Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center Celebrates 15 Years

By Jerry Jones

This article originally appeared in Out & About PV and is reprinted with permission.

The Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center celebrated 15 years on March 21, 2024, bringing together municipal and state authorities, directors of the airport and the bus station, presidents of chambers and local associations, hoteliers, representatives from hospitals, doctors, specialty schools, wedding planners and the media.

The anniversary celebration began with a welcome message from the Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, Lic. Luis Villaseñor, who highlighted the union and effort of all those involved in the destination’s value chain to reach these fifteen years of constant growth.

He also announced the creation of the group and convention management, headed by Ms. Laura Suárez, who since her recent incorporation to the Trust has met with meeting planners, conference organization specialists (PCOs, for their acronym in English) and medical associations to inform them of the support and incentives available when holding events in the Meetings Tourism segment in Puerto Vallarta, giving with these and other actions a new boost to the sector.

Puerto Vallarta Interim President Lic. Francisco Martínez, recognized the work of the State Government and the Tourism Trust in promoting the destination and reiterated the commitment of the municipal council to continue working hand in hand to continue achieving great results as until now.

The director of the Convention Center, Mario Barriga, announced that 2023 was the year with the most events held at the venue. During 2023, 74 events were held, which represented an influx of more than 130,000 people, resulting in an increase of 29.3% compared to 2022, when just over 100,000 visitors were registered.

At the end of his speech, the authorities and attendees were invited to take a tour of the facilities so that they could appreciate all the improvements made during the recent renovation of the property.

The facility boosts more than 7,000 m² of interior spaces, as well as the highest quality in services it offers, among which stand out its audiovisual equipment with state-of-the-art technology, business center, boardroom, heliport, parking for 645 cars and 50 spaces for buses.


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