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General Information on the Congress

 

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SECRETARIAT LOCATION

The Congress Secretariat will be in operation in CENTRO DE CONVENCIONES DE LIMA. The main entrance will be via Calle El Comercio. Registration and badge pick up will be on the 2nd floor. Hours of operation will be:

Hours of operation: TBA

NAME TAGS / BADGES

A PAAO Lima 2002017 Congress official name badge is required for all Congress activities. Duplicate badges may be requested from the Congress Secretariat at a cost of US$100 (one hundred US dollars), based on confirmation of prior registration.

CERTIFICATES

Certificates will be provided to all participants of the Congress. Certificates will be available through an online system and may be obtained from www.paaolima2017.com beginning 20 business days after the congress.

COAT / LUGGAGE CHECK

A Coat / Luggage Check area will be available to congress participants during the official congress dates and times. The Coat / Luggage check will be located in the Centro de Convenciones de Lima (exact location to be announced). Checked items must be retrieved by 18:30 (6:30 pm). Neither the Congress nor the secretariat is responsible for lost or stolen items.

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

Wednesday 09 Thursday 10 Friday 11 Saturday 12
08:00 – 10:00 Scientific Program
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Scientific Program
12:00 – 14:00 Opening Ceremony Break / Industry Sponsored Sessions Pan-American Tournament
14:00 – 15:30 Scientific Program
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 18:00 Scientific Program
19:30 – 20:30 **PAOF Fundraising Event**

**Purchase tickets for the PAOF fundraising event and the Pan-American Tournament at the PAAO booth in the Exhibit Area

 



 

 

General Information about Perú

 

TRANSPORTATION

For your security, do not take taxis on the streets, particularly at night. Please request taxi service from your hotel, by telephone or through various apps used in Peru. Most taxis requested in these manners accept cash and credit cards. Limited shuttle service will be available from select hotels to the convention center. Please see the hotels page for more information.

Taxi apps to use in Lima:

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LOCATION & WEATHER

Lima is located on mostly flat terrain but slopes gently from the shores of the Pacific Ocean into valleys and mountains as high as 1,550 meters (5,090 ft) above sea level.

Lima’s climate is mild to warm. Winter in Peru is from June through August. Winter temperatures vary little between day and night. They range from lows of 57° F (14° C) to 61° F (16° C) and highs of 61° F (16° C) to 66° F (19° C), rarely exceeding 68° F (20° C) except in the easternmost districts.

 

CURRENCY

Peru´s official currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). Currency exchange can be done in exchange offices, airports, hotels and banks. Never exchange currency on the street. The exchange rate is fairly stable and the official reference is the US dollar.

 

ELECTRICITY

If you are coming from the US the voltage is higher in Perú. Most USB wall adapters are fine up to 220V but please check your device to avoid damage and fire.

 

 

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

Visa requirements may differ according to the country of origin. Peru does not require visa for most countries, however we advise delegates to check their individual needs in advance.

 

 

OFFICIAL INVITATIONS

Official letters of invitation are designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries. Such letters do not imply any financial support, nor offer the guarantee of a visa. Click here for a letter of invitation.

 

 

ACCEPTED CREDIT CARDS

Major international credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Peru (VISA, MASTERCAD, AMEX)

 

 

WEIGHTS and MEASURES

Peru uses the metric system for weights and measurements

 

 

LANGUAGE IN PERU

Peru´s native language is Spanish. English is spoken in most hotels and restaurants.

 

 

INSURANCE

Delegates are encouraged to purchase travel insurance before leaving their home country. Insurance plans typically cover accidental loss of belongings, medical costs and other risks of international traveling.

 

 

TELEPHONE and TIME ZONE

The country code for Peru is 51. The city code for Lima is 1
Time Zone GMT (-) 5 hours / US Central time.

 

 

DISCLAIMER

The Congress and the Secretariat will not be responsible for:

  • Changes in advertised prices
  • Stolen or lost personal belongings
  • Attendee´s health problems, accidents or other casualties in or outside the Congress Venue
  • Related claims rendered by any commercial or non-commercial organization