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The Old Town is an outdoor museum of the Spanish colonial period, that guards the secrets of its history within 1.1 km of colonial city walls, which stand as the most complete fortifications in South America. This New World outpost has played a leading role in the country's tourism and meetings industry, as a setting for important events and legendary gatherings of the Americas and the world.
Meetings and gatherings of the world
Cartagena de Indias as the "Alternate chancellor city" plays a leading role in the past, present and future of the country as setting for the most important meetings. Hosting events such as the VI Summit of the Americas, the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB; the 11th Summit of the Non-Aligned Nations; the UNWTO General Assembly, among other legendary events.
Sustainable tourist destination
Cartagena de Indias proudly participates in the UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme. We are working with citizens, academia, and more than more than 45 public and private institutions to preserve the environment, culture, heritage, and social inclusion in Cartagena
WHAT THE IS WORLD SAYING
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The main hub is Bogotá city, its airport is among the top airports in the world and according to Airhelp scores 2017, El Dorado International Airport is top one in Latin America and the eleventh worldwide.
Cartagena de Indias has a strategic geographical advantage in the Americas. Rafael Núñez International Airport receives nearly 400 flights per week including more than 170 direct flights, one hour flights from Bogotá and other International destinations such as New York, Atlanta, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Lima, Toronto, Montreal and Panamá
Colombia has its doors open to the world. The country does not require a foreign visa for over 85 countries whose citizens enter as tourists, a factor that gives us and advantage when hosting internationals events.
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Since it opened in 1982, the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center has been key player in the city's economic development strategy and has served as platform to attract businesses and professionals from all corners of the globe. Since then, it continues to be one of the country's most iconic venues and proposed host for the Conference on AIDS and HIV Science.
Nestled at the heart of Cartagena's historic district on a magical waterfront location, the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center offers more than 26,000 square meters (280,000 square feet) of versatile quality facilities spread across 3 levels, open spaces, with alternative networking and coworking areas within the venue. As privately-managed venue with the highest international standards, it also provides adequate seating for small and large meetings, together with plenty of breakout rooms for simultaneous sessions.
The venue has AIPC's Gold Level Quality Standards Certification and is still the only center to date in Latin America with this unique accomplishment. In 2016, investments exceeding $5 million US dollars were made to increase the CCCI’s venue’s competitiveness which focused on the implementation of new technology in line with current market demands and energy efficient systems for environmental protection.
Last but not least, the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center became in 2018 the first convention center in South America with a solar rooftop. This recent project confirms its commitment to promoting the meetings industry by managing a sustainable facility, maintaining a high level of environmental awareness, and positively impacting the city where it operates.
“The results we have achieved next to CCCI have been very successful, thanks to its infrastructure, complementary services, the warmth of its staff and being recognized as a meeting point for business and major events.”
— BRUCE MAR MASTER,
“For more than 10 years, the Colombian Association of Radiology has held its annual congress at
the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center. This has allowed our congress to grow permanently,
as it facilitates the staging of one of the biggest congresses of radiology in the continent.”
— DR. FEDERICO G. LUBINUS B. - ACR, President SILAN 2016
Cartagena de Indias Convention Center offers food and beverage services. It can be as basic as a snack, a local lunch or as an elegant, multi-course, sit down gala dinner - featuring gourmet restaurant Marea By Rausch. Achieving your guests expectations and creating a memorable experience is our executive chef high priority.
& ICT SERVICES
All technological offer and infrastructure at CCCI is managed and maintained by MAGIX GROUP, a leading Latin American company with more than 25 years of experience. Every meeting room has built-in equipment designed for each space. An in-house team of experienced engineers and technicians specialized in audiovisual services for business meetings, congresses and summits,
provide clients practical, bilingual,
innovative and efficient solutions.
CCCI has hosted large events with bandwidths up to 200 Mb to cater more than 3 devices per person online at one time. The IT Services team works with clients to define network services that match their requirements: dedicated bandwidth options, cabled internet connections, telephone/voice services, streaming, simultaneous interpretation and general technical support onsite.
During events, CCCI offers its clients the possibility of having a Transitory Free Zone (ZFT, Spanish acronym)
area in accordance with legal dispositions of the Ministry
of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and established Convention Center policies, to facilitate managing and exhibiting of their merchandise and equipment.
Welcome your attendees and warm up the conversation among the participants of your event with an exceptional view at our Explanada de San Francisco