Colombia receives FIEXPO in 2020
The idea of Procolombia is to be the leader of MICE tourism in Latin America in capturing events and demonstrating its social and cultural commitment through events with a legacy
Yesterday the Fiexpo 2019 closed its doors in Santiago de Chile and who takes the post will be Colombia, country that will receive the next 3 editions.
The president of FIEXPO and former president of ICCA, Arnaldo Nardone, highlighted the dynamism shown by the country in this matter: "Colombia has been one of the most dynamic countries in this business and of greater comparative growth in the last 10 years. Not only in gathering meetings, but in investments made in infrastructure, which was extremely necessary to develop the business. And that is a clear sign of international recognition of what has been done up to this moment. "
Another example of the good time that Colombia is going through in the segment of meetings tourism is the publication of the latest ranking of the International Congress and Convention Association (IECA) in which the country climbed three positions from position 32 to position 29: it was located in the top 30 of the countries with the most international congresses. Last year, the country received 147 events and outperformed Russia, New Zealand, Chile or South Africa. "That's why, by 2027, we want to set the goal of having 267 ICCA events," said Vice President of Tourism of Procolombia, Julián Guerrero.
Colombia is living a great moment and wants to consolidate itself as a top destination to host meetings at the highest level. Proof of this are the events that are about to happen as FIEXPO to be held in Cartagena next year; in 2021 in Medellín and in 2022 in Bogotá. "Only the acquisition of FIEXPO for the next three years demonstrates the confidence that the world has in our country, especially the organizers of major events that see Colombia as a destination capable and up to the region," said Vice President of Procolombia.