Distinguished Advisor Conference

Venue and Travel

THEME: Powerful Competition - The Secret to Economic Resilience

DAC 2019: November 10-13. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


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About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a city in the middle of the mountains, on the sea, warmed by the sun and the sand, whose inhabitants are kind by nature and eager to welcome visitors. Located on beautiful Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta offers an excellent climate, convenient air travel links, and good infrastructure. With plenty to do, from fishing, golfing and simply relaxing in the sun you’ll never want to leave. Once the sun goes down there is plenty of night life to keep you hopping, from great restaurants, dancing, bars or strolls along the Malecon.


Hotel: Westin Puerto Vallarta

Escape to 14 tranquil acres dotted with swaying palm trees and fronted by 410 feet of private Pacific Ocean beach. The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta offers all this splendor just minutes from the international airport and charming downtown. Beachfront pergolas and sparkling pools invite relaxation, while the serene spa offers head-to-toe pampering. Reenergize at the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, tennis courts, or nearby golf courses, or explore upscale shops and dining at the marina district across the road. Bright tropical colors and elegant, modern Mexican decor grace the 280 ocean-view rooms, each with a private balcony, plush Heavenly® Bed, and rejuvenating Heavenly® Bath.

Reservations, cancelations and changes for BBR and DAC can only be made through Knowledge Bureau. The room rate is $149.00 US per night+taxes, resort fees and 2% foreign exchange fees for a Run of House Room. While we will always request your preferred room type, we cannot provide any guarantees. Further information on room types and amenities can be found on the Westin website. Upgraded rooms are also available contact Knowledge Bureau for rates and availability. Room payment will be taken in full on September 15th, 2019.  Any changes after this date will charged immediately. Refunds for hotel rooms are only available up to October 31st and only at the discretion of the hotel. Further information on DAC Policies can be found on Knowledge Bureau’s website.



Numerous airlines offer non-stop and connecting services from many destinations in Canada and abroad to Puerto Vallarta (PVR).

We have partnered with WestJet to offer a discount on flights as follows:
2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling ** into and out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.Travel from: November 3 – 21, 2019

  • Coupon code: S33SE65
  • Promo code (for travel agent use only): WDD49


Airport Transfers

The hotel is located less then 10 minutes from the airport. Transportation has been arranged with Tropical Incentives. The cost is $22 USD + taxes round trip and must be arranged by November 1st. Click here to arrange and pay for transportation.

Upon arrival after passing Immigration, pick up your luggage at the designated carrousel. Once you have cleared customs, you will need to go through a “Time Share Hall” do NOT stop here. Tropical Incentive bilingual staff will be holding a DAC sign and will be waiting outside the time share lounge with the proper skycaps to take your luggage and accompany you to your assigned vehicle.


Travel Documentation

All Canadian citizens need a valid passport to enter Mexico. Canadian citizens without a valid passport will not be allowed entry into Mexico and will be returned to Canada. In order to avoid delays and misunderstandings, we strongly recommend that you travel with a passport valid for six months after your arrival date.

Canadians travelling on regular Canadian passports do not require visas to enter Mexico, if the purpose of their trip is tourism and the stay does not exceed 180 days (a fee is applicable if entering by land. For those travelling by air the fee is included in the price of the plane ticket).

Check with Mexican Embassy for further information.