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¡Viva Mexico!’ (‘Long Live Mexico’). Mexico is a great place to explore and experience a culture that reflects the complexity of the country’s past through the fusion of pre-Hispanic civilizations and Spanish culture during Spain’s 300-year colonization of Mexico.

SAFETY It is statistically quite safe. According to which uses U.N.-based data, Mexico doesn’t even make the list of the 36 nations with the highest murder rates. Mild-mannered nations like Sweden and Switzerland top Mexico for murders on The assault rate in the U.S. is nearly 5 times greater than that of Mexico in the independent Prominix report adjusted for under-reported crime.


NATURE Mexico is one of the World’s Top 5 most bio-diverse nations on Earth. More than 30,000 plant species; 1,000 bird species; and 1,500 mammal, reptile, and amphibian species are native to Mexico. Did you know that Mexico has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the Americas (including the US)?

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE The currency exchange rounds between 12 and 13 mexican pesos per dollar.

TRANSPORTATION IN MEXICO Mexico City is remarkably easy to get around. Wherever you need to go, there is likely some conveyance heading there momentarily. A swift, extensive and incredibly cheap subway system covers most of the metropolis with frequent service almost round the clock. Above ground, peseros (small buses, also called microbuses or micros), regular buses and electric-powered trolley buses move the city’s masses from points A to Z. The metrobus, a recent addition, plies its own lane along the city’s principal north–south artery, Av Insurgentes. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced, whether you’re hailing one off the street or (more securely) phoning one of the radio-taxi services. Mexico City is the leading destination for international airlines, although many offer direct flights to tourist destinations such as Cancun, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Los Cabos and Monterrey. Main airlines: Viva Aerobus Volaris Aeromexico

You can find a good exchange rate at the airports. Before traveling, we suggest that you check the new regulation restricting the liquids, sprays and gels allowed in carry-on luggage. Take only authorized taxis, these are safer. Please note that for international travel you must check-in three hours before the flight; for domestic flights, two hours are required. Main airports: Benito Juarez from Mexico City General Abelardo from Tijuana General Mariano Escobedo from Monterrey Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla from Guadalajara International Airport from Bajio Leon

BUSES They are the most comfortable and most economical way to travel around Mexico. You can buy the ticket online, at Ticketbus counters and even on the smart phone. To know which counter is closest to you, visit: The main bus companies : Primera Plus ETN Omnibus de Mexico ADO GL (luxury, first class service) ADO Estrella Blanca Estrella de Oro

Our Main station is Central North in Mexico City with more than 20 different companies and more than 100 destinations.


WHAT IS MOMENTUM? This year mexican and international; youth, business and government leaders get together in an international congress. During 14 days, six different agendas will take place to develop, impact and make a leader in each participant. If you want to be part of this experience, be sure to select the right agenda for you and come to MEXICO to live it!


THE CITY: MEXICO CITY Mexico D.F. is situated right in the heart of the country. It is the country capital city and the biggest economic and cultural center of Mexico. With a warm weather and beautiful structure, Mexico D.F. offers their visitors many opportunities to see and do. The cultural patrimonium in Mexico is really important, and the Federal District involve an important part of it. Cataloged as the most important business center of the country where there are important professional associations, as well as national and international corporations. Also, tourism in Mexico’s City offers an incomparable culture, gastronomy and a variety of attractions, many of them concentrated in the historic center. Don’t leave the city without experiencing museums, floating gardens of Xochimilco and the Chapultepec Park. For more info about Mexico City visit:

ISUM The ISUM (International Start-Ups Meeting) is a signature program by AIESEC Alumni International (AAI). A startup is the early state in the life cycle of an enterprise where the entrepreneur moves from the idea stage to securing financing, laying down the basic structure of the business and initiating operations of trading. They are innovative companies with expectations of a fast growth along with a scalable and repeatable business model.

VENUE ISUM will take place in The Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), before Technological Institute of Mexico (ITM), was founded on March 29, 1946 by the Mexican Association of Culture bringing together an outstanding group of bankers, industrialists and businessmen, led by Don Raúl Baillères in order to make higher education the engine of industrial and economic change in Mexico. In the late fifties (1958), the Institute moved to purposebuilt facilities for use located in National Marina 350 Lake Street corner Zirahuén in Anahuac colony. Being one of the most important education centers of Mexico City, ITAM is waiting for you to be part of ISUM, as one of the special event that consolidate MOMENTUM 2014.

