On July 12-13, 2019 Luxembourg will host the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) first Annual Meeting outside of Asia.
The theme of the 2019 Annual Meeting is “Cooperation and Connectivity” in recognition of the economic and social benefits to be realized through better connectivity within and between countries and regions, including Europe and Asia.
The 2019 Annual Meeting will bring together AIIB’s Governors and Directors to engage with delegations from members, prospective members, partner institutions, business leaders, civil society and experts from a range of fields.
The dialogue will focus on how cooperation and strategic investments in sustainable infrastructure can contribute to deeper integration and stronger economic growth via enhanced and strengthened connectivity.
About the Asian Infrastructure Forum
The second Asian Infrastructure Forum will also be held as part of the 2019 Annual Meeting.
The forum is focused on creating connections and business development opportunities for participants drawn from project sponsors, financiers, project delivery companies and governments. Additional information about the forum will be shared over the coming months.
About the AIIB
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia.
Headquartered in Beijing, it began operations on Jan. 16, 2016 and has now grown to 93 approved members worldwide.
By investing in sustainable infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia and beyond, it will better connect people, services and markets that over time will impact the lives of billions and build a better future.
The program is now available.
To register for the Annual Meeting click on "Registration” below.
Please note that registration is compulsory to access Annual Meeting venues and that registration will close on 1 July 2019. Registration will be subject to accreditation.
Late registrations will not be accepted and on-site registration will not be possible.
Registered guests will receive an Annual Meeting badge on-site upon showing registration confirmation. The badge must be worn at all times in Annual Meeting venues.
Hotels & Transportation
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Luxembourg-Findel International Airport is located 8 km north-east of Luxembourg City (www.lux-airport.lu).
The TGV high-speed train currently links Luxembourg City and Paris within 2 hours 5 minutes. Thus Luxembourg is well connected with major European cities. Dense railway network connecting the Grand Duchy with the whole of Europe (www.cfl.lu)
Travel by car
Car registration plate code: L. Free and dense motorway network
The Grand Duchy is located on the E25 and E44 international routes.
- A1 motorway – 220km to Cologne
- A3 motorway – 374km to Paris
- A4 motorway – linking Luxembourg City and Esch-sur-Alzette
- A6 motorway – 229km to Brussels
- A7 motorway – northern route, linking Ettelbruck and Luxembourg City
- A31 motorway – 225km to Strasbourg
Application procedure for a short stay visa (visa C)
Participants from third countries (non-European countries) are subject to a visa obligation and must apply for a short stay Schengen visa (visa C)
Visa applications should in principle be lodged at least 20 calendar days before the Annual Meeting and cannot be lodged earlier than 3 months before the start of meeting.
Holders of a multiple-entry visa may lodge the application before the expiry of the visa valid for a period of at least 6 months.
The applicant must submit a completed and signed Schengen visa application in person at:
- the Luxembourg diplomatic mission or consulate in his country of residence;
- or, failing that, the embassy or consulate of the country in the Schengen area which represents Luxembourg for the issuance of visas.
The application must be accompanied by the following documents:
- 2 recent and identical identity photos;
- a valid passport or a travel document accepted in the Schengen area, which is valid for at least 3 months after the expiry date of the requested visa;
- supporting documents associated with the Annual Meeting:
- official letter of invitation;
- your hotel reservation;
- a return airline ticket;
- proof of sufficient means of subsistence (bank account statements, cash, credit cards, etc.);
- proof of legal residence in the usual country of residence;
- health insurance covering the travel period.
For more details check:
For more informations about application procedure for visa C
Information about Luxembourg
A green and smart nation in the heart of Europe
Discover the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a multicultural nation, one the European Institutions capitals and financial centers in the heart of Europe. Between tradition and modernity, Luxembourg offers many cultural landmarks and sightseeing opportunities, including UNESCO World Heritage monuments and numerous museums.
Please find in this section an overview of the Grand Duchy, a portrait of the political system, the economy and the financial center, as well as information on transportation.
Luxembourg in few words
Please find in this section more information on Luxembourg’s climate, languages, shopping, public holidays and useful facts.
