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2 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION COUNTRY AND CITY INFORMATION COUNTRY AND CITY INFORMATION TRAVEL INFORMATION TRAVEL INFORMATION HOTEL INFORMATION HOTEL INFORMATION REFERENCES REFERENCES ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION COUNTRY AND CITY INFORMATION COUNTRY AND CITY INFORMATION TRAVEL INFORMATION TRAVEL INFORMATION HOTEL INFORMATION HOTEL INFORMATION REFERENCES REFERENCES ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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5 DATA AND STATISTICS DATA AND STATISTICS DATA AND STATISTICS DATA AND STATISTICS

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7 Why hold an event in Rio de Janeiro? 1 – Easy access, by land or air; 2 – Highly specialized infra-structure Why hold an event in Rio de Janeiro? 1 – Easy access, by land or air; 2 – Highly specialized infra-structure 3 – Proximity of hotels to attractions and event centers; 4 – Varied lodging facilities; 5 – Variety of venues; 8 – Professional expertise, including qualified personnel of international standard;

8 World Travel Awards, the British edition of the Travel Weekly magazine granted Rio de Janeiro the award of the best South America’s tourist destination. World Travel Awards, the British edition of the Travel Weekly magazine granted Rio de Janeiro the award of the best South America’s tourist destination. The city of Rio was chosen the World Capital of Friendship in 2001 through a research conducted by the University of Michigan and the University of California. The city of Rio was chosen the World Capital of Friendship in 2001 through a research conducted by the University of Michigan and the University of California. On July 2003, 24,000 readers of the British newspaper The Guardian and Observer chose, for their annual travel edition, Rio de Janeiro as their favorite tourist destination. On July 2003, 24,000 readers of the British newspaper The Guardian and Observer chose, for their annual travel edition, Rio de Janeiro as their favorite tourist destination. On July 2007 the statue of Christ The Redeemer on the top of Corcovado Mountain, in Rio de Janeiro, was elected one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. On July 2007 the statue of Christ The Redeemer on the top of Corcovado Mountain, in Rio de Janeiro, was elected one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

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12 THE CITY THE CITY Size: Km2 Size: Km2 Population: 5,8 million people Population: 5,8 million people Cosmopolitan city Cosmopolitan city Beautiful nature with the biggest urban forest in the world, 2 bays, several lakes, 90 Km of beaches and mountains Beautiful nature with the biggest urban forest in the world, 2 bays, several lakes, 90 Km of beaches and mountains Climate - mostly sunny, temperature ranging from 27ºC to 42ºC ( 80ºF to 106º F) Climate - mostly sunny, temperature ranging from 27ºC to 42ºC ( 80ºF to 106º F)

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14 INFRASTRUCTURE: INFRASTRUCTURE: About hotel rooms, facilities and services for meetings and events. About hotel rooms, facilities and services for meetings and events. Cultural capital of Brazil - museums, cultural centers, historical buildings, musical events, movies, theatres. Cultural capital of Brazil - museums, cultural centers, historical buildings, musical events, movies, theatres. Great choice of restaurants, shoppings, tourist sights Great choice of restaurants, shoppings, tourist sights INFRASTRUCTURE: INFRASTRUCTURE: About hotel rooms, facilities and services for meetings and events. About hotel rooms, facilities and services for meetings and events. Cultural capital of Brazil - museums, cultural centers, historical buildings, musical events, movies, theatres. Cultural capital of Brazil - museums, cultural centers, historical buildings, musical events, movies, theatres. Great choice of restaurants, shoppings, tourist sights Great choice of restaurants, shoppings, tourist sights

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16 Rio de Janeiro International Airport Antonio Carlos Jobim 23 international airlines link Rio de Janeiro to the main capitals in the world: 23 international airlines link Rio de Janeiro to the main capitals in the world: Aerolineas ArgentinasCopa AirlinesAir EuropaDelta Airlines American AirlinesIberiaTAPPlunaAviancaKLM United AirlinesContinental Airlines Lan ChileWebjet British AirwaysOcean Air Pro SkyTACAAir France 20 minutes from main hotels in the Beach District20 minutes from main hotels in the Beach District 40 minutes from Windsor Barra 40 minutes from Windsor Barra Transportation – buses, taxi, shuttle, SubwayTransportation – buses, taxi, shuttle, Subway

17 TIME from major European capitals - about 11 or 12 hours flight from major European capitals - about 11 or 12 hours flight from North America - from 9 to 14 hours flight from North America - from 9 to 14 hours flight from Central America - about 7 hours flight from Central America - about 7 hours flight from South America - from 3 to 8 hours flight from South America - from 3 to 8 hours flight from Africa - about 10 hours flight from Africa - about 10 hours flight from Asia - about 25 hours flight from Asia - about 25 hours flight from Oceania - about 18 hours flight from Oceania - about 18 hours flightLUGGAGE Up to 2 checked baggage with 32 kg (70 lbs) each Up to 2 checked baggage with 32 kg (70 lbs) each

