Today, Medellin is a city of opportunities and progress, investing in its people and firmly believing in coexistence and reconciliation as a starting point of any transformation project.
Capital of an active department that is moving forward as is Antioquia, it holds the title of the second most important city in Colombia after its capital, Bogota, and is considered a commercial, industrial and technological development epicenter of the country.
With noted leadership in the areas of finance, banking, services, politics, art, culture, communications, fashion and entertainment, the city achieves an outstanding role in all of Latin America and becomes an axis of development, not only in the continent but in the world. Medellin, ideal destination, for its warm and friendly people, its landscape of flowers and mountains, great offers in trade, tourism and gastronomy, provides its visitors opportunities for fun, business and enjoyment of a new and attractive city to see and discover.
It has a strategic geographical location located on a valley of the Central Mountain Range of The Andes, at 1,475 meters above sea level. This provides a temperate climate, with average temperatures of 24ºC.
Currently the economic activities driving the city’s progress are the textile industry, generating 53% of jobs in the Antioquia region, making the city the fashion capital of Latin America; apparel; trade; energy generation; construction and services, which also power Medellin’s economy. Furthermore, its modern hospital infrastructure, scientific research, urban ecological projects and the varied offer of university and technological centers, make it one of the most dynamic cities in the country and one of the most seductive to visit.
The city offers different transportation alternatives. To get to the event’s venue we suggest the following:
When taking a taxi, we recommend only taken those available at designated pick up points or requesting a service by phone to the following numbers: 361 6464, 444 4444, 444 11 11, 444 0000, 444 5555 and to the airport: 235 7171 or 235 7676.
In the city of Medellin, taxis work with rates regulated by a meter. We recommend requesting the drivers to turn the meter on when boarding and only paying what the same indicates. The minimum rate is $3,900 and service to the international airport Jose Maria Cordova has a rate of $50,000.
Other options are:
Subway: the closest subway station to the event venue is Exposiciones.
Bus: the Tradeshow participants may board a bus on the following roads: Avenida Ferrocarril, Calle San Juan and Calle 33.
- Department: Antioquia
- Population: 2,223,660 (Dane 2005)
- Climate: ranges between 18ºC and 28ºC / 64ºF and 82.4ºF
- MASL: 1,475
- Currency: Colombian Pesos
- Predominant economic activity: industrial textile, trade and services.
- Extension: 382 Km².
- Latitude: 6º 15' N
- Longitude: 75º 36' O
What Clothes to Wear
Given that the climate does not change much throughout the year, we recommend using light cotton clothing. If you will be visiting neighboring municipalities, the climate will change for which we recommend warm clothing. Informal clothing is well accepted. If you will be visiting tourist sites, we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. When going to restaurants, ties are optional. To attend special events you must wear formal attire.