Wanted: Puerto Ricans and Friends of Puerto Rico to Become Ambassadors

Wanted: Puerto Ricans and Friends of Puerto Rico to Become Ambassadors


Chicago IL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 18, 2007–The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau (PRCB) will be hosting a recruitment event in Chicago on Thursday, September 27, 2007 to meet with candidates that are interested in becoming a future Ambassador of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau to contribute to the Island’s economic development through their business contacts.

Puerto Ricans and/or friends of Puerto Rico, non-island based, who can assist or refer a contact to sell the destination to their respective organizations as well as their business circles can become Ambassadors of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau. Also, Puerto Rico-based business, association and/or government leaders whose contacts and involvement in national and international organizations can generate new group business for Puerto Rico, can also become Ambassadors.

The Meetings and Conventions industry in Puerto Rico generates yearly revenue of approximately $900MM. Over the years, the Ambassadors Program – completely voluntary- has been a very productive extended sales team of the PRCB representing up to 20% of the total sales production.

Ambassadors provide essential contacts and leads that give Puerto Rico an advantage in the competitive world of convention site selection. They are passionate and knowledgeable advocates of the economy issues affecting the quality of life in Puerto Rico. Their efforts can have a real impact on the economy of Puerto Rico- for example, a convention of 500 people for 4 days can generate up to $1.2 million in revenue.

“We invite prospective Ambassadors to join us for a special meeting in Chicago. Most of us know someone that is the decision maker or the meeting planner of a convention or a meeting. All we need from our Ambassador is to open the doors for Puerto Rico, by sharing that contact information, we take care of the rest”, stated Ana Maria Viscasillas, president and CEO of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau.

Puerto Ricans or friends of Puerto Rico interested in attending the recruitment cocktail event in Chicago on September 27 must register first by calling Miguel Hernandez at 787-725-2110 extension 5099 or via e-mail to mhernandez@prcb.org. More information on the Puerto Rico Ambassador program is available at http://www.ambassadorpr.com.

Editor’s Note:

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau (PRCB) is a non-profit organization established in 1962 to drive meetings, conventions, trade shows and incentive groups to Puerto Rico. With offices in San Juan, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Washington DC, the Bureau strengthens Puerto Rico’s competitive position in the Americas and abroad by increasing awareness of the Island’s outstanding meeting facilities and services, and produces approximately $125 million to the local economy. The PRCB is the official marketing and sales agent for the new Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) opened November 2005. For more information on the new Convention Center visit http://www.prconvention.com. The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, representing the capital city of San Juan, is a proud member of Best Cities Global Alliance, the first convention bureau alliance that represents the highest standards of service in the meetings and convention industry. For more information, visit http://www.bestcities.net. The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau has also earned accreditation from the Destination Marketing Association International as an elite destination marketing organization. DMAI is the world’s largest association of CVBs, representing more than 600 destination management organizations in more than 25 countries. The Bureau can be reached electronically through the Internet at info@prcb.org or at its website http://www.meetpuertorico.com.

Wanted: Puerto Ricans and Friends of Puerto Rico to Become Ambassadors