The Vidanta Foundation has announced that its new event, the Vidanta Forum, will take place from May 16 - 19 at The Grand Vidanta Convention Center in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
According to a Vidanta Foundation news release, the intent of the event is to inspire a dialogue between opinion leaders and international figures from different industries and establish the best practices in the tourism industry.
The Vidanta Forum will welcome roughly 450 attendees, including international and national experts, students, academics, business people, intellectuals and civil society organizations.
The Vidanta Forum is created through the dialogue and analysis of experts and with the support of institutional allies – The College of Mexico, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE).
After the event’s closure, the institutional organizations will prepare a document that will gather the most interesting proposals and political recommendations generated in the event.
Special Celebrity Guests
The forum will also include activists and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Brooke Shields. They will be participating individually in a conversation with Ivan Chavez, executive vice president of Grupo Vidanta, on May 17.
Paltrow is an award-winning acclaimed actress who is also passionate about social causes. She is the ambassador of Save the Children, an organization that brings attention and protection to children and adolescents in precarious situations; and is on the board of the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity organization that works to relieve the poverty in New York. Currently, Gwyneth combines her acting career with the management of her blog, "Goop," a brand focused on well-being, travel, food, beauty, lifestyle and work.
Shields is an award-winning acclaimed actress who also supports various humanitarian causes, such as Healthy Child Healthy World, which seeks to protect children from the toxic chemical threats and products found in homes, schools and public spaces; AIDS Life, an organization dedicated to the collection of funds to help people with HIV; and Listen Campaign, an initiative that fights for the rights and necessities of children in vulnerable situations caused by poverty, war, contamination or climate change.