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World Meetings Forum Vidanta - Riviera Nayarit 2018

Since 2013, this forum has positionated as an Event that gather the leaders of the MICE industry in one place with the objective of sharing information and trends

At the same time we offer a unique educational program, and open the business discussion with our successful Table Tops and Hosted Buyer program where suppliers and buyers have the chance to meet one on one to exchange information and needs.

The great biodiversity of flora and fauna inspire its idyllic landscapes, while the synergy of the sea and the mountain create the most welcoming climate, there is no better way to describe the incomparable warmth that characterizes Nuevo Vallarta.

One of the 23 micro-destinations that make up the set of coastal towns that have everything: culture, gastronomy, traditions, adventure, nature and history. Between Flamingos and Nuevo Vallarta they add up to 75% of the Riviera Nayarit hotel offer and both sum up to be the home of two-thirds of hotels and restaurants with 4 and 5 AAA Diamonds.












The Vidanta Destinations

Over the years, Vidanta has grown into the premier luxury resort in Mexico by carefully cultivating a collection of destinations where families from all over the world can come to experience time exploring, relaxing, and making memories together. These resorts are known as the seven Vidanta destinations—each unique in its beauty and charms, but all united in their quality.

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta offers the ultimate resort vacation. As the biggest of the Vidanta destinations, it has been carefully cultivated to provide a high-end experience full of options: 40 plus restaurants and lounges to try, three golf courses and a golf academy, a shopping plaza, two indulgent spas, beautiful beaches, and countless pools.

With its gorgeous beaches and pools, luxurious accommodations, plentiful gourmet restaurants and lounges, and world-class entertainment options by night, Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta is the perfect place to host WMF 2018. The Vidanta Events Team is proud to offer the state-of-the-art facilities, tech capabilities, and coordination support to bring your vision to life.





Organismo Aliado





From the 15th to the 22nd of July 2018

Av. Paseo de las Moras, Fracc. Náutico Turístico, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit

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Vidanta is located on the coasts of the Mexican Pacific in the State of Nayarit. Just 15 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport in the Municipality of Banderas Bay. Aerial connectivity is broad with more than 50 direct flights from Mexico, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The northern border of the region is just 40 minutes west of the Tepic International Airport.

Prefered Air Rate - Airline Alliances 

For your commodity we have at your disposal Airline Alliances with Volaris, Lufthansa and Copa Airines.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines


Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code MXZQPGN in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.


Volaris is offering a special rate to the WMF attendees that are flying to Puerto Vallarta and will apply to the flights between July 14 to July 21st 2018. 

To access this special rate you should book your flight at the Volaris website and enter the promo code V1G10

15% - Discount for participants plus one (1) companion.

Discount valid on published air fares available at the time participants make their reservations. This discount does not apply to promotional rates, nor combined with any other promotion.

Enter the site announce the code and get 15% discount on international routes with Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia

Date to start the trip from July 11 and end the trip on July 24.



Ground Transportation Alliance 


The climate in Nuevo Vallarta is subhumid warm, with an average annual temperature of 25 degrees celsius this destination offers undoubtedly comfortable winters. And to live an intense summer, Nuevo Vallarta is everything a success, because its beaches wait for you to refresh you.

Hotel Accomodation

For the comodity of the WMF attendees we have an special rate at the following hotels:


CODE: WMF 2018

Please contact the reservation number or directly to the hotel to complete your booking.

Call center:  + 52 01 (322) 226 4000 Ext. 66433 / 64088




CODE: G1943X

Please contact the reservation number or directly to the hotel to complete your booking.

Call center:  + 1 443 310 8137 

Distance to the convention center: 40 min. 


Please contact the reservation number or directly to the hotel to complete your booking.

Call center:  322 226 8850


Distance to the convention center: 10 min. 


Please contact the reservation number or directly to the hotel to complete your booking.

Call center:  018005045000


Valid rate from July 15 to 22

Distance to the convention center: 10 min. 


