers

Emergency Police: 19
Fire: 15
Touristic Police: +212 52 438 4601 or +212 52 488 8680 (accessible 24hr/24)

Useful links

Regional Tourism Council of Marrakech website

Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) website