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Two million square feet (185,000 square meters) of space and an avant garde design that makes the staging of any kind of event possible.

Flexible spaces, efficient service, and an excellent location have transformed Centro Citibanamex into the venue par excellence to hold all kinds of  exhibitions, from large international fairs to small local exhibitions.

Its highly functional design has given the venue the 40% of the national market and 60% of the local market in fairs and exhibitions.

It has 34,000 m2 (about 365,970 ft2) of column-free space that can be divided into four independent rooms with 5,000 m2 (about 53,820 ft2), 7,000 m2 (about 75,347 ft2), 9,000 m2 (about 96,875 ft2), and 13,000 m2 (about 139,931 ft2), respectively

In addition to this, each room has its own loading and unloading platforms with hydraulic ramps, maneuvering yard with direct access from the street to  the exhibition area, and floor load capacity of up to 2 ton/m2

 

Furthermore, the spacious concourse located in front of the exhibition rooms facilitates the flow of visitors and features natural lighting and a spectacular view of the Hipódromo de Las Américas

  • RIGGING: Renting of structures for hanging, lighting, audio, and video.
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  • CAPACITY: We use the pipe and drape system, which has a maximum height of 6 m (approximately 19.5 ft) and is generally used for perimeter closure for conference rooms, stands, and private events.

Centro Citibanamex, the leader in congresses and conventions in Latin America, has the necessary capacity and experience, along with a strategic partnership with Mexico City

Important national and international congresses and conventions have chosen Centro Citibanamex as a venue due to the versatility of its spaces, technology, and an experienced team of professionals.

The venue can easily host a large plenary session, large alternate sessions, exhibition areas, and spacious seating areas, and food at the same time.

The international presence of Centro Citibanamex, has helped to strengthen the meetings industry for the benefit of the country and Mexico City, attracting large and important national and international events.

Because of its size, experience, and events, Centro Citibanamex is a leader in Congresses and Conventions in Latin America

Year after year, companies in diverse fields rely on Centro Citibanamex  to hold show rooms, product launches, press conferences, training sessions, cocktails, and end of the year dinners

Centro Citibanamex’s main asset is without a doubt its team of professionals who are always ready to assist you and advise you at all times. We have everything needed to for work meetings, executive meals or breakfasts, training courses, seminars, product launches, press conferences, conventions, end of year celebrations, and all kinds of business meetings

 

 

 

Bossa Brazil is an international "Promotions Agency" specialised in travel & tourism, marketing, PR, events and promotions in general, all with the passion, flair and style you’d expect from our Brazilian roots.

When Bossa Brazil began in 1997, we set out to promote Brazilian culture within Europe and the UK, through a range of festivals and events. Our passion for Brazil quickly exceeded our original scope, and we began promoting Brazil as a destination; a nation with a diverse culture, style and people.

Between 2008 and 2011, we were joined by new partners, helping us to evolve into an international agency, offering our services in the UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Argentina and, of course, Brazil. We can offer our clients a full range of services in some of the most dynamic and economic countries in the world, with a background in the travel and tourism, promotion and music industries.

In fact, all of our international partners previously worked for the Tourist Offices in their respective countries, giving them the background and track record we are known for, and the flair that we embody in all of our projects.

We are the official organisers of the London Bossa Nova Festival, the Brazilian Music Festival and the Taste of Brazil Gastronomy Festival, and we organise a wide range of corporate events for our clients too.

Why Bossa? Well, it means to do things with instinctive, innate charm and natural flair – and that’s how we work. Bossa as a term has a rich history, once referring to any new trend or fashion within the artistic beach-culture of late 1950's Rio de Janeiro, before evolving to become the name for Brazil’s new music style, Bossa-Nova, a lively fusion of samba and jazz. We bring flair, charm and, most importantly, passion to the services we provide our clients. That’s why we’re "Bossa” Brazil.

The city's attraction lies in its many passions.

 
Buenos Aires is a pulsating, passionate, cosmopolitan city. The combination of rich architectural and cultural heritage, modern creative energy, electric nightlife, unique traditions, a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks, and warm, friendly hosts makes it one of the world’s most exciting capitals.

There are dozens of reasons to visit, hence why the city has repeatedly been voted the best in Latin America by users of TripAdvisor, but here are just ten of the big ones.

