Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau

Convention center119,419 sq. m
Guest rooms23,550
Guest rooms at one hotel
Special event venues34
Average room rateMX$1,200.00
Daily food costMX$2,000.00
Occupancy rate61%
Tax rate16%

Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

The Guadalajara CVB is a nonprofit organization that promotes the city as an international destination for meetings, conventions & group tours. The Guadalajara CVB serves as the main interface among Organizing Commitees, Jalisco´s Tourism Trust Fund, visitors and meeting planners. Our team provides guidance and support regarding logistics and services when planning a meeting in Guadalajara, including contact with suppliers, site inspections and FAM Trips, press conference, brochures and promotional material. Top Quality Service Guadalajara is certified as a world-class Group and Incentive destination by SITE Mexico Chapter (Society of Incentive and Travel Executives). In Guadalajara, tourism authorities, Guadalajara CVB, hotels, DMC´s, restaurants and tour operators work together as a team to offer visitors the best possible service.

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Local Attractions

Basílica de Zapopan

Historical landmark
Zapopan’s pride and joy, the Basílica de Zapopan, was built in 1730 and is home to Nuestra Señora de Zapopan, a petite statue of the Virgin visited by religious pilgrims year-round. During the Fiestas de Octubre, thousands of faithful from the Jalisco region crawl behind as the statue is carried from the basilica to Guadalajara’s central cathedral. The procession involves dancing and colorful traditional wear. During the evening, local families throng the plaza outside and streams of priests, nuns, and monks fill the streets.
Calle Eva Briseño 152, Zapopan
Rinconada Santa Rita
Guadalajara, MX 44250


Convention center
PALCCO has an ideal infrastructure to host Congresses and Conventions, as a response to the needs of business and social events, with splendidly designed spaces that facilitate business opportunities and meetings in the Guadalajara metropolis.
Av. Central Guillermo González Camarena
# 375 Residencial Poniente
Guadalajara, MX 445136


Andares is a shopping mall located in Guadalajara’s Zapopan district. This outdoor and indoor shopping center has been drawing local and visiting shoppers ever since its opening on November 19, 2008. All of the well-recognized international luxury and commercial brands, as well as independent retailers, are housed here. The mall regularly offers free outdoor concerts, dance performances, film screenings, and farmers markets. Surrounding the shops are fine dining restaurants, hotels, and high-end bars.
Blvd. Puerta de Hierro 4965
Puerta de Hierro
Guadalajara, MX 45116

Expo Guadalajara

Convention center
Expo Guadalajara is the most dynamic, versatile and im-portant exhibition center in the country. With its privile-ged urban location and the hotels, restaurants and shop-ping mall in the vicinity, at a distance of 25 min from the Guadalajara’s international Airport to Expo Guadalajara, it is the ideal place to hold exhibitions, conferences and conventions. For 29 years, it has been the venue of many important international events. Designed according to in-ternational regulations, Expo Guadalajara is the best op-tion for conference, exhibition and convention organizers to host their events. Its facilities are laid out on two floors and include 15 wide access points to the exhibition floor, functional foyers with a traffic flow of up to 50 thousand people per day, and area of over 967 thousand square feet that can be modified according to the needs of or-ganizers. In addition, we have a “non smoking” policy. We support WIFI internet service with band width from 100Mbps to 1000 mbps and a capacity to support up to 28,000 simultaneous connections.
Av. Mariano Otero
Rinconada Santa Rita
Guadalajara, MX 44550

Instituto Cultural Cabañas

Historical landmark
Built in 1805, it was classified as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This places it as one of the most requested alternative venues for national and international events. It also hosts exhibitions of renowned artists, as well as proposals of new creators forming a unique atmosphere of the past and future. Its neoclassical architecture shelters the great murals of José Clemente Orozco. In this work, the visual narrative poured into walls and vaults leads us through relevant passages of the history of Mexico, reflecting at the same time our abrupt encounter with the Old World. It is a creation of great pictorial technique that deeply reflects on the miscegenation of America. Majestic and elegant are the main features that distinguish the events that take place on its patios and gardens.
Cabañas No. 8 Col. Las Fresas
Rinconada Santa Rita
Guadalajara, MX 44360

Auditorio Telmex

Its modern architecture integrates a system of movable walls that allow up to 16 configurations of capacity and 3 different productions per day. Its design ensures optimum visibility. It has capacity to host a wide range of large format shows and fairs. It is located 15 minutes from the Zapopan center and 5 minutes from the periphery.
Obreros de Cananea 747
Complejo Belenes
Guadalajara, MX 45157



High season
Sep 1 – Dec 1
Shoulder season
Feb 1 – May 31
Low season
Jun 1 – Aug 31
Jan 1 – Jan 31
Dec 2 – Dec 31

Additional information

• Location: 335 miles northwest of Mexico City • Area: 914.36 sq miles • Population: 5.5 million • Altitude: 963.13 miles above sea level • Weather: Excellent temperatures ranging from 11º to 26º C (52º to 79º F) • Time Zone: GMT -5 • Currency: Mexican peso • Language: Spanish • Taxes: The Value Added Tax (VAT) is 16%. Nevertheless, a 0% VAT is calculated for international congresses, conventions, fairs and exhibitions when these are carried out by foreign meeting planners. • Visas: The National Migration Institute offers its assistance to expedite the visa applications of those attendees requiring a consular Visa. • Security: Guadalajara stands out as one of the safest cities of Latin America. Its Metropolitan Police and Traffic Police are certified by the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). Connectivity Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla airport is one of the most important airports in the country. It has an average of 450 daily national and international operations, both passenger and cargo flights. There are 40 daily flights to Mexico City and more than 53 national and international destinations. Hotels Guadalajara’s hotel infrastructure counts with more than 21,000 hotel rooms from all categories, including nationally and internationally recognized chains, such as Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels, Camino Real, Crowne Plaza, Fiesta Americana and Holiday Inn, among many others. Approximately 15 hotels, with a total of 3,000 rooms, are located walking distance from Convention Center Expo Guadalajara. In 2011, Guadalajara will host the XVI Pan American Games, which will spur, in the next two years, an increase of around 1500 hotel rooms in the business district of Expo Guadalajara. Important Events • Global Publicy Policy Summit 2011 • ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 • Aerospace Meetings 2010 • North America Leaders Summit 2009• Society of American Travel Writers 2009 • III Latin America and Caribbean- European Union Summit (EU-LAC)

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