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20 United Nations Conference for Environment and Development - Rio’92United Nations Conference for Environment and Development - Rio’92 Date: 1992 Nr. of participants: th World Congress of Cardiology13th World Congress of Cardiology Date: 1998 Nr. of participants: Americas Telecom Rio 2000Americas Telecom Rio 2000 Date: 2000 Nr. of participants: th World Petroleum Congress and Rio Oil & Gas17th World Petroleum Congress and Rio Oil & Gas Date: 2002 Nr. of participants: rd Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment 3rd Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment Date: 2005 Nr. of participants: World Congress of Nephrology World Congress of Nephrology Date: 2007 Nr. of participants: th International Congress on Immunology 13th International Congress on Immunology Date: 2007 Nr. of participants: th International Congress of Endocrinology 13th International Congress of Endocrinology Date: 2008 Nr. of participants: 6.000

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22 GENERAL INFORMATION ON ALL TYPES OF VISAS 1. U.S. citizens traveling to Brazil are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Brazil. This requirement is in reciprocity to the U.S. government demand that all Brazilian citizens hold a visa in order to enter the United States. 1. U.S. citizens traveling to Brazil are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Brazil. This requirement is in reciprocity to the U.S. government demand that all Brazilian citizens hold a visa in order to enter the United States. 2. Citizens of countries that do not demand visas from Brazilian nationals usually do not need visas to enter Brazil (most European and South American countries fall in this category). 3. All visa applications must be submitted in person, by the applicant, or by a duly authorized third party (for example: a family member, friend, co- worker, travel agency, visa service). 4.Tourist Visa Elegibility – Tourism – visit to relatives and/or friends; – scientists, professors or researchers attending cultural, technological or scientific conferences, seminars. – participation in artistic or amateur sport competitions, whenever no monetary prize or paid admission is involved.

23 There are three different types of fees associated with obtaining a visa There are three different types of fees associated with obtaining a visa Reciprocity Fee: Reciprocity Fee: American citizens must pay US$ processing fee per visa in reciprocity for an identical fee charged to Brazilian citizens applying for a U.S. visa. American citizens must pay US$ processing fee per visa in reciprocity for an identical fee charged to Brazilian citizens applying for a U.S. visa. British citizens must pay US$ processing fee when the validity of their visas is over 180 days, in reciprocity for an identical fee charged to Brazilian citizens applying for a British visa under same condition. British citizens must pay US$ processing fee when the validity of their visas is over 180 days, in reciprocity for an identical fee charged to Brazilian citizens applying for a British visa under same condition. Handling Fee: Handling Fee: Regardless of nationality, if visa submission is not presented personally by the applicant, an additional fee payment of US$20.00 per visa applies to visa submissions sent by mail or presented by a third party (friends, co-workers, visa/travel agencies, etc), except when submitted by an immediate member of applicant's family (spouse, son, daughter, father and mother). Regardless of nationality, if visa submission is not presented personally by the applicant, an additional fee payment of US$20.00 per visa applies to visa submissions sent by mail or presented by a third party (friends, co-workers, visa/travel agencies, etc), except when submitted by an immediate member of applicant's family (spouse, son, daughter, father and mother). Basic Visa Fee for Tourist Visa: USA no basic fee (*) Canada US$ Russia, Japan US$ Basic Visa Fee for Tourist Visa: USA no basic fee (*) Canada US$ Russia, Japan US$ Maximum validity : 5 years Maximum validity : 5 years Processing time : days Processing time : days Maximum stay in Brazil: 90 days Maximum stay in Brazil: 90 days MUST TRAVEL WITHIN 3-MONTH TERM AFTER ISSUING A VISA MUST TRAVEL WITHIN 3-MONTH TERM AFTER ISSUING A VISA

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27 JOINT COMMITTEE OF TOURIST SECURITY COMPOSED OF: JOINT COMMITTEE OF TOURIST SECURITY COMPOSED OF: - Military Police Force - Civil Police Force - Municipal Guard - Fire Department - Municipal Tourist Office - State Tourist Office - Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau - Brazilian Association of Travel Agents - Brazilian Assoc. of Professional Congress Organizer Companie It can be summoned to provide special security for attendees, events and groups in the city. It can be summoned to provide special security for attendees, events and groups in the city. JOINT COMMITTEE OF TOURIST SECURITY COMPOSED OF: JOINT COMMITTEE OF TOURIST SECURITY COMPOSED OF: - Military Police Force - Civil Police Force - Municipal Guard - Fire Department - Municipal Tourist Office - State Tourist Office - Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau - Brazilian Association of Travel Agents - Brazilian Assoc. of Professional Congress Organizer Companie It can be summoned to provide special security for attendees, events and groups in the city. It can be summoned to provide special security for attendees, events and groups in the city.

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33 IBGE - IBGE - CIA – US - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/index.html CIA – US - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/index.html BRAZIL TRAVEL GUIDE - BRAZIL TRAVEL GUIDE - ALL ABOUT RIO - ALL ABOUT RIO - WORLD CURRENCY CONVERTER - WORLD CURRENCY CONVERTER - MOBILE LONELY PLANET - MOBILE LONELY PLANET -

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