The city that will win over your heart!
The X-Meeting 2016 will be held in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. BH, as locals kindly refer to it, is located in the southeast region of Brazil and is the sixth most populous city in the country. BH has been indicated by the Population Crisis Committee of the United Nations as the city with the best quality of life in Latin America and is the 45th among the 100 best cities in the world regarding life quality.
The first planned city in the Brazilian Republican Period and projected to be the new capital of Minas Gerais, Cidade de Minas, as the capital was previously known, was inaugurated on December 12th, 1897. The current name “Belo Horizonte” was only adopted four years later, in 1901.
Belo Horizonte is located in the southeast region of Brazil and is the sixth most populous city in the country. It has been indicated by the Population Crisis Committee of the United Nations as the city with the best quality of life in Latin America and is the 45th among the 100 best cities in the world. Another evidence of the city’s development in recent years is the magazine América Economia’s 2009 classification, in which Belo Horizonte appears as one of the 10 best cities to conduct business in Latin America.
Belo Horizonte is also a reference tourism, being the seventh city that most receives international events in Brazil, according to the International Congress and Conference Association’s (ICCA) ranking.
Stage for grand cultural spectacles, the city’s calendar is always full off events, with options for everyone. Its touristic diversity attracts people from every corner of the world, enchanted with art, music, theater, dance and literature, making the city standout as contemporary and surprising.
Framed by the Serra do Curral mountain range, Belo Horizonte received the title “Garden City” for being one of the greenest cities in the country.
Modern, with a quality tourist infrastructure and a vast range of servicies, Belo Horizonte has been consolidating it’s position as a center for touristic promotion. Whether in its tradition or modernity, the people’s hospitality, values, and affection are registered characteristics, creating an appeal a part, always welcoming and encouraging tourists to come back.
-- Modified from http://visitbh.pbh.gov.br
The Scientific program of the X-Meeting 2016 will feature a variety of sessions, including keynote lectures, panel sessions, theoretical and hand-on courses, short talks and poster sessions. As in previous editions we will have a great team of Keynotes Speakers!
Keep your agenda up to date and do not miss our Key dates. The early registration is right arount the corner and will be open in June.