Accommodation and Registration 2024

Annual Meeting Venue and Registration


To find out if you need to obtain a visa, and what type of visa is needed, to enter Brazil click here (opens PDF). See here for the list of Brazilian consular offices by country where you can find details of what is required to apply for a visa.

Please note that from 10 April 2024 passport holders from Australia, Canada and the United States will need to apply for an E-visa.  If you are planning to arrive on 9 April, you are advised to apply for an E-visa (apply here) in the event you experience travel delays.

Venue and Accommodation

The Annual Meeting takes place at the Blue Tree Premium Hotel Alphaville.

The Forum's group booking is now closed.

Should you need to still reserve a bedroom at the Blue Tree Hotel Alphaville, please contact Jenny Stewart who will advise if we have any spare rooms in our allocation that we can offer to you.

If there are no spare rooms available, we will send you the link to the booking request form which you will need to use to make a reservation direct the hotel. Upon receipt of the form, the hotel will advise you the remaining available categories and their respective prevailing rates which will include a 15% discount.

Please note all reservations are payable in full upon arrival. Any cancellations or no shows after 28 February 2024, will be invoiced for the amount due.


Registration and payment of registration fee for the Annual Meeting is via the Forum's secure platform. Please register as soon as possible by clicking on the Register for Annual Meeting button below. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email. You can use the confirmation reference number to go back and amend your registration at any point.

Registration is now closed

Registration Fees

The registration fee for FOBAI members is USD$450 and USD$475 for non-members. Fees cover all conference meals and facilities from Tuesday, 9 to Friday, 12 April.

Airport Transfers

You will need to make your own way and pay for your transfers from São Paulo International Airport (GRU) to the hotel. The cost is about USD$60 per vehicle. The recommended taxi company is Guarucoop who are located outside arrivals (turn right as you exit Terminal 3).

Arrival:  For those who provide their flight details in their registration, we will provide a listing of attendees arrival times so that you can organise shared rides for those arriving on similar schedules. We suggest you meet at the Guarucoop kiosk.

If you have not done so already, add your flight details to your registration as soon as possible. The FOBAI staff team will share the listing at the end of March 2024.

Departure: SBB staff team members will help organise participants, who have provided their departure details, into shared taxis from the hotel where possible.

Security In Brazil

The area where the Annual Meeting is being held is relatively safe. Normal precautions for big cities should be exercised. The SBB has kindly provided some common sense tips about being safe and healthy during your time in São Paulo to download.