Michoacan's CVB: BRIEF FOR THE PRESS

Michoacán’s Convention Bureau is the commercial name who adopts the Management of Congress and Conventions of FIPROTUR Michoacan, A.C. It is an area, which specialized in Meetings Tourism, is the reason that this association with no profit in mind promotes the state for the attraction and attention of congress and conventions, fairs, expositions and incentive travels. The Michoacan’s Convetion Bureau opens its doors in September 2007.

 

o   Duties:

 

  • Promotes the attraction and closure of national and internationals events: incentive groups, congress, conventions and expositions.
  • Gives consultancy and events services.
  • Act as a liaison between tourist offer and the convention offer of the state.
  • Takes action and act also as a liaison with government dependencies and private sector.
  • Supports established events of the government.
  • Supports the promotions of events.
  • Provides detail information of the offer services.
  • Provides promotional material of the state, like leaflets and videos.

 

o   Acknowledgments of the Michoacan’s Convention Bureau:

 

  • Diversification of the touristy product in the category of meeting tourism, for the Green Event Project in 2009.

·      Top 10 Great Destinations for small meetings Mexico 2008.

 

Michoacan is located in the center of the Mexican Republic is one of the most privileged lands of the country, it counts with mountains, coniferous forests, lakes and lagoons, deserts, jungle, beaches, traditional  towns, archaeological sites, history and an interesting traditions. This variety of treasures is in the reach of the visitor because of the wide infrastructure of communications and tourist sites which the state counts.

It is located between Mexico City and Guadalajara, Jalisco, cities with important industrial and commercial centers for the national territory. Of any of the lately mentioned cities the distance to arrive to Morelia is only of three hours, through the Occident expressway.

 

Touristy, Michoacan is divided in seven regions: Morelia, Pátzcuaro, Uruapan, Zitácuaro, Zamora, Apatzingán y la Costa.

Counts with five World Heritage Sites, Morelia, Cultural Heritage; Monarch Butterfly Biosphere, Natural Heritage; Night of the Dead, Oral and Intangible Heritage; Pirekua, Cultural and Immaterial Heritage; and the Mexican Food, Human Immaterial Heritage. As well as four “Magical Towns”: Pátzcuaro, Tlalpujahua, Cuitzeo, y Santa Clara del cobre.

 

 

Infrastructure for Congress and Conventions:

 

It is important to emphasize that Morelia is the most important destination for this type of tourism.

 

Morelia is the city of the “Pink Quarry”, World Heritage Site because it’s Historical Downtown since 1991, which is perfect for all types of meetings. Counts with four touristy zones, which join 77 hotels with 3, 362 rooms, being used for the meeting tourism 2,462 hotel rooms in 48 hotels.

 

Likewise, counts with the Center of Conventions and Expositions of Morelia (CECONEXPO), which counts with an area of exposition near to 53,819.55 square feet and a bid meeting room of 12,916.69 square feet.

 

Morelia has the capacity to receive congress of 1,600 participants and the biggest strength is the national congress, due to the excellent location, only three hours of Mexico City and Guadalajara, and only two hours of Leon, Guanajuato. This is particularly significant in the cause of the organizers wants to cut on the expenses of flights.

 

This destination has the peculiarity to offer a diversity of Boutique Hotels of excellent quality, ideals for little convention meetings or incentive travels. Several of them count with the important distinction of “Tesoros de Mexico” (Treasures of Mexico), which demands the highest standards of quality, luxury services and personalized attention.

 

Beyond its accommodation offer, Morelia is one of the few destinations who offer “tourist products” which are of the highest quality and applicable to groups. Those products have being designed in base of the history, culture and the natural attractions of the state and they are used as complements for congress and conventions.

 

Tourist products for groups:

 

Categories:

·      Science and Technology: Products that allow being part of the cosmos, involving technology, art, music and traditions at the Planetarium of Morelia.

·      Sports: Discover new skills playing the role of a soccer player or hitting the Golf court.

·      Shows: Come to life again the prehispanic traditions and enjoy a traditional Michoacan party.

·      Gastronomy: Taste the Michoacan culinary tradition.

·      Music: Open your senses to enjoy the Michoacan music, from the Children Choir, the best of jazz, Tradicional music, Symphony Orchestra, Cameratas, quartet, between others.

·      Theatrical Presentations: Coexist with historical characters, traditional and artists.

·      Tourist Tours: Get to know Morelia in the company of historical or legendary characters, who will show you the details of Morelia.

·      Workshops for companions: The companions will enjoy Morelia creating crafts on the base of corn, coffee and mud; they will learn the techniques of coloring scarves, photography, music, dance and lots more.

·       Workshops for kids: the kids will live unforgettable experiences at the zoo camp; they will have contact with animals at the baby zoo; learning prehispanic games and theater plays.

 

The most attractive products are:The Purepecha Ball Game, the Verbena at the Calzada, the Tram tour, The Michoacan’s music culture and the Michoacan’s traditions comes to you.

 

The perfect place, for everyone who wants to organize an event can find the perfect place to do it no matter which part of Michoacan:

 

Region

Accommodation

Offer

Hotels for

 Meeting tourism

Meeting

Rooms

Pátzcuaro

919

453

Caltzontzin Theather and Hotel Posada Don Vasco

Uruapan

869

684

Ancient fabric of San Pedro and Hotel Plaza Uruapan

Zamora

517

272

Hotel Confort Inn

Apatzingán

132

106

Hotel Posada del Sol and Auditorio de la Ciudad

País de la Monarca

746

290

Hotel Villa Monarca Inn and Hacienda Cantalagua

 

Costa Michoacana

 

1431

 

742

Hotel Casa Blanca and Hotel NH

 

 

 

 

 

o    Cases of success:

 

•       XXXVIIICongreso Mexicano de Reumatología.

•       XI Congreso Nacional de Medicina de Urgencias y Trauma.

•       L Congreso Nacional de la Agrupación para el estudio de la Hematología, A.C.

•       V Congreso Iberoamericano de la Sociedad Internacional de Hematología.

•       1er Congreso Internacional sobre Ciudades Sustentables.

•       1er Congreso Nacional en Reglamentación Municipal.

•       XXXVIII Congreso Nacional de la Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios, A.C.

•       Congreso Nacional de Empresarios Jóvenes COPARMEX.

 

o   Contact Michoacan’s Convention Bureau:

 

  • Adress: Av. Camelinas 676-A, Fracc. La Loma, C.P. 58290, Morelia, Michoacán.
  • Contact: Lic. F. Selene Salas González, Gerente del Buró de Convenciones de Michoacán.
  • Email: contacto@convencionesmichoacan.com.mx
  • Tel: (443) 2041201 y 2041202
  • Fax: (443) 2041202.
  • Web: www.convencionesmichoacan.com.mx

 

For more info, contact:
Name:
L.A. F. Selene Salas González
Position:
Manager of the Michoacan CVB

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