This page includes important information regarding the conference venue, Gala Dinner, dress code, visa requirements, etc.

Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami

5250 University Dr.
Coral Gables, FL 33146


Conference sessions on November 11-13 will be held at the University of Miami campus.


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The dress code for the conference is business casual.

The weather in Miami in November is warm with temperatures between to 68-82 °F (20-28 °C). Afternoons are relatively warmer with average high temperatures reaching 83°F (28°C). Overnight temperatures are generally cool with an average low of 65°F (19°C).

Suggested clothing includes light-weight items and  as well as an extra layer for cooler evenings.

The month of November in Miami experiences temperate weather conditions. They receive very little rain  with the sun shining an average of 11 hours a day.

The United States 

To enter the United States you must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your planned departure from the United States. You may also need a visa depending on the country in which you live. There are several types of Visas and Visa exemption options. Please visit the US Visa Website for more information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html


The US VWP allows nationals from participating countries to travel to the US for 90 days without applying for a visa. To qualify for the WVP you must also have an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and you must have an e-passport to use the VWP.   

National’s of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway. Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,Taiwan, and United Kingdom are all eligible to apply for the US VWP.


There are three types of US short-term travel visas: Business (B-1) & Tourism (B-2) and a combination visa for both purposes (B-1/B-2). For the purposes of this conference you will need to apply for a business or combination visa.

How to Obtain a Visa? 

Here are the general steps that each process will follow:

  1. Check at which embassy/consulate you need to apply and consult their application instructions.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Schedule an interview.
  4. Gather all the necessary documentation and pay the interview fee.
  5. Attend Visa interview, ensure you have all the appropriate documentation.
  6. Wait to receive your visa

When to Apply for Business Visa? 

Check with your embassy or consulate as processing times may vary.


Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)

Currency: US Dollar

Telephone Area Codes: +1 (US Country Code)

Climate: Warm Tropical Climate

Elevation: 1.8 Meters (6 feet)

Located on the Atlantic coast of Florida at the southern tip, the Miami metro area is Florida’s largest city with over 6 million residents. Miami among the most popular cities visited by tourists from around the world. It’s tropical climate and various beaches attract approximately 23 million tourists annually. The city offers a multitude of attractions including aquariums, art museums, a national park, and innumerable water activities. 

Miami is also a bustling centre of  international banking and finance, business services, manufacturing (including apparel, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, printing, and metal products) and international commerce. The famous Port of Miami handles international shipping and is a world leader in cruise ship operations.