Transportation
Health issues
Printing your poster

Accomodations
Smoking policy

The city of Campinas
Nearby park

Places to eat and drink
Cultural tour
Barbecue restaurant
Área map

Transportation

Airport transfer schedule and other practical information will be posted in this page.

In case you miss the airport transfer provided by BRAGFOST2016, there are direct buses from Guarulhos (Cumbica) Airport to Campinas and vice-versa. A timetable is available here. The ticket may be bought here or at the bus office. At Guarulhos airport, the bus office is located outside of Terminal 2, on the ground floor. In Campinas, you may take the bus at Largo do Pará or at the city's bus station.

In case you need to go to São Paulo from Guarulhos (Cumbica), or vice-versa, you can take this bus.

In case you are landing at Viracopos airport, you may take a Taxi or an Uber to the hotel (19km, 20 minutes, about R$65,00).

Health issues

Although in September mosquitoes are not particularly active, dengue fever is endemic in Campinas, so we recommend that you use repellent and wear long pants and closed shoes.

Printing your poster

For your convenience, you may send your file to alexandre@graficadocx.com.br and have your poster delivered to Dan Inn hotel by September 20th. Posters must be sent at least 2 days prior to delivery date. Suggested size is 85x120cm vertical. For this size cost is around R$110,00, with top and bottom rods and a cord to hang it (this is important because we will hang posters in hooks). Visit the printshop's website.

Accomodations

Accomodation and the opening dinner will be at Hotel Dan Inn Cambuí, in Campinas.

Address: Av. Júlio de Mesquita, 139 - Cambuí
Campinas - SP - CEP 13025-062
Phone: +55 19 32556730

Smoking policy

In the state o São Paulo smoking is prohibited and subject to fines at most places (basically, you can only smoke inside your own house or in an open area). There are no smoking-bedrooms or spaces in our hotel.

The city of Campinas

Campinas was founded in 1774, as an outpost for expeditions in search of gold and Indian slaves. After the construction of a railway linking São Paulo to Santos' seaport, in mid 19th century, the city became an important coffee, cotton and sugarcane production area. At the end of that century, with the abolition of slavery, farming and industrialization attracted many foreign immigrants, mainly from Italy, and the city became wealthy. The city was the birthplace of opera composer Carlos Gomes (1836 — 1896) and was home to Hércules Florence, one of the early inventors of photography.In the first decades of the 20th century, Campinas already had an opera house, a philharmonic orchestra, and the most important Brazilian research center in agricultural sciences.

The Campinas Metropolitan Area is home to many national and international high-tech industries and IT companies, including IBM, Dell, Motorola, Compaq, Samsung, Alcatel, Bosch, 3M, Texas Instruments and CI&T. The automotive industry is also heavily represented: General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Magneti Marelli, Eaton Corporation, Tenneco, Toyota and many others. It also has a large pharmaceutical industry sector, with companies like Medley Farma, EMS Farma, Altana, Merck Sharp and Dohme, Cristália, Valeo, etc.

In addition, the region is home to many research centers and universities, such as the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory, National Laboratory of Science and Technology of Bioethanol, Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory, Centro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Telecomunicações (CPqD), CenPRA, Embrapa, Unicamp, Facamp and Puccamp. According to the Times Higher Education 2007 World University Rankings, the University of Campinas (Unicamp) is the 177th best university in the world, and the 2nd best in Latin America (after the University of São Paulo, in 176th place).

Nearby park

When you go out of the hotel turn right and follow the road for about 10 minutes. You will reach Bosque dos Jequitibás, a patch of natural tropical forest with a small zoo inside. Look for the cotias, antas, araras, monkeys and the famous jaguar. The park is open Tuesday to Sunday from 6:00 to 18:00. Entrance is free and it's a good option for a morning walk.

Places to eat and drink

Cambuí district, where our hotel is located, is famous for its restaurants and bars (in Portuguese, "Botecos"). After having dinner at our hotel, if you want to go out for a drink with your BRAGFOST colleagues, there is a number of places to go within walking distance.

Map to bars
Map to restaurants

Cultural tour

Coffee plantations became common in São Paulo state in the 19th century. This important export product was responsible for the state's wealth and for its industrialization. On Thursday, September 22, we will have a cultural at Fazenda Tozan, a coffee plantation from late 19th century.

Address: Rod. Gov. Dr. Adhemar Pereira de Barros, 121 - Bosque das Palmeiras
Campinas - SP
Phone: +55 19 32571236

Barbecue restaurant

Barbecue is one of the most famous Brazilian specialties. On Thursday, September 22, our dinner will be at Estância Grill, a famous Southern Brazilian style "rodízio" (all you can eat) barbecue restaurant. The restaurant offers also a salad bar and different types of vegetarian pasta.

Estância Grill
Albino Jose Barbosa de Oliveira, 271
Barão Geraldo - Campinas/SP
(19) 3289-1511

 

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