Mexico City: (Distrito Federal Mexico state)

Even to New Yorkers used to "big," Mexico City is an impressive place. With a population of around 20 million, it is the largest city in the world and one of the foremost cultural capitals. As a major business and financial center, the city features international-class, deluxe hotels with over 24,000 rooms and excellent meetings facilities for large and small groups. Meeting planners should note that the city was recently named the most affordable of 125 major cities around the world.

Meeting Needs, at a Glance

Convention Centers: Mexico City has several top-of-the-line meeting facilities: the World Trade Center, which has a new International Expositions and Conventions Center that can accommodate 4,700 attendees in 60,000 square feet of modular space; The Exhibimex Exhibition Hall has a capacity for 4,000 attendees with 88,000 square feet of exhibit space all on one level. The National Auditorium can comfortably seat 10,000.

Attractions: Mexico City features such incredible sights as the pyramids of Teotihuacan; the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco; El Zocalo, the second largest square in the world; The National Palace; The Cathedral; and The Museum of Anthropology, arguably the finest archaeological museum in the world. Other museums include The Museum of Mexican History at The Chapultepec Castle, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Art.