Quito has a strategic geographical position, a patrimonial infrastructure with all the technological facilities, a magnificent hotel infrastructure and diverse cultural and natural attractions. Major international meetings have chosen the Ecuadorian capital as its headquarters in 2016 and 2017.
So far 19 have been confirmed, among which are: the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III of 17 to 20 October 2016), the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, January 2016), the VII Latin American Congress of Tourism Research (2 to 5 August 2016), the International Congress Research and Management Bears (November 2017) and the VIII Congress of Pediatric Neurosurgery 2017.
This highlights the importance of the meetings industry locally and internationally. According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA in English) in the world 7500 events including fairs, exhibitions, conferences and conventions are organized. According to the agency, in 2014 Quito ranked number seven in South America and ten in Latin America position with regard to the number of events received as headquarters. Quito bet to become one of the most competitive destinations in the region in this segment.