The International Convention Centre in Joao Pessoa is set to host several events in 2015 with a confirmed total of 25 associative events in the next 3 years.
The biggest confirmed event is the ‘Brazilian Tips Congress Nursing Regional’ which will be attended by an excess of 8000 delegates from across the country. Another highlighted event will be the ‘Internet Governance Forum’ holding the presence of government executives from 120 countries.
From 2013 to 2014 there was a 15% increase in held events at the Joao Pessoa Convention Centre with highly successful events such as the RoboCup in June last year bringing 4000 visitors to Joao Pessoa from various countries.
“The impact on the local economy means a circulation of more than R$70 million, a generation of jobs and economic, social and tourism development” celebrated the Convention Centre manager, Ferdinand Lucena.
According to Lucena, the next four years will bring 95,000 tourists to Joao Pessoa and will inject a capital of £95 million into the economy. “This flow of Congress will bring numerous benefits to the supply chain in the metropolitan area, good business for the hotel industry, the food industry, trade and the state…” he said.
The partially completed structure comprises of fares and exhibition halls, a congress centre, gazebo and panoramic restaurant across 48,676 m². The conference centre has administrative blocks on three floors, multipurpose rooms and an auditorium with a capacity for over 2300 people. Altogether there are eight auditoriums adapted as public events.
The observatory has a height equivalent to that of a 17 storey building (57m) providing broad views of the coastline and areas of the city and the buildings three parking lots accommodate more than 1000 vehicles.
The final stage of completion for the Convention Centre is set for the end of 2015
Source Governo Da Paraiba