INFORMATION FOR FOREIGNERS
Porto Alegre features a humid subtropical climate. It presents the four seasons of the year, although being located in a transition zone, its characteristic is the great weather variability.
The local currency is Brazilian Real (BRL). You can change currency close to the event center:
CTR Turismo & Câmbio
Av. Ipiranga, 5200 - Jardim Botânico, Porto Alegre - RS, 90610-000
Phone: +55 51 3352-0057
Monday to Saturday: open from 10am to 10pm
Sunday: open from 02:00pm to 07:30pm
The standard Porto Alegre voltage is 110v, but it is quite common to have some 220v sockets.
HOLIDAY ON SEPTEMBER 7
September 7th is a national holiday in Brazil, the date celebrates the Independence Day. Stores, malls and supermarkets in Porto Alegre may have special opening hours.
The buses circulate with a holiday table (equivalent to Sundays).
There are brigade members at the Convention Center trained to act in accident and emergency situations. Local emergency telephone number is 193 and for the police is 190.
If any health problem during the congress contact immediately with the local organizing committee.
Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport is located at Avenida Severo Dullius, 90.010 - São João, Porto Alegre - RS, 90200-310, about 30 minutes away from the event venue.
Public transportation in the city is operated by bus. The ticket price is BRL 4,70. You can buy inside the bus.
Name badges must be used without exception in all halls and circulation areas of the event. Verification may be requested by the person in charge of the room or by the security guards. If you lose your badge, you should request a new one at the event secretary.