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Gleaming convention centers – some of the newest and best in the world – and resorts from luxury big brands to boutique charmers, help make Mexico a top-of-the-line host.
Throughout Mexico, cities of all sizes offer state-of-the-art centers. Dozens of new facilities have opened within the past few years – instantly attracting impressive international congresses and summits. Compared to 10 years ago, many of the newest centers are in boutique destinations, where they enhance development by attracting new hotels, shops and restaurants. New resorts now grace the beaches near the new Mazatlan International Center, and downtown Puerto Vallarta’s first new hotels in 10 years opened on the heels of the new Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center. 193,750-square-foot exhibit hall, and already has large groups booked. Grupo Televisa is expected to host 30,000 delegates for March (the month the center opens), followed by an industrial mega-convention in August. The new La Paz Convention Center adds another tourism dimension to the Baja resort city of La Paz, the famous gateway to ocean adventure on the Sea of Cortez. The new facility will have state-of-the-art convention and exhibit space for up to 2,000 ppl. In mid-2012, the Los Cabos Convention Center opened in the world famous resort at the tip of Baja. Immediately it played host to two large events, the prestigious G-20 Summit and the first ever Baja International Film Festival. With 279,031 square feet of high-tech, eco-advanced space, overlooking the Sea of Cortez, it welcomes meetings and expos of up to 5,000 ppl. It boasts location, too: The international airport is only 10 minutes away and 10 hotels are within five minutes. Opened in 2009, Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center generated record-setting figures for the 37th Tiangus Turistico, Mexico’s premier travel trade show. Buyers’ attendance increased 50 percent, 30 percent more countries attended and 25 percent more business meetings were conducted during the 2012 event. The center features 215,285 square feet of flexible meeting space and additional space in its outdoor venues. The Mazatlan International Center debuted in 2009 in Marina Mazatlan, one of Mexico’s newest and largest pleasure
CONVENTION CENTER HIGHLIGHTS
With 71 major convention and exhibition centers across the country – many less than five years old — Mexico offers one of the world’s most advanced and unique meeting infrastructures.
NEWEST OF THE NEW
Not one, but two new centers are planned to open in 2013 in Baja. The new Metropolitan Convention Center of Baja California overlooks the ocean between manufacturing power-house Tijuana, on the U.S. border with San Diego, and the seaside resort of Ensenada. The 305,440-square-foot facility includes a
CENTERS OF ATTENTION
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MMIP 2013
Here and There
Centers of Attention
Spotlight on Congresses
What They Say About Mexico
What to Do
Mexico Meetings Hotels