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Welcome to Belo Horizonte!

For our first World Congress in the Latin American region, we were most excited to welcome you to the City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil!  

Reasons for hosting the Congress 

  • Belo Horizonte has 2,4 million inhabitants and is the sixth largest city in the country in population.
  • It has a percentage of green area per inhabitant above that recommended by World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Economically dynamic city with GDP ranked in 4th place among Brazilian municipal districts.
  • Strong center for producing goods and generating jobs. Belo Horizonte also stands out for its medical excellence. It has been asserting itself as a host of national and international events.
  • It has several social inclusion and participation programs and an urban structure ideal for tourist business.