Montevideo is often chosen as the site for important events because of its strategic location within Mercosur and its high end infrastructure and services.
Meetings tourism in Uruguay is growing and specializing, the trend is towards a better positioning and professionalization of this sector- They are developing and growing in infrastructure in the past years for instance the opening of LATU, the renewed Solis Theatre and the modern Adela Reta Auditorium at Sodre among other significant venues. Also, Montevideo provides high standards in hotel accommodations including major international hotel chains.
According to the ranking of Tourism for Meetings, set up by the International Association of Congresses and Conventions (ICCA) in 2013 Montevideo was ranked 48 in the world regarding the organization of international meetings, climbing up 4 positions from the 2012 ranking.
Advantages of holding congresses in Montevideo
The competitive advantages which our country offers in this sector include the exemption of VAT on the fees of rooms and related services in international congresses, the provision of economic support to associations and entities that suggest Uruguay as a seat for events, professional organizers of congresses and services, and cutting-edge technology.