The organisers propose the Universidad de los Andes Caribbean campus, in the exclusive Serena del Mar urban complex in Cartagena de Indias as the conference venue (pictured below).
Cartagena is strategically located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea and has a climate that is hurricane-free; the city combines magic and modernity.
Declared a World Heritage Site, the capital of the Bolivar Department has a population of 1,013,389, and a temperature that oscillates between 28°c and 34°c. It is an open-air museum that has conserved the colonial architecture of its historic center, which is surrounded by walls and fortresses that are acknowledged to be the most complete in South America. The city offers many traditional settings such as citadels, forts, squares, museums, palaces, and large mansions that could be the setting for a unique event: a magical experience due to the many gastronomic delights and the incredible cultural and historical richness.
The city is only a two-hour flight from Florida and a one-hour flight from Panama. It has one of the most complete and modern settings for events in Latin America that have been strategically developed in an area that concentrates the infrastructure of events centers, hotels, and the magical settings of its walled city. This provides visitors with easy access.
In the 2017 fourth edition of the Financial Times’s American Cities of the Future, Cartagena was awarded first place for the ‘best strategy to attract investment’ in the Big Cities category.
Five submarine fiber optic cables (Arcos-1, América Móvil-1, CFX-1, PCCS, and Wasace) enter Cartagena, which give the city excellent internet connection. Cartagena de Indias is located in a strategic place in the Americas, which allows easy access from both North and South America.
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