Welcome to SPS 2018 - August, 20 - 22 - Brasília Palace Hotel, Brazil

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Brazil

Brazil is located in South America it is composed of twenty-six states and one federal district – Brasília (the capital). A Portuguese-speaking country with a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse nation, the result of a strong immigration of people from many places.

Brazil has a large territory that comprises different ecosystems. The rich wildlife reflects the variety of natural habitats. Scientists estimate that the total number of plant and animal species in the country could approach four million, mostly invertebrates. Agriculture is an important economy, and produces: oranges, coffee, sugar cane, cassava and sisal, soybeans and papayas. Also includes industry and a wide range of services.

Tourism in Brazil is a growing sector and key to the economy of several regions. Natural areas are most popular, but it is possible to enjoy ecotourism with leisure and recreation, sun and beach, adventure travel, gastronomic tourism as well as cultural tourism. Among the most popular destinations are the Amazon Rainforest, the Pantanal in the Center-West, Brasilia, beaches and dunes in the Northeast Region, beaches at Rio de Janeiro, the Iguassu Falls at Foz do Iguaçu, cultural tourism in Minas Gerais and business trips to São Paulo city.

Brasília

The location of the Summit, Brasília, is the capital of Brazil: head office of the federal district government with a high quality of life. The capital is located in the Center West of the country, known as Central Plateau.

Brasília is a distinguished city. The architecture makes the city one of the largest open-air collections of modern architecture. An extraordinary project that gave the pilot plan of Brasília the status of World Patrimony of Humanity. The city has numerous tourist attractions, such as the JK Bridge, Three Power Square, Planalto and Alvorada Palace, Paranoá Lake, Brasilia Cathedral, Federal Supreme Court, Museums, Ministries, 84 Embassies, Parks, among many other attractions.

Brasília is surrounded by an expressive agricultural area where different crops are cultivated. It is a good sample of agriculture in Cerrado and offers opportunities for after meeting technical trips.

Nearby Brasília

Esplanade of the ministries
(Itamaraty Palace, Nacional Congress, Three Power Square)

The Esplanade of the ministries is a long territory with 17 buildings of the Ministries of Executive Power.

JK Bridge

The JK Bridge, also known as Third Bridge, was elected in 2003 the most beautiful bridge in the world by the Engineering Society of the State of Pennsylvania in the United States. It connects the South Lake, Paranoá and São Sebastião to the central part of Brasilia by the Monumental Axis and crosses the Paranoá Lake.

Brasília City Park (Sarah Kubitschek)

Founded in 1978, the Brasília City Park covers an area of ​​420 hectares and is the largest urban park in the world. There are in the territory many options of physical activities to be developed.

Paranoá Lake

The Paranoá Lake has a lenght of 40km and it is widely used for sports, recreation and entertainment. Its beauty enchants tourists and residents with clear waters and fun spots like bars, restaurants and parties in your surroundings.