Routes Americas 2024

The route development forum for the Americas

Bogota, Colombia
19 – 21 March 2024

Speaker Guide

Informa contact

Lucía García

Senior Partnerships & Conference Production Manager | Routes

Mobile: +44 (0) 79 6613 4208

Email Address:


The CORFERIAS is the official event venue for Routes Americas 2024.

CORFERIAS is a business and exhibition centre, with venues based across Colombia. CORFERIAS in Bogota first opened its doors in 1954 and has since grown to over 44,000m2 across 17 pavilions.

CORFERIAS has more than 65 years experience, and seeks to strengthen its ties of cooperation between Colombia and the world through fairs, exhibitions, events and conventions; encouraging the generation of meaningful contacts between visitors and exhibitors as a venue with full biosecurity procedures, or on digital platforms operating to international standards.

Cra. 37 #24 - 67, Bogotá, Colombia

Food Donations

Any excess food at the event will be donated to Fundación Niño Jesús. It is a foundation that runs a social program for the elderly and provides professional care and intervention to ensure they stay active and enjoy their golden years to the fullest. They carefully consider biopsychosocial factors to guarantee the well-being of the seniors.

 Speaker Registrations/Badge Collection

You will be able to collect your badge from any of the registration desks on the following days/times:

Monday 18 March


Complimentary tours


Badge Collection

Location: Hilton Bogota Corferias, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room Rocio

12:00 - 17:30

Tuesday 19 March


Registration, Diary Advice and Networking Area Open

08:00 - 17:45

Wednesday 20th March


Registration, Diary Advice and Networking Area Open

08:00 - 17:15

Thursday 21st March


Registration, Diary Advice and Networking Area Open

08:30 - 17:30

 Speaker Arrival Time

Please ensure you arrive at your theatre 30 minutes before your session is due to begin. This allows time for your session to be set up, run through procedures and check slides if necessary.

 Location of Conference Theatre

The Conference Programme will take place in the Keynote Theatre. 

 Official Hotels

HOTELMAP are our only Official Accommodation Partner. For more information on the official hotels please click here

Alice Gray


What if you had unlimited opportunities to build relationships with decision-makers from the Americas route development community? 

Routes Americas is designed for you to make new connections, bringing together the key players from the industry that you need to network with. With over 10 hours of dedicated networking events, Routes Americas is the forum where you can engage with all your industry partners under one roof. 

Welcome Reception 

Catch up with existing industry partners and meet new targets after the first business day of Routes Americas.

Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Date:  19 March 2024
Location: Corferias Bogota

Networking Evening

It's the highlight of the Routes Americas social programme, a show-stopping networking event featuring the Routes Awards. One not to be missed. 

Time: 19:00 - 23:30
Date: 20 March 2024 
Location: Agora Bogota, situated 2 minutes walk from the event venue

Content/Sessions Information

When you arrive, please make sure you have previously printed your badge or otherwise collect it from any of the registration desks and please make your way to your theatre. There will be a hostess and AV technician in the seminar theatre to assist you with any questions / technical queries. Please do make sure you are in the theatre and ready to go 15 minutes before your session is due to begin.

Panel Sessions

Even though you won't be delivering a formal presentation, it is still essential that you prepare for a panel discussion. The best way to start preparing is to understand your role on the panel and understand the audience.

You would have been invited to join the panel because of a specific perspective you offer, and you should find out a bit about the other panellists (see the programme and speaker page here) so you know you can contribute that they can't.

The moderator will make contact with you and the other panellists prior to the event to discuss topic and questions that will be covered in your session.

Those speaking on a panel session will not be required to prepare a formal presentations/PowerPoint slides.


Presentations should be in 16:9 PowerPoint format (widescreen) and emailed to Lucía García by EOD 15th March. Please let Lucía know as soon as possible if you are unable to meet this deadline.

We have Routes World PPT template available if you want to be consistent to the event branding. Please, feel free to request it.

Please also remember to bring your presentation on memory stick as backup should there be any technical problems on the day.

PowerPoint Tips

  • Clear fonts & colour
  • Text no smaller than 20pt
  • No more than 8 bullet points per slide
  • Avoid lots of text on one slide - pictures and diagrams are ideal
  • Each slide should normally take one minute of speech

Video Content/AV Equipment 

If you are planning to embed video content into your slides, please provide the video files separately to the PowerPoint presentation as we may need to re-embed the file - the AV tech can help with this on the day if needed.

The following equipment will be available:

  • Screen
  • Laptop
  • Remote slide changer
  • Lectern
  • Handheld & Lapel microphones 

If you would like to use your own laptop/Mac, please let Lucía García know as soon as possible. Please ensure you bring the relevant connection cables (i.e. the appropriate VGA adapter for your Mac Model)