HOTEL INFORMATION 

The symposium will be held in the PESTANA RIO ATL¬NTICA HOTEL (http://www.pestana.com/EN/Hoteis/Brasil/RioAtlantica/) in Copacabana Beach. With an excellent beach-front location at Atlantica Avenue, the Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel has one of the most stunning views of the famous Copacabana Beach. The hotel address is:

Av. Atlantica, 2964 
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22070-000
BRAZIL
Phone: 55-21-2548-6332
Fax: 55-21-2255-6410
http://www.pestana.com/EN/Hoteis/Brasil/RioAtlantica/

Please contact the official travel agency for the symposium (see below) for your hotel reservation.

The official travel agency for the symposium is KSK TOURS (http://www.ksk.com.br/ingles/frameingabout.html). For more details on hotel reservation, transportation from the airport and air transportation discounted tickets, please contact Mrs. Tania Mendes from KSK tours (tmendes@ksk.com.br or ipdo@ksk.com.br ). Pre- and post-conference tours for the city of Rio de Janeiro or other Brazilian cities are also available. KSK Tours address is as follows:

One of the major economic and cultural hubs of South America, the City of Rio de Janeiro (http://www.riodejaneiro-turismo.com.br/en/home.php) sits at the heart of the Southeastern Region, where 60% of the Brazilian GDP is concentrated. A cosmopolitan metropolis, known worldwide for its scenic beauty and its natural resources, the city provides a harmonious and agreeable environment for its inhabitants and visitors. The City of Rio de Janeiro, which occupies an area of 1,261 km2, and has a population of approximately six million, recognizes that one of its main virtues is the kindness and hospitality with which its residents welcome all visitors. Rio de Janeiro is ranked among the top destinations in the world for fairs, symposia, congresses, conventions and exhibitions. Its exuberant natural resources include 90 Km of fine sand beaches, the Tijuca National Park, which includes the largest urban forest in the world, with 3,200 hectares of Atlantic Forest, the State Parks of Pedra Branca, Desengano and Chacrinha, covering an area of 48,500 hectares, and the Rodrigo de Freitas, JacarepaguŠ, Camorim, Tijuca and Marapendi lakes and lagoons.