Meetings and Conventions Industry Continues Booming in Mexico

On December 28, 2012 by MexicoToday

The meetings and conventions industry in Mexico continues booming as proven by the many events that have taken place this year, including such high-level and significant meetings as the G20 Summit of the finance ministers representing the world’s 20 largest economies, the B20 Summit of business leaders from the G20 countries, the T20 Summit of the tourism ministers from the G20 countries, and the G20 Trade and Investment Promotion Summit, amongst many others.

“The main advantages of Mexico as an international meetings and conventions destination are clearly the convenient location to most US cities; the affordability of both air and land especially with the increase in the number of all-inclusive options; the diversity of destinations from cultural to resort to urban; and the superb service culture that exists across the country,” said David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel Company, a global leader firm in the meetings, events, and incentive travel programmes.

When speaking about its company’s plans inMexicoin the next years, Peckinpaugh added, “We continue to see a steady increase year over year of our business intoMexico. We are working closely with the Mexico Tourism Board to expand the education of our buyers and planners, to increase their knowledge on what is new in the destinations and to build the awareness around safety that is paramount with our corporate and association clients.”

Most recently, in November 2012, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) of North America held its 5th Annual Advisory Summit in Mazatlan, Mexico. Participants shared with MexicoToday their experience while inMazatlan through a series of video testimonials, including:

Gary Schirmacher, senior vice president at Experient

Leigh Wintz, principal consultant at Tecker International

Michael Payne, executive vice president at SmithBucklin Corporation

James Rooney, executive director at the Massachusetts Convention Centre Authority

James Wood, CEO at theLouisville Convention and Visitors Bureau

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