The new convention center in Lima was opened on Thursday by Peruvian president Ollanta Humala. He said that the center will have a direct effect on tourism in the area as it will hold important international events.
This new location for events will put Peru in the position of being a logistics hub in Latin America. It will provide the infrastructure and equipment to hold these large events as well as the capacity to hold 10,000 people at a time. It has a total of 18 halls which each be divided into two. The center is set on an impressive area of 10,676 sq. m; and in total the whole complex covers around 84,700 sq. m
The center was completed in 16 months – an impressively short time frame given the size of the project, this was made possible by the state-of-the-art technology used.
The convention center is already set to host important meeting such as host the 2015 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG), which will start as early as this month. The venue is also set to hold other important events in the future such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIV), the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves and, the 28th Session of the International coordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and Biosphere Program.