POSTED: March 14th 2013

America Economia ranks Buenos Aires first in Latin America survey

Buenos Aires will host the IOC session in September / Buenos Aires Tourism
Buenos Aires will host the IOC session in September / Buenos Aires Tourism

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March 14 – Buenos Aires, host city-hopeful of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, has been ranked first in four categories in America Economia magazine. The rankings, which assessed all Latin American cities across various cultural and business criteria, reiterate the vibrant metropolis of the Argentinean capital as a modern, dynamic, cultural and tolerant society.

The categories in which Buenos Aires was ranked first by America Economia are “City with the most interesting cultural life,” “city with the most respect for diversity,” “city with the best urban life and architecture” and “city with the most internationally ranked business schools.”

“It is fantastic to hear that Buenos Aires is again acknowledged as a world leader when it comes to offering an enriching cultural and social experience – especially for young people in the city,” Buenos Aires Under-Secretary of Sport and Chief Executive of the Buenos Aires 2018 Bid Committee Francisco Irarrazaval said. “If Buenos Aires has the honour of hosting the 2018 YOG, the young people of our city will be wonderful ambassadors for the YOG and the Olympic Movement – showcasing the Olympic spirit to all young people around the world.”

America Economia’s survey, which has been conducted since 1993, also ranked Buenos Aires as the third best city in which to be young and the fifth best city in which to do business.

“We are delighted to hear that Buenos Aires has achieved these fantastic results in the latest America Economia rankings,” Minister of Economic Development of Buenos Aires City Francisco Cabrera said. “This is a fine example of what can be achieved when the city and federal governments work together towards a shared vision and identity.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved and we are confident that with the further hard work coupled with innovative thinking we can continue to build on our world renowned reputation as a culturally diverse economic hub that is ready to serve the world.”

Buenos Aires also recently came in first in North and South America in the International Congress and Convention Association’s rankings of cities that have organised business meetings and events in the last ten years. International readers of CondéNast Traveller magazine also voted Buenos Aires the top tourist city in Central and South America in February 2013.

“As a tolerant and safe city, Buenos Aires can offer the Olympic Family, all the young athletes and the YOG spectators a uniquely warm welcome and proved a thrilling and memorable sporting experience,” Irarrazaval said.

“We also believe that we have the economic and commercial practices to ensure that the YOG becomes a long term, viable commercial proposition that benefits athletes, spectators, the Olympic Movement and young people around the world. The Olympic Family can trust Buenos Aires to deliver.”

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