New convention centre in Rio

Rio de Janeiro is expanding its meeting

facilities by building a new convention centre in the city centre. With a total

of 39,945 sqm the centre will boast 17,500 sqm of exhibition space and an

auditorium seating at least 3,000 people. The centre is slated for completion by

late 2002/ early 2003. It will be just a 30-minute drive from the international

airport and have a metro station of its own. Contact: Rio CVB, +49 (0)611 34 17

960 or riodejaneiro@