- This was the first visit to the Riviera Nayarit for the majority of the 700 international visitors that were present at the event. The destination definitely exceeded their expectations and they said they would return to enjoy themselves once again.
Once the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in the Riviera Nayarit was concluded, the destination proved once again to be a top-notch host for one of the most transcendental events held in the region.
Organized by the Government of the Republic and convened by the United Nations, this is the first time the Riviera Nayarit plays host to a conference of this magnitude; however, it was more than up for the challenge, demonstrating its capacity to handle conventions of the highest order.
700 people from 143 countries attended the event, among them ministers and representatives from governments, civic societies and the press. They were all very satisfied with the infrastructure and overall quality of the event, but were especially impressed by the warmth and hospitality of the citizens of Nayarit.
Héctor Guerra, ICAN’s Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, said the amount of work, the experience and the perfect infrastructure is exactly what’s needed to work with these types of organizations.
“This place has tremendous potential and has the logistics to deal with the organization of this type of events,”
he commented. “I think it’s important for the destination to use this event as a platform to project even more into the international arena, especially where intergovernmental events are concerned.”
This was First Secretary at the Delegation of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament, Chihiro Mochizuki’s first visit to Nayarit and Mexico, and he said it was an unforgettable experience.
“I think Nayarit has a wonderful environment and great infrastructure, which is why the conference was such a success,” expressed the public servant. “It has a great location; I’m very happy and I think the best part is really the people. They’re always smiling and they are very hospitable.”
The Riviera Nayarit CVB surprises attendees with a grand welcome cocktail party
The conferences and dialogs took place in a satisfactory manner at the Hotel Paradise Village. The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau was charged with organizing the welcome cocktail, which was described as “surprising” by those who attended.
The attendees were given a taste of Nayarit’s cuisine set against the backdrop of the El Tigre Gold Club House, served with drinks prepared by regional mixologists. There was live music and a breathtaking presentation by the Ballet Mexcaltitán.
The visitors were eager to visit Sayulita and the Marietas Islands to observe the humpback whales during their free time, and all agreed they would return to explore more of the Riviera Nayarit.