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General Information

The Venue

Windsor Convention & Expo Center


How to Arrive to Rio de Janeiro

Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG)

Galeão International Airport is the main airport serving Rio. The airport is located 20km from the city center of Rio. There are several bus, taxi and transfer companies who provide airport shuttle services.

Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)

If you are travelling from or to another area within Brazil, Santos Airport is the domestic airport serving internal flights. The airport is located 2km from the city center of Rio. Bus, taxi and transfer companies provide airport shuffle services.

About Rio

Rio is one of Brazil’s most popular tourist destinations. The coastal city offers a vibrant culture and rich history. From football and beaches, to hiking and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Rio has something for everyone.

Some suggested places to visit in Rio:

  • Sugarloaf Mountain – Hike up the mountain to see breathtaking views of surrounding beaches.
  • Corcovado “Christ the Redeemer” – Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
  • Jardim Botanico – Visit the magnificent Botanical Garden and spend hours walking amongst exotic flowers and plants.
  • Maracana Stadium – The world’s largest football stadiym and the host to the opening and closing of the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Copacabana Beach – Take a visit to this lively neighbourhood and beach.
  • Ipanema Beach – Considered one of the most expensive neighbourhoods to live in Rio.

Practical Information

Language: Basic English is widely spoken. The local language in Brazil is Portuguese. A large portion of the population understand Spanish well.
Time Zone: Rio follows the Brasilia time (UTC/GMT -3hours)
13 hours behind Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart (AEST)
12.5 hours behind Adelaide and Darwin (ACST)
11 hours behind Perth (AWST)
Weather: September is at the end of the Brazilian winter and the weather is beginning to get warmer. The average maximum temperature in September in Rio is 25 C and the average minimum is 19 C.
Dress code: The dress code for the meeting is casual or business casual as Rio is a very informal city.
Electricity: You will require a travel adapter for your electrical goods.
Telecommunications: The Country Code for Brazil is 55 and the area code for Rio is 21.
Currency: The Brazilian monetary unit is the Brazilian Real (BRL).
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Visas: Australian passport holders require a Visa to enter Brazil. Visa applications can take up to 15 business days to process so be sure to submit your application well before your departure date.
Taxis: Yellow Taxis roam the streets of Rio and are metered. Most hotels will also organise a special taxi service for airport and hotel transfers. Please note: not all taxis will take credit cards.
Tipping: Tips are optional but the usual recommendation is 10% of the bill in restaurants.
Emergency Numbers: Ambulance – 192
Fire Department – 193
Civil Defense – 199
Civil Police – 197
Federal Police – 194
Military Police – 190




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