IUPAC Workshop on Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials.

28 – 29 September 2017, CENAM, Queretaro, Mexico


Workshop venue The workshop venue will be The National Center for Metrology (CENAM), located in Queretaro Mexico, since it is the national reference laboratory for measurements and support the development and dissemination of tools including reference measurement procedures, certified reference materials, critically evaluated data, and best practice guides that help assure measurement quality

Centro Nacional de Metrología
km 4.5 Carretera a Los Cués,
Municipio El Marqués,
Querétaro. C.P. 76246
Phone: +52 442 211 0500
Citizen Service: 3000


Organize your trip

By air – closets airport – Intercontinental Airport of Queretaro

There is only taxi service from the airport ( to CENAM. The journey will take just shy of 30 minutes in total.

By coach

A national coach run services from the international Mexico City airport Terminal 1 and 2 ( as well as almost all main cities to Queretaro (Bus station) where access to taxis is available.

Some practical information about your trip from Mexico City airport to Queretaro by bus can be found in: Travel by bus

Local information

Money – Mexican’s currency is the Mexican peso (MXN). Credit cards - especially Visa and Mastercard - are widely accepted in restaurants, bars, cafés and shops. American Express and Diners Club cards are less commonly accepted. There are plenty of cash machines (also known as cashpoints or ATMs) available in and around Queretaro.

VAT - Value-added tax (VAT) is a 16% sales tax levied on most goods and services except basic food items. Restaurants must, by law, include VAT in their menu prices.

Electricity - Mexico appliances are fitted with two-pin plugs that can be connected to the Mexican mains supply through wall sockets. Mexican power sockets deliver an average voltage of 110 V, although in practice this can be slightly higher. To charge devices that are compatible with this voltage, simply buy the appropriate adapter from the airport or from high street shops. If your device runs on a lower voltage, however, then you will also need a converter to stop it from over-heating. Even if your country uses lower voltages, remember to check whether your device is dual-voltage (look for the 110-240 V notations) before buying a converter.

Telephone - If you're visiting Queretaro from abroad, don't forget that the Mexico dialing code is +52 and to check your own country's code before you travel.