BUSINESS FORUM As part of MOMENTUM Mexico 2014, BF is to showcase Mexico as an strategic partner to entrepreneurs and businessmen from around the world. Participant will learn “How to do Business in Mexico�, not only by official macro and micro economic data; but also by sharing different experiences of government officers, international companies leaders, as well as national and international Chambers of Commerce. We will have discussions about specific economical areas, such as: energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, mining, health, IT&C, tourism and logistics. Interaction is needed to create awareness, this forum aims to encourage the knowledge and ideas sharing with round tables and conferences.

VENUE Our Business forum location will be in UNIVERSIDAD PANAMERICANA, Mexico City. The UP was founded in 1968 as a Business School . A group of businessmen and academics gave life to IPADE , later they promoted the creation of a university. The Panamerican Institute of Humanities (IPH), founded in 1968 , merged with the IPADE and created the Universidad Panamericana. It was made under the spiritual direction of Opus Dei , a personal prelature of the Catholic Church . It started with 2 programs : ESDAI and Administration. During the 70s new programs were added including Law and Philosophy (1970 ) , Economics and Business Administration (1977 ) , and Industrial Engineering (1978). New programs were added in the 80s and 90s including : Electromechanical Engineering , Accounting (1981 ) , Information Technology , Marketing , International Business , Finance (1993 ) Nursing and Medicine (1996 ). These College have an auditorium for 450 people, where our Business Forum will take place.

ILC ILC is the most important congress from IGN region (Iberoamerican Global Network). It gathers 300 delegates from all over our region, in which the young leaders are focused on developing and promoting solutions to global problems that plague our society, promote the growth of leadership in others and create entrepreneurial tools to enhance professional development. This year ILC will take place in the impressive Mexico City. Do not miss it!

RAC AIESEC Alumni Ibero America (AAIB) celebrates every year its Regional Alumni Congress (RAC). Embracing the latin spirit, AAIB is working to consolidate all of its 18 National Alumni Associations, by sharing and enhancing the international spirit of AAI. On our 8th RAC, our main objectives will be: 1) AAIB Executive Board elections 2) Regional Legislation 3) Align the international mission, vision, values, objectives and strategies to the national and regional Alumni networks.

AAIC AIESEC Alumni International Congress (AAIC) is the official reunion of AIESEC Alumni International (AAI), gathering leaders from around the globe. Designed to Connect, Collaborate and Contribute, AAIC empowers the social and business networks among the Alumni community. The main objectives of this congress are: 1) AAI Executive Board elections, 2) Enhance our signature programs, 3) Align our national, regional and international mission, vision, values and objectives, 4) International Legislation

VENUE HOTEL FOR ILC, RAC, AAIC The venue will take place in Fiesta Americana Reforma Hotel located on Paseo de la Reforma, the capital city’s most important avenue, our luxury hotel is a vibrant destination for business and pleasure in mexico City. 10 mins to Palacio de Bellas Artes. 15 mins to The City’s Historical Center 15 mins to Museo de Antropología, Castillo de Chapultepec, Zoológico y Auditorio Nacional. 15 mins to WTC 15 mins to Polanco and Presidente Masaryk avenue, with exclusive stores and restaurants. For the venue the rooms available for agendas are this: México 1 y 2 Sonora Nuevo León Alumni Restaurante Tarento (Alumni meals) For more info about the hotel check:

Special Events

GLOBAL VILLAGE An essential part of our AIESEC culture is the development of human relations between different societies. One of our values “Living ​​ Diversity” consists to promote the exchange of ideas, cultures, ways of thinking, etc... Therefore, we celebrate a nations encounter where each delegation from different countries attending the Congress will show some of their art, culture, folklore and all that it represents their people through this amazing event. People wear their traditional costumes from their country, representing the culture of each one. Is the Big Party where we all come together eating different food, drinking drinks from all around the world, dancing and singing typical songs. At the end we are just one world, and we are together in this. We are global citizens.

GALA DINNER Another special event for our congress is the important gala dinner, where you could meet AIESECers for all over the network, partners and alumnies from different regions all together with a great meal. Prepare your tie and the dress for this night.

MEXICAN NIGHT: “LIENZO CHARRO“ A lienzo charro is an arena where charros hold the events of charreada, torneo de colas and bull riding. Charro is a term referring to a traditional horseman from Mexico, originating in the central-western regions primarily in the states of Jalisco , Zacatecas, Durango, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, and San Luis Potosí. The traditional Mexican charro is known for colorful clothing and participating in coleadero y charreada, a specific type of Mexican rodeo. Now is your turn to live this tradition in a full Mexican night! and don’t forget to learn our shout who we’ll sing together: “¡Tequila, tequila con limón, cerveza, cerveza de barril, aguas locas, aguas locas, qué país es el mejor, Mexico, Mexico, sí señor!”

