Punta Cana has become one of the Caribbean’s most important destinations for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events tourism (MICE).
This year alone the Barcelo Bavaro Beach resorts will host 20 international conferences and conventions.
This convention hall will host the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) 2015, scheduled from April 28-30.
This is the country’s most important tourism fair, organized by the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism.
The event brings together hundreds of national and international tourism-related companies, tour operators, travel agents, airlines, hotel chains, independent chains of hotels and tourism professionals.
Meetings and Conventions Scheduled:
Barcelo & Resorts
- International Bikini Model Search (May 14-20)
- Central American and Caribbean Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (June 12)
- Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (October 19-21)
- XVII Latin American Society of Nutrition Congress (November 8-12)
- XII Central American and Caribbean Congress on Beekeping (June 24-26 June)
- Pan American Valuation Congress (November)
Hard Rock Punta Cana
- Latin American Congress of Internal Medicine (Solami 2015) (May 20-24)
- XXXI Inter-American Conference on Accounting (September 17-20)
- XXIV International Congress of Neurology and Neurosurgery 2015 (October 1-4)
– XX Latin American Congress of Strabismus (CLADE) (April 29-May 2)
Top Convention Centers
Barcelo Hotel & Resorts Convention Center:
This is the Dominican Republic’s largest and most modern convention center, and one of the largest in the Caribbean.
The Center features 11,500 square meters of construction, spread over 13 halls which, in turn, are subdivided into 24 smaller rooms that can accommodate from 20 to 5,000 guests.
Paradisus Palma Real Convention Center:
The Center features 2,335 square feet of meeting rooms that can accommodate the needs of conventions and business meetings. The Center’s 15 rooms feature high ceilings and can accommodate up to 850 guests.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:
This 6,038 square meter Convention Center, with capacity for 5,000 guests, features next generation technology that can accommodate the most challenging events.