Quito, the capital of the Republic of Ecuador that was recognized as the Leading Destination of Meetings, Conferences and Events of South America at the World Travel Awards, will host a total of 18 international events throughout 2019, with which it expects to receive more than 25,000 people.
Among these events to be held in the city of Quito is the Investor Encounter of the Tourism Sector (Sahic), the World Bicycle Forum (FMB8) and the TravelMart LatinAmerica (TMLA).
The Sahic represents an important annual meeting to promote business related to the tourism sector, but also to expose industry trends, data and statistics on tourism in the region, as well as to establish contact with potential partners and investors. For eight years, this event has been developing in cities such as Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Cartagena de Indias, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Bogota and Medellin, among others.
As part of Ecuador’s commitment to sustainable tourism, the capital will host the eighth edition of the FMB8. This meeting seeks to move towards sustainable mobility by promoting the use of bicycles as the main means of social transport.
Thus, from April 25 to 28, 2019, Quito expects to receive around 5,000 participants from all over the world who, through conferences, workshops, urban citizen interventions, mingas, artistic expressions, parties and sports activities will put sustainable mobility in the local and national agenda.
For its part, TMLA, which represents the most important tourism fair in the Americas, will hold its 43rd edition in Quito. This will take place from September 18 to 20, 2019 at the Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito and expects to welcome some 225 people from the tourism industry from the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, as well as more than 200 suppliers of all destinations in Latin America. In addition, it will have the participation of international travel journalists who will be responsible for the media impact of the event.
Currently the Ecuadorian capital has a variety of venues for events, ranging from heritage buildings equipped with all facilities and services, to modern venues such as hotels and convention centers.
One of these spaces is the Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito, which includes a building of 16,442.72 square meters, distributed over two floors, with a total capacity for 13,000 people and connected to the 20,000-square-meter open-air platform. It has two lobbies, one of 1,750 and another of 1,360 square meters, two exhibition halls with more than 2,500 square meters each, an event hall of 2,502 square meters, a multifunctional auditorium with capacity for 500 people and several work rooms .