Latin American and Caribbean meetings and incentive travel tradeshow FIEXPO will bid a fond farewell to Chile when its 12th edition takes place in the capital, Santiago de Chile 10-12 June 2019. It will be the show’s third successive edition in the city before it moves on to Colombia for three editions.
The Pre Workshop organised in Concepción last year will take place in the Chilean Patagonia this year (7-10 June).
Buyers and exhibitors will meet either at pre-scheduled meetings or during social networking opportunities.
A Latin American Political Forum on Meetings Tourism will take place on the Monday on the eve of the tradeshow and includes a Barcelona delegation with Christoph Tessmar, Executive Director of the Bureau of Conventions; Joan Torrela, the city’s Director of Tourism and Agustí Colom, Councillor for Tourism, Trade and Markets.
Ministers and top tourism officials from regional countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay, are also expected again to attend.
This year’s show will be held at Casapiedra in Santiago.
FIEXPO Directors Arnaldo Nardone and Sergio Baritussio say: “The guarantee offered by FIEXPO in terms of the quality of its hosted buyers is the guarantee that the exhibitors have of generating business. And this is reflected with the increase in demand.”
Education and training will again be key FIEXPO is a designated ICCA Association Relations Partner.
Launched 12 years ago, FIEXPO Latin America has grown and now established itself as part of the Meetings Market Week for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Sectoral associations on the continent will also be taking an active part in proceedings, among them ACCCLATAM (Association of Convention Centers of the Caribbean and Latin America), COCAL – Federation of Latin American Conference Organisers and Allied Organisations) and the Latin America and Caribbean Convention Bureaus Association.
There will also be sessions and seminars involving IAPCO – the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers -, SITE South America, and ASAE – the American Society of Association Executives.
FIEXPO has also been appointed by JMIC, the Joint Meeting Industry Council, as the continental organisation exclusively in charge of handing out the Iceberg Award to events that stand out for their legacy to the community.