New Buenos Aires Expo & Convention Center “Rising” Below Recoleta

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, competitiveness, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, visionaries

The new Buenos Aires Convention & Expo Center (CEC) is under construction in Recoleta and promises to be another transformative project in terms of creating green space, enhancing quality of life and attracting large-scale expo tourism year-round. The City of Buenos Aires is spending $336 million pesos (US$41.3 million) on the 22,000 square meter (234,000 square foot) project which is currently …

Buenos Aires Launches Visionary Urban Greening Plan

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, real estate, visionaries

The City of Buenos Aires is planning a green urban revolution to add hundreds of acres of new parks and hundreds of thousands of new trees throughout the Argentine capital and global megacity over the next twenty years. The plan, unveiled yesterday at the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, envisions adding 78 new neighborhood plazas, 12 large municipal parks, 400,000 new …

Latin America’s First Airline University Could Land In Punta del Este

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, tourism, uruguay, visionaries

Uruguay is moving forward with plans to build Latin America’s first airline university in Punta del Este. More details emerged this week about the ambitious project which will be sold as a public-private initiative. Rumors of the planned facility surfaced last month when Uruguay representatives flew to Qatar to encourage more Qatari investment in Uruguay. Qatar Airways is expected to initiate …

US Chamber of Commerce CEO: “The World Needs More Uruguay”

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay, us companies, visionaries

Those were the powerful words of U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue in his formal introduction of Uruguay President Jose Mujica earlier today in Washington.  Before U.S. Businessmen, Mujica Sold Uruguay As A Country To Live and Invest is how the local papers are summarizing the president’s 36-minute presentation this morning at the U.S. Chamber. But …

Retailers & Hotel Chains Rushing To “The Saudi Arabia Of Patagonia”

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate, us companies, visionaries

Carrefour, Coto, Jumbo, La Anonima and Walmart. Only one city in Argentina is home to all five major supermarket chains, and it’s not Buenos Aires, Cordoba or even Rosario. It’s the Patagonia capital city of Neuquen which is ground cero for Argentina’s nascent shale oil boom. “Neuquen Comes To Life At The Hands Of Vaca Muerta” is the headline of …