YOUTH TO BUSINESS It is time to develop our professional potential through relations and networking with experts in different branches of the business world. Our Youth To Business consists of workshops delivered by corporate career versed in providing tools and knowledge for entrepreneurship, these will enable us to create an exponential growth of our abilities making us more effective in the market.

VENUE Papalote Museo del Niùo (Children’s Museum) is hosting our Americas Youth to Business. These museum is an interactive museum for children and adults. Is oriented to the promotion of learning, communication and fellowship through various activities. To date, the five themed rooms that make up the space include more than 250 interactive exhibits. One of this incredible spaces will be the center of our Youth to Business.

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MIGRATION The Electronic Authorization System (SAE) is an online system, which allows Brazilians, Russians, Peruvians and Ukrainians to obtain an electronic authorization to travel to Mexico without a consular visa. Holders of a valid U.S. visa or permanent resident of Japan, Great Britain, Schengen Area, Canada or United States do not require a visa to travel to Mexico neither an electronic authorization. To look up for countries and regions that require a Visa to travel to Mexico go to: Who needs visa? Visa/en.html Who doesn’t need visa? No_Visa/en.html

MIGRATION For business purposes, with non-profit activities, for up to 180 days, the following documents must be presented to Consular authorities: Passport or identity document and legal travel documents, in which nationality can be confirmed; it is recommended to be in effect at least for the next 6 months. Business traveling people must present at least one of the following documents: Application supported by a National Entrepreneurial Organization, duly acknowledged by the corresponding authorities of the origin Country or by the Commercial Mexican Offices overseas, or Invitation letter from the Commerce Chambers or Industry, entrepreneurial associations, private or public organizations, industrial or commercial companies, or financial institutions in Mexico or Letter of economic support from the company represented by the visitor for the period of your stay in Mexico.

STUDY TOUR BAJÍO 2 nights and 3 days From thursday april 3 to Saturday april 5 Sleeping First night in Guanajuato and the next one in Queretaro. OPTION A Price: $130.00 DLS Included: transportation, Accommodation, breakfasts and museums OPTION B Price: $150.00 DLS (All Inclusive) Included: transportation, Accommodation, breakfasts, meals, diners and museums Visiting: Guanajuato San Miguel de Allende Peña de Bernal Freixenet’s Wine Cellar

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE Explore this city declared one of the Human Heritage. Enjoy this beautiful place by walking its streets. Feel the music in one of the many cultural events in the evenings.

QUERÉTARO We could give you many reasons to visit Querétaro, but the truth is we’ll never finish: good weather all year round, the warmth of its people, the cuisine, the historical significance and unsurpassed scenery.

FREIXENET’S WINE CELLAR FROM QUERÉTARO This wine house, the most important of America, is located in the Doña Dolores farm, just ten minutes from the Peña de Bernal. Freixenet is distinguished by winemaking through the champenoise method (called sparkling wines).

PEÑA DE BERNAL With 350 meters, 4’000,000 tonnes and 10’000,000 years old, the Peña de Bernal is the third largest monolith in the world after the Rock of Gibraltar, in Spain, and the Sugar Loaf in Brazil . The pilgrimage is rewarded with a privileged look at the extensive Queretaro semi-desert.

GUANAJUATO Discover enchanted places. Thrill in a theater evening. Descend into the depths of the tunnel and ascends to heaven conveyed by the music of a magical organ. Walk alleys where time has stopped. Enjoy dinner by candlelight on a hidden square. Guanajuato, founded in 1557, is one of the most peculiar sites around Mexico. The vibrant city of many colors comes and goes underground.

STUDY TOUR OAXACA 3 nights and 4 days From wednesday April 2 to sunday April 5 2 Nights in Oaxaca and rode to Hierve el agua OPTION A Price: $155.00 DLS Included: transportation, Hosting breakfasts and The Beach Party OPTION B Price: 190.00 DLS (All Inclusive) Included: transportation, Hosting breakfasts, meals, dinners, The Beach Party and entrance for Hierve el agua. Visiting: Puerto Escondido Oaxaca Hierve el Agua Monte Alban

PUERTO ESCONDIDO Puerto Escondido is a place to catch the legendary Mexican Pipeline, get some sun and party. By day, water sports are popular – you can go surfing, snorkeling, diving, sportfishing or looking for turtles, dolphins and even whales. By night, a busy cafe, restaurant and bar scene brings live music and a freewheeling, unpretentious nightlife. Within easy day-trip distance are the coastal lagoons of Manialtepec and Chacahua, which teem with birdlife.

HIERVE EL AGUA The green of the hills, the sound of the wind and there, at your feet, born two huge petrified waterfalls, carved over thousands of years by carbonated water runoff. At the top, there are small pools where such water flows at about 24 degrees Celsius. Here you can admire the hand of nature, patient, for hundreds of thousands of years, sculpting layer at the waterfalls 30 meters downhill slide.

