3rd Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium 2012

Conference Information

Brasília is the capital city of Brazil, located in the Brazilian Federal District in the Central-West region of the country, along a plateau known as Planalto Central. In a census conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics in 2010, its population accounts for 2,562,963 inhabitants, being the fourth most populous Brazilian city.

Among the major Brazilian cities, Brasilia has the second highest Gross Domestic Product per capita of Brazil (40 696.00 reais), surpassed only by Victoria (60 592.00 reais).

Inaugurated on April 21, 1960, by the former President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, Brasília is the third capital of Brazil after Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. The main federal government organs were transferred gradually to the new capital.

The city’s urban plan, known as “Plano Piloto” was designed by by Lúcio Costa, who, taking advantage of the region’s topography, adapted it to the Lake Paranoá Project, conceived in 1983 by the Mission Cruls. The lake stores 600 million cubic meters of water. Most parts of the Federal Capital were designed by the world known architect Oscar Niemeyer.

If you are interested in learning more about Brasilia, its history and its attractions you will find detailed information at:


Hotel Accommodation and Meeting Site

Confederação Nacional dos Trabalhadores no Comércio - CNTC
Avenida W5 – SGAS, 902, Bloco C
CEP: 70390-020
Brasília – DF
Phone: 55 (61) 3217-7100


The CNTC Events Center is located in the Federal Capital, twenty minutes from the International Airport of Brasília, close to the Hotel Sector South, shopping malls and main points of administrative, legislative and executive institutions of the Federal District.

The CET/CNTC is available for conferences, seminars, symposia, business meetings, trainings and activities of private festivities, ensuring the success of your event with its efficiency and service quality.

The entire CET/CNTC is sophisticated in its infrastructure and architecture, integrated into a complex designed to meet the most diverse types of events in Brasília. It occupies an area of 1,600 m2 fully air-conditioned auditorium with a capacity of 1000 seats, and several modular rooms, allowing assemblies in various configurations.

The Foyer, covering an area of 650 m2, provides ample space to hold exhibitions of various types and all kinds of other events that suit your individual needs, including one exclusive VIP room for authorities and lecturers.

Complementing its infrastructure, the CNTC provides 60 housing units with all comfort and convenience, two restaurants with capacity for up to 400 people, furnished offices for events and private underground carpark for up to 200 vehicles.

Accommodation and Meals

Single Hotel rooms have been reserved for all symposium attendees at the CNTC Hotel, Brasília. Your room will be directly billed to CAPES for the following dates: arrival November 8 / departure November 11 or November 12 (only for organizers 2013). Please note that any additional nights apart from the dates listed have to be covered by the individual participant. You will also be responsible for any additional charges, e.g. if you wish a double room, expenses in the room or for any incidentals, upon check-out. To avoid duplicate reservations, please do not contact the hotel directly.

The CNTC Hotel does not accept any kind of credit card. All bills have to be settled in cash. Please use the currency exchange offices at the airport upon arrival.

The whole symposium will take place in the Events Center of the CTNC Hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will also happen at the hotel, providing more opportunities for the researchers to interact. For the Saturday night dinner, the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a special menu in a carefully chosen restaurant outside the CNTC. The costs for all meals as indicated in the Conference Program will also be covered by CAPES for all participants.

Official Conference Language

The official conference language is English. It will be used for all printed materials, presentations, and discussions.

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