Arik Staropolsky
Consultant specialized in Tourism and Meetings - STA Consultores
Daniel Palomo
Director of Global Sales - Visit Houston
Kenneth Ross
Research Consultant - Independent
Verónica Velarde
Marketing Manager - Harley-Davidson Mexico
Sergio Vargas
Event Planner & Co-Founder - Sphera Bogotá
Martha Lozano
Marketing Director - AXTEL
Mauricio Best
Head of Events - Seguros Monterrey New York Life
Virginia Arana
Meetings Industry Director - Mexico Tourism Board
James Latham
Producer of The Iceberg presented by the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) -
Pablo M. Weil
President - COCAL
Freddie Ravel
Keynoter and Pianist for music icons Lady Gaga, Madona, Prince, Santana - Sponsored by Smart Speakers
Kevin Bate
Senior Director of Business Development - Simpleview
Eduardo Chaillo, CMP, CMM, CASE
Global General Manager for Latin America at Maritz Global Events -
Sandra García Giraldo
Representative for Colombia and Latin American Initiatives of the Permanent  Secretariat of the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit -
Tim Sanders
NYTimes Best-Selling autor and Leadership Expert - Sponsored by Smart Speakers
Jorge Rosas
HR Sr. Director & Global Head Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness Disney-ESPN - Sponsored by Smart Speakers
Luis Adrián Cruz Valdez
National Sales and Marketing Manager - Subaru Motor Mexico
Megan Archambeault
Executive Director of Sales - MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Lucie Ortiz
Sales Admin - Auberge Resorts Collection, Los Cabos
Sherrif Karamat
President and Chief Executive Officer - PCMA
Oscar Cerezales
CEO Asia Pacific - MCI Group Asia Pacific | Singapore
Juan Carlos Salmon
Corporate Sales and Marketing Manager - Vidanta Resorts


07:00 - 22:00
Hosted Buyers, Speakers, Golfers and VIPs arrivals

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Golf Tournament

Date: Monday July 16th
Tee time: 8:00 AM Shotgun start
Format: Modified Stable ford
No of Teams: 36 (Couples made of 1 supplier and 1 hosted buyer)

Suppliers Green Fee: $120 USD
Hosted Buyers Green Free: Included as part of the program
- Welcome Kit
- Cart Fee
- Green Fee
- Practice balls
- 2 drinks
- Breakfast
- Lunch and awards banquet (Extra charge of  $50 USD for extra person)

Consult the rest of the rules:



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If you are an editor, journalist, blogger, influencer, reporter or photographer of the MICE industry, we invite you to join the World Meetings Forum 2018.

It will be a pleasure to count on the coverage of our next editions by the media you represent.

You just have to register and we will contact you

If you request an interview with the organizers, participating personalities and / or any other matter related to coverage, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

*** Press applications may require accreditation by means of a business card, ID of the media represented or a letter from the publisher to verify application.


• Media partner status and free entry to the event

• Access to the media lounge with important press conferences of the most prestigious hotels and destinations

• Opportunity for interviews with the representatives of the meetings industry

Press Releases:


Vidanta - Riviera Nayarit Press Conference 

Table Tops Terms & Conditiones

Designation of places

The places will be assigned to the contract signature

Promotional materials

Time limit for the receipt of logo (s) in curves, 60 days before the event. If you do not receive the requested materials in the established times, World Meetings Forum will make the impressions with the images that its consider pertinent.

We remind you that any promotional material you wish to take with you to the event should not exceed the dimensions of a single table. Pens, flyers, cloth bags, or any other non-ostentatious material are suggested.

Business Appointments

Once you have generated your keys to access the system, you can start sending invitations to the hosted buyers of your choice. Sending invitations does not guarantee confirmation of the appointment. We do not commit to a minimum number of appointments, the agreement and confirmation depends solely and exclusively on the decision of the hosted buyers.

We remind you that each appointment lasts 13 minutes and 2 additional minutes for the change process, so we ask you to respect this time.

It is suggested to have your elevator pitch ready for each appointment.

We remind you that due to the nature of our hosted buyers, at least one of the two accredited will have to master the English language.


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