Special Institute on

International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Resort

Av. Niemeyer, 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22450-220, Brazil

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Resort

Registrants can reserve a hotel room at our negotiated discounted rate.

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Join us for lunch during the conference and enjoy the view!  Luncheon tickets available on the registration page.

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Iguassu Falls*

For delegates in Rio that wish to enjoy a pre- or post-conference holiday, the Foundation has negotiated discounted rates at the spectacular 5-star Belmond Hotel das Cataratas in Iguassu National Park, adjacent to the famous Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This awe-inspiring site is the largest waterfall system in the world, with 275 individual drops. Surrounded by lush rainforest, enjoy early access to the Falls in near solitude.

If you wish to book at our discounted rates, click on “Book Now” on the hotel’s homepage, pick your dates, and put in our Group code:  MININGOIL. Breakfast in the restaurant is included.

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Things to do in and around Rio de Janeiro*

  • Looking for a guide or travel expert for Rio? One of our Host Committee co-chairs recommends Renata Polacow, Rio Experts, email mailto:contato@rioexperts.com, Tel +55 21 99540-6845

  • Visit Christ the Redeemer, an iconic landmark recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This statue of Jesus Christ stands with arms outstretched to the city from above Corcovado Mountain’s 2,330-foot elevation.

  • Discover Tijuca National Park, the largest urban rainforest on the planet (8,300 acres), featuring varied terrains, waterfalls, more than 1,600 plant species, and over 350 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.
  • Sunbathe at one of Rio’s amazing beaches - Ipanema Beach, made famous by the well-known bossa nova song, “The Girl from Ipanema,” with a 2-mile stretch of sand boasting gorgeous mountain views, and cobalt waters; Prainha Beach’s magnificent shoreline with killer waves and views of rolling hills, verdant rainforest, and gorgeous sunsets; and Copacabana Beach, with some of the best people-watching in the world.
  • Ride a cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar), which stands high above Rio’s bustling metropolis at 1,299 feet and over the picturesque Guanabara Bay with panoramic views at the top.
  • Visit Praça Mauá, the harbour zone, including the brand-new museums and aquarium.
  • Enjoy a night crawl in Lapa, a festive neighborhood which ignites at night with samba dancing, rows of tapas bars, clubs, and live music venues.
  • Shop in Santa Teresa, a hilly bohemian district boasting an eclectic array of art and architecture, cobblestone streets with sidewalk mosaics, palatial mansions, and artsy galleries, and traditional Brazilian restaurants, bars. and craft stores, showcasing the best of what is left of colonial Rio de Janeiro.
  • Tour Theatro Municipal in the city center of Rio de Janeiro, considered to be one of the most beautiful and important theatres in the country.
  • Take a tour or catch a game at Marcana Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.


* Participation in pre- or post-conference travels or other activities is at the sole risk of participants.