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November 11, 2007 | Windsor Barra Hotel | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Av. Lúcio Costa (old Av. Sernambetiba), 2630 Barra da Tijuca • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
CEP 22620-170 • Room: Versailles II • Phone: 55 21 2195-5000


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HotelWindsor Barra Hotel
Av. Lœcio Costa (old Av. Sernambetiba)
2630 Barra da Tijuca
CEP 22620-170
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone : 55 21 2195-5000

Venue

The next in the “Standards Edge” conference series will be on November 11, 2007 at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This one day conference will be held in the Versailles II conference room.

Rio de Janeiro

A Cidade MaravilhosaThe Marvelous City—is famous for its beaches, its music, and its vibrant culture. The conference will take place in the new Barra da Tijuca area featuring a beautiful 18km beach, picturesque lakes and channels, and spectacular dining and shopping opportunities. Whether your preference is to absorb Brazilian culture in a local restaurant or enjoy the latest in Samba, you’re sure to find your perfect entertainment in this wonderful neighborhood.

For further information, visit:
The Ministry of Tourism
Rio de Janeiro Convention Bureau
Official Rio de Janeiro website, Riotur

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Useful Information for Rio de Janeiro

Banks
Banks are open weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm; they are closed on weekends and public holidays. Before departure from home, visitors are encouraged to check the acceptability of their credit and/or cash cards with their local bank. Automated teller machines (ATMs) can be found almost everywhere; some machines provide 24-hour cash withdrawal (R$) facilities for major credit cards.

Currency
The Brazilian currency is the Real (R$); there are 100 centavos in one Real. Money changes must post their exchange rates and issue receipts. It is advisable to keep these receipts until after you depart from Brazil.

Dress
Rio de Janeiro is generally casual. A jacket or wrap is often needed at hotels, restaurants and bars due to air conditioning. Suits are usually only worn in formal business situations.

Electricity
The voltage is 110 volts, 60 cycles. In most hotel bathrooms there is a 220-volt outlet.

Safety and Security
As in any city in the world of the size of Rio de Janeiro, the key to an uneventful stay is to protect yourself from pickpockets and carry as little cash and as few valuables as possible. The Rio de Janeiro military police and the municipal guard corps have stations and reporting centres. In case of need, do contact the hotel Front Desk for guidance and assistance.

Weather
Rio de Janeiro is usually warm year round. Summer runs from November to March.

Source: RioTur