Dear Amigos,

Here is the email that you have been waiting for, it’s time to plan ahead to ensure you make the most of Experience Latin America (ELA) 2017!To help you with this process, we have put together a list of key dates for your diaries, our recommended accommodation and more information on the matchmaking process. Buyer interests and seminars open on the 3rd April 2017 so it is important to register and complete your profile before this date.

Key Buyer Dates for ELA 2017

Monday 3rd April – Buyer selection of interests and seminars OPENS.Friday 28th April – Buyer registration and selection of interests CLOSES.

Monday 22nd May – Provisional Appointment schedule is released and ELA Connect OPENS to top-up appointments.

Friday 2nd June- ELA Connect CLOSES.
(Only the messaging service will remain open until 18.30 on the 14th June)

Monday 12th June to Wednesday 14th June- ELA 2017 (From 9.00 on the 12th to 18:30 on the 14th)

Matchmaking Overview

For those of you who are new to ELA, matchmaking is the process where both buyers and suppliers are connected using three sets of criteria. Therefore, when you are completing your profiles and selecting your interests, it is important to be as thorough as possible in order to get the best matches. You can find the Matchmaking criteria below and more information can be found on slide 8 of the buyer programme here.

Meetings of mutual selection: This is where meetings are schedules automatically when both the buyer and supplier select each other for an appointment.

Buyers Interests: If a buyer is interested in meeting a supplier an appointment will be scheduled.

Same Interest selection: If buyers and suppliers have selected matching areas and countries of operation, then an appointment will be scheduled.

Where is ELA taking place this year?

ELA 2017 is taking place at CCT Venues, Level 32, 40 Bank Street, London, E14 5NR

Book your Accommodation

Are you travelling from outside of London for the show? If so why not stay at one of our preferred event hotels close to the venue. We have preferential rates at three hotels all within a 20 minute commute to the show.

Fraser Apartments (12th-14th June)
(9 minutes by bus or 12 minutes walking)
Rate: £155 + VAT per studio per night for a deluxe apartment
Rate: £160 + VAT per studio for an executive apartment

( VAT is 20% and rates include all utilities, WIFI & 24 hour reception but excludes telephone calls) To book, please email: and quote Aviacircle. *Offer expires 30 days before check in date.

DoubleTree By Hilton London Docklands (11th-14th June)
(18 minutes by tube/ complimentary ferry crossing)
Rate: £150 inc VAT per room, per night for sole occupancy, breakfast & ferry crossing.
Rate: £172 inc VAT per room per night for double occupancy, breakfast & ferry crossing.

(To book please call + 800 44 45 86 67 and quote the reference group name: AviaReps UK, code: GAVIA.*Offer expires 11th May 2017)

Grange City Hotel (11th-14th June)
(21 minutes via Tower Hill DLR)
Rate: £224 exc VAT inc Breakfast, one executive room for single occupancy.

(To book, please call 02078633700 or email and quote the reference code: 110617AV *Offer expires 30 days before check in date)


There are numerous ways to get to Canary wharf and you can find more information about the best transport links here.

You will be receiving more information about the show over the next couple of weeks but if you need any help or more information, please do get in touch with the ELA team at and don’t forget to put the key dates in the diary to make the most of your ELA experience.
Have a great day!Saludos Cordiales,
The Experience Latin America Team