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SPE Water Management for Oil and Gas: Best Practices and New Technologies Workshop

3 – 4 September 2015

Lima, Perú | Swissôtel Lima

Accommodations and Travel

Venue

Swissôtel Lima
Av. Santo Toribio 173-Via Central
Centro Empresarial Real, Via Principal 150
San Isidro
Lima, Perú

All technical session will be held at Paracas 2 (Second Floor)

SPE has negotiated special rates with the Swissôtel Lima Hotel. To take advantage of this offer and to learn more, please contact SPE staff liaison Rosario Tejada at latinamerica@spe.org.

About Lima

Lima is the capital city of Peru. Strongly influenced by European, Andean, African, and Asian culture, Lima is a melting pot of cultures due to colonization, immigration, and indigenous influences. Lima has developed a tourism industry characterized by its historic center, archaeological sites, nightlife, museums, art galleries, festivals, and traditions. The historic center of Lima was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Also, Lima's beaches are very popular during the summer.

The city’s international cuisine has made Lima known as the gastronomical capital of the Americas. In fact, in 2013 Peru was named South America’s leading culinary destination by the World Travel Awards and visitors to Lima can enjoy its diversity and richness.

Summer in Lima lasts from December to April. Conditions are hot and dry, making these the prime months for enjoying the beach. Winter spans from May through November. Temperatures drop slightly and overcast skies envelop the seaside districts of town.

There's rarely any precipitation in Lima, no matter the season. Lima’s average maximum temperature is 27°C (81°F) and minimum temperature is 14°C (57°F).

Airport

Lima is serviced by the Jorge Chavez International Airport, which was chosen as the 2013 South America’s Leading Airport by the World Travel Awards. 

For information on national and international flights please call: +51.1.511-6055

Currency

The local currency is Nuevos Soles (S/.) and the average exchange rate S/.2.90 per US Dollar.

Visa and Passport Requirements

Attendees are strongly advised to ensure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Peru.
Besides a valid passport, an entry visa and invitation letter may also be required.
SPE offers an official electronic invitation letter to assist you in the visa process upon registration confirmation. Send your request to LAC@spe.org 

Note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Peru. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa. SPE will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can SPE contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.

Travel Safety Tips

When traveling, as in any major city, take certain precautions whether you are traveling or exploring the city. Here are some general tips to help make the most of your trip:

  • Lock up your valuables. Hotels provide safety deposit boxes in their rooms. It’s recommended that jewelry, airline tickets, money, and any important documents be stored in the hotel safe.
  • Remember your adapters. Lima has 220 Volts and 60 Hertz. Many hotels offer outlets for 110-volt appliances and will be clearly marked.
  • Try not to use mobile telephones in the street and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep cameras and video recorders out of plain sight. Avoid wearing excessive jewelry, carrying any valuables, or large amounts of cash.
  • Use credit cards where possible. Your wallet should contain your ID, credit cards, and a minimum amount of cash.
  • Withdraw cash from ATMs that are inside your hotel, banks or commercial centers.
  • Notify hotel management as soon as possible in the event of a lost or stolen room key card.
  • Travel in a group and plan your itinerary before leaving the hotel to ensure you make your destination smoothly. If you get lost, call a taxi to take you to your destination. Your hotel can recommend a reputable taxi company.
  • Keep an eye on your luggage.
  • Exchange currency in shops or at the hotel’s front desk.
  • Pack casual light clothes. In September winter comes to an end and spring is almost around the corner and the temperatures will range from 56°F (13°C) to 63°F (17°C).
  • Bring a light jacket or sweater because some buildings and restaurants can be a little cool with the air conditioner.
  • Tip extra if you want to. Restaurants and hotel tips are 10%.