Travel Information

São Paulo is elected city of the future.

The metropolis was ranked among the 40 cities that will make a difference in people's lives in the future, according to a ranking released by the McCann Worldgroup, a global network of advertising agencies. The list was based on responses from 900 employees and customers of the company. São Paulo was remembered for finding original solutions to transform urban problems typical of megalopoles.

Time Zone

The standard time zone for São Paulo, Brazil is UTC/GMT - 3 hour.


Brazil uses the Real (R$). The official exchange rate is available at


Voltage in São Paulo is 110 volts and 60 Hz. But in the main hotels, you will find some 220 volt plugs identified.


Aeroporto Internacional de São Paulo/Guarulhos

Governador André Franco Montoro (Cumbica)

Rod. Hélio Smidt, no number, Guarulhos (SP)
Telephone: +55 11 6445-2945

25 kilometers far from São Paulo downtown and it has common bus service (phone: 156) and special bus service, by EMTU (Airport Service) – Telephone: +55 11 2221-0244.

Aeroporto Doméstico de Congonhas

Av. Washington Luís, no number, São Paulo (SP)
Telephone: +55 11 5090-9000

Official touristic information about São Paulo can be found in the following website:


International Flights arrive in São Paulo at the Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)

Transportation into São Paulo is available outside the airport's Ground Level (Térreo) -- this is the level you will be in as you exit the customs area. The following options are available:


Just outside door you'll find the Guarucoop Taxi Booth. There you can buy your taxi ticket at a fixed price. As of February 2012 the fare is R$ 135. Information about credit cards accepted and other forms of payment are available here:

The Airport Bus Service

This are air-conditioned buses that go to 7 different locations in São Paulo city, including Congonhas Airport. Once you arrive at Congonhas Airport, you can then get a cab to the Conference Hotel.

Guarulhos to Congonhas Airport fare, as of February 2012: R$ 33,00

Invitation Letter for Visitor Visa

If you require a Letter of Invitation for a VISA, please send the following information to

Safety tips and restaurants suggestions

Restaurants Tips restaurants-sec-tips.pdf (PDF format, 694Kb)

São Paulo guides and tourist information