Site and Local Arrangements
Convention Center of the Americas
A major focal point of San Juan is its new, state-of-the-art Puerto Rico Convention Center - an architecturally dynamic structure that recalls the shapes and colors of the Caribbean in an elegant, modern style. Designed to accommodate groups of 2,500 to 10,000 attendees, the new Convention Center; the largest in the Caribbean features more than 580,000 square feet (53,882 sq m) of event space. And, as part of a 113-acre urban development project - known as the Convention Center District - the surrounding area offers everything meeting planners expect from a top-notch destination.
The Puerto Rico Convention Center has 152,000 square feet in the Exhibit Hall, Ballrooms for Plenary with a capacity of 3,290 seats, 14,000 square feet, 27 Break-out rooms with a capacity of 60 seats each. In addition, we will have several break-out rooms at the Sheraton, Condado Plaza and Caribe Hilton hotels.
The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, the oldest convention bureau in the Caribbean with more than 42 years of experience, is the official marketing and sales agent for the new Puerto Rico Convention Center. The award winning Bureau also provides all the services meeting planners need to hold a memorable meeting or event.
IUPAC Divisions, Standing Committees and Bureau Meetings - Sheraton Hotel (Congress Headquarters)
The Sheraton Hotel at the heart of the Convention District will be the official Congress Headquarters and where all the IUPAC meetings as well as related business activities will be held. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the PR Convention Center where the IUPAC Congress sessions are programmed. Other nearby hotels are: Condado Plaza (Conrad Hilton) , La Concha, San Juan Marriott Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Caribe Hilton and others.