Rio de Janeiro, called Rio, is the second largest city in Brazil by population. It is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.
Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. Rio has the second largest GDP in the country, estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to a number of major companies and the home of many universities and institutes.
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, bossa nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.
Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics. This will be the first time a South American and Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. Rio's Maracanã Stadium held the finals of the 1950 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the XV Pan American Games both opening and closing ceremonies.
Ibmec (Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais), is a Brazilian private university, widely regarded as one of the leading and most prestigious institutions specialized in teaching and research in the fields of Business and Economics in Latin America. It was founded in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro and, since then, has expanded to two other campuses located in the cities of Belo Horizonte and Brasília.
ITQM 2015 will be held at Ibmec Rio de Janeiro's main campus, located at Av. Presidente Wilson, 118 – CEP. 20030-020 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro and offers undergraduate courses in Business, Economics, Law, International Relations and Accounting.
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