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Venue & travel information

We had a fantastic and modern conference venue

Grand Hyatt São Paulo

Avenida das Nações Unidas 13.301

São Paulo, Brazil

The venue and recommended hotels were located in the heart of the thriving business district of São Paulo

Grand Hyatt São Paulo

Travel information

Getting to the Venue

All Healthcare Conference activities except the networking dinner are located in the main venue:

Grand Hyatt São Paulo
Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 13.301
São Paulo, Brazil

Located in the Berrini area, the Grand Hyatt São Paulo offers easy access to airports, major business districts, and Morumbi Train Station. Drive to and from Congonhas Domestic Airport in about 15 minutes and Guarulhos International Airport in about 50 minutes.

Guarulhos International Airport

São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (IATA: GRU, ICAO: SBGR), also known as São Paulo/Guarulhos – Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Cumbica Airport or simply Guarulhos Airport, is the main international airport serving the city of São Paulo, being the busiest one in Brazil.

Tip: The hotel offers transportation service to and from Guarulhos International Airport. If you are staying at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo, we recommend you to request service at least 24 hours in advance by notifying the reception desk at +55 11 2838 3123 or via email at

Congonhas Domestic Airport

São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (IATA: CGH, ICAO: SBSP) is one of the three major airports serving São Paulo in Brazil along with São Paulo-Guarulhos Airport and Viracopos-Campinas International Airport, being the main domestic hub nationwide.

Tip: If you are a guest at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo, it is advisable to request the transportation service to and from Congonhas Domestic Airport provided by the hotel at least 24 hours in advance. You can do so by informing the reception desk at +55 11 2838 3123 or by sending an email to


Trains in São Paulo are mostly used for long-distance travel and are operated by Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM). CPTM operates seven lines that connect São Paulo with nearby cities in the Greater São Paulo area. 

Taxis and Uber in São Paulo

Taxis in São Paulo are abundant, safe, and affordable. They use a taximeter to calculate fares based on distance and time, with prices varying based on the time and day. Some airport transfer services offer fixed rates to popular destination. 

When using Uber in São Paulo, it is recommended to confirm the driver's name and license plate, avoid sitting in the front seat, and be aware of the safest pickup and drop-off locations.

Useful tip: If you are staying at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo Taxis and limos can be arranged through the hotel concierge to get to and from popular attractions and transportation hubs. Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft can also be called to the hotel lobby for easy pickup and drop-off.

Taxi Fares:

Flag 1 – Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 20:00

  • Initial fee: €0.75 (R$4.50)
  • Per Km: €0.45 (R$2.75)
  • Waiting time per hour: €5.35 (R$33)

Flag 2 – Monday to Friday from 20:00 to 06:00 and Saturday and Sunday all-day

  • Initial fee: €0.75 (R$4.50)
  • Per Km: €0.60 (R$3.57)
  • Waiting time per hour: €5.35 (R$33)

Health & safety protocol

38th GS1 Healthcare Global Conference organisers and participants will comply with all sanitary Brazilian laws and regulations in place at the moment of the conference in São Paulo. Travel to and from Brazil/São Paulo is the responsibility of the individual, not GS1 Global Office. Participants should consult with their local Brazilian consulate for official travel requirements.

Here are some helpful resources:

Extra measures we are taking to help protect your health and safety:

We will have a contactless registration system onsite (participant badges will not be touched by others). When you arrive at the 38th GS1 Healthcare Global Conference Registration desk, have your registration confirmation email ready to scan at the registration kiosk so that you can print your own badge.

If you test positive for COVID or if you are not feeling well, you must follow local regulations as described here. Participate via the GS1 Healthcare Conference virtual platform. If you need assistance, notify us at

Masks will be recommended when social distance of 1 meter cannot be maintained.

Greetings should be with elbow only (ideally, no handshakes, no kisses, no hugs)

Participants must wash and sanitise hands regularly. Sanitising stations will be available


Whilst organising and hosting an international hybrid conference provides great opportunities for knowledge exchange, networking and partnership building, we realise conferences also come with high climate costs. These costs are mainly related to travel, energy consumption, food and waste generation.​

We wish to continue to provide the opportunity to the GS1 Healthcare Community to connect. At the same time, we are committed to integrating sustainability into the organisation of our conferences to reduce the carbon footprint.​

As our valued participant, we hope you join us in our journey towards a more sustainable GS1 Healthcare Conference. Via this page and our conference app, we’ll update you about what actions the organisers are taking and will share suggestions for you to minimise your own impact. We very much welcome feedback and ideas from our delegates. Together we can learn, improve, and work to minimise our impact.


​Please reach out to for more information!


Practical Guide for São Paulo and places to visit in Brazil

The largest city in the Southern and Western Hemispheres, thriving São Paulo serves as a worldwide center for commerce, arts, and entertainment. To fully experience the city, stroll down Paulista Avenue, the city's main artery lined with shops, restaurants, and cultural centers, which hosts a massive street fair each Sunday.

Download the practical guidebook authored by GS1 Brazil and delve into a wealth of knowledge about São Paulo and Brazil!


São Paulo is a top travel destination and the food in São Paulo is an experience not to be missed. Brazil’s largest city paves the way for the rest of the country. If there is a trend worth talking about, chances are it started in São Paulo first.

São Paulo offers fine dining and popular street food, along with an abundance of market stalls and family restaurants, making it overwhelming to choose what to eat. Check out our top food picks and restaurant recommendations for guidance.


Tipping in Brazil is typically not expected nor given. Usually, Brazilians only consider giving an extra if there was some special, nonstandard service.


São Paulo: average temperatures in October: 18°-26°C (64-79°F)

Dress code

Business casual is recommended for all sessions as well as for the networking dinner.