Frequently Asked Questions

Travel information
VISA requirements
Airport Information
How to travel to from Ezeiza Buenos Aires Airport and Jorge Newbery Airport into the city
Transportation within the city
Tipping
Currency
Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
VAT
Language
Telephone

Conference Information
Payment Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
Conference Venue Address
Map
Can I park near the conference center?

Tourism, Shopping & Entertainment


Travel information

VISA requirements
It is the traveler's responsibility to obtain the necessary passport and visa for entry to Argentina.
http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/indexN.php?visas
for Chinese participants: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesibleingles/?inicio
for participants from the USA: https://argentina.visahq.com/


Airport Information
http://airportbuenosaires.com/arriving-to-ezeiza.html

How to travel to from Ezeiza Buenos Aires Airport and Jorge Newbery Airport into the city
Buenos Aires can easily be reached by plane or car. It is served by two airports. The “Ministro Pistarini” is the international airport, located at Ezeiza; it is 35 km (22 miles) southwest of downtown Buenos Aires. This airport is the main gate to Argentina, where all international flights arrive. To travel downtown you can book an Airport transfer; take a bus or a taxi: BUS: There is a good bus service from the airport terminal to the city center, offering a service about every 1/2 hour from 6.00 to 20.00 h. Purchase a ticket from the booth just outside the customs area.

The “Jorge Newbery” Airport is located on the city riverside, five minutes from downtown. From there you can fly to the provinces and some neighbouring countries.

Transportation within the city
The Buenos Aires public transportation system allows easy travelling within the city: five subway lines (A, B, C, D, and E) and about one hundred city bus lines (“colectivos”). The subway network connects the most important areas of the city with the Congress venue. The nearest subway station to the venue is Retiro, Line C. At rush hours, both subways and buses are very crowded, for which reason we recommend that you take taxis. All official taxis in the city are black and yellow, and many can be called by phone, so called “radio taxis”, which we strongly recommend.

Tipping
Tipping is not the general custom in Argentina and service charges are not added to accounts by hotels and restaurants. However, you may tip hotel porters and food and drink waiters in restaurants (up to 10% of the bill) for special service. At any time, tipping is your choice.

Currency
The Argentine Pesos (ARS) is the currency of Argentina.


Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
The electric current in Argentina is 220 volts, 50 Cycles. Plugs are type I.


VAT
The general VAT (IVA) rate in Argentina is 21%.

Language
The official language of the country is Spanish, but English is spoken at most hotels, restaurants, shops and in the main tourist areas.

Telephone
Argentina’s country code is +54. Buenos Aires’ area code is 11.

Conference Information


Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
• Keynote presentations will be 40 minutes, including time for questions
• Invited Oral presentations will be 30 minutes, including time for questions
• Oral presentations will be 20 minutes, including time for questions
• Poster presentation size: (vertical): width 90 cm, height 110 cm
• Presentations must be set up prior to the beginning of the session
• Preferred: Bring your presentation on a memory stick compatible with a PC computer

Alternatively: Personal laptop computers may be used, but you must ensure compatibility with the LCD projector prior to the start of the session. Also bring a memory stick as a backup.
Overhead projectors will not be supplied except upon special request at least one month before the conference and at the speaker's expense.

Conference Venue Address
UCA Auditoriums of Puerto Madero
Campus Universitario de Puerto Madero
Edificio San José
Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 1600/1700
C1107AAZ Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentina

Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA) covers four consecutive buildings of similar construction of red bricks. The building corresponding to the auditoriums is the last one, located in Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 1600. By taking the Avenida Independencia, you arrive directly to the San José building, the one of the auditoriums.
Entrance on Sunday
Once arrived to the front of the building, take then to the right and you will find the south entrance of the auditoriums, where the registration desk will be located.
Entrance From Monday to Wednesday
Once arrived to the front of the building, take then to the left and you will find the north entrance of the auditoriums, where the registration desk will be located.

For more information, check the google maps.

Map
(map of venue)

Can I park near the conference center?
Parking is available from parking lots close by.


Tourism, Shopping & Entertainment

https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en

Shopping
In this city of contrasts you will find modern shopping malls with international brands, and pictures handicraft fairs in different parks and squares. There are several shopping circuits, each offering different articles: antiques in San Telmo, books in Corrientes Avenue, leather items in Retiro neighborhood, souvenirs in La Boca. The avant-garde in objects, clothes and decorative elements is in Palermo Viejo neighbourhood.

Shopping VAT refund
You can recover the amount paid as value added tax, if you have bought national products for amounts over $ 70 (per invoice) and in shops operating with the "Global Refund" system at the following sites : a) Jorge Newbery Airport ( Buenos Aires ) , Telecom phone booths; b) International Airport of Ezeiza "Ministro Pistarini " Terminal A, 1st. Floor; c) International Airport of Ezeiza "Ministro Pistarini " Terminal B , ground floor; d) Jorge Newbery Airport ( Buenos Aires ), Telecom phone booths

Entertainment
Buenos Aires is a culturally and socially exciting city. Your entertainment choices range from soccer to world renowned opera, all easily accessible through a convenient transportation system, in a city friendly to non-spanish speakers. Buenos Aires offers a number of museums, art galleries, cinemas and theaters, with national and international first class performances, that can only be found in a city of this size and prestige.

Tango
Buenos Aires is the birthplace and the world capital of tango, a rhythm born on the banks of the Río de la Plata, at the end of the 19th century, as a fusion of European and African music. The typical “tanguerías” exhibit diverse shows with live orchestras and dancers, especially in the San Telmo district. You may also go to the “milongas”, places where you dance tango. Many of them organize classes given by specialized teachers before the dancing.

Nightlife and eating out
The city’s vibrant nightlife is very diverse and only ends for just a few hours. Pubs and discotheques offer different options for all tastes. Regarding Argentinian cuisine, innumerable restaurants, in all the gastronomic styles and for all budgets, delight visitors.

Restaurants
The cosmopolitan population of Buenos Aires is reflected in a variety of excellent restaurants and cafés, at a walking distance from the venue zone, which are open until late at night. They offer a diversity of cuisine including vegetarian food and the best beef. In addition, Argentine wines are excellent and their outstanding quality is recognized around the world. Tipping is not included in the service charge and is usually 10%. Dinner is served from 20.00 h to midnight.