Inaugurated in 1979, the Havana International Convention Center is the foremost institution specializing in events and congresses in Cuba. The facility is located only 20 minutes from downtown Havana, in a residential area in the western part of the city and extends over an area of 60 000 square meters. The center is surrounded by exuberant vegetation which harmonizes with the tropical greenery of its interior gardens.
The Havana International Convention Center organizes, promotes and hosts congresses, conventions, symposia, conferences, national and international meetings, fairs and exhibitions. It has an extensive network of official agencies throughout Latin America, North America and Europe which, in conjunction with associations or companies interested in these services promote and market the activities organized for each of the international events and fairs programmed during the year.