Puerto Peñasco was recently host site for the 1st Real Estate Tourism Forum, bringing together dozens of real estate agents, tourism promoters, and business leaders who participated in conferences featuring great speakers. The event, held Sept. 29th at the Puerto Peñasco Expo Center, also included a pavilion with stands showcasing local businesses and products.
The Forum, organized by the Mexican Association of Professional Realtors (AMPI), in coordination with the local administration, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), as well as private enterprise and business chambers, aimed first and foremost to promote Puerto Peñasco as a growing tourism destination and an ideal spot for investment.
Puerto Peñasco AMPI President Blanca Valdez highlighted the forum’s importance as a networking point for those within the tourism industry and real estate market in exploring new opportunities while sharing knowledge of these interconnected areas.
A pavilion set up within the Expo Conference Center during the Forum provided space for stands to showcase products and services ranging from tourism to culinary arts, and travel agencies, among others.
National AMPI President Ignacio Lacunza was present at the Forum as an honored guest, along with Municipal Tourism Director Nidia Rivera, Julio Alfonso Mendoza from the office of the Sonoran Economic Ministry, and Rebeca Valenzuela of the Sonoran Youth Institute.
The Conference program itself began with a Tohono O’odham blessing ceremony, which led to the first talk led by Oscar Palacio Soto on the topic of “Tourism Development in Puerto Peñasco.” Additional speakers included Pablo Noé Déciga Mosqueda on the subject of “Dream Loan,” Fernando Antillón regarding “Aerial Connectivity,” Juan Pedro Lostaunau Molina on “Nearshoring,” Juan Carlos Zamora on “Investing in Developments,” Javier Govi on “Nearetiring, and Erick Rodríguez with a presentation entitled “Dawn of a New Era: the exponential opportunity of Puerto Peñasco.”