Centres for congresses and conventions

The city is recognised as one of the most important events destinations in the Americas, with a range of major venues.

The city hosts around 2,000 major international events each year, making it the number 1 host city for events in the Americas according to  ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) for eight years running, and 17 placed in the world. Attendees can benefit from VAT exemptions on accommodation, congress registration and the hire of exhibition spaces.

The broad range of hotels and infrastructure for fairs and conventions increases year after year. Major venues are listed below.

La Rural

La Rural is Argentina's biggest centre for trade fairs and exhibitions with seven pavillions, an auditorium, open spaces and an infinite range of options for large events. With easy access by public transport and underground parking, La Rural hosts major international expos.

  • Pavillions: 7
  • Parallel rooms: 4
  • Theatre capacity: 8,300
  • Reception capacity: 8,900
  • Total exhibition space (m2): 79,765
  • Banquet capacity: 5,000
  • Capacity of parallel rooms: 65- 8,300

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Centro Costa Salguero

Created in 1993 to host exhibitions, conventions, shows, sporting events, social events and corporate meetings, Centro Costa Salguero is currently one of the major reference points for conventions and expos in Buenos Aires.

  • Pavillions: 6
  • Parallel rooms: 4
  • Theatre capacity: 5,000
  • Reception capacity: 6,000
  • Total exhibition space (m2): 31,138
  • Banquet capacity: 4,000
  • Capacity of side rooms: 50-5,000

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Golden Center 

One of Argentina's most important centres with six flexible rooms surrounded by lakes and gardens, ideal of all kinds of events. Just metres from Jorge Newbery Airport, Golden Center offers comfort, new installations, nature and covered space for events.

  • Theatre capacity: 2,300
  • Parallel rooms: 6
  • Reception rooms: 2,500
  • Banquet capacity: 1,200
  • Capacity of other roomss: 60 - 2,300
  • Total exhibition space (m2): 4,500 

Hilton Hotel Buenos Aires

Located in the heart of Puerto Madero, 10 minutes from the city's financial district, the hotel offers a range of meeting rooms, a business centre and installations for events. The meetings hall holds 2,500 visitors, making it the largest of those at hotels in the city. 

  • Theatre capacity: 2,500
  • Rooms: 419
  • Parallel rooms: 22
  • Total exhibition space (m2): 6,700
  • Mayor capacidad para banquete: 1.800
  • Rango de capacidad de salas: 10 - 2,500

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Hotel Sheraton Buenos Aires & Centro de Convenciones

This 24-storey hotel offers 740 rooms including five executive floors equipped for business trips, with installations and services for corporate travellers and congress attendees.

  • Theatre capacity: 1,800
  • Rooms: 740
  • Parallel rooms: 15
  • Total exhibition space (m2): 6,500
  • Baquet capacity: 1,200
  • Capacity of parallel rooms: 10 - 1,800

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New Buenos Aires Conventions Center

This centre is located in the neighbourhood of Recoleta, comprising three underground levels in order to preserve the landscape of the site between the University of Buenos Aires Law Faculty and Parque Thays. Solar panels on the exterior of the building go towards meeting city sustainability standards, while there are bus stops and an underground metro (subte) station (Líne H) nearby.

  • Theatre capacity: 4,500
  • Parallel rooms: 5
  • Reception capacity 2,000
  • Total exhibition space (m2): 18,000
  • Banquet capacity: 500
  • Capacity of parallel rooms: 300 - 4,500 

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