Known by the acronym MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions), business and meetings tourism has notably grown in this city.

Even though Mendoza is a quiet and traditional city, it is also modern and dynamic. This combination renders the ideal atmosphere for conventions and conferences.

The fact that an extensive convention industry has been developing for the last 30 years proves this: a growing group of tour agents – with the assistance of PCO (Professional convention organizers) specializes in event organization.

Mendoza is currently an important plaza, and it is among the first in Argentina, chosen by the private and public sector for the organization of meetings of a wide range. Undoubtedly, from the beginning of the year 2000, the activity gained momentum with the arrival of the first 4 and 5 star hotel chains, with which the renovation and the expansion of the accommodations capacity was started.

Transport, either by air or by ground, is another important service that has to be valued. In recent times, it has expanded its capacity and frequency. One of the big strengths of Mendoza resides in its proximity to Santiago de Chile International Airport. This airport has more quantity of international flights than Ezeiza Airport.

Air transport: International Airport El Plumerillo

More than 184 weekly flights
From Buenos Aires: 12 daily flights
From Santiago: 3 daily flights
From Córdoba: 1 daily flight
From Salta: 3 weekly flights

Ground Transport: Terminal del Sol

More than 1130 weekly arrivals
International and national destinations.

Mendoza has rooms, halls, conference centers and even fairgrounds, amphitheater and stage, which is very important when adding spaces.

It was not by chance that Mendoza hosted religious events such as the 1980 National Mariological Society Convention that gathered more than 50,000 people; cultural events such as Fiesta de la Vendimia (Harvest Festival) that is attended by 25,000 people every year; institutional events (most of which gather thousands of people), and sport events such as National league games, and summer tournaments. It is worth mentioning that Mendoza will host the 2011 Latin American Soccer Cup.

THE NORTHERN REGION CONGRESS CENTERS: Centro de Congresos y Exposiciones “Gobernador Emilio Civit”, Auditorio “Angel Bustelo”, Palmares Bureau, Espacio Cultural Julio Le Parc, Teatro Griego “Frank Romero Day”, Predio ferial FUCIM, Estadio de fútbol “Malvinas Argentinas”

Auditorio del Centro de Congresos E. Civit Mountain Bike

Salón de eventos: Hotel InterContinental

Auditorio del Centro de Congresos E. Civit

Centro de Congresos: Templo del Vino


MAIN EVENT HOTELS ROOMS: 
Hotel Diplomatic 5*, Hotel Park Hyatt 5*, Hotel Sheraton 5*, Complejo Arena Maipú, Bodega del 900, Bodega Centenario Megaeventos
Centro Rg.

Centros de Congresos: Centro de Congresos y Exposiciones de Tunuyán

Rafting

Centros de Congresos: Hotel Fuente Mayor

Principales Hoteles con Salones de Eventos: Hotel Fuente Mayor 4* (Tunuyán)

THE SOUTHERN REGION CONGRESS CENTERS

Centro de Congresos y Exposiciones de San Rafael

Centro de Congresos de San Rafael

MAIN EVENT HOTELS ROOM: Hotel Tower Inn & Suites 4* (San Rafael)

THE SOUTHERN PATAGONIAN REGION CONGRESS CENTERS

•Centro Thesaurus (Malargüe)

This list should be longer. However, the following venues deserve mentioning: Finca Don Miguel (3,000 people), Casa del Fundador, and many wineries that offer their premises for holding events: Septima Codorniú, Familia Zuccardi, López, Escorihuela, Lagarde, Chalet Jacintana, Los Toneles.

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