Información para el Congreso Anual de IFRRO en Argentina
Argentina fue elegida como país anfitrión del próximo Congreso Anual de IFRRO -IWC-, de todas las Sociedades de Gestión Colectiva que tutelan el Derecho de Autor del sector del Libro.
El encuentro, que es organizado cada año por IFRRO (Federación Internacional de Organizaciones de Gestión de Derechos de Reproducción), convoca a cientos de representantes y a destacadas personalidades vinculadas a la protección de la Propiedad Intelectual, revistiendo una gran importancia en el ámbito del Derecho de Autor.
El mismo se llevará a cabo desde el día 22 hasta el día 25 del mes de Octubre de 2012 en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.
As per this year IWC weekly timetable, the IFFRO Board will meet on Monday 22ndOctober. Tuesday 23rd will be devoted to Fora, Working Group and Committee meetings, while the European Group meeting, a combined international seminar and IFRRO Business Models Forum (IBMF) are scheduled for Wednesday 24th. The timetable includes dedicated time slots for the members to network both on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd.
This year IWC and AGM will take place at the NH City and Tower Hotel. IFRRO delegates will benefit from a special rate for the main and the alternative hotels.
The second hotel, NH Latino Hotel, is located within a walking distance from the IWC and AGM venue. Both choices are located centrally.
54 11 5776 6464
Situated in the city centre NH City & Tower has 369 rooms, a gymnasium, a sauna and a summer swimming pool.
NH Latino Hotel (B)
The NH Latino, recently built in the heart of the financial district, can be found near from the best shopping areas.
Further details on how to book hotel accommodation will be provided by IFRRO.
Below is a list of some recommended restaurants in the area near the hotel.
List of restaurants
The Buenos Aires subway ("subte") has 6 different lines and 78 stations. It transports nearly 2 millions of passengers every day.
Map of the Subway
The International Buenos Aires Airport "Ministro Pistarini", also known as Ezeiza International Airport, is located at the Ezeiza partido in the Greater Buenos Aires area. Also, is the largest airport of the country.
When going from the Airport to the city center and the other way around, CADRA has negociated a special rate for IFRRO delegates with the company VIPCAR.
A list of countries that require a visa to enter Argentina is available.
Further information on visas can be found here
Buenos Aires is the largest and capital city of Argentina. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent.
CADRA will be organising a welcome cocktail for the IFRRO delegates.
The IFRRO gala dinner, which closes the IWC week, will take place on Thursday 25th at the Yacht Club Puerto Madero.
Since Argentina is a large country, some of the IFRRO delegates might want to visit other cities besides Buenos Aires, CADRA recommends the services of the TTS viajes agency.
For further information about their offers, please follow the link
For the official Buenos Aires tourist website, please visit
For the official Argentina tourist website, please visit
Vaccination to enter the country
- Required: none
- Recommended: Hepatitis A, Tetanus-Diphtheria. Yellow fever, if you plan to visit the north of the country.
The local currency is the Argentine Peso (ARS). There are bills of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 y 100 ARS.
To find the equivalence in your local currency please enter the following currency converter.
To change your currency to ARS we advise you to go to 'Casa Piano' (located at San Martín 357 St.). Also, you can go to any bank or authorized currency exchange offices (open from 10 to 15 hours).
Water is drinkable throughout the country.
October is springtime in Argentina. Although the temperature usually is between 12ºC/53ºF and 27ºC/80ºF we advise you to look up the weather conditions before traveling.
The official standard for plugs and sockets -outlets- in Argentina is the Type I -IRAM-2073- which is practically interchangeable with the standards in Australia and China. However, many non-grounded sockets in Argentina are the Type C Europlug type. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need one travel plug adapter Type I and one Type C in order to plug in.
Electricity in Argentina is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Argentina with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Buenos Aires is safe but as in most large cities in the world you must take some precautions.
- At night times, it is advisable to be in groups; keep to the busy streets and use radio taxis.
- Do not wear expensive-looking jewelry.
- Do not carry large amounts of cash and it is advisable to pay in Argentine pesos.