Marketing, Events & Travel Group (MET GROUP) is the exclusive local housing partner for the WCN’24.

With over 25 years of experience, MET GROUP has consistently delivered exceptional solutions to organize congresses and events. As a certified travel agency, their expertise extends to offering hotel blocks and accommodation tailored to the specific needs of WCN’24 delegates.

MET GROUP has negotiated special room rates with a wide range of hotels close to the CEC, the designated venue for the congress. Please see the full list of hotels on the booking website.


For GROUP RESERVATIONS (from 10 rooms) please contact for a tailored proposal.

For more information about hotel accommodation, please contact us at

“MET GROUP” es la agencia local de viajes y colaborador exclusivo del “World Congress of Nephrology 2024”.

Con más de 25 años de experiencia, MET GROUP, ha brindado soluciones excepcionales en multitud de congresos y eventos. Como agencia de viajes certificada, sus servicios incluyen reservas en bloque para hoteles y soluciones de alojamiento adaptadas a las necesidades específicas para los asistentes del WCN’24.

MET GROUP ha negociado tarifas especiales para habitaciones de una amplia gama de hoteles cercanos al CEC, el sitio designado para el congreso. Puede consultar la lista completa de hoteles en el sitio web de reservas.


Para RESERVAS GRUPALES (a partir de 10 habitaciones), por favor, póngase en contacto con para recibir una oferta personalizada.


Para obtener más información sobre el alojamiento en hoteles, por favor, contáctenos en


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Location & Venue

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, often called the “Paris of South America,” is a captivating tourist destination known for its rich blend of European elegance and Latin American vibrancy.

Known for its passionate tango performances, colorful street art, and striking architecture, the city offers a range of experiences for all the senses.

Visitors can savor mouthwatering steaks at traditional parrillas, explore the bustling markets and boutiques, and immerse themselves in the city’s thriving arts and culture scene.

Get ready to experience a dynamic mix of history, culture, and gastronomy in a cosmopolitan setting!

Buenos Aires Convention Center (CEC)

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 2099
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The CEC features an innovative architectural design with three underground levels. Located in the Recoleta neighborhood in a leafy stretch between the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Law and Parque Thays, the center offers many transportation options to recommended hotels and the rest of the city


The official currency in Buenos Aires is Argentinian Peso (ARS).

It is easy to obtain local currency in Buenos Aires at casas de cambio (bureaux de change/currency exchanges) and at most banks – please note that you’ll need to provide ID when changing money.

Local currency is also available from cash machines (ATMs) throughout the city. Cash machines operate 24 hours a day and accept all major international cards.

We recommend changing only small amounts of money at a time. You should also keep the receipt from your transaction, as you may need to show this if you wish to change money back to your original currency at the end of the trip. (Please note that you may exchange no more than the equivalent of $100 in Argentine pesos).

Banks provide standard services nationwide, Monday through Friday, except public and bank holidays, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Currency exchange offices are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday, except holidays.

Government offices are generally open between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, except on holidays.

Private businesses work from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shops are usually open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The standard voltage in the area is 220V, with a frequency of 50Hz, and the commonly used plug types are C and I. Visitors are advised to bring suitable adapters or transformers to ensure compatibility, with plug types 1 and 2 being the most commonly used in Buenos Aires. This will help avoid any inconveniences during your stay.

Emergency Call Center  – 911
Fire Department – 100
Medical Emergency – SAME – 107
Tourism Center – 0800 999 2838
Civil Defense – 103

Local, national, and international calls

Telephone numbers in Buenos Aires City consist of eight digits. Local calls do not require dialing any prefix, except when calling mobile phones (you should add the prefix 15, followed by the eight digits). For calls to other regions within the country, dial 0, followed by the area code and the local number.

For international calls, you need to dial 00 before the international phone number. If you want to call Buenos Aires City from abroad, add the prefix (+54 11) for landline numbers or (+54 9 11) for mobile phones.

Prepaid phone cards: For those who wish to rent a mobile phone during their stay in the city, they can opt for prepaid phone card services, which can be purchased at kiosks and communication centers.

Internet and communication centers

There are centers in all city neighborhoods that offer telephone calls and Internet access.

Calls are charged based on the destination and duration, while Internet service is typically billed in fractions of 15 minutes in most places.

