June 9, 2016


Travel Safety and Medical Guidelines

The city of Rio de Janeiro is not an area of occurrence of yellow fever and vaccination has been made available to all population as prevention since last year. Up to the moment, there is no registration within the city of cases of disease in neither humans nor primates, which are the natural signals to verify the presence of virus circulating in a region.

It is important to clarify that the case of a primate identified with the yellow fever virus, according to recentlly disclosed, occurred at Environmental Reserve of Tinguá, in the city of Nova Iguaçu, at Fluminense Lowland. This place is located around 70 km far from touristic areas of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The tourists who plan to visit Rio de Janeiro do not need to worry about the disease. It is enough to follow the international recommendations about vaccination of travellers, which can be consulted in public health service of their original country or:

The IEEE WCCI 2018 is still scheduled to be held as planned, beginning July 8th, 2018.

The safety and well-being of all conference attendees is of most concern.  We will continue to monitor any travel advisories issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and work with our local venue partners to take appropriate measures to remain current on the city’s preparedness to deal with any needs.

We urge all travelers to keep informed and check for updated information on the World Health Organization’s website on Yellow Fever (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs100/en/)  as well the Centers for Disease Control’s reference materials (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/yellow-fever-brazil) for the most current information on risks, precautions and symptoms to make an educated decision.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email us for further details: marley@ele.puc-rio.br


On beautiful Barra da Tijuca Beach Windsor offers a complete and integrated brand new venue for events of all types. The Complex comprises three hotels and the impressive Windsor Expo Center. The Explo Center is linked to the 5 star Windsor Barra Hotel by an air-conditioned walkway, to the 4 star Windsor Oceanico Hotel and to the 3 star Windsor Tower Hotel, this one to open during 2017. There are more than 22 thousand square meters, around 120 meeting rooms and 1200 modern apartments and suites, from the economic to luxury. One Stop Shop Concept – With one contact you solve all your needs to organize your event.

Hotel Windsor Oceânico

Additional Information:

Location – Seaside Barra da Tijuca Beach, close to the main attractions and enterprises of this modern neighborhood;
Struture – 4 floors with 22 multi-purpose halls and capacity for up to 7000 people simultaneously;
Accommodations – Around 1.200 apartments and suites, from economic to luxury, in the hotels next to the Expo Center. In addition to these there is the Windsor Marapendi Hotel, seafront, located within few minutes from the Expo Center, offering 487 modern and spacious rooms.


  • Dedicated Information technology structure;
  • Advisory Service from our MICE team;
  • Multi-funciton spaces dar trade shows, conventions and exhibitions;
  • Total Accessibility;
  • Area for loading and unloading;
  • One-Stop-Shop Concept (Accommodations, gastronomy, meeting, rooms and parking in a single contact).

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Convention Center

The Convention Centre is located in Barra da Tijuca area, in the west part of Rio de Janeiro, the fastest growing area in the city, with huge investments due to the Olympic Games in 2016.

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The Windsor Convention & Expo Center is 10 minutes away from the new Jardim Oceânico Metro Station and best Shopping Malls. It is in a very safe area, in one of the most valuable residence areas in Barra. The region also offers many trendy bars and restaurants in a walking distance.The Windsor Convention & Expo Center is the largest complex of hotel and events in Rio de Janeiro. It is on the seaside of the beautiful Barra da Tijuca Beach, comprising three hotels and the impressive Convention Center with capacity for 7,000 people simultaneously, 112 flexible rooms distributed in different floors accessible by elevators, stars and escalators. The Convention Centre is composed of three floors and a Mezzanine, with more than 15,000 m2 meeting space. The Convention Center is linked to the 5 star Windsor Barra Hotel by an air conditioning walkway to the 4 star Windsor Oceanico Hotel.

Registration, Exhibits and Poster Sessions will take place on the Ground Floor,  which has an area of approximately 1,850 m2.

Keynotes will be held on the Third Floor, with an area of approximately 2,400 m2. The Keynotes are held in the morning, fitting 3,000 people. In the afternoon, the room is divided into two, to hold two of the plenary talks, where the third one will occur on a large room on the Lower Level, each of them with the capacity to hold 750 people.