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9 Best Venues for Business Events in Rio de Janeiro


The majority of event venues in the city of Rio de Janeiro are concentrated in the Zona Sul or Barra da Tijuca areas. The Zona Sul area is closer to the Santos Dumont airport, a popular destination for domestic flights, and is comprised of several neighbourhoods with event venues.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most important tourist destinations in Brazil and over the last years has received significant improvements to infrastructure due to being a host city to the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Aside from the expansion of the international airport Galeão, and of the public transportation network with the inauguration of new BRT and metro stretches and the light rail line VLT, the city also had an increase in hotel capacity. These investments boosted Rio de Janeiro’s potential as a city ready to host events of all sizes, competing with São Paulo, which doesn’t have as many leisure options for business tourists compared to Rio.

However, even before hosting these larger events, the city was already well established as a hub for important business events within certain industries, especially in oil and gas, telecommunications and the creative economy, the latter one with a strong focus on the audiovisual market.

Where to host your event in Rio de Janeiro Generally speaking, the majority of event venues in the city of Rio de Janeiro are concentrated in the Zona Sul or Barra da Tijuca areas. The Zona Sul area is closer to the Santos Dumont airport, a popular destination for domestic flights, and is comprised of several neighbourhoods with event venues. Some of the neighbourhoods with venues suitable for corporate events are:

  • Centro
  • Glória
  • Botafogo
  • Flamengo
  • Lagoa
  • Copacabana
  • Leblon
  • Gávea

The Barra da Tijuca area is a little further from Rio de Janeiro’s city center, but has several options of venues and halls, including Riocentro, the largest event venue space in the city, which is suitable to host larger trade shows and conferences.

IRCAD América Latina - Rio de Janeiro

Auditoriums with 4K and Full HD projectors, microphones, simultaneous translation system in 3 languages and simultaneous voting system.

Av. Jorge Curi, nº 550 Bloco E
Barra da Tijuca
22775-001 - Rio de Janeiro

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Pier Mauá

PIER MAUÁ has appropriate spaces to your media. Each cruise season moves on average 600 thousand people. What better opportunity for hundreds of thousands of people to see your brand, product or service?

Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 10
Praça Mauá
20081-250 - Rio de Janeiro

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Villa Riso

Weddings and receptions, quinceañeras, sweet sixteen, baptisms, anniversaries, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, children’s parties, theme parties, gala dinner, congresses and conventions, seminars, celebrations, corporate celebrations, graduations, parades, filming and picture taking, product launching and autograph night.

Estrada da Gávea 728
São Conrado
22600-010 - Rio de Janeiro

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Theatro NET Rio

The space has two rooms. The larger, the Tereza Rachel room, accommodates over 622 visitors and the smaller, the Paulo Pontes room, seats 100 people. The Theatro NET Rio aims to be the scene of all arts.

Rua Siqueira Campos, 143
22031-071 - Rio de Janeiro

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Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro

The Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro offers several spaces that can be used according to your needs, from small meetings and seminars to large corporate and social events. We are able to tend to your specific needs, and always have our client's goal in mind. Come and check out our different spaces. You'll be able to see Guanabara Bay, the Sugar Loaf and the statue of Chist The Redeemer!!!

Av. Pasteur, 333
22290-240 - Rio de Janeiro

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Jeunesse Arena

Built to host sporting competitions during the 2007 Pan American Games, Jeunesse Arena has become a reference in well-managed legacies in Brazil. For ten years, it has been hosting sporting, cultural, corporate and religious events of various sizes and shapes, becoming an important tool of attraction of national and international events to Rio de Janeiro. Located in the Olympic Park, in Barra da Tijuca, the Jeunesse Arena is a world-class multipurpose venue. Its versatile arrangement with 360o retractable bleachers offers dozens of different layouts for events with audiences ranging from 300 to 18,000 people. Its facilities meet all technical parameters and specifications required by the International Federations of Basketball, Gymnastics, Volleyball and Indoors Soccer. The Jeunesse Arena passed NBA's most stringent tests and met all technical criteria to receive, for three consecutive years, the pre-season games of the American Basketball League in Brazil. Designed just like the largest and most modern arenas in the world, the Jeunesse Arena is also a reference for major national and international concerts due to its sound quality, comfort for the audience, air conditioning, and the versatility it offers for different stage layouts and settings. Names like Paul McCartney, Roberto Carlos, Bob Dylan, Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé, Eric Clapton, Sade, Maroon 5, Jennifer Lopez, Ivete Sangalo, Guns n' Roses and Iron Maiden have performed there.

Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401
Barra da Tijuca
22775-040 - Rio de Janeiro

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Marina da Glória

The Marina da Glória complex contemplates three spaces for events, with two outdoor and one indoor areas. The events can be held in a part of or in the complete structure, all quite versatile to adapt to your company´s needs perfectly.

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, s/nº
20021-140 - Rio de Janeiro

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Windsor Convention & Expo Center

The Windsor Convention & Expo Center, located just steps from the beach in Barra da Tijuca, offers a complete structure to produce small, medium and large successful events. From planning, organization and implementation, our team is ready to assist you in a professional manner.

Rua Martinho de Mesquita 129
Barra da Tijuca
20031-204 - Rio de Janeiro

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The most complete event and convention center in Brazil, Riocentro is the only venue that brings together, in a single place, trade show pavilions, an amphitheater, a convention center, a 5-star hotel, a restaurant, TV studios and outdoor gardens. With a modern and versatile infrastructure, it is capable of hosting events of all sizes and shapes. Because of all this, it is the venue that most attracts national and international events to Rio de Janeiro throughout the year. Because of its versatile structure and world-class management, Riocentro attracts the largest and most important business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows of Brazil and Latin America, such as LAAD Defence & Security — International Exhibition of Defence and Security; the International Book Fair of Rio de Janeiro, Rio Oil & Gas and the International Conference on Dentistry.

Avenida Salvador Allende, 6555
Barra da Tijuca
22783-127 - Rio de Janeiro

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