The logistic staff of the event will speak in english and spanish. In the academic activities rooms we will provide the option of simultaneous translation to english or spanish depending on the assistants necessity.
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Bhutan, Canada, Slovakia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Czech Republic, Republic of Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan , Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland North, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis and San Marino, Saint Lucia, The Vatican, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Benin, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana , Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lesotho, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali Morocco, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Thailand, Tajikistan, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
- National Police: 112
- Civil Defense: 144
- Emergencies: 123 (For ambulances)
Keeping in mind the duration of stay for travelers are in Colombia, the DIAN reminds them of the importance of declaring the currencies they carry, provided that the sum of these is greater than 10,000 USD, or equivalent in any other currency (including Colombian pesos), Filling out form 530, prescribed by Resolution 000063 of September 16, 2016. This resolution also prescribes forms 532 and 534 related to another group of travelers.
The above means that, if a traveler enters or leaves the country and carries more than 10,000 USD, or its equivalent in any other currency, for example COP$ 30,000,000 (taking the $ 3,000 USD exchange rate as an example), you must fill out this form.
The official currency in Colombia is the peso and you can find bills of seven denominations: 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 and the coins that circulate are 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50.
The vaccines depend on the characteristics of the traveler and the chosen destination. The traveler should consider: age, sex, previous vaccinations, previous illnesses, current state of health, allergies to vaccines or any of its components, medication that may interfere with the response of the vaccine, pregnancy and immunodeficiency.
To travel to certain regions of the country, it is required to have been vaccinated against yellow fever at least 15 days before the start of the trip. This vaccine is recommended for those who travel to La Guajira, Norte de Santander, Putumayo and the regions, such as: the Amazon, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the entire Atlantic Coast.
It is recommended for foreign travelers who wish to visit Colombia for short or prolonged periods to get travel insurance that provides medical care coverage and emergency hospital care. With this medical insurance they will be able to receive medical assistance in the IPS (institutions which provide medical care) in the city.
Water consumption: most of the main cities in Colombia have an excellent water filtration service. The water found in these cities is drinkable, so it can be used however you’d like. Yet, there are cities on the Atlantic coast and some rural parts of Colombia that do not have appropriate water filtration services. As such, you must be careful in those areas. Please ask local concierges in hotels for more information, and if you are still uncertain, drink only bottled water.
Colombia doesn’t have seasons. However, in almost all the country there are two rainy seasons, from April to June and from August to November and two summer periods.
Colombian food is the perfect fusion of flavors, where the main ingredients are produced in our country and are combined, generating an entire experience in each bite.
Bandeja paisa: A dish made up of beans, rice, pork rinds, chorizo (sausage), banana and avocado.
Sancocho: A soup accompanied by rice, potatoes, yucca, chicken, meat, carrots and avocado.
Ajiaco: A dish made up of a soup base with three varieties of potato, chicken that can be complemented with milk cream and capers and avocado.
Mondongo: A dish that is made up of a soup with meat, chorizo (sausage), tomato, onion, potato, cassava and cilantro. It is usually eaten with lemon and avocado.
What you need to know about the world avocado congress:
Colombia is the fourth largest Hass avocado producer in the world and its climate and topography allow it to have fruit availability most of the year. Additionally, the industry is in constant growth within the country given the investment of producers in improving the quality of the fruit. This positions our fruit in international markets. Similarly, our territory has extensive areas for cultivation, which opens the doors to foreign investment in the country, taking into account the optimal climate and topography that meet the conditions for the cultivation of avocados.
September 24, 25 and 26, 2019
Plaza Mayor Convention Center, Medellín – Colombia
- Academic sessions.
- Access to the trade show
- Welcome event
- VIP networking lunches
- Access to the Match making forum platform (Avomatch)
- Access to the Avolab (Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutritional products made from the avocado)
- Closing event
The Avotours are outdoors experiences in the Colombian countryside, where the visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the most outstanding avocado crops in the nearest region where the Congress is taking place, as well as those that involve technological advances.
September 22 -23 and 27 – 28, 2019.