1. You can dance the world's most romantic dance in its birthplace

Sensual, nostalgic, and fiendishly difficult to learn, tango emerged in the city's portside neighbourhoods in the mid-19th century and has since conquered the world. Today, Buenos Aires is a place of pilgrimage for tango dancers from all over, and the dance is still very much alive - danced by the young and young-at-heart well into the early hours every night of the week. As well as witnessing traditional social dancing and learning some steps at a milonga, you can treat yourself to sumptuous dinner-shows with spectacularly choreographed performances, and see live orchestras playing everywhere from cosy neighbourhood bars to grand symphony halls.
 

2. You'll experience sporting passion like never before

Buenos Aires is a city that lives and breathes football (soccer), and the passion can be felt in the stadiums, the neighbourhood cafes and the goal celebrations of a local amateur team. The atmosphere at the city's stadiums has to be experienced to be believed, and the Boca vs River derby has been described as the most intense sporting event in the world. The city also boasts the world's best polo, with the glamorous Argentine Open considered the greatest club tournament going.

 

3. You can enjoy nightlife that goes on well into the morning

Buenos Aires is a city that never sleeps, famous for its phenomenal nightlife, which ranges from traditional neighbourhood taverns to award-winning cocktail bars, big clubs, hidden gig venues, and underground nightspots catering to every niche. The city's incredible openness and diversity also make it the top destination in Latin America for LGBT visitors. Just be prepared to stay out late! We eat late, party late and sleep late, if at all!

 

4. You'll find yourself in a historic melting pot of cultures

The city's cosmopolitan, multicultural identity was forged in a melting pot of cultures, from native American and colonial Spanish roots, to the influences of immigration from Italy, France, Great Britain, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. You'll see this eclectic mix of influences in the city's architecture, food and in the character of its people. And while Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city always looking towards the latest trends, we also have passionate pride for our history and tradition. Feel the nostalgia in the cobbled streets of neighbourhoods like San Telmo, visit old cafes where poets used to gather, witness traditional gaucho displays of horsemanship and folk dancing at the Feria de Mataderos, and explore the political history of the Plaza de Mayo, where huge crowds turned out to see Eva Perón speak. 

 

5. You can eat like a king

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Designated Ibero-American capital of Gastronomic Culture 2017, the city boasts outstanding culinary options, from elegant 19th and early 20th century “bares notables” to some of Latin America’s most acclaimed contemporary restaurants and bars. Dining is important in Buenos Aires, and you can enjoy the world's best steaks, Argentina's famous malbec wines, and hearty Andean fare, plus there's pizza, pasta and ice cream on every corner thanks to the city's Italian heritage. Buenos Aires boasts several restaurants recognised in Latin America’s 50 Best. Local treats to look out for include the traditional infusion mate and addictive alfajores - chocolate-covered double-deck cookies filled with caramel-like dulce de leche.

 

6. You can relax, walk and run in many parks and open spaces

Buenos Aires is fortunate to have a pleasant climate and many expansive green spaces, full of flora and fauna. From the 350-hectare Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve - one of the world's most important urban nature reserves - to the popular Tres de Febrero park - the place to relax and unwind at the weekend, there are plenty of spaces to enjoy the sunshine, walk, run and watch the world go by. The city also has a free 24-hour public bike share system and an extensive network of cycle lanes, making cycling a fun way to see the city, while the many pedestrianised streets in the centre mean that walking is also a pleasure.

 

6. You can enjoy a wealth of culture

Long seen as Latin America's capital of culture, Buenos Aires has almost 300 theatres, 380 bookstores and 160 museums, and some of them will take your breath away. The Teatro Colón is one of the world's best opera houses, with outstanding acoustics and beautiful interiors, the Ateneo Grand Spendid is considered one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world, and you'll find creative, artistic expression not only in the many galleries and cultural centres, but in the streets themselves. The city has its own traditional form of folk art known as fileteado, recognised as cultural heritage by UNESCO, and you can find incredible street art on every corner (pay a visit to the incredible 2000m² mural El regreso de Quinquela in Barracas).

 

7. Buenos Aires is heaven for the style conscious

Buenos Aires leads the way in Latin American fashion and design, and is a fantastic city when it comes to shopping for unique gifts or new styles from independent designers. With everything from modern malls stocking local and international brands to historic markets and fairs, the city has something for every taste, but perhaps the biggest stars are the top-quality locally produced leather goods and the incredible antiques and native handicrafts you can pick up at the city's markets and fairs. 

 

9. It's the pope's city

Buenos Aires is the place to connect with the life and work of Pope Francis, who was born and raised in the city. You can visit his childhood home and the schools he attended in the neighbourhood of Flores, the prison where he worked in Villa Soldati, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, where for 20 years he led mass as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. There's a free Pope Francis bus tour that visits many of his old haunts. Buenos Aires is also home to Tierra Santa - the world's first religious theme park!

