Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

December 02 - 04 th 2021


The POMS Lima 2021 virtual conference will take place at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), during December 02-04, 2021.  PUCP is a private and non-profit Catholic university, located in Lima, the largest city of Peru. It is the most prestigious Peruvian universities.

PUCP is widely acclaimed for its excellence in Law, Engineering, Sciences, Arts, Architecture, Psychology, Economics and Business. The University is also known for its free cultural aspect. It has always tried to bring in the broadest types of students to foster and develop diversity amongst its student body. PUCP has been responsible for the formation and education of many professionals who have become influential and important characters of Peruvian society.

PUCP develops International Exchange Programs with universities all over the world, exchanging hundreds of students every year. If you want to know more about PUCP, do not hesitate to look at

Address: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Av. Universitaria 1801, San Miguel, Lima


Lima is the capital of Peru and its largest city. With more than 9.5 million inhabitants, Lima is also Peru’s most populated city and ranks fifth among Latin America’s most populated cities. Currently, it is considered Peru’s political, cultural, financial, and commercial centre.

Official Language Spanish is spoken by 84% of the Peruvian population, making it by far the most widely spoken language in Peru. However, there is a complex group of around 47 native languages. Two of the most important native languages are Quechua and Aymara that are spoken in the Andean regions. Meanwhile, in the Amazon region, people speak Ashaninka and Aguaruna.

As the main port of entry to the country, Lima has developed an important tourism industry and is one of the most visited cities in Latin America. UNESCO declared the historic centre of Lima a World Heritage Site in 1991, and its churches are a top tourist attraction. Besides, Lima is the only South American capital with access to the ocean. Its beaches are perfect for surfers, and one can enjoy the gentle and refreshing breeze while riding a bike or walking along its boardwalk. Tourists can also enjoy paragliding over the Pacific Ocean. Lima has been appointed the gastronomy capital of Latin America due to its high-quality cuisine and the passion of Peruvian chefs.

Geography and Climate Lima is in the coastal desert of Peru, on the skirt of the Andes’ western range. Peru’s coastline and beaches are approximately 130 km long, and it extends close to 50 km to the east. The city’s climate is a combination of an almost total absence of rain with high levels of atmospheric humidity and permanent cloud cover. Summer (December to April) is humid and warm, while winter months (June to September) are cloudy and mild. During Games-time, the temperature fluctuates between 19 °C and 12 °C. The humidity causes a lower thermal sensation.

Time Zone Local time: Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5). Currency, Exchange Rate, Credit Cards, ATMs, and Taxes (Tipping) Currency and Exchange Rate The sol is the official currency of Peru. Its symbol is S/. and its ISO currency code is PEN. Peruvian coins have the following denominations: 10 cents, 20 cents, and 50 cents, 1 sol, 2 soles, and 5 soles. Banknotes are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 soles. The PEN to USD exchange rate is stable due to the periodic intervention of the Central Reserve Bank and is at USD 1 to PEN 3.77 (May 2021). Money can be exchanged at the airport, exchange houses or banks. Credit cards are accepted at business establishments, hotels, restaurants, and travel agencies. However, it is a good idea to have Peruvian soles in cash for minor expenses.