General Information

Language

Mexico official language is Spanish.

Currency

As of May 18, 2015, the ( As of Jul 17, 2017) $17.39 per euro and $15.31 per U.S. dollar ($20.00 per euro and $18.00 per U.S. dollar)

Climate

Mexico City enjoys a moderate year-round climate with average temperature of 59º. Daytime temperature highs range from the low 70ºs in December to the low 90ºs in May. This means events can be held outdoors in any month of the year. ON AVERAGE: November is the driest month. April is the warmest month. January is the coolest month. July is the wettest month.

Time Zone

Mexico City is in the North American Central Time Zone (CT) UTC-6:00.

Electricity

Voltage: 110-120 Volts (Same as U.S./Canada, most other areas are 220-240 Volts). Primary Socket Types: North American Non-Grounded , North American Grounded. Please note that these may not be identical to U.S./Canadian sockets, and may require an adapter.

Visa

Passport holders from more than 90 countries are entitled to a 180 day tourist visa upon arrival at airport immigration checkpoints. Visitors from another 100 countries must apply for visas trough the more than 130 Mexican consulate offices around the World. For further information regarding entry requirements please visit www.inm.gob.mx.

Getting Here

Mexico City’s International Airport Benito Juarez is located 7.3 miles (11.7 km) from the WTC International Exhibition and Convention Center Mexico City. More than 650 flights arrive daily at the International Airport and all major airlines have routes to Mexico City as their final destination or stop. The airport has two terminals connected by an Aerotren which operates free of charge by presenting your ticket or boarding pass. If the Aerotren is not available, you can use land transportation “interterminal transportation”, which offers buses that are located in Door 6 on Terminal 1; and on door 4 in Terminal 2.

From the airport to the hotel: Authorized taxis are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. At present the following groups are in operation: Porto Taxi, Nueva Imagen, Sitio 300 and Yellow Cab. The company Confort renders its services in Terminal 2. The Terminal 1 taxi boarding areas are located at entrances 1 and 10; and in Terminal 2, boarding areas are located at entrances 3 and 4. To receive the taxi service you must purchase the corresponding ticket previously at the authorized sale points located within the airport.

Address: Capitán Carlos León s/n Col. Peñón de los Baños Del. Venustiano Carranza 15620. Mexico City, Mexico. Phone: (55) 2482 2424 and (55) 2482 2400, www.aicm.com.mx/

Getting Around

Taxi Cabs: Just outside the Convention Center there is an authorized cab service that can take you anywhere in the city for under $30 US dollars.

Metrobus: A bus rapid transit (BRT) system. The first trip costs under $1.50 US dollars, after this each ride costs less than 50 US cents. There are 4 stations in a 2 mile (3.2 km) radius from the venue.

Subway: Mexico City’s subway system is a fast and cheap way to get around the city. There are 6 stations in a 5 mile (8 km) radius from the venue and a trip in the subways costs 30 US cents.

For transportation to other sites within Mexico City, we recommend using authorized taxis or you can request it via telephone from tourist or commercial establishment where you are in.

Taximex: 5538 1440 & 5519 7690

Servi-Taxi: 5271 2560

Radio Servicios Móviles de Transporte: 5771 4012; 5771 0130; 5760 4696 & 5551 7710

Taxi Radio Mex: 5584 0571 & 5574 459

Servitaxis: 5516 6020

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