Cellular phone operators have 4G technology; in some places, the 5G network is available for data and browsing. Most hotels and restaurants in Buenos Aires provide complimentary WIFI networks.

The official language is Spanish. However, English is widely understood in most hotels, shops and restaurants. Portuguese is also frequently spoken.

Argentina has a time zone UTC -3. The time of Argentina does not have an associated summer time.

With average temperatures of around 18°C (64°F), Buenos Aires enjoys a temperate and sunny climate, making it an appealing destination year-round. July is the coldest month, and while frost or ice is rare, visitors are advised to layer up, especially for evening outings during this mid-year period. In the summer months of January and February, humidity can be somewhat high, and warm nights persist, making it advisable to pack lightweight, breathable clothing. Spring and autumn are the rainiest seasons, characterized by generally light rainfall that doesn’t significantly disrupt activities. However, having a raincoat or umbrella on hand might be wise.

Buenos Aires transitions from summer to autumn in April. The weather tends to be mild and pleasant – ideal conditions for exploring the city’s attractions.

Daytime temperatures remain warm, so individuals attending congress sessions and sightseeing should consider wearing light layers, including t-shirts, blouses, and short-sleeve tops for comfort.

While evenings may bring cooler weather, a mid-weight sweater or cardigan should suffice for staying warm during social gatherings and networking events.

A light jacket or coat is recommended, particularly for cooler evenings, to ensure warmth while enjoying the city’s nightlife and cultural offerings. Comfortable footwear is essential as Buenos Aires is renowned for its walking culture.


Foreign tourists are entitled to a VAT refund on domestically-manufactured goods valued over 70 ARS when shopping at participating outlets affiliated with Global Blue Argentina.

To claim this refund, you must retain your receipts and complete the necessary forms at customs when leaving the country. Please find more details on processing your refund here.

Additionally, it’s advisable to keep some small change on hand when making purchases in cash, as shops in Buenos Aires may occasionally run low on small change. Using the exact amount when paying in cash will be greatly appreciated by the retailers.

Buenos Aires provides a range of free walking tours, offering an excellent and budget-friendly way to delve deeper into the city’s rich history and culture.

These tours are conducted on foot and operate on a tip basis, allowing visitors to contribute what they feel is appropriate.

You can explore various options for free walking tours in several neighborhoods, including Barrio La Boca, San Telmo, Historical City Center, Recoleta, Palermo, and Puerto Madero.

Buenos Aires is renowned for its gastronomic delights, heavily influenced by European countries, especially Spain and Italy. Don’t miss milanesas, pizzas, and traditional Argentine barbecues with chimichurri, choripanes, pastas, and

alfajores. And be sure to enjoy empanadas, ice cream, matambre, and medialunas!

In addition to its food, Buenos Aires is also famous for its cafes in the city center, where you can enjoy the city’s vibrant atmosphere while savoring delicious treats.

There is no regulation for tipping in Buenos Aires. The expected collaboration for the staff is 10-15% of the total amount.

Using mosquito repellent is recommended throughout the day and night due to the rising Dengue cases in the country.

In Buenos Aires, public restrooms are scarce, so it’s advisable to use facilities whenever available at museums, theaters, or restaurants.


Arriving to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has two different airports:

Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini – Ezeiza is Argentina’s primary airport, serving as the main point of entry for international flights and a few domestic ones. Situated in Ezeiza, approximately 32km from Buenos Aires City Centre, travelers have several recommended options for transportation between the airport and the city, including shuttles, taxis, and pre-booked transfer services. Another available but less convenient option is Bus N°. 8 (Colectivo 8), which costs USD 1 per person and takes about 1.30 hours to reach the

Find more information here.

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, also known as Aeroparque, offers the advantage of being situated within the city, just a 15-minute drive from the main hotels. It mainly handles domestic flights and some regional ones, serving Argentine provinces and neighboring countries.

Aeroparque provides a range of public transportation options for convenient access to various parts of the city, with buses 45, 37, 33, and 160 connecting to many destinations in Buenos Aires.

Find out more here.

In Buenos Aires, there are several convenient options for public transportation: buses, the “subte” (underground metro/subway), and trains.

