Congresses, fairs, exhibitions, and similar meetings, need an ideal space that encourages scientific and cultural activities. Mendoza has the right infrastructure, equipments and specific services for such events.
The Greater Mendoza and San Rafael and Malargüe districts have the ideal conditions for the development of these activities, having specific centres for congresses and high quality equipments.
As an alternative, there are also places in rural areas and mountainous landscapes, ideal for special meetings, like the areas of High Mountain, Uco Valley and the East of the province.
These characteristics have made Mendoza one of the favourite venues of the country, where both national and international events take place, some of which have become permanent.
The main subject matters are related to big international meetings about mining, hydrocarbons, medicine, wine and productions, agriculture and advanced technology industry, among others.
Mendoza offers excellent gastronomy with specialties for gourmet, international, regional, homemade and fast food options.
It also has great weather conditions so as to take part in activities such as rafting, just 50 km away from the city and with professional instructors; horse back riding with tame animals through hills and ravines; visiting wineries tasting delicious wines; submerging oneself in thermal waters; enjoying an artistic show of high hierarchy and even a ride on a hot air balloon over rural landscapes.
The comparative advantages are:
* Specific infrastructure and equipment for big conventions, like the fairground UCIM and the Convention and exhibition centre ‘Emilio Civit’ in the capital of Mendoza, with capacity for 3.220 people.
The appropriate equipment in hotels, cultural centres and halls for academic and private meetings.
*Big mailing of companies that organize events and congresses, as well as suppliers of complementary services.
*Transportation equipment with coordinators and guides.
*Modern cities with varied gastronomy, recreation, and nightlife.
*Shopping and business tourism. Tourist calendar of high hierarchy. Landscape and cultural and historic circuits.
*Museums and halls with important pieces of art done following contemporary techniques.
*Art and artistic shows. Different stores, a shopping centre and an open mall, large supermarkets and fairs.