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São Paulo, host of FIA 21st Congress


Four years after Toronto and the impressive work of the Canadian members of FIA, it is now up to SATED/SP to host FIA 21st Congress in São Paulo, Brazil. From September 19th to September 25th 2016, delegates coming from all around the world will gather in the biggest city in Brazil to bring the federation’s most important political body together. This weeklong meeting will tackle the most important international arts and culture issues from working conditions to mobility, health and safety and digitalisation. This congress will focus more specifically on diversity, theme close to SATED/SP’s heart and a major concern for FIA. The motto will be “Acting for diversity”.

Located on the hilly plateau of the south-eastern Brazilian Highlands, “Sampa” – as the city is known – is one of the biggest cities in the world, the largest economy by GDP in Latin America and the most populated city in Brazil. It has a very fertile cultural life and an innumerable art-house cinemas and experimental theatres. São Paulo is also very cosmopolitan and international.

SATED/SP (Sindicato dos Artistas é Técnicos em Espetáculos de Diversões do Estado de São Paulo) - and its President Ligia de Paula Souza – is very glad to welcome FIA members for what is going to be a great meeting of the federation. SATED/SP was created in 1934, just three years after the publication of the trade union law. The Brazilian artists began at that moment a history of achievements. 

September 19th:

- German speaking group

- IP working group

- LGBT working group

September 20th:

- Nordic group


- Afro-FIA / French speaking group

- EuroFIA

- English speaking group

September 21st: 


- Afro-FIA

- FIA Executive Committee 

September 22nd to 25th:

- FIA XXIst Congress 

More information will be available on our website in the coming weeks and months.