The venue of the Conference will be near the famous Corcovado statue, embedded in the Tijuca Forest National Park, home to several palm species and with spectacular views of the city. 








Brazil is the largest country in South America and the worlds's fifth-largest country, with a population of more than 209 million people. Brazil holds an incredible diversity of palms, estimated on more than 300 species distributed all over country.

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Real (R$, BRL). Average exchange rate (on 9th March 2020) of the U.S. dollar is 1US$ to 4.77R$, the Euro is 1EUR to 5.54R$ and the British Pound is 1GBP to 6.24R$. Update exchange rates for all currencies can be found here.


The city of Rio de Janeiro is located in southeastern Brazil and is the second largest metropolitan area of the country. With part of the city designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Rio de Janeiro is famous for its exquisite landscape and beaches as well its unique cultural elements, making the city one of the most visited cities in the world. Climate in August is mild, with an averaging temperature ranging from 18°-28°C and mostly sunny.

With a highly-developed tourist infrastructure, the city provides a wide range of options for accommodation and easy transportation to most of the city and attractions. We will also offer transportation from the neighbourhoods of Largo do Machado and Copacabana to the conference venue.

Corcovado Sugar Loaf Park Lage



There is an incredible number of things to do and places to visit in Rio, including parks, beaches, museums and cultural spots. Here you can find an official list with some excellent suggestions of activities and places to visit while in Rio. We hope you will have some extra days to go around the city before and/or after the conference!

Some of the highlights of the city include:


Praia de Copacabana, Praia de Ipanema, Grumari and Praia da Reserva

Cultural spots:
Rio Antigo & Lapa, Teatro Municipal and Museu do Amanhã

Pedra da Gávea, Pedra Bonita, Pão de Açúcar, Corcovado, Jardim Botânico and Parque Lage


Copacabana Beach Lapa Arches Gávea Stone