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Adjective: having no parallel or equal; exceptional.
Guadalajara is an intersection of Mexican traditions and modern amenities. Boasting the largest convention center in Mexico, 61 unique venues, 22 arenas and stadiums and 23,500 rooms with the metropolitan area, Guadalajara is the perfect place for your next high-impact event or meeting.
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Meeting Planners Guide
Confidence earned (We trade in confidence)
In Guadalajara, we are confident we can deliver events. From small to large, understated to extravagant, Guadalajara has been there and done it. The experience of planning events is one that we have honed and perfected over 40 years.
The Guadalajara Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-commercial association that together with the Tourism Trust of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area is dedicated to promoting its economy through tourism. Over our more than 4 decades in operation, we have time and time again brought congresses, conventions, fairs, and exhibitions to reality in our city, by offering our extensive advice and support to associations and event organizers. (We trade in confidence)
As an extension of your staff, we will assist you with setting up site inspections, dispersing lead referrals to suppliers, venues, and collaborate with your team to create a customized experience using a single destination contact to link you to the following suppliers at no addition cost:
- Activities & experiences
- Venues & restaurants
- Cultural events
- Advice throughout the group process
- Support in negotiations and greater benefits with the destination
- Pre & Post Tours
- Experiences in Tequila, Tonala & Tlaquepaque
Culture, Culture, Culture
Through its nearly 500 years of existence, Guadalajara has epitomized Mexican culture, its cultural icons, although ‘Guadalajaran’ in origin, are conjured up whenever one thinks of Mexico. Whether it be the romance of Mariachi, the sumptuousness of Tequila or the primal poetry of Charreria, all of these embodiments of Mexico began their lives in Guadalajara.
The land on which Guadalajara sits, within the state of Jalisco, gifts its residence with a bounty of ingredients from which its citizens are more than happy to craft, distinctive flavors and unique dishes. As a result, Guadalajara has long been recognized as having one of the countries and the world’s finest cuisines. You are never far from one of our over 700 restaurants, to find them just follow the scent of culinary alchemy which coats the streets and avenues.
Where to rest your head
Be it from a productive day of work or a luxury day of pleasure, a good place to rest your head is essential, and here in Guadalajara, we have a plethora of spectacular options. From the most luxurious 5-star hotels to niche boutique hostels to heavenly haciendas and everything in-between, Guadalajara will have you rested in the most unparalleled fashion.
If it’s not from Tequila, it isn’t Tequila
Adventure calls! You won’t have to go far to find it. Tequila, the town, the drink, the once in a lifetime experience awaits you. Shrouded in fields of deep blue agave, nestled in the rusty terracotta fields of Jalisco, the town of Tequila can be found. Home to over 150 distilleries, that due to their protected geographical indication, single-handedly gift the world with the spirit of this land, the spirit of Guadalajara, the spirit of Tequila. Abundant memories and stories are waiting here. They only await you to tell them.
Go big or go small at Expo Guadalajara, Mexico’s largest convention center, which yearly plays host to everything from mega-trade shows to intimate, industry conferences and events. The 32 customizable event spaces and over 300,000 sq. ft. of functional meeting space on offer here can be customized to suit any event of any size. The Guadalajara International Book Fair, better known as the FIL, which is the largest book fair in all of the Americas and the second-largest in the world, is held here annually, bringing over 800,000 people through its doors over the space of little more than a week.
Getting to Guadalajara is easier than ever with daily direct flights from Mexico City, Cancun and 20 major U.S. hubs. Guadalajara is serviced by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport which handled 14,823,592 passengers in 2019.
A sus órdenes / At your service
As we say here in Mexico “a sus órdenes” or “at your service” and here at The Guadalajara Visitors and Convention Office we strongly embody this tenet, we will be your support, your guide, your advisor, from the inception of your event to the completion of your event. We are a sus órdenes.
The services that we offer are listed below:
- Free consultation
- Designing strategies for winning bids to hold the event in Guadalajara
- Venue proposals
- Logistics support
- Creating bid documents and attendance at bid presentations
- Coordination, logistics, and hosting inspection visits to Guadalajara by boards of directors (decision makers)
- Accommodation - negotiation with hotels and block room bookings
- Transportation within the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
- Food and beverages
- Consultation on designing social events and activities for visitors accompanying congress attendees, including excursions before and after the event
- Obtaining special prices at hotels in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
- Hosting inspection visits for decision makers and influencers