The conference will be held at CGEA - Centro General Ernani Ayrosa in Itaipava. Itaipava is about 20 kilometers from downtown Petropolis which is the closest city nearby. Please note that there is no public transport from Petropolis to Itaipava, only taxi (one way fare from Petropolis to Itaipava about R$50).

If you want to reach Petropolis by bus from Galeão airport take a bus to Rodoviária (Bus Depot) Novo Rio. These buses run every half an hour and the fare is R$ 6,50. From Rodoviária Novo Rio there is a line that goes to Petropolis every 40min and the fare is R$13. The Bus ride to Petropolis should be about 1h30min.

Besides the infrastructure for the conference, the CGEA has also rooms available for guests who wish to stay at the conference venue.


Tropical, mild climate, without a dry season, having an average annual temperature of 16ºC (61ºF).


Rio de Janeiro: 68 km (42 miles)
Belo Horizonte: 386 km (240 miles)
São Paulo: 475 km (295 miles)

How to get there

By Air: the closest airport is Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport, in Rio de Janeiro. Leaving the city, take BR 040 to Petrópolis.

By Highway:
Main access roads:
- Starting from São Paulo: Rodovia Presidente Dutra / BR-040
- Starting from Belo Horizonte: BR-040
- Starting from Vitória: BR-393 / BR-040
- Starting from Brasília: BR-040

Tourism Information

Phone: +55 (24) 2246-9377

Last update on May 25th, 2007