IFEMA wants to continue advising DR until the construction of the convention center is completed. We would love to continue advising until the work is completed,” he said.
The president of the Madrid Trade Fair Institute (IFEMA), José Vicente de los Mozos, revealed that the consultancy for which that institution was contracted by the Dominican government to carry out the architectural design and feasibility study for the construction of the convention center in Santo Domingo, which was announced by President Luis Abinader in January of this year at the last International Tourism Fair (FITUR), is already in its final phase.
In this regard, José Vicente de los Mozos, interviewed by Moisés González of the newspaper Despertar Nacional at the Global Mobility Call, said that “the first phase, which is the consultancy, is practically finished and now we have to talk to the Government of the Dominican Republic and we would love to continue advising until the completion of the convention center to be built in Santo Domingo”.
José Vicente de los Mozos expressed his enthusiasm to be able to advise the Government on the construction of the convention center to be built in Santo Domingo”.
“The Dominican Republic is a very dear country and all the projects with the Dominican Republic, which is a great country, we are delighted to support and help”.
“Already the whole phase of the project is finished. Now the realization of the work begins. Our objective was only to start the work. Now we have to take stock with the President, with the ministers and start, if they are interested in our advice, which at the beginning they said yes, to accompany the government of the Dominican Republic until the completion of this convention center in Santo Domingo”.
Expectations before the announcement of the construction of the convention center
It is recalled that in January, during the International Tourism Fair, President Luis Abinader announced that the country will have a convention and exhibition center in Santo Domingo which will be built with the support of the Banco de Reservas.
He said that the Ifema Group, which organizes the International Tourism Fair (Fitur 2022), as well as most of the fairs and conventions in Madrid, was contracted for the project.
The president said that the absence of a convention center in the city was one of the weaknesses cited by hoteliers and which would generate more hotel room occupancy.
The Ifema group was contracted through the Banreservas group and the technical advice of Mitur to carry out the architectural design, as well as the feasibility study, to carry out the project which is already underway, said the president.
IFEMA was contracted through the Banreservas group and the technical advice of Mitur to carry out the architectural design, as well as the feasibility study for the project, which is already underway, said the president.
Enthusiasm in the tourism sector
The President’s announcement has generated enthusiasm from the tourism sector whose representatives have expressed that a convention center would be the engine of demand for the future and would guarantee the solidification of Santo Domingo as a destination for the next decade, contributing to the positioning of the country and making it more competitive.
Santo Domingo is a capital city with a wide range of tourist attractions, including first class hotels of all sizes; cultural attractions; rich gastronomy; natural resources such as the Malecon; the nearby parks and beaches; two international airports and the Colonial City.
Highlighting the impact of the Global Mobiliity Call, the first holistic, transversal and integrating event that will build the new Sustainable Mobility Ecosystem, connecting the main actors for the development of new business models and public-private initiatives, he said that the Dominican Republic has all the conditions to host a future edition of the event.
Highlighting the impact of the Global Mobility Call
The first edition of Global Mobility Call, the world congress on sustainable mobility organized by Ifema Madrid and Smobhub, concluded with a great boost for a more sustainable mobility and consolidating new institutional and business actors of the new mobility.
Global Mobility Call brought together more than 4,500 attendees in person and 13,000 on its digital platform Live Connect, from 40 countries, registering so far more than 1.3 million views of the live programming. In addition, 250 journalists have covered the more than 100 multi-sector dialogues, where more than 300 panelists, public and business representatives, entrepreneurs, academics and experts have presented proposals, ideas, reports and reflections on the rapid processes of change in mobility.
Highlighting the impact of the Global Mobiliity Call held from June 14 to 16, José Vicente de los Mozos, said that the Dominican Republic has all the conditions to host a future edition.
“I believe that sustainable mobility affects the entire planet, it is true that sustainable mobility in Europe has very different aspects than it can be in Latin America why not make a global Mobiliity Call focused on Latin America in Dominican Republic I launch it, there are companies, there is administration, is interested, Ifema Madrid goes there “