 

10. You'll make great friends

Perhaps the biggest attraction of Buenos Aires is the city's people. No matter how long you stay, you're bound to make friends and feel at home. Porteños, as the city's residents are called, are warm, friendly and very affectionate. They greet with a hug and a kiss, and talk for hours over a dinner or a drink. Expect to be engaged in conversations on all topics, to be invited to try mate, the local infusion and a social ritual in itself, to receive help whenever you need it, and to be made to feel welcome at all times.

Within the second edition of the Half Marathon of the Sea, and in alliance with Motivva Sport Logistics, the Half Marathon of the Sea Expo was held on October 18 and 19.

One of the priorities for #CCCI is to offer cartageneros and visitors different plans through the creation of their own events. The first version of the #ExpoMMM opened its doors for free to provide a space that promotes a healthy lifestyle through sport.

For two days, kits were delivered to the 5,000 runners of the Half Marathon of the Sea and we also attended numerous visitors who came in search of innovative sporting goods. Thirty exhibitors related to sport and fit life were present at the event. Taking a walk around the Cloister was an adventure where energy gel, exercise clothes, the National Navy and many other brands captivated the attention of the public.

During the event, great referents of the sport shared knowledge with the public through enriching talks and advice to improve the performance in the race. The speakers included the Cartagena and promoter of running, Estefanía Borge;to the physiotherapist of the Colombian National Team, Carlos Entrena; and one of the creators of the Half Marathon of the Sea, Ricardo Herrera.

In total there were 5,317 participants, among which nationally, cities such as Bogotá, Barranquilla and Medellín; and internationally, countries like Mexico, the United States and China.

The alliance between Motivva Sport Logistics and the CCCI allowed us to join forces to promote the positioning of Cartagena de Indias as a destination for events and sport.

 

 

Panama City is already a global crossroads by virtue of its strategic location as the Pacific Ocean entry point to the Panama Canal, which stretches 51 miles across the country to the Atlantic Ocean. The canal, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014, doubled in size following a $5.25 billion expansion completed in 2016.

Increased airlift, cruise ship ports on two oceans, new luxury hotels and marketing beyond the region, including the United States and Canada, have all contributed to Panama City’s ascension as a meeting and business center. The continual presence of visitors from all parts of the world creates a cultural mix that fosters a tolerant and harmonious vibe, which is a great match for international meetings.

Elsewhere in the region, San Jose in Costa Rica, and Belize City have both stepped up their games, from hosting international summits to capitalizing on rich natural resources. Meeting infrastructure and the fact that many delegates have not visited these cities and their landmarks are key reasons Central America is taking off as a MICE destination.

Panama City

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As a preview of bigger and better things to come, Amador Convention Center was completed earlier this year. Designed by Orlando-based RM Plus, LLC Planning & Design, the $194 million convention centre includes two halls that measure more than 200,000 sq. ft. each and a performing arts theatre.

“With Panama City’s central location, not only to the Americas but also to the world, this city can be a large hub for international conventions. The expansion of the Panama Canal will also bring great interest to the region, and the government is very interested in increasing its tourism and leisure travel.”

It’s hard not to mention the new convention centre and canal expansion in the same breath. The convention center is located on the Amador causeway, providing unforgettable views of the ocean, canal and Panama City skyline. 

Ensuring a sense of place with its design, the convention center resembles Panama’s national symbol, the harpy eagle, signifying strength, intellectualism and power. The architecture seemingly creates the flight of an eagle, with a sense of movement. The 240,000-square-foot banquet hall is located under canopies, modeling the rainforest where harpy eagles reside.

The 210,000-square-foot exhibition hall embodies technology and innovation with sleek, modern designs. The convention center also will feature native Mola artwork and walls adorned with a variety of tropical plants.

Major Hotels

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The 347-room Hilton Panama opened last year steps from the Financial District. Society Cafe and Ruth’s Chris Steak House are among the six dining options. The property’s 24,757 sq. ft. of meeting space includes a ballroom that can accommodate 900 guests and features panoramic views of Panama Bay.

Hilton Panama has all the amenities business travelers desire, including a full-service spa and fitness center. Guests can stroll or bike along the bayfront Cinta Costera, which is just outside the hotel.

Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower is a top meeting hotel with more than 46,000 sq. ft. of event space, including a stunning 8,611-square-foot ballroom and a terrace. Located in the exclusive Punta Pacific neighbourhood, it offers 369 guest rooms, four restaurants and five pools.

