May 13, 2021. The Costa Rica Convention Center (CRCC) continues to stand out for its quality services, operations and infrastructure. It most recently received three accolades in the 11th Eventex Awards, a global awards ceremony for events and experiential marketing from around the world.
The Convention Center won gold in the “People’s Choice” category for the second year in a row, thanks to voting from the public. It also received two bronze medals, one in the “Convention Center” category in recognition of the venue’s operations and diverse features, and one in the “Versatile Venue” category, highlighting the center’s adaptability.
These awards bring the total number of certifications, prizes and international awards that the Costa Rica Convention Center has received to 18 since opening its doors in August 2018. This is helped put Costa Rica on the map among global destinations for the Meeting Industry, which is currently waiting for public health restrictions to be lifted in order to hold a large number of events, ensuring that our country will be one of the first options in Latin America to be chosen for important events.
Álvaro Rojas, General Manager of the Costa Rica Convention Center, emphasized that these awards are the fruit of the hard work put in by the entire team, which has taken a leading role in the development of a number of initiatives at the Convention Center for several years.
“These awards are the result of the clear vision of the ICT and the private sector to diversify the tourism products on offer in Costa Rica, positioning it as one of the most important emerging destinations in the Meeting Industry worldwide,” said Rojas. “Meeting tourism represents over 20% of global tourism and attracts visitors who spend up to five times more than the average tourist. For us at Grupo Heroica, it is an honor and our responsibility to help ensure that the country increases its profile.”
Pride of the tourism sector
Gustavo Alvarado, Director of Tourism Management at the ICT, expressed his great pride in the awards the Convention Center received, which serve as an incentive and motivation to continue to position the Costa Rica Convention Center as one of the most outstanding venues in the region, as well as the most visible symbol of the country’s impressive offerings for meeting tourism, conferences and conventions.
“Having received these international awards is a validation of efforts going back to the opening of the Convention Center and a result of a marketing strategy to place Costa Rica in an increasingly competitive position in this market segment,” noted Alvarado. “In the current situation, this involves immense challenges and demands constant innovation and resilience with a view towards the future.”
In a statement from the Costa Rica Convention Bureau, the country’s private sector group focused on meeting tourism, its Director Tatiana Orozco added “we congratulate the ICT, Grupo Heroica and the Costa Rica Convention Center for these significant achievements, which provide a clear impetus to continue our efforts to grow and position ourselves in the meeting industry, a field that offers benefits that go beyond tourism, bringing innovation, knowledge, talent and best practices to the country, and much more.”
Awards with international prestige
The Eventex Awards are the world’s highest-profile award ceremony for events and experiential marketing, representing a symbol of excellence since they were founded in 2009. A total of 561 nominations were received for the 2021 awards from a total of 37 countries.
“Receiving on Eventex award is an incredible achievement for the Costa Rica Convention Center,” commented Ovanes Ovanessian, co-founder of the Eventex Awards. “Every award is fully based on merit and is a recognition of the company’s fantastic creativity, flexibility and focus on innovation.”
The goal of the awards is to celebrate creativity, innovation and efficiency throughout the industry. Every year, the competition highlights the best agencies, events and technology from the world of events.
For more information, please see: https://eventex.co/winners/
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