In 2012 Puerto Vallarta will host the World Economic Forum (WEF),an international event that will be held at the city's International Convention Center in early April. In preparation for the event,and thanks to Puerto Vallarta's ongoing efforts to improve,the beaches and city market will be a major focus of city officials. As part of its program,the 2012 WEF will tackle the role of Latin America in the global economy in honor of Mexico's hosting the event and chairmanship of the G20.
“The World Economic Forum on Latin America will be held in Mexico at a crucial moment for the country and the region as a whole,” said Marisol Argueta de Barillas at a recent press conference. “Latin American countries continue to be attractive destinations for investment and the region offers strong economical stats,sustained economic growth and social development,despite the current global context. With this economic strength backdrop,we are delighted to go to Puerto Vallarta and discuss the regional political,social and economic priorities and the implications for Latin America's role in the world.”
As evidence of its efforts to attract large groups and tourists,Puerto Vallarta real estate has recently received five Clean Beach Certificates from the National Clean Beaches Summit,which took place in Mazatlan earlier this year. The five beaches that were recognized at the summit were Palmares,Camarones,Garza Blanca,Amapas and Conchas Chinas. This is great news for tourism in general and further indication of continued improvements in the area,which help to attract visitors from around the globe.
In addition,Puerto Vallarta's Rio Cuale Market is undergoing extensive renovations in time for the 2012 WEF. Boasting more than 30 years as a central gathering place and popular tourist destination,the market will receive upgrades that include new main entrances and sidewalks,which will be widened to more easily accommodate large crowds,while palm trees will be planted and natural light will be incorporated to the inner areas and roof tiles will be replaced.