General Information


English is the official Conference language.


The currency of Brazil is Real (R$).

Bank opening hours in Brazil are 10a.m. to 4p.m - Monday through Friday, except for holidays.

Currencies can be exchanged at banks or ATMs (automatic banking machines).

Credit cards are widely accepted.


Located on the Foyer in front of the main entrance.

Opening hours:
• Saturday December 10th - 8:00am - 6:00pm
• Sunday December 11th - 8:00am - 6:00pm
• Monday December 12th - 8:30am - 5:00pm
• Tuesday December 13th - 8:30am - 5:00pm
• Wednesday December 14th - 8:30am - 5:00pm
• Thursday December 15th - 8:30am - 5:00pm


A name badge will be provided on site together with your congress kit. Badges must be visible and used at all times anywhere within the conference venue.


A Speaker Preview Room is provided for all oral presentations at the ground floor just behind the Registration Desk.

Presentations must be in PowerPoint format only (MAC or PC) and saved on an USB key.
All presenters should load their files at least three hours before the scheduled presentation time.
An audio, video and basic running check of the presentation will be performed.


If you need a VISA to enter Brazil, please apply in due time and contact the Embassy of Brazil in your country. For information, you can also visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, http://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/representacoes-do-brasil-no-mundo, and find your country.

If you need a letter to be sent to an Embassy, please request by email . You must have submitted your conference registration form prior to requesting a letter of invitation. Letter of invitation does not imply provision of financial or other support.

Information about validity of PASSPORT, VACCINES and VISAS that may be necessary for your trip should be consulted with the respective embassies or visa dispatchers.


All the meeting rooms at the venue are non-smoking. We remind you that smoking in Brazil is forbidden in all public areas, in places of collective use, public or private (Law 12.546, regulated in 2014).


For international calls to Brazil follow the dialing directions:

  • Dial your country exit code (every country has a different code)
  • Dial 55, country code for Brazil
  • Then the area code – 2 digits  (click here for the area codes)
  • And finally, the phone number (8 digits for residence/business or 9 digits for mobile)

Toll-free number to Brazil may not work.


Organizers claim no liability for the act of any supplier to this meeting nor liability for personal injury, the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event, for any loss or damage, for delays in transport by air, sea, rail, road, weather, strikes, sickness, war or other causes.


Dial 190 - Call free (only from within Brazil).