The city of Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil
The city of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) is known for its natural wonders including the famous Iguaçu Falls in the Iguaçu National Park, a Unesco Worlds Heritage Site. Just as a comparison, Iguaçu Falls has a water flow three times higher than the famous US/Canadian Niagara Falls. Additionally, the Iguaçu Falls are composed of about 275 falls of diverse sizes. A footbridge takes the visitors for a close view of the tallest one, The Devil’s Throat, which is 97 m high. Boat and helicopter rides have been also available.
Additionally, a visit to the Iguaçu National Park may include ecological trails and bus and bike tours, in which the visitor can see local animals and plants. The city of Foz do Iguaçu is easily reached in about 1 hour trip by plane from the International Airports of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the main hubs in the Brazilian flights network. Thus, connections are available to the main cities of the world. Additionally, the location of the city of Foz do Iguaçu, near the Brazil-Argentina border and close to Chile and Uruguay, favors the integration with Latin American countries.
The congress will be held at the Rafain Palace Hotel and Convention Center (http://www.rafainpalace.com.br/v2/home_ing/index.php) which has 18,015 m2 divided in 43 meeting rooms. This convention center holds the Annual Meeting of SBBq, which gathers together about 2,500 people. Lunch will be offered on site to all congress participants and a complete transport network connecting the main hotels to the convention center will be available. The hotel network in Foz do Iguaçu is modern and has more than 20,000 beds.