FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

REGISTRATION

Is registration refundable?


Registration and the registration deposit is non refundable. All subsequent payments are non refundable. Please make sure that you can attend before registering for this trip.




May I arrive earlier or leave later than the scheduled dates?


Yes, please note that no plans or arrangements will be made for you if you decide to arrive before the set arrival date. However, please let us know upon your reservation, when you plan to arrive.




Registration Includes:


  • AGN Business Activities
  • AGN Social and cultural activities
  • Private shuttle to and from the hotel for AGN event activities
  • Breakfast for those staying at the hotel
  • Wifi for those staying at the hotel
  • Complementary shuttle to hotel on December 15, 2019. Please note this is a shared ride, if you choose this option we must know in advance and you will have to wait for other attendees to arrive as well.




Registration does not include:


  • Flight
  • Visa
  • Necessary shots and travel medications
  • General social activities happening in Lagos, those costs are not included such as parties and concerts.





FLIGHT, TRAVEL AND VISA INFORMATION

Is travel included with my booking?


No, you must purchase your own plane ticket to Nigeria. We recommend arriving on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the latest in order to get settled and ready for the activities starting on December 16, 2019.




When should I book my ticket?


We highly recommend that you book your flight sooner rather than later. Plane ticket costs range from $900+ - 2000+ USD. Flight costs go up as December approaches, so book your flight sooner rather than later.




Is my visa application included with the fee?


No, you must apply for a business visa at HERE




Do I need a letter of invitation to obtain my visa?


Within 14 days of your deposit you will receive a letter of invitation that will allow you to get a business or a travel visa to Nigeria




Do I need shots?


Yes! You will need to have all necessary shots and medications before you arrive to Nigeria. There are several places to get shots, however, AGN recommends the Weil Cornell Travel Medicine Clinic, if you live in New York City.




Will I have Wifi when I land?


It depends, it is likely that you will not have wifi when you land at the airport, If arriving on December 15, 2019, we will have arrangements for you (you will have to wait for other attendees to arrive as well). If you do have wifi, you should connect with your international carrier when you arrive and then buy data from the local data centers (it is much cheaper to by wifi from local carriers). You should also let your carrier know in advance that you are traveling to Nigeria as to not incur additional costs.





ACCOMMODATIONS

Where are attendees staying?


Registered attendees will stay at the Sheraton Four points in Lagos, VI (the Manhattan of Nigeria).




Are meals included with my registration?


Breakfast is included if you are staying at the AGN selected hotel, the Sheraton which is included in the “Business and Accomodations” registration.Lunch and dinner is on your own




What if I have my own accommodations?


If it is your first time in Nigeria we highly recommend that you stay at the hotel. However, if you have your own accommodations, please register with the “business” ticket. All trip pickups and drop offs will be at the Sheraton Hotel.




What if I want to share a room but don’t know anyone that is attending the trip, will you match me with someone?


Yes, closer to the time of the trip, we will pair individuals that are coming by themselves.





BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

REGISTRATION

Is registration refundable?


Registration and the registration deposit is non refundable. All subsequent payments are non refundable. Please make sure that you can attend before registering for this trip.




May I arrive earlier or leave later than the scheduled dates?


Yes, please note that no plans or arrangements will be made for you if you decide to arrive before the set arrival date. However, please let us know upon your reservation, when you plan to arrive.




Registration Includes:


  • AGN Business Activities
  • AGN Social and cultural activities
  • Private shuttle to and from the hotel for AGN event activities
  • Breakfast for those staying at the hotel
  • Wifi for those staying at the hotel
  • Complementary shuttle to hotel on December 15, 2019. Please note this is a shared ride, if you choose this option we must know in advance and you will have to wait for other attendees to arrive as well.




Registration does not include:


  • Flight
  • Visa
  • Necessary shots and travel medications
  • General social activities happening in Lagos, those costs are not included such as parties and concerts.





NETWORKING/PARTIES

When will everyone get together?


AGN will arrange an event kick off and closing for registered attendees




Are parties included with the registration?


The cost of admission for parties, concerts and other activities are not included with in your registration fee. However, AGN will provide a list of events, concerts and activities to participate in during the trip.





ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION:

How can I get around generally in Lagos, Nigeria?


Uber and Taxify are rideshare options that you can use to get around in Lagos. Traffic is usually high during this time of year, please add an additional 30mins-1hr to your travel schedule per day




Will I have access to Wifi?


YES! Wifi is included with your stay at the hotel. If you need WiFi when traveling or out and about, we recommend that you get a personal hotspot for the duration of your stay in Nigeria (the hotspot is cheaper than using your wireless carriers WiFi). You will not arrive on the ground with wifi. You will likely have to connect with your local carrier when you arrive on the ground and then buy data from the local data centers (it is much cheaper to by wifi from local carriers). However, may international carriers will allow you to use wifi on your phone.




What if I take medication?


We advise that you bring ALL prescribed and over the counter medications that you use or you think that you will need.




Do I need to bring cash?


Yes, can exchange some money before you arrive, but you can also withdraw cash from reputable banks. Some venues accept mobile payments as well, but you will primarily be using cash. You should also let your bank know in advance that you are traveling, so that you do not have any issues.




I plan to explore Nigeria on my own, is it okay to explore by myself?


No, we do not recommend new or first time travelers exploring Nigeria solo. If you would like to explore, please partner with someone else from the trip and make arrangements together. Also, several attendees will also, want to go places together, so you will likely find someone to go to a place with you.




I would like to travel outside of Lagos, Nigeria, what are your thoughts?


We do not recommend new or first time travelers exploring areas outside of Lagos, Nigeria. If you decide to do so, we highly recommend that you travel with someone else.




Attire: What should I wear?


It is very hot and humid in Nigeria, however, the country is rather conservative. You will find that most people are dressed from head to toe. This is a business and leisure trip, so the attire ranges from business casual to summer casual, summer festive etc. We highly recommend that you dress conservatively particularly in the daytime. However, you can dress more liberally for parties and events. Nigeria can be dusty at times, due to dirt roads, weather and light sandstorms, so please keep that mind





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