More than 10 thousand tourism professionals from around the globe gathered in Gramado / RS, 2 thousand brands among national and international destinations, national and international airlines, operators, travel agencies, public agencies and private initiative, more than 8 thousand buyers, more than 1500 schedules between buyers and exhibitors, over 270 million reais in business generation and 15 million economic impact for the Region of Hydrangeas, international caravans from the US, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as more than 13 hours of content offering with lectures, trainings and workshops.
This is the scenario that FESTURIS Gramado – International Tourism Fair will have, from November 9 to 12, in two spaces: 22 thousand meters of Business Fair in Serra Park, with capacity for more than 15 thousand people, and FESTURIS Congress in Palace of the Festivals with capacity for more than one thousand spectators.
The organizers of the International Fair expect a growth of 10% in 2017 compared to 2016. The 29th edition of the event already has more than 3,500 accredited professionals and news such as the participation of international destinations that will come to Rio Grande do Sul for the first time as Vietnam, Texas, Ethiopia and Poland, for example, some of the exhibitors confirmed with their own stand.
Another good news is the participation of all Brazilian states in a space of 500 square meters of area built by the Ministry of Tourism. It is the first time that all the states of the federation will be in the business fair in Gramado.
When it comes to content, the Congress will have great entrepreneurs in the Palais des Festivals: Caito Maia, CEO Chilli Beans, Theo Orosco, CEO Exact Sales, Vitor Peçanha, CEO Rock Content, Magda Nassar (President Baztoa), Leonel Pavan and Victor Hugo (Secretaries of Tourism of SC and RS respectively), Carlos Vazquez, director of Esferatur Consolidating, Do Ba Khoa, ambassador of Vietnam, among others. The Brazilian Tourism Minister, Marx Beltrão, is expected for the opening ceremony on 09, and for the Congress and Fair, on the 10th.
The governor of RS, José Ivo Sartori, is also expected for the first day of the fair. Rio Grande do Sul signs the event as Host State.
News: Mice, Business, Gastronomy and new identity
FESTURIS will have other new features such as the new layout and format of Corporate and LGBT Mice spaces. Both spaces will have a new format with a business counter and Mice will have a mandatory schedule.
The Business Space will be a shared space sponsored by Copa Airlines. It is the option that FESTURIS offers so nobody is left out of business fair, and even with little investment can have its space.
Gastronomy Space: a novelty with show classes and that will have a gastronomic arena signed by Sulgás and participation of renowned chefs.
During FESTURIS 2017, Rossi & Zorzanello will launch the new visual identity of the event that reaches the age of 30 in 2018. An agency has been hired and prepares a new look for the event that will come even more modern, international and differentiated.
Luxury Space: Launched in 2016, the closed space for exhibitors and buyers of the luxury market all over the world, Luxury had its size tripled for this edition.
“In the last 29 years we have always sought to point out market trends and increasingly we will enhance this leading edge profile that the fair has won. Our legacy for the sector is the strengthening of Tourism and our partners, promoting the generation of business on an ongoing basis “says Marta Rossi.
According to Eduardo Zorzanello, also CEO of FESTURIS, “we are not a passing event but an event that has been working since its inception as a propeller of the businesses and fortifications of brands and travel agents. exhibitor can expect a FESTURIS 2017 full of news, with great deals and a content offering that will have a highly positive impact for the participants. ”
Accreditation continues until November 08 through the event’s website.
FESTURIS Gramado – International Tourism Fair
November 9-12, 2017
Palace of Festivals
November 10 and 11
8:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
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FESTURIS Business Fair
November 10 and 11
From 1:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.