General Information


IHPBA 2016 SAO PAULO will be held at the WTC Sheraton Hotel, located at Av. Nações Unidas, 12.559.

This unique location amidst the Design & Decoration Mall and The World Trade Center São Paulo, allows delegates to choose among restaurants belonging to the D&D Mall Food Court or to the WTC Hotel for their meals.

Three of the main Shopping Malls in town (Morumbi, Market Place and Cidade Jardim) are located just a few minutes taxi ride away.


All official hotels are located at walking distance from the Congress venue.


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.

For further information, please click here.


Official letters of invitation are designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries. Such letters do not imply any financial support, nor offer the guarantee of a visa. Delegates will be able to personalize a Letter of Invitation after registration is completed. If you are already registered, click here to print your Letter of Invitation.


The Brazilian currency is the Real (R$). Most foreign currencies can be exchanged in local banks, ATMs, exchange bureau and hotel cashiers.


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


Brazil uses the metric system for weight and measurements.


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


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.


São Paulo enjoys a high-altitude tropical climate, with an average temperature in May, mid-autumn, ranging from 15º to 25 ºC. Sometimes it is possible to experience all four seasons in just one day! It is advisable to bring a light coat.


The country code for Brazil is 55. The city code for Sao Paulo is 11.
Time Zone GMT (-)3 hours / Brazilia's official time.


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.


Brazil International Airport - Guarulhos, Sao Paulo
Distance from Congress Venue: 32 km
Domestic Airport - Congonhas, Sao Paulo
Distance from Congress Venue: 6 km


In case of force majeure, IHPBA 2016, has the right to alter or cancel the Congress without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by IHPBA 2016 as soon as reasonably possible. Force majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of IHPBA 2016 which prevents or impedes the holding of the Congress, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism. IHPBA 2016 shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Congress. Furthermore, registration fees will not be reimbursed by IHPBA 2016.


IHPBA 2016 cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance. All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold the Congress and to present its program as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants. However, neither IHPBA 2016 nor its committees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the Congress or of any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Brazil in connection with this IHPBA 2016. Participants are fully liable for damages caused to third parties and property. All delegates shall have a valid, fully comprehensive third party liability insurance.

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