UN To Hold Nuclear Conference in the Riviera Nayarit

  • The Riviera Nayarit’s top-notch hotel infrastructure attracted the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons with 700 participants from around the world.

Personnel from the United Nations arrived at the Riviera Nayarit to perform a site inspection in order to assess the destination as the location for the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, set to take place February 13-16, 2014. The Riviera Nayarit was duly approved to host this important international event.

On October 21stof this year, a group from Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Relations including Juan Sandoval Mendiolea, Director General for the UN; Karin Oechler, advisor to the Executive Management for Political Coordination; and Carlos González Cedano, the Adjunct Events General Manager, proceeded with the inspections needed to make the final decision.
“There’s no doubt the Riviera Nayarit’s top-notch hotel infrastructure plus the quality and excellence in service makes it a destination worthy of this kind of international event,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. “It’s an honor to be considered by the UN to host a conference of this magnitude.”

The CVB events staff assisted the UN personnel from the moment they arrived until the moment they left. They took the group on tours of different hotels in Nuevo Vallarta, which would accommodate the 700 attendees.

They also visited the Paradise Village Hotel, site of the convention center that will host the event. Several meetings took place with hotel executives to finalize details. Reservations contracts will be signed during the first week of November.

It is thanks to the investment and initiative of the People’s Government—headed by Roberto Sandoval Castañeda—that an event of this scale and with such a worldwide impact can take place in the Riviera Nayarit. This also serves to powerfully position the destination’s brand.

According to the Governor’s recent second State of the Government address, Nayarit tops the list in foreign investments and certified clean beaches. 
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