You’ll need to obtain a rechargeable SUBE travel card and load it with credit to use these services. SUBE cards can be acquired at subte stations, one of the eight Tourist Assistance Centers, or at many “kioskos” (corner shops that sell confectionery and tobacco) scattered throughout the city. You can recharge your card with credit at all subte stations, national lottery outlets, and some kioskos equipped with automated terminals.

Additionally, Buenos Aires offers an online map and a downloadable app called BA Cómo llego? (How do I get there?) to help you find the best routes from A to B within the city. You can download this helpful application here.

To find out more information about public transportation in Buenos Aires, please visit:

Visa and passport

All Argentine Republic visitors must possess a valid passport with an expiration date of at least six months from entry into the country.

Passport holders from the following countries and territories must obtain a visa to attend congresses and fairs or to carry out technical, scientific, artistic, or professional activities when entering the Argentine Republic. The authorized stay period for this type of visa is a maximum of 30 (thirty) days.

The procedure is personal, and the applicant must submit the following documentation (original and copy) to the corresponding Consular Office:

  • Valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from entry into the country and at least one blank page (two sides) available
  • Two (2) recent color photographs, 4 x 4 cm in size, with a white background, taken from the front.
  • Completed visa application form (preferably electronically) signed by the applicant. You can download it here.
  • An invitation letter from the inviting party in the Argentine Republic duly registered with the RENURE (National Registry of Petitioners on behalf of Foreign Applicants). This invitation letter must be certified and legalized by an Argentinian Public Notary. Delegates can obtain this invitation letter by contacting MET GROUP (WCN official local PCO) at
  • The invitation letter costs 25 USD to be paid directly to MET GROUP. Some countries require the shipment of the physical document through FedEx. An additional cost for the shipment will apply. Please verify with your Consular Office if they need a physical copy.
  • Proof of the relevant activity related to the requested visa (work, study, or other), as applicable.
  • Once you have all the documents, schedule a consular interview. The consular fee is USD 200 (US dollars or Euros, according to the Consular Office processing the visa, payable in the local currency where the Consular Office is located).
  • Check here the consular representation of your country:

Please verify if your country needs VISA to travel to Argentina:

Afghanistan: Visa Required

Albania: Visa Required

Angola: Visa Required

Algeria: Visa Required

Bahrain: Visa Required

Bangladesh: Visa Required

Belize: Visa Required

Benin: Visa Required

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Visa Required

Brunei: Visa Required

Burkina Faso: Visa Required

Burundi: Visa Required

Bhutan: Visa Required

Cambodia: Visa Required

Cameroon: Visa Required

Chad: Visa Required

North Korea (DPRK): Visa Required

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire): Visa Required

Cuba: Visa Required

Egypt: Visa Required

Eritrea: Visa Required

Eswatini: Visa Required

Ethiopia: Visa Required

Philippines: Visa Required

Guinea: Visa Required

Equatorial Guinea: Visa Required

Haiti: Visa Required

India: Visa Required

Indonesia: Visa Required

Iraq: Visa Required

Iran: Visa Required

Solomon Islands: Visa Required

Kyrgyzstan: Visa Required

Kiribati: Visa Required

Kuwait: Visa Required

Laos: Visa Required

Liberia: Visa Required

Libya: Visa Required

Mali: Visa Required

Mauritania: Visa Required

Myanmar: Visa Required

Nepal: Visa Required

Niger: Visa Required

Nigeria: Visa Required

Pakistan: Visa Required

Palestine: Visa Required

Papua New Guinea: Visa Required

Central African Republic: Visa Required

People’s Republic of China: Visa Required

Saudi Arabia: Visa Required

Sierra Leone: Visa Required

Syria: Visa Required

Somalia: Visa Required

Sri Lanka: Visa Required

Sudan: Visa Required

South Sudan: Visa Required

Tanzania: Visa Required

Tajikistan: Visa Required

East Timor (Timor-Leste): Visa Required

Togo: Visa Required

Tonga: Visa Required

Tunisia: Visa Required

Turkmenistan: Visa Required

Uganda: Visa Required

Uzbekistan: Visa Required

Vietnam: Visa Required

Yemen: Visa Required

Djibouti: Visa Required

Zambia: Visa Required

Zimbabwe: Visa Required