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About Miami

Conference host city – Miami

The IBA 2022 Annual Conference will be held in Miami, a major US centre and leading city for finance, commerce, culture, entertainment and international trade.

Miami is also known as the ‘capital of Latin America’ and houses the headquarters of Latin American operations for more than 1,400 multinational corporations, including: AIG, American Airlines, Cisco, Disney, Exxon, Kraft Foods, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle, Sony and Walmart.

Downtown Miami has one of the largest concentrations of international banks in the United States, and is home to many large national and international companies, including Bacardi, Burger King and Telefonica. As a result, Miami is well on its way to becoming one of the largest international business hubs in the world.

The Port of Miami is the world’s busiest cruise port and many of the world’s leading cruise companies have offices in or around this area including Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises.

Miami is also one of South Florida’s premier vacation destinations, with beautiful beaches, great weather, multicultural neighbourhoods, art deco delights, sports and a lively arts and nightlife scene.

Tourist attractions include: South Beach – the most iconic neighbourhood in greater Miami, known for its beach, boutiques, bars and restaurants; the art deco historic district – containing 800 deco buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings; and the Everglades National Park – 1.5 million acres of swampland, a short drive away from Miami, that is home to alligators, crocodiles, snakes and all kinds of birds.

With an abundance of business and networking opportunities on offer, this modern metropolis will be a fantastic location for the largest, most prestigious event for international lawyers.

Iconic attractions

South Beach

The most iconic neighbourhood in Greater Miami, South Beach (SoBe) is a vertiginous landscape of sparkling beach, beautiful art-deco architecture, high-end boutiques and buzzing bars and restaurants. South Beach has its glamour, but there is more to this district than just velvet ropes and high-priced lodging. You will find some great down-to-earth bars, good ethnic eating, and excellent museums.

Art deco historic district

The world-famous art-deco district of Miami Beach is pure exuberance: an architecture of bold lines, whimsical tropical motifs and a colour palette that evokes all the beauty of the Miami landscape. Among the 800 deco buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, each design is different, and it is hard not to be captivated when strolling among these restored beauties from a bygone era.

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park, just a short drive from Miami, protects one of Florida's most unique natural features. These swamplands, covering about 1.5 million acres, are home to alligators, crocodiles, snakes, and all kinds of birds. One of the most enjoyable ways for tourists to experience the Everglades is on an airboat tour.

Getting to and from the airport

 Miami International Airport

Miami International Airport (MIA) to Miami Price Distance
Train $2-10 30-60 minutes
Bus $3 15-40 minutes
Regular Taxi (Central Miami) $32-40 11 minutes
Regular Taxi (Exhibition Center) $40-50 20-30 minutes
  • Miami Metrorail and Tri-Rail
    Miami International Airport is now connected to the Metrorail system, giving you access to the network of public train transportation that runs throughout the city. The Metrorail MIA station runs an ‘Orange Line’ to speed up access to the airport.
  • Airport shuttles
    SuperShuttle is the official airport shuttle at Miami International Airport with multiple kiosks located in the arrivals section of the airport. SuperShuttle offers 24/7 shared-ride options to or from the airport and vans are equipped with touch-screen technology with the ability to accept most major credit cards. Vans can accommodate large groups, families, or individual riders.
  • Express bus service
    Miami-Dade Transit’s Airport Flyer offers daily express bus service between Miami International Airport and Miami Beach. Buses run every 30 minutes, from 0600 to 2300, seven days a week. For $2.35 each way, passengers can ride aboard 40-foot buses equipped with luggage racks and comfortable seating.

 Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Miami Price Distance
Train $4 70-90 minutes
Bus $6 60 minutes
Regular Taxi (Central Miami) $80-100 60 minutes
Regular Taxi (Exhibition Center) $88-120 80 minutes
  • Tri-Rail is a commuter train service that runs from West Palm Beach to Miami International Airport with multiple stops along the way, including the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. To access Tri-Rail from the Fort Lauderdale airport, catch a shuttle at the ground transportation level to the Tri-Rail station. You can expect to pay around $4 per person for a one-way ticket to Miami. It takes just under an hour to reach the final stop at Miami International Airport where you can then transfer to the city via Uber, Lyft, rental car, cab, or public transportation.