Tips

Registration and
accreditation

Registration for the Symposium must be done online. Participants who have successfully registered online will receive a QR code, which they must show in the accreditation process at the venue.

 

The accreditation will be held in the floor -3 of the Hotel W starting at 8 AM on September 24th.

 

In the accreditation process, the attendees must present the QR code and passport to receive their credential..

Transfer between the
airport and the hotel

The best option to Hotel W from Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) is by taxi.

 

The distance between the airport and Hotel W is 22.9 kilometers. The journey from the airport to the hotel could take between 30 to 45 minutes

 

Taxi services to and from the airport, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The rate may vary between USD 45 ($33.000 CLP) and USD 60 ($43.000 CLP) each trip.

 

All information on fight schedules is available on the web www.nuevopudahuel.cl/?language=en

Nearby
accommodations

The following hotels are recommended by the organization because of their proximity:

  • Hotel W
    Address: Isidora Goyenechea 3000, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
    Website: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sclwh-w-santiago
  • Hotel Intercontinental
    Address: Av Vitacura 2885, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
    Website: www.intercontisantiago.com
  • DoubleTree
    Address: Av Vitacura 2727, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
    Website: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/chile/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-santiago-vitacura-SCLSVDT/index.html
  • Hotel Plaza el bosque
    Address: Ebro 2828, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
    Website: www.plazaelbosque.cl/es
  • Hotel Hyatt Centric
    Address: Enrique Foster 30, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
    Website: www.hyatt.com/es-ES/hotel/chile/hyatt-centric-las-condes-santiago/sclct
  • Hotel Pullman
    Address: Roger de Flor 2770, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
    Website: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-B461-pullman-santiago-el-bosque-ex-atton/index.shtml

Public
transport

Santiago Metro is the most effcient, clean and fastest way to move within the city. To know the connections of the different lines of the city, we recommend consulting the site www.metro.cl. The metro station ‘El Golf’ (Line 1) is the closest to the hotel.

For public transport (Metro and Transantiago buses, recently renamed as the Metropolitan Mobility Network) it is necessary to use the Bip! Card. The cost is about 2 USD ($1.500 CLP). Bip! cards can be purchased in most Metro stations. To check the cost, uses and all the information about Bip! card, we recommend visiting the site: www.tarjetabip.cl/que-es-tarjeta-bip.php

To know the routes of the buses and other centers of purchase of Bip! cards, we recommend consulting the site www.red.cl

Weather

The climate in Santiago de Chile is moderate throughout the year, with higher temperatures in summer (November-April). In winter (May-October) it rains an snows in the Andes.

The average annual temperature is 14° Celsius. During the week of the symposium, the maximum temperature is expected to be 25° Celsius (78° Fahrenheit) and the minimum 6° Celsius (42° Fahrenheit). No rainfall is forecast during that week..

Dress
code

The dress code for the event is smart casual.

 

Currency

The Chilean currency is the Chilean Peso (CLP). One US Dollar is equivalent to $720 CLP.

The exchange of the main currencies is possible at the airport, banks andexchange offices.

 

Electricity
Time/Language

The standard voltage in Chile is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. In Chile there are two different types of plugs: type C and type L.

Chile’s time zone is GMT / UTC -4 for winter and GMT / UTC -3 in summer. In September 7th will be the next time change (we will pass from winter to summer), so during the week of the symposium, the Chilean time zone will be GMT / UTC -3.

The main language in Chile is Spanish. However, in the context of business, tourism, in hotels and airports, you will easily find people that speak English.

Emergency
calls

The telephone code in Chile is +56. (Example: +56 9 1234 5678)

The local emergency numbers for the different emergencies are:

 

  • 131 to contact Ambulances or Rescue Teams.

 

  • 132 to contact Firefighters.

 

  • 133 to contact the Police.

 

Topping and
service charges

Tips in Chile are voluntary, but it is customary to leave 10% of the total bill.

Most restaurants, bars and cafes suggest to the customer a final price that includes the tip

 

Security

Chile is one of the safest countries to travel within Latin America. As a visitor, you can move freely and without major precautions. Just like in every country, you must be careful in areas of high agglomeration.

Leave large amounts of money, tickets, passport, etc. in your hotel or carry them with extreme caution.

Telecommunication
servicess

The main telephone service providers in Chile are Movistar, Entel and Claro. SIM cards can be purchased at Santiago Airport and its estimated value are:

 

  • Movistar 1 GB – $7.000 CLP (USD 10)

 

  • Claro 2 GB – $5.000 CLP (USD 7)

 

  • Entel 3 GB – $15.000 CLP (USD 20)