Sorocaba is a city in the eastern part of the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It has around 600,000 inhabitants and is an important industrial centre in the country. In keeping with its industrial identity, Sorocaba hosts the carmaker Toyota which operates and assembles its products here. Booking your Sorocaba hotel room puts you in a city significant for technology businesses too however, as it is home to an impressive Technology Park, which aims to bring research bodies in academia and business together to incubate new sustainable solutions and products. Numerous blue-chip companies are currently participating, including Lego and UNISO.
What else gives Sorocaba its unique identity?
This important location for research and development boasts centres with exceptional facilities as well as the beautiful surrounding Brazilian landscape with palm trees, aqua-coloured pools and nearby coastline. Not only can you engage with the exciting and inspiring work happening in this forward-thinking city, but you can enjoy the relaxing environment, fascinating culture and delicious food.
What is Sorocaba like from a business perspective?
This important industrial centre in Brazil is home to the innovative Technology Park that attracts international travellers with its excellent business events. The park is a space for companies, universities and institutes to install research laboratories and develop new products and services. In total, the facilities occupy an area of 1.8 million square metres. The space is strategically organised to promote innovative enterprises (incubators) for research and development activities in partnership with business and higher education institutions. Key areas are urban mobility, alternative energies, ICT and electronics. However, the park also runs purely business-oriented events around topics such as entrepreneurship.
What else can I do near to my Sorocaba hotel?
There are several excellent shopping centres where business travellers can find everything they need, from practical items to souvenirs and luxury goods. For some local culture, head to the Catedral Metropolitana de Sorocaba, or the Sorocabana History Museum, both of which give visitors a fascinating insight into the rich history of this region of Brazil. If you fancy a day in the Brazilian sunshine, there is also a zoo in the city. The nightlife in Sorocaba is vibrant, with locals being found unwinding at spots such as Tribeca Café, which plays a range of dance, pop and electronic music. Dance until the early hours before returning to your comfortable Sorocaba hotel.