Venue & Accommodation
SAHIC South America 2017 will take place at the Hilton Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Hilton Buenos Aires
From the Airport
The Ezeiza International Airport is 21 miles away, which will take approximately 50 minutes in a taxi. Click here for a map and driving directions to the Hilton Buenos Aires.
Accommodation – Booking a Room
A block of rooms has been reserved with a preferred rate for SAHIC attendees at the Hilton Buenos Aires. To book your room see below.
Preferred rates for SAHIC South America attendees
Deluxe Single Room: US$ 224 + TAX*
Includes Breakfast, Wi Fi, Access to Hilton Fitness.
Taxes not included: VAT 21% only for residents. Hotel will reimburse VAT (21%) of room rates with breakfast included to all tourists non-Argentinian residents.
*Rooms are limited and subject to availability
Local customs & Visas
Most nationalities can enter Argentina without a visa for up to 90 days. To find out whether you need a visa to enter Argentina, enter here: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/?visas.
Citizens from the Mercosur need only their national ID to enter the country.
Citizens from Australia and Canada do not require a visa but need to pay a reciprocity fee (which is valid for several years) in order to enter the country. Instructions in English on how to pay the reciprocity fee online can be downloaded below. More information on how to pay reciprocity fees can be found on this web page: https://virtual.provincianet.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/
It is recommended that you check visa requirements with your local Argentine Embassy or Consulate before you travel.
The Argentine customs website has a list of Argentine embassies and consulates abroad and a list of foreign embassies and consulates in Argentina
Dress code for SAHIC South America is Smart casual
Tips are not included in checks. Usually a tip of 10% will be expected.
Official language is Spanish. Argentineans have a particular way of speaking the language using “vos” instead of “tu” to say “you” among plenty of other localisms.
In Buenos Aires (and Argentina in general) the standard greeting is one kiss on the right cheek, both for men and for women.
Buenos Aires is blessed with a temperate and sunny climate, which makes it a great destination at any time of the year. Annual average temperatures are around 18ºC (64°F).
SAHIC will happen during the lasts days of winter as spring starts on September 21st
Average Monthly Temperatures
September 18.9ºC (66ºF) – 9.9ºC (50ºF)
Buenos Aires time is UTC/GMT -3 hours
There is no Daylight Saving Time