Luxembourg, an overview
Getting about in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is well-served by public transport and all public transport will be free for Annual Meeting guests (please show your Annual Meeting badge if requested). The airport is 8 km away from Luxembourg City center and can be reached with the bus network. A direct bus lines connect Annual Meeting venues to the city center, to the airport and to the railway station. For more information, please visit the Mobilitéit webpage.
Luxembourg also offers many cycle-paths and a public bicycle service called vel’OH. For more information, please visit the vel’OH webpage. Taxis can be easily found at the airport, the railway station and in connecting hubs. For more information on transportation, please visit this website
A brief overview
Through which political system is Luxembourg being governed? What are its national symbols? What are its most popular festivals and traditions? What are its economic characteristics and key numbers?
Read this page for an instant guide to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg!
Luxembourg's political system
What are the political institutions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg? What is the 'Luxembourg model'?
Visit luxembourg.lu, the official portal of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, to find out more about Luxembourg's political system.
Doing Business in Luxembourg
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is your ideal gateway to the European market of over 500 million consumers. Are you interested in investing in Luxembourg as an economic and financial actor?
Visit Luxembourg.lu to find 9 reasons to invest in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Luxembourg’s financial sector
The Luxembourg financial center offers a diverse range of financial services connecting investors and markets around the world. Its stability and innovative mindset make Luxembourg an ideal European hub for global financial institutions.
To learn more on the financial center, please visit https://www.luxembourgforfinance.com/en/homepage/
Visiting Luxembourg - a brief fact-sheet
Luxembourg has a mild continental climate and tends to be cold in the winter and warm in the summer. July features long daylight hours and one is the hottest month of year.
Electric power supply
Voltage: 230 volts
Frequency: 50 Hz
Electrical plug type: Type F
The linguistic situation in Luxembourg is characterised by the recognition and use of 3 languages: Luxembourgish, French and German. Lëtzebuergesch or Luxembourgish, is the national language. French, German and Luxembourgish all share the status of judiciary and administrative languages.
Luxembourg is characterised by a multilingualism shared by around 300,000 native Luxembourg people.
English is widely spoken.
Luxembourg belongs to the Central European time zone (CET, Central European Time).
The time difference with Greenwich Mean Time is two hours in summer (GMT + 2) and one hour in winter (GMT +1).
The official currency of Luxembourg is the euro. In general, banks offer currency exchange services and
there are also independent currency exchange agencies in the city centre. Otherwise, cash machines accept most credit and debit cards. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Luxembourg.
Shops are normally open Monday to Saturdays from 09:00 to 18:00. Malls and supermarkets are usually open until 20:00.
Opening hours vary from bank to bank, but are generally between 09:00 and 16:00 or 17:00 Monday to Friday.
Restaurants and cafés
Restaurant opening hours can vary from place to place. Lunch is usually served from 12:00 to 14:00 and dinner from 19:00.
Post offices are normally open Monday to Fridays between 08:00 and 12:00 and 13:30 and 17:00. Some post offices in Luxembourg are open all day: the post office near the railway station is open from 06:00 to 19:00, the post office in the city centre (25, rue Aldringen) is open from 07:00 to 19:00 and the post office in Kirchberg (33A, Avenue J.-F. Kennedy) is open from 09:00 to 18:00.
During the summer season, public holidays are the National Day (Grand Duke's Birthday) on 23 June and Assumption Day on 15 August.
For the Emergency Services, dial 112, or for the Grand Ducal Police, dial 113.
Luxembourg international country code: + 352
Smoking in Luxembourg
Smoking in enclosed public places such as cafes, bars and hotel premises is forbidden since 2014, although many establishments have a designated outdoor smoking area and smoking is still prevalent on outdoor terraces.
In general, tips are left to the discretion of the customer.
The practice is common in restaurants, where the tip is usually between 5 and 10% of the total amount.
In many retail shops in Luxembourg-City, the value added tax (VAT) of 17% can be deducted from the products’ prices for travellers residing outside the EU for a minimum €74 spend on a single purchase. Refer to the Luxembourg Customs Office for more details (Administration des Douanes et Accises; www.do.etat.lu).
For more information, please consult: https://www.visitluxembourg.com/
Senior Communications Officer
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Annual Meeting Press Kit
The press kit will be updated frequently. The current press kit includes the AIIB and Annual Meeting logos.