It may not be the largest city in South America, but Buenos Aires is definitely in the big leagues when it comes to attracting international meetings and conferences. In fact, Argentina’s capital consistently beats all other cities in the region according to the International Congress and Convention Association’s annual rankings based on the number of international events hosted in major cities worldwide. In 2014 (the ICCA’s most recent data), Buenos Aires hosted 91 international events, making it the 21st most popular destination in the world and No. 1 in Latin America.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Travelers call Buenos Aires the “Paris of South America” for its broad boulevards, Belle Époque architecture and vibrant European lifestyle. In 2012, about 400,000 conference goers were among its 5 million visitors. As a meeting destination, Buenos Aires is número uno, hosting about 815 events in 2012 (665 meetings plus 150 fairs).