Top Attractions

central americaBiomuseo, Panama City

Colorful Biomuseo is the only building designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry in Central America. The cultural attraction opened in October.

Located near the site of the new convention centre, its open-air space can hold more than 600; there’s a 350-seat auditorium, too. According to the museum’s website, Biomuseo “tells the story of how the isthmus of Panama rose from the sea, uniting two continents, separating a vast ocean in two, and changing the planet’s biodiversity forever.”

Old Panama City was founded in 1519 and ranks as the oldest Spanish settlement in the Pacific. By the mid-1600s, the area was a thriving merchant center thanks to Peruvian silver shipments that passed through en route to Europe.

No trip to Panama is complete without a tour of the Panama Canal. Boat tours through the canal and secret waterways lead to islands where capuchin and howler monkeys can be seen. Northwest of Panama City, Gatun Lake is part of the canal and can be explored by boat. Take an aerial tram tour to experience the rainforest firsthand.

Getting There

Tocumen International Airport (PYT) is 15 miles outside Panama City. American Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines offer flights from numerous US cities.

 

San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Convention Bureau works closely with Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) to promote the country, particularly as a meetings destination. San Jose was named Mexico & Central America’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination at the 2014 World Travel Awards.

“Our expanding infrastructure, easy air access, world-class lifestyle facilities, as well as warm hospitality and culture contributed largely to making San Jose a key and strategic location for meetings and events in the region.”

Major Hotels

central americaThe Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal, Costa Rica

Wyndham San Jose–Herradura Hotel & Convention Center offers 81,000 sq. ft. of event space and can host up to 2,000 attendees. An International Congress and Convention Association-member property, it has 230 guest rooms and is only three miles from the airport.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Corobici is near downtown San Jose. Renovated in 2013, it has 213 guest rooms and 21,671 sq. ft. of meeting space. The largest room can accommodate up to 1,200. Barcelo San Jose Palacio is a five-star property eight miles from the airport. There are 254 guest rooms and a 8,282-square-foot hall.

Top Attractions 

Costa Rica is all about conservation and sustainability, and meeting attendees will want to sample its rainforests, beaches, Arenal Volcano and wildlife. This small country boasts a remarkable 33 national parks, eight biological reserves, 61 wildlife refuges, 11 conservation areas and 14 wetlands.

For incentive travel, consider booking The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal, which offers a spectacular view of Arenal Volcano, natural hot and cold springs, five unique dining experiences and a 14,000-square-foot spa. It also has 9,800 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting space and 17,200 sq. ft. of outdoor poolside, terrace, and riverfront space for unforgettable events and team-building activities.

Belize City

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Belize City makes a great incentive destination for many reasons, including the fact that it is the only English-speaking country in Central America. The former British colony does not require visas for citizens of the United States, Canada, the European Union, the Caribbean and other Central American countries.

Although Belize does not boast a convention centre, many resorts offer meeting space well-suited for small and medium sized events.

Major Hotels

Radisson: Fort George Hotel & Marina has become an international gathering place for small groups thanks to 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and inspiring views of the Caribbean Sea. Outdoor space is a key draw, with gardens and a poolside area that can host 400. The 102-room property has a marina, a fitness centre and two restaurants.

Princess Hotel & Casino is an entertainment centre, with a casino, cinema, bowling alley and arcade. The 160-room property has lots of flexible meeting space, including ballrooms that offer 7,535 sq. ft. and 9,243 sq. ft., respectively.

Top Attractions 

central americaAltun Ha, Belize District, Belize

No matter where you travel in Belize, history is everywhere. Add in the country’s extreme biodiversity and distinctive ecosystems and it’s easy to understand why this Caribbean nation is gaining traction with incentive travelers.

While Belize City is home to historic Colonial structures (remember it used to be British Honduras), attendees will likely want to explore ancient Mayan ruins. The Altun Ha ruins are only 31 miles north of Belize City. Altun Ha’s largest temple-pyramid is 54 feet high; a replica of it has been adopted as the logo of Belize’s leading beer, Belikin.

Altun Ha also exemplifies the rich biodiversity in Belize. Among the wildlife are 200 species of birds and large crocodiles in a Mayan-made reservoir. Armadillos, agouti, paca, coati, tyra and tapir can also be spotted.

Getting There 

Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) is located in Ladyville, eight miles north of Belize City. Nonstop service is available from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Newark. Airlines that serve BZE include American, United, Delta, US Airways and Grupo Taca.