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Venue

Palacio de Eventos, in Maracaibo, Venezuela, will be the host convention center of LACPEC 2014.
Address: Circunvalación Nº2, Maracaibo, Zulia, 4004
Telephone: +58 261-7359123
www.palaciodeeventos.com

The conference hotel headquarter is Crown Plaza Maruma, Maracaibo, Venezuela, conveniently located next to the Palacio de Eventos.  

Avenida Circunvalacion 2, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Tel: +58 261-7302700

SPE has appointed CONGREX as the official Destination Management Company assisting SPE in Venezuela. To reserve your hotel to stay in Maracaibo, please contact CONGREX.

Congrex Venezuela, C.A.
Nelson Martinez
Calls will be answered from 0800-1200 and 1300-1700 local time.
Tel: +58 212-2639733 ext. 405
Fax: +58 212-2639733 ext. 180
Email: spe@congrexvenezuela.com

Shuttle Bus Service

Complimentary transportation between the Palacio de Eventos, where the event will take place, and official hotels in the block for LACPEC 14 will be provided from 21–23 May 2014.

Visa Information

Attendees from countries that require a Venezuela visa for entry are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa may take several weeks. Create an official SPE invitation letter that you can print and use in obtaining a visa. Please note that this letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa.

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.
  • 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 or passport copy, 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.
  • Bring a light jacket or sweater because some buildings and restaurants can be a little cool with the air conditioner.