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Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG

Belo Horizonte Brazil

The City – Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte, translated as beautiful horizon, is the capital of the State of Minas Gerais, located 843 m above sea level, full of greenery and with a pleasant atmosphere. The urban infrastructure of this 118-year-old city combines modernity to tradition and houses around 2.5 million inhabitants who benefit from a range of entertainment options.


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Beagá, as it is also graciously called, issituated in a strategic location within Brazil as close as a one-hour flight from Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo or Brasília, being considered an important hub to the national air network. The city offers more bars per capita than any other major Brazilian city, serving an exclusive range of options for drinks and food, especially the famous regional cachaça, the main ingredient for the world-famous caipirinha.


The surrounding area is rich with unspoiled natural areas, including caves, waterfalls and tropical biospheres. There is also direct access to historical colonial cities, as Ouro Preto, and to the exquisite open-air art-gallery complex amid landscaped gardens, Inhotim. The State of Minas Gerais is active in various industrial sectors, agricultural crops and cattle handling, having also staged a history in the microelectronics national scenario.


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The State – Minas Gerais

The state is currently reflourishing both industrially and academically in the semiconductor, nanotechnology, photovoltaic and microelectronics fields, providing exclusive access to yet untapped markets. We will be pleased to host you and your colleagues in Belo Horizonte in 2016 to explore new innovation horizons.

The Venue

The conference venue will be the School of Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, the largest University in the State, over 40,000 students and 3,000 professors. It is among the most visited locations in Belo Horizonte, only second to downtown.


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The Pampulha campus features a lively composition of institutional buildings intertwined with nature.The technology fair will be held very central in the campus, between the School of Engineering and the Center for Exact Sciences.


The Continent

Latin America  is an enormous continent with synergic language homogeneity (Spanish and Portuguese), rich with a variety of latitudes, climates and resources. The rising levels of education and world connectedness yield a great technological and economical potential yet hardly tapped.