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GENERAL INFORMATION


Venue

Ribeirão Preto Convention Center

Address: Rua Bernardino de Campos 999, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
www.ccrp.com.br
Phone: +55 16 3315 1313

 

Travel agency

Support for participants concerning transport and accommodation for the CIFARP will be provided by the Congress official travel agency: Hardy Tur

hardy@hardytours.com.br

www.hardytours.com.br/?url=CIFARP2013

 

Social program

The organizers of the Congress will arrange a delightful social program to encourage participants to gather in a friendly environment.

 

Official Language

The official language of the Congress is English. Some activities may eventually be in Portuguese.

 

Visa, Health & Quarantine

Brazil has an agreement with many countries, whose citizens are not required to present a VISA. Following the principle of reciprocity, citizens from USA, China, India, Canada, Japan, etc should apply for VISA at the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in their countries. An official letter of invitation to obtain a VISA will be issued only after the participant registration and full payment have been received. Please contact CIFARP offices (inscricao@oxfordeventos.com.br).

Vaccinations are not required unless you are from countries with cases of yellow fever. You will need no other health certificate to enter Brazil.

Strict quarantine rules apply to importation of animals and plants that cannot be brought to Brazil without prior application.

 

About Ribeirão Preto

Ribeirão Preto (Portuguese for "Black Stream") is a municipality and wealthy city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, with a combination of an economy based on agribusiness and high medical technology. It has sunny weather all year long with an average temperature of 25o Celsius. With 600,000 inhabitants, Ribeirão Preto is the ninth largest municipality in the state. It has a total area of 652.2 km² and it is situated at 313 km (194 mi) from São Paulo, the state capital, and at 706 km from Brasília, the federal capital. Mean altitude is 546.8 meters (1,794 ft). It is home to one of the campi of the University of São Paulo, the largest University in Latin America.

More info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribeir%C3%A3o_Preto

 

Currency, banks & credit cards

The Brazilian currency is Real. Exchange rates of Brazilian Real are approximately:

US$ 1.00 (Dollar) = 2.5782 BR (Brazilian Real) and 1.00 € = 3.1995 BR. Please, check the exchange rates before your trip since they vary on a daily basis. Brazilian bills are: $2, $5, $10, $50 and $100, and coins are: $1, 0.50, 0.25, 0.10 and 0.05 cents.

Banks in Brazil are open from 10:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday. Most banks are closed weekends but automatic teller machines are open 24 hours and are located all around the city. Facilities for currency exchange are available at the airport, larger hotels and banks.

Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping malls. The recognized cards include VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS and DINNERS.

 

Liability and insurance

It is strongly recommended that participants have an insurance to cover loss incurred in case of cancellation, medical expenses, damage or loss of personal effects. The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss or damage to private property of the participants and accompanying person.

 

Taxes and tipping

Brazil applies taxes to the purchase of goods and services called ICMS and ISS. The taxes are already included in the advertised prices.

Tipping is not regulated in Brazil; it is a prerogative, a reward for the service. It is customary to tip hotel porters. In restaurants and bars a 10% service charge is already included in your bill, so it is not necessary to give tips.


Important Dates

  • JUN 25th
    2015
    Abstract Submission Deadline
  • AUG 05th
    2015
    Registration Deadline
  • SEP 05th
    2015
    First day

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