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Address: Avenida Atlântica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22021 001, Brazil

Tel: +55 0800 772 85

Website: https://www.belmond.com/hotels/south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/belmond-copacabana-palace/

A jewel crowning the golden sands of the Copacabana Beach, this glamorous landmark is among the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro.

Since its Art Deco doors opened in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace has played host to the world’s rich, famous and stylish. The hotel’s unrivalled position means it is centre stage for Rio’s biggest events, including Carnival and New Year’s Eve.

Guests can soak up the sun by the magnificent pool. Be pampered with a luxury treatment at the spa, or mingle with Brazil’s trendsetters over Caipirinhas at the bar. They shouldn’t miss the hotel’s top restaurants, featuring great local dishes, contemporary Asian cuisine and fine Italian dining.

The 2023 Rio Congress will take place in the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, where the academic programme, exhibitors’ showcase and multiple networking opportunities will be hosted.


For information about the location of Belmond Copacabana Palace, please check HERE.



Address: Avenida Atlântica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22021 001, Brazil

Tel: +55 (21) 2548 7070

Website: https://www.belmond.com/hotels/south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/belmond-copacabana-palace/

The AIJA room block at congress preferential rate is sold out.

Please check the hotel website directly for current availability and rates or e-mail reservations.brazil@belmond.com


AIJA has partnered with HotelMap, an online accommodation platform that offers a variety of budget-friendly options. By clicking on the button below, you will be able to choose from a wide range of alternative hotels near the event venue. With just a few clicks, you can easily book your accommodation directly on the platform.

Among the options available, AIJA suggests:


AIJA have partnered with Brazil Green Travel, a local travel agency that specialises in designing exclusive and personalised travel experiences in Brazil.

They believe that travelling throughout Brazil can transform both the lives of the people and the communities they work with, and of all of us who work in this world of discovery. For this, they are dedicated to exploring the country and getting in touch with the essence of each region, including inhabitants, culture, gastronomy, geographical variance, and Brazil’s astonishing diversity. They create travel experiences that reflect this essence, by designing encounters between cultures where every detail is important and adds up to form an unforgettable adventure experience in the vast Brazilian territory.

To discuss your Brazilian adventures, please contact Camille Terra via email or phone +1 (877) 442-2935.

Learn about the richness of the Amazon rainforest and survival techniques. Get stunned with the phenomenal Iguaçu Falls and feel the force right in front of you. Try to understand the desert dunes and their blue lagoons at the Lençois Maranhenses. But don’t forget to enjoy and relax in the paradisiacal beaches that surround Rio de Janeiro. These are just some quick examples of what you can encounter when visiting Brazil. Their goal is to provide quality and creative travel experiences in Brazil that become memorable, pleasant and transformative moments of your life!

You can take a look at the agency-recommended tours and choose the one suiting your needs already now:

Rio Optional Tours – explore more here.

Pre or Post Trip to Ilha Grande – explore more here.

Pre or Post Trip to Búzios – explore more here.



The requirement for a visa to enter Brazil depends on agreements between countries. We suggest foreign visitors contact the Brazilian embassies or consulates to verify the visa requirement or entry permission and how to obtain it. A list of foreign representations is available at http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/.


For most countries, no vaccine is required. We recommend, however, that you check with your country’s consulate or embassy in Brazil and/or your doctor to confirm whether your country has any mandatory vaccinations.


We suggest using regular taxi services (yellow cars) with fare meters (predefined fares for traditional taxis are prohibited) or preferably Uber, particularly Comfort or Black categories. This information applies to any transportation within the city. Special taxis with predefined fares are also available at Galeão Airport.


The climate in Brazil is tropical and subtropical at higher altitudes. In winter (between the months of June and September), the weather is mild, with temperatures ranging from 19°C to 25°C (66°F to 77°F).

Currency Exchange

The country’s official currency is the Brazilian Real (R$). It is recommended that visitors have some amount of their cash converted to local currency. International credit cards are widely accepted. Currency exchange offices can be found at the airport, most hotels and shopping malls. The PIX system (instant payment system of the Central Bank of Brazil) can only be used by holders of Brazilian bank accounts.

Electrical System

The standard voltage in Rio de Janeiro is 110V (though it may vary depending on the city), but many hotels also provide 220V outlets. The plug standard is a unique 3-pin type, compatible with the flat version of the Europlug.


Avoid carrying large amounts of cash, jewellery, or valuable items while moving around the city. Carry a copy of your passport and keep the original in the hotel safe. Do not leave your belongings unattended on the beaches. Avoid walking alone in unfamiliar places after dark. Keep your cell phone stored if not in use. Remember, you will be in a tourist area, so always stay vigilant.


There are several shopping options in Brazil offering various products. Some popular shopping destinations include malls, local markets, and boutiques. In Rio de Janeiro, you can find shopping centres such as Rio Sul and Shopping Leblon, which offer a range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. When shopping in Brazil, it is common to negotiate prices in local markets. However, in shopping centres and boutiques, prices are usually fixed. It is also worth noting that Brazil has a tax refund system for foreign tourists, known as “Tax-Free,” which allows you to get a refund on the VAT (Value Added Tax) paid on eligible purchases. Remember that certain items may be subject to import restrictions or customs duties, so it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the regulations before making any significant purchases.
Besides Havaianas, please find below indication of some stores where you may find clothes in “carioca” style:

  • Bikinis: Lenny, Vix, Salinas, Haight and Cia Marítima
  • Sports: Track and Field, UV Line
  • Women: Farm, Cantão, Osklen
  • Men: Reserva, Foxton, Osklen


In Rio, visitors may find restaurants of all types, from typical Brazilian food to international food. We prepared below a list of some restaurants and snack bars in Copacabana:

  • Bibi Sucos
  • Confeitaria Colombo
  • TT Burguer
  • Belmonte
  • Marinho
  • Venga
  • El Born
  • Cervantes
  • Parada de Copa
  • Pavão Azul

Dress Code

Monday 21/08 to Friday 25/08

Congress sessions and AIJA meetings: Business Formal
Note: expect air-conditioned meeting rooms

Monday 21/08

Speed Networking: Business Casual
Welcome Reception: Business Casual
Optional Welcome Dinner: Business Casual

Tuesday 22/08

Run for Human Rights: Sporty and comfortable (with your running shoes and SOS Avocats t-shirt!)
Opening Ceremony & Walking Dinner: Business Formal

Wednesday 23/08

Home Hospitality Dinner & Afterparty: Casual Chic

Thursday 24/08

Day-out & Get-Together Dinner: ‘All in white’ – casual beach clothing
The Organising Committee invites you to experience a Rio New Year’s Eve tradition: when everyone wears white as a sign of peace, unity and equality.
Note: The venue is located on a river – we recommend to bring mosquito repellents.

Friday 25/08

Football match: Football/sports attire
Gala Dinner & Farewell Afterparty: ‘Carnaval Time! Welcome to the AIJA Bal Masque’ – Black-Tie In Black & Gold
Note: Bring the mask you will have customized during the Day Out to complete your black-tie outfit.

Saturday 26/08

Optional Networking Brunch: Casual


Please click here for the AIJA Terms & Conditions for the 2023 Rio Congress.