OAXACA It is a city of noble and friendly people, who have great talents, inviting the traveler to live a rich experience in culture and tradition, and above all makes you feel at home. The warmth of its people and achieve their saws coat you fall in love with this beautiful city. The beaches of Oaxaca are located well away from Oaxaca city, 8 hours by bus, 6 to 7 hours by car or just 30 minutes by air. The drive to the beaches can be an incredibly beautiful experience, with a beautiful view, a terrific weather and a perfect company, this beaches will be a unique adventure.

MONTE ALBÁN Monte Albán is the most important archaeological site of Oaxaca entity of unique regional importance by religious, political and economic control exerted by the Zapotec state on the population of the Valley of Oaxaca for more than thirteen centuries.

STUDY TOUR MEXICO D.F. Thursday April 3 Price: $35.00 DLS Included: - Transportation - museum’s entrance - 1 ½ boxlunch Also includes the entrance to Bar Condesa with snacks and beverage. Visiting: Teotihuacan Chapultepec’s Castle Bellas Artes Palace Monument from the Mexican Revolution Cathedral / Bell Tower Condesa Town

TEOTIHUACAN Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan was one of the largest urban centers of the ancient world. Located in a valley rich in natural resources, Teotihuacán was the seat of power of one of the most influential in the political, economic, commercial , religious and cultural fields Mesoamerican societies , whose features permanently marked the peoples of the Mexican highlands , crossing time and coming to us with the same force and grandeur with which the builders planned . This site has a lot of small pyramids, but essentially there are only four main attractions. You can visit: The Temple of the Moon - A medium sized pyramid off from the center of the complex. The Temple of the Sun - The largest pyramid in the structure with an excellent view of the surrounding mountains. Wear sunscreen, they don’t call it the Temple of the Sun for nothing. The Temple of Quetzalcoatl - One of the most sacred Temples in the complex. This temple is decorated with many stone serpent heads. Museo Teotihuacán, The museum at the park with outstanding displays and a miniture recreation of the entire site. Well worth the visit.

BELLAS ARTES PALACE It is a city of noble and friendly people, who have great talents, inviting the traveler to live a rich experience in culture and tradition, and above all makes you feel at home. The warmth of its people and achieve their saws coat you fall in love with this beautiful city. The beaches of Oaxaca are located well away from Oaxaca city, 8 hours by bus, 6 to 7 hours by car or just 30 minutes by air. The drive to the beaches can be an incredibly beautiful experience, with a beautiful view, a terrific weather and a perfect company, this beaches will be a unique adventure.

CHAPULTEPEC’S CASTLE From its location at the top of Chapultepec Hill, Chapultepec Castle is the eternal witness of Mexico’s history; as it has watched armies, presidents and emperors, who have left a permanent mark on the nation, walk among its walls and gardens. Chapultepec has always been a crucial place for Mexican history; since pre-Columbian times some sanctuaries existed there and it was a place of rest for the Aztec emperors.

MONUMENT FROM THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION Is a landmark and monument commemorating the Mexican Revolution. It is located in Republic Square which divides Revolution Avenue between the avenues Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida de los Insurgentes in downtown Mexico City. The open building was designed by Carlos Obregón Santacilia in an eclectic Art Deco and Mexican socialist realism style, over the existing cupola structure of the cancelled Palacio Legislativo Federal (Federal Legislative Palace) by Émile Bénard. The structure also functions as a mausoleum for the heroes of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, Francisco “Pancho” Villa, Francisco I. Madero, Plutarco Elías Calles, Venustiano Carranza, and Lázaro Cárdenas.

OUR AIRLINES DISCOUNTS You can book your plane ticket with our Airlines Partners receiving an amazing discount. Book your flight between March 19th and April 12th, 2014 CODE: IT15RG06314N1 TERMS AND CONDITIONS: International Flight: 15% off in every rate except W, V, R, N, E classes. Apply in Flight with serie AM 001 - 2999 Do Not Apply in Flight with codeshare Only bookings directly at the ticket office and call center. The discount only apply at the issue date. In case of any change on the flight itinerary the charges will be in the terms and conditions on your booking with Aeromexico.

Book your flight between March 19th and April 13th, 2014. CODE: C5718 TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 15% off from North America 15% off from Centroamérica 15% off from South América 15% off from Caribe This conditions only apply to delegates of Momentum 2014 The Final Destination has to be Mexico City. The penalties for any change are subject by the terms and conditions of the Airline. THE DISCOUNTS ONLY APPLY BEFORE TAXES


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