Brazil is located in South America, and is made up of 26 federal states divided into 5,565 municipalities and one Federal District. With its 8.511 kilometers, representing 47 % of the whole South American continent, and with around 190 million people, it is the fifth largest territorial area in the planet, boasting the world's fifth largest population.
Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas, besides being one of most multi-cultural and ethnically diverse nations in the world, the result of a strong immigration of people from many countries. In addition, Brazil and Latin America have the highest biodiversity rates in the planet, including animals, plants and microorganisms, considering that Brazil has 385 million of hectares of native forests distributed along its different biomas and with unique characteristics.
FOZ DO IGUAÇU
Foz do Iguaçu (pop 250,000) is located in the southwestern region of the state of Parana at 183m above sea level, just at the border with Argentina and Paraguay. its most important attraction, the Iguassu Fall ( Considered one of the natural wonder of the world), is located in the Iguassu National Park, a magnificent wildlife reserve of 240,000 hectares ( 185,000 are on the Brazilian side and 55,000 on the Argentinean side) consisting mostly of sub-tropical rainforest.
Orchids, ferns and philodendrons grow throughout the National park area, which is also inhabited by a rich fauna of many beautiful butterflies, birds and mammals. The Iguassu Falls consist of 275 falls, some almost 3 kilometers wide, and can be admired from the Brazilian and Argentinean sides. Other attractions include the Itaipu hydroelectric dam, the largest in the largest in the world, the Macuco Safari ( which includes a breathtaking boat ride close to some of the falls), the Bird Park, the Orchid Park, etc. Typical Brazilian samba and other musical rhythms from the three bordering countries and Latin America as well as the gastronomical variety of the region certainly will be much appreciated by the participants.
RAFAIN PALACE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
Rafain has 210 luxury apartments and 14 suites, 63 thousand m² of leisure área with 3 swimming pools, 1 air-conditioned Jacuzzi, 2 society football pitches, tennis court and multi-sport court.
The convention center has 18.015 m² of modern spaces, multifunctional and flexible, divided in 3 complexies, which are subdivided in up to 25 rooms and 18 support rooms. This spaces are serviced by web and telephone connection with fiber optics, air conditioning, power generating sets, acoustic protection, 03 kitchens, booths for simultaneos translation, dressing room and parking garage.