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   ORGANIZERS
Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo
Banco do Nordeste
ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
LANGUAGES
Spanish, English and Portuguese will be the official languages of the Meeting and simultaneous interpretation into those languages will be available at the plenary sessions.


TRANSPORTATION
The Organization Committee will make available to all participants, at their arrival in Fortaleza, transportation between Pinto Martins International Airport and the meeting official hotels and from these to the Banco do Nordeste do Brasil Training Center. There will also be transportation available between the Hotels and the places where the social activities will take place.


IMMIGRATION FORMALITIES
Participants are recommended to consult the Brazilian Embassies and Consulates in their respective countries to find out whether they require visas to enter Brazil and any other specific information they may need. Visitors from certain countries are required to show valid yellow fever vaccination certificates.


CURRENCY
Brazil official currency is the Brazilian Real (R$). Currency can be exchanged in all the banks and money exchange offices in Fortaleza. Banks open from 10.00 to 16.00, from Monday to Friday. We recommend reserving a certain amount of money for the weekend, when money exchange offices are closed. The exchange rate in February 2010 is R$1.81 per 1US$.

MEDICAL ATTENTION
On the days of the meeting, there will be at the disposal of the participants and in the same venue, the Banco do Nordeste medical service, in the same schedule of the plenary sessions and meeting carried out within ALIDE 40 framework.

COMPANIONS’ PROGRAM
A special program will be available for persons accompanying the participants, which will include cultural, social and tourist activities.
 
Hotel Accommodations
Hotel
 Hotel Luzeiros
Hotel
 Praiano Hotel
 
FORTALEZA, BRASIL
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