First Brazilian Workshop in Geometry of Banach Spaces
25-29 August 2014, Maresias

Main speakers

S. A. Argyros (Nat. Tech. U. Athens)

R. Deville (U. Bordeaux)

P. Dodos (U. Athens)

G. Godefroy (Paris 6)

P. Hajek (Czech Acad. & Cz. Polytech. U.)

P. Koszmider (Polish Acad. Warsaw)

V. Pestov (U. Ottawa & UFSC)

C. Rosendal (U. Illinois Chicago)

G. Schechtman (Weizmann Inst.)

Th. Schlumprecht (Texas A&M)

S. Todorcevic (CNRS Paris & U. Toronto)


The conference will take place at Maresias Beach Hotel, which is located in Maresias (São Sebastião), on the coast of São Paulo state, in Brazil. The nearest airport is São Paulo International Airport. Talks, accommodation and meals will all be organized in the hotel.

Before your travel

Bringing sunblock, caps, and lotion against mosquitos is recommended. For those intending to participate in the hike during the free afternoon, proper shoes are advisable as well. Temperature in Maresias should range between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius.


There will be 5 shuttles leaving São Paulo International Airport towards Maresias Beach Hotel on August 24th and the estimated duration of the trip is 3 hours. The meeting point is the Balloon Cafe, located in the Arrivals Floor of Terminal 2.

The last shuttle is expected to leave at 18h30. Those arriving later than that should look for the regular buses from the company Litorânea which depart from Terminal 2 directly to Maresias. The last one on August 24th leaves at 22h15 and the first one on August 25th leaves at 7h15 (estimated duration 4 hours, price 35 R$). It stops in front of the hotel in Maresias, but you should let the driver know that you want to drop off there.

For those leaving directly from downtown São Paulo, the meeting point is the Golden Tower Hotel (in Pinheiros, Rua Deputado Lacerda Franco, 148) and the shuttle leaves at 9h. Please be on time!

Check in at the hotel is at 16h and please remind that lunch on Sunday 24 is not included.


There are no ATMs or exchange offices in Maresias, and though international credit cards are broadly accepted, we strongly recommend that you bring at least some pocket money in the Brazilian currency "real", which can be exchanged at the airport upon arrival.

We recall that the payment of the inscription fee is due in cash either in Brazilian reais (BRL 300), in US dollars (US 130), or in euros (EUR 100) - half of this amount for students.

All meals are included in the hotel daily room rate, but there might be extra charges to be paid (such as drinks and use of more than one internet device): there will be organized trips in the free afternoon and they are not included in the conference fee (they can be paid by credit card); there are bars and shops in the surroundings of the hotel.

Conference room

The conference room has a big blackboard and there is also a projector connected to a computer available for slides presentations.


Accommodation prices per occupant per night can be found here. All meals are included. The same prices apply to accompanying people.

Participants should contact the hotel directly at in order to make their reservations, indicating the reference "BWB 2014".


Depending on your country of citizenship, you might be required a visa in order to travel to Brazil. Please check the requirements corresponding to your case.


No special health precautions are needed, unless you intend to travel to Amazonia. If you plan a trip to northern or western Brazil, please check with us regarding recommended vaccinations.

Scientific committee

J. M. F. Castillo (U. Extremadura)

V. Ferenczi (U. São Paulo)

R. Haydon (U. Oxford)

W. B. Johnson (Texas A&M)

G. Pisier (Paris 6 & Texas A&M)

Th. Schlumprecht (Texas A&M)

S. Todorcevic (CNRS Paris & U. Toronto)

Organizing committee

F. Baudier (Paris 6 & Texas A&M)

C. Brech (U. São Paulo)

V. Ferenczi (U. São Paulo), chair

E. M. Galego (U. São Paulo)

J. Lopez-Abad (ICMAT)

Sponsors and organizing institutions