Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sao Paulo will host the Rotary International Convention in 2015

São Paulo won the competition for the 2015 Rotary International Convention, which is expecting about 40 thousand participants.

São Paulo competed in the final round with other tough destinations such as Houston and Phoenix (USA), but won unanimously by 13 votes. The event will be at the largest convention and exhibition center of the continent, the Anhembi Park.

The event will be prepared for a great number of participants (40 thousand people are expected) among registered by the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA). Nowadays, São Paulo leads the international ranking of hosting events in America. "The victory, strengthens the position of São Paulo as one of the best destinations for events of this matter", comments Caio Luiz de Carvalho, the president of São Paulo Turismo (SPTuris). "We must also remember that in 2015 the city will be even better because the work of urban mobility that will be made for the 2014 World Cup," he added.

São Paulo has already hosted this meeting in 1981 when it's received 17 thousand people from 94 different countries. Last year the event happened in Los Angeles and, this year in Birmingham. The next editions will be in Montreal (2010), New Orleans (2011), Bangkok (2012), Lisbon (2013) and Sydney (2014).

1 comment:

  1. best of luck.
    by the Grace of God I shall be there!
    PP Ambrogio Locatelli
    RC Abbiategrasso
    District 2050 Italy