On 31 May 1971 setting up a company that aimed to showcase strengths industrial, commercial and cultural city, becoming the engine of economic and social development. That company was inaugurated on August 21, 1975 and goes by the name of "Exhibition and Convention Medellin SA", being the first fairs made in this space: Texmoda and Expocamacol.
Between 1992 and 1993 the National Government and the Chambers of Commerce, National Study contract with the firm American Competitiveness Monitor and this is where you begin to talk about competitiveness at the national level.
We present major competitive advantages, such as offering public services, quality of labor, the mood Commercial, the better able to take risks and more advanced skills and perceptions.
2002 was the year of the Business Plan of the International Convention Centre, prepared by Consulting & Investment banker Carlos Andrade Carrasco with the collaboration of the Mayor's Office, the National Federation of Coffee Growers, the Chamber of Commerce of Medellín for Antioquia , Inexmoda, the Society of Architects in Medellín, Sofia ACOPECON Aristizabal as President and Richard Espinel.
There it was agreed that the project aimed to promote the realization of modern business and commercial activities, create opportunities for the realization of events and conventions with national and international levels, to complement the actions on competitiveness and internationalization of Medellin and foster a culture citizen (social benefits, welfare, quality of life and citizenship).
Plaza Mayor Medellin born
In March 2006, the integration is performed Exhibition and Convention Medellin SA and the International Convention Centre Ltd, born Plaza Mayor Medellin SA This is to consolidate as a tourist destination Medellin Business, fairs and conventions, and that since the 90's until today, all municipal and departmental administrations have worked in that direction. The new benchmark for city and country, consists of the traditional Exhibition and the new Convention Center. Since then there Plaza Mayor Medellin , the place has become the epicenter of the great events of Medellin, Antioquia and Colombia. Plaza Mayor in a few years has been the protagonist of the great activities, such as the Assembly of the OAS, Assembly IDB Colombiamoda, Colombiatex, Expocamacol and many others that make our city and region, the focus for Colombia and the World.