2018 EFMD GN Americas Annual Conference – practical information

1. Venue

School of Management/ Facultad de Administración
Universidad de los Andes Calle 21 # 1-20
Bogotá D.C., Colombia
+57 (1) 3324550

2. Contacts

EFMD Global Network Americas
Zulay Perez, Coordinator
Tel. +1 (305) 424 1679

3. Fees and payment

  • EARLY BIRD thru 1 October
    • 800 USD EFMD GN full member
    • 900 USD EFMD GN affiliated member
    • 1000 USD EFMD GN non-member
  • NORMAL FEE thru 30 October
    • 1000 USD EFMD GN full member
    • 1150 USD EFMD GN affiliated member
    • 1300 USD EFMD GN non-member
  • LATE FEE after 30 October
    • 1300 USD EFMD GN full member
    • 1400 USD EFMD GN affiliated member
    • 1500 USD EFMD GN non-member

550 USD for every additional registration from the same institution, regardless of fee phase. Please contact us to receive a special registration code in order to be able to access this fee indicating that someone from your institution has registered.

Fees cover attendance at the meeting, documentation, meals and refreshments, but do NOT include hotel accommodation.

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal by 30 October 2018, a cancellation administrative fee of 75 USD will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD GN receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Please note that the list of participants is printed about 12 working days before the event. If you register after 13 November 2018 your contact details will not be included in the list. Also note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) by 13 November 2018 before the list is printed, your contact details will not be included in that list.

4. Accommodation

Our host recommends staying around the Chapinero district and has a negotiated rate with the following hotels in the area from which transport will be arranged:

BH La Quinta

Rate: 374, 850 COP (~125.98 USD) /night

Please contact the hotel directly at reservas@bhhoteles.com to book at the negotiated rate. Please note that this is a chain of hotels so please clearly specify the specific name when writing for ease of booking.

Estelar Suite Jones

Rate: 232, 050 COP (~77.99 USD)  /night

Please contact the hotel directly at reservas@hotelesestelar.com to book at the negotiated rate. Please note that this is a chain of hotels so please clearly specify the specific name when writing for ease of booking.

Although the host school does not have a negotiated rate with the following hotel in the Chapinero district, they recommend it for those attendees that want a 5-star hotel experience:

Hilton Bogota

Please note that transportation to the host venue is only to be arranged for BH La Quinta and Estelar Suite Jones.

5. Transportation


The largest airport of Colombia “El Dorado” is located in the city of Bogotá, at about 14 kilometres from the city centre. There are many airline companies operating at El Dorado, providing flights to tourists from around the world. It is the principal hub to Avianca, the national flag carrier of Colombia, with more than 100 destinations.

El Dorado is served by Transmilenio, buses, taxis and particular transportation companies. We recommend taxi; from the airport to the University the fare should be around USD $10 (depending on traffic). During peak traffic times you can expect the trip to take 45 minutes to an hour.


Bogotá’s public transportation system includes Transmilenio, buses and taxis. You can also use private transportation options such as Uber, although it is not formally recognized in Bogotá.

Taxis in Colombia are relatively cheap in comparison to similarly populated cities. It is the easiest way to move around the city. Fares range from COP $5.000 (USD $1,8) and will grow depending on distance and time; a regular trip will probably cost about USD $5. Taxi drivers usually don’t speak English. Taxis can be hailed by smartphone apps (Tappsi. easy taxi). Taxis in Bogotá do not issue receipts and only take cash, so any taxis hailed with Tappsi or easy taxi will leave you without a receipt. If you need a receipt, consider using Uber.

Transmilenio is the main transportation system of the city. It is usually crowded, especially in peak hours; but it is the fastest option for very long trips. Transmilenio works with a rechargeable card you will have purchase by COP $3.000 (about USD $1,1 one-time-only payment for the plastic) and each trip costs COP $2.300 (about USD $0,8) (smartphone app: IOS, Google Play).

6. Visa

Please refer to the Colombian consulate or embassy in your country in order to verify if you need a Visa. On this page you will be able to see if you require a visa to enter Colombia. Please note that this webpage is only in Spanish.

7. Weather

In Bogotá, during November, the average daily temperatures are around 47°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 52°F.

The temperature varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons. The climate in Bogotá is cool and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 66°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 70°F.

8. Visiting Bogotá

Here we provide you with some links so that you can decide how to make the most out of your trip to Bogotá.

We have some very special tourism opportunities in Bogotá for you unique to this conference:

  1. EFMD member, The International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences at Universidad de la Sabana, invites you to take advantage ion your visit to Bogota and visit one of the most popular destinations of the region: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá on 1 December. This day will include transport and lunch at Universidad de la Sabana, but attendees will have to pay entrance fee to the salt Cathedral which is COP 47,000 (about 18 USD). For more details please see here.
  2. Our host venue, the School of Management at Universidad de los Andes, has partnered with tourism company Swiss Andina to offer some special rates on a range of tourist attractions that you can view here.