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Conference Venue

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Santiago is the commercial, cultural, and political center of Chile, and one of the largest cities in South America. Thanks to its steady economic growth over the past few decades, the city has transformed into a modern metropolis, and it is the regional hub of many multinational enterprises.


The conference will be hosted by Universidad de Chile in its brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, the Edificio Genesis. It promises a comfortable, high-tech environment, situated in the heart of the innovative and trendsetting Las Condes neighborhood.


Beyond Santiago, Chile has a world-class wine industry and top wineries are just a short trip away from Santiago. To see all of Chile, however, requires a bit more time as it’s one of the world’s longest countries stretching from the arid desert in the North down to the Tierra del Fuego in the South, and perhaps also including a visit to the Easter Islands in the middle of the Pacific.  

Suggestions on how to spend days in Santiago:


  1. View of the city from Costanera Center (it is a mall, but you can go to the top of the building for spectacular views) accessible via metro, safe area

  2. Presidents palace: La Moneda walk around the area, do it during the day, on weekdays preferably. There is a metro stop La Moneda

  3. Park in downtown: Cerro Santa Lucia – go by metro

  4. Plaza de Armas in downtown – by metro walk around the area, do it during the day, on weekdays preferably.

  5. Cajon del Maipo – need car, there are also tours

  6. Vineyard tour -  need to drive - Casas Del Bosque. The Wine tour and restaurant aner amazing, so is the wine. You do need reservations, and you cam make them online

    1. Wine tour

    2. Restaurant:


Restaurants in Santiago:


  1. Osaka in W hotel (you can go by metro)  amazing Peruvian food

  2. Tanta (appropriate for lunch and such – Parque Arauco location is walkable from the hotel area

  3. Juices are almost always fresh (jugos naturales), and great tropical juices. Try maracuya and Chirimoya


Potential Day trips:


  1. Valparaiso (looks very much like Karakoy) and Vina del Mar in one trip

  2. Zapallar – great walk along the pacific ocean resto: El Chringuito

Central Chile Tours by G&D South America

G&D South America is a one-stop tour operator that could help out with all of your travel plans while visiting South America. They specialize primarily in Chile and Argentina. For more information, please see its brochure

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