SAHIC South America 2018 will take place from September 24 to 25 at the Intercontinental Hotel. This internationally renowned meeting seeks to promote the most important hotel, tourism and real estate business in the region. This will be the perfect stage for executives and investors from more than 20 countries to explore new businesses, build relationships and increase the development of the sector.
“A paradise found” is the motto of the leading event in hotel and tourism infrastructure which will be hosted by Medellín.
“Latin America is in a very good moment and while it consolidates as a tourist destination, it becomes a site of interest for international investors. For those who want to do business here, it is important to understand with whom and how, to approach to the existing opportunities in this growing market,” says Arturo García Rosa, president and founder of SAHIC.
More than 400 executives and presidents of the most renowned hotel chains of the world are expected to attend SAAHIC 2018.
“Tourism is an engine that favors Medellín and Antioquia’s economic growth. It is directly related to the cluster strategy of the city which seeks to make Medellín a successful destination focused on business tourism, meetings, conventions and events, complemented by the beauty of nature and the towns of Antioquia” said Catalina Restrepo, Executive Director of ACI Medellín.
In the last decade, the hotel infrastructure in Medellín has an increased 76% by the hand of local and foreign investment. Also, Antioquia has achieved a 500% growth in corporate events and a 63% in average annual hotel occupancy, seven points above the national average. Likewise, in 2017 the department received more than 700 thousand travelers, including foreigners and Colombians.
Business opportunities, direct contact with investors, funding sources, first-hand information and access to unique and differentiated projects will be the scenarios that will boost this Latin American tourism event.