BestCities welcomes Guadalajara to global alliance


BestCities Global Alliance has expanded its worldwide network to 12 business events destinations with the latest addition of Guadalajara in Mexico.

Guadalajara is home to the biggest convention centre in Mexico, along with 61 unique venues, 22 arenas and stadiums, and 23,500 hotel rooms in the metropolitan area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Guadalajara as the newest member of BestCities – they are an excellent complement to the destinations in our network,” said Kit Lykketoft, Chair of BestCities.

“With this important partnership, BestCities builds on its reputation as a truly global alliance while providing association clients with an even greater choice of host destinations. We look forward to showcasing this incredible city to delegates and planners around the world.”

Gustavo Staufert, Executive Director, Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the city has a strong heritage in the business events industry.

“Our Convention and Visitors Bureau was the first in LATAM,” he said. “We were also founding members in the creation of the Latin American Convention and Visitor Bureau Association.

“We were groundbreakers in initiating reporting accountability and measurement tools in Mexico. Our aim is the pursuit of excellence, and that is precisely the opportunity we find in the BestCities Alliance. We are excited by the possibility to learn from the best, and also, to share our own knowledge.”