General Information

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

Visa requirements may differ according to the country of origin. Brazil does not require visa for most countries, however we advise delegates to check their individual needs in advance.

CURRENCY

The Brazilian currency is the Real (R$). Most foreign currencies can be exchanged in local banks, ATMs, exchange bureau and hotel cashiers. There are exchange kiosks at Guarulhos International Airport and at the Renaissance Hotel, the Summit venue.

ACCEPTED CREDIT CARDS

Major international credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Brazil (VISA, MASTERCAD)

WEIGHT and MEASURES

Brazil uses the metric system for weight and measurements

LANGUAGE IN BRAZIL

Brazil´s native language is Portuguese. Spanish and English are spoken in most hotels, restaurants and shopping malls.

INSURANCE

Delegates are encouraged to purchase travel insurance before leaving their home country. Insurance plans typically cover accidental loss of belongings, medical costs and other risks of international traveling.

CLIMATE

Belém is a rainiest city, due to its equatorial climate directly influenced by the presence of the Amazon rainforest. The thermal amplitude is low, with a compensated average annual temperature of 26.5 ° C(80° F), reaching 32 ° C (90° F).

TELEPHONE and TIME ZONE

The country code for Brazil is 55. The city code for Belem is 91.

Time Zone GMT (-) 3 hours / Brasilia’s official time.

ELECTRICITY

The electricity supply is 110V but there are 220V outlets identified in most hotels. Please ensure to bring the right converter and adaptor for your electrical equipment.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Belem International Airport (Val-de-Cans | Júlio Cezar Ribeiro)

Distance from Congress Venue: 12 km

GROUND TRANSPORTATION AT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

There is only one official company and taxis are to be found on the same level you exit. If you pay cash you can pay directly to the driver, if you use credit card it is advisable to pre pay at their kiosk (not all drivers carry a credit card machine). The ride cost is pre fixed according to the city area you are travelling to.

DISCLAIMER

The Organizing Committee will not be responsible for:

  • Changes in the program
  • Stolen or lost personal belongings
  • Attendee´s health problems, accidents or other casualties in or outside the Summit venue
  • Claims related rendered by any commercial or not commercial organization