Cony Ibarra

Best Destination Award – “CONY IBARRA”

On June 6th, FIEXPO officially communicates that the Best Destination Award will be called CONY IBARRA.

The FIEXPO Latin America Award was established at FIEXPO 2019 with the aim of promoting excellence in the work done by Latin American destinations and to recognize each year the cities or countries that, in the jury’s opinion, have done the best job in attracting, promoting and positioning themselves globally. In that first opportunity the award was given to the city of Guayaquil.

It was in that same year, specifically in August, that we were struck by the sudden and unexpected pass away of Constanza Ibarra, Manager of Meetings Tourism of Ente de Turismo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Known by all as Coni, she was an outstanding young professional who with her charisma and charm reaped the friendship of many and the affection of all.

Her vision of the industry and her work to position Buenos Aires as a leading destination, together with the team of the Ente de Turismo, INPROTUR, The Ministry for Tourism and Sports of Argentina, AOCA and the Buenos Aires Convention Bureau, was decisive for the rapid advancement of the city, to the point that today it ranks first in Latin America in the ICCA ranking.

Coinciding with her date of birth, June 6 th , we would like to officially communicate that the Best Destination Award will now be called "CONI IBARRA", as a small tribute from all of us involved in FIEXPO Latin America.

The 2020 award will be presented in November in the city of Cartagena.

Her memory will remain forever in all those of us who had the pleasure of meeting her.