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The Vidanta Forum - May 16 - May 19, 2018

April 28, 2018

Have you read Falling Behind by Francis Fukuyama? The book was published in 2008 by the Oxford University Press. It is the compilation contributions made by participants in the November 2005 seminar in Buenos Aires entitled "Explaining the Development Gap between Latin America and the United States".

The question posed by the author and the seminar is why did Latin American fall behind the "other" America when Bolivia and Peru were both richer and hosted more complex civilizations than any that existed in North America in 1700? The subject of the book is how and when this gap in economic performance emerged, and why Latin America has not been able to overcome it as many countries in East Asia have. The seminar was supported by the Fundación Grupo Mayan, which is the precursor of the Vidanta Forum sponsor - Vidanta Foundation.

If you are on the Nuevo Vallarta property between May 16 and 19, 2018, don't be surprised if you see 450 attendees enjoying the property. There also will be a number of dignitaries who will be participating, including Daniel J. Chavéz Moran, founder of the foundation and Roberto Russel, the foundation's president now and of the Fundación Grupo Mayan in 2008. Following is the news release announcing the seminar:

Vidanta Forum: The Tourism Richness of Mexico as an Economic Development Engine
The forum is the result of an unprecedented initiative of the Vidanta Foundation and its institutional allies The Colegio de México, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE)

Through a series of conferences, workshops and experiences, the Vidanta Forum will seek to generate plural reflections on the future of tourism and its role as an engine of development in Mexico

Grupo Vidanta
Apr 25, 2018, 17:33 ET

CITY OF MEXICO, April 25, 2018 / PRNewswire / - The Vidanta Foundation, under the premise of believing in the social strength of tourism as a vehicle for economic transformation and progress, with the support of prestigious allied institutions -El Colegio de México , the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) -, has organized the Vidanta Forum. The event will be held from May 16 to 19, 2018 at the Grand Vidanta Convention Center in Nuevo Vallarta with the aim of promoting an ambitious dialogue between opinion leaders and international figures, from different industries, to establish best practices. in tourism

Roberto Russell, President of the Vidanta Foundation and Laura Flamand, Academic General Coordinator of El Colegio de México
Centro de Convenciones Grand Vidanta
Grand Vidanta Convention Center

Roberto Russell, Presidente de la Fundación Vidanta y Laura Flamand, Coordinadora General Académica de El Colegio de MéxicoCentro de Convenciones Grand Vidanta

The Vidanta Forum will have a capacity of 450 attendees, including international and national experts, students, academics, businessmen, intellectuals and members of civil society organizations.

"Aware of the impact that tourism has on the development of Mexico, through our Vidanta Foundation, it is a priority to generate a plural dialogue with world leaders, which allows us to know global trends and best practices as a solid path towards innovation" , said Iván Chávez, executive vice president of Grupo Vidanta.

"In Fundación Vidanta we are working hard to carry out precise actions that positively impact the social, economic and environmental development of Mexico, the Vidanta Forum is an important part of these," commented Roberto Russell , president of the Vidanta Foundation .

Daniel Chávez Morán -president and founder of Grupo Vidanta- will be in charge of starting the Vidanta Forum activities, which will analyze the following topics:

Tourism and Digital Strategies , will seek to discuss how new technological tools play an essential role in the dissemination and promotion of the wealth of values ​​of diversity and identity of our country. For this axis, will be the presence of Daniel Houghton , CEO of Lonely Planet , among other important figures.

Environment and Sustainable Tourism , where the priorities for the preservation of the natural heritage as the only means of sustainability of tourism will be identified, through a model that puts in value the natural wealth of Mexico. This proactive panel will feature prominent figures such as Alejandro del Mazo Maza , Commissioner of Protected Natural Areas, and Salomón Bazbaz, Director of Cumbre Tajín.

Mexican Gastronomy as a Tourist Attraction , with the purpose of defining the essence of Mexico's flavor based on its identity, diversity and hospitality; as well as dimensioning the opportunity of the models of routes and itineraries to revalue the gastronomic tourism, Vidanta Forum brings to the star of the world cuisine Ferran Adrià, creator of El Bulli ; the executive chef of Grupo Vidanta, Alexis Bostelmann ; In addition to the renowned Mexican chefs Martha Ortiz and Benito Molina .

Creativity and Culture , in which themes such as projection of the dignity, diversity and cultural identity of Mexico will be discussed, as strengths for the promotion of tourism businesses. To conclude this exercise, this conference block will be adorned with the expertise of Daniel Lamarre , President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil ; Jorge Esma Bazán of Mayan World Festival; and Marcela Diez Martínez, Director of the Cervantino Festival.

This event will be disseminated through an ambitious digital campaign and specialized media, as well as capsules and live links on national television, with the aim of having an important reach in the country and reach millions of viewers.

After the closing of the forum, the organizing institutions will prepare a document that gathers the most interesting proposals and policy recommendations that emerge from the event.

"For the Colegio de México it is an honor to be a strategic ally of the Vidanta Forum and to share projects with the Vidanta Foundation, because we are deeply convinced that it is necessary to transfer to society the idea that tourism has enormous potential for economic development. and social of Mexico, "said Laura Flamand , general academic coordinator of El Colegio de México.

Due to the growing importance of Mexico in the tourism industry worldwide - it is currently the eighth country with the highest number of foreign visitors, thus ranking above Thailand and Turkey - one of the achievements of Grupo Vidanta has been its positioning as a benchmark tourism, through the development of tourist centers with the highest quality standards.

Leader in creating dream vacations, largest operator of golf courses in the country, maximum exponent in entertainment thanks to its alliances with Cirque du Soleil and Hakkasan Group , as well as exemplary model in the constant creation of new and varied gastronomic experiences, Grupo Vidanta Committed to its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and through its Vidanta Foundation, it has the ideal position to lead this conversation in favor of Mexico.

For more information, please consult: www.forovidanta.com

About Fundación Vidanta

Fundación Vidanta was established in 2005 by Mexican philanthropist Daniel Chávez Morán, founder of Grupo Vidanta. Its mission is to promote knowledge and the proposal of public policies that contribute to the strengthening of democracy and the economic and social development of Latin America. The Vidanta Foundation works and cooperates with leading organizations in Latin America and outside the region in initiatives and projects that deal with the issues that justify their mission. These include: the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Academics, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Latin American Council of International Relations, the Inter-American Dialogue, the College of Mexico (COLMEX), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE), among others. Learn more about Fundación Vidanta at www.fundacionvidanta.org

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SOURCE Grupo Vidanta

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Very interesting! Let us know the outcome of the seminar if you happen to attend.