Known around the world for bringing crowds together during New Year’s Eve and Carnival, Rio de Janeiro will now be full houses from December to December. Mega-events, ranging from shows to fairs and conferences, represent an injection of resources into the city’s economy. The Municipal Secretariat for Economic Development, Innovation and Simplification estimates that the city’s GDP will increase by 3.3% this year, boosted by giant events. ISS collection from activities related to tourism and events amounted to R$174.7 million in the first half, an increase of 40.1% compared to the same period of 2019, before the pandemic (R$124.7 million).
Abav Expo, the largest tourist event in Latin America, for example, returns to the capital until Saturday after 11 years, for its 50th edition, and is an example of a professionally oriented initiative that brings together an ocean of people: 36 thousand people are expected in pavilions 3 and 4 of the Riocentro, in the West zone. The house is already starting to be put in order for another big event, in November 2024: the G20, the main forum for economic cooperation which brings together the heads of state and government of 19 countries and representatives of the European Union. To prepare the city, the Rio G20 Committee was created, chaired by Lucas Padilha:
— Throughout 2024, 30 meetings will take place at ministerial and technical level in the city. The first two will be at the end of February, including the chancellors. A week after the Parade of Champions, on February 20, around 500 people will meet in the city. We believe that these foreign delegations will be able to benefit from the joyful atmosphere and a structure already organized for the Carnival.
Megashows like DJ Alok’s on Copacabana Beach in August are examples of how big events can draw crowds and fill hotels. Find out below what the main events are planned until the end of the year and throughout 2024:
See the main scheduled events:
Abav Expo: By Saturday, the Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies hopes to bring 30,000 people to Riocentro.
Rio Innovation Week 2023: The estimate is 30 thousand people, from October 3 to 6, at Pier Mauá.
The weekend: The Canadian singer will perform in Engenhão, in the northern zone of Rio, on October 7.
25th Rio Festival: The great international cinema exhibition is expected to welcome five thousand people, from October 5 to 15, 2023.
Brazilian Classics Festival: Ten thousand people are expected every day at Marina da Glória, from October 20 to 22.
Mondial de la Bière: From October 11 to 15, the event is expected to bring together ten thousand people per day at Pier Mauá.
Rio Coffee Nation: From October 20 to 22, Pier Mauá will welcome three thousand people per day.
Roger Waters: the former leader of Pink Floyd performs in Engenhão on October 28.
hot red peppers: The show on November 4 will take place in Engenhão and is expected to bring 60 thousand people to the stadium.
Libertadores Final: On November 4, more than 60,000 supporters are expected at the Maracanã.
BDR: A group with great success among adolescents and young people will perform in Engenhão on the nights of November 9 and 10.
Taylor Swift: On November 17, 18 and 19, more than 200 thousand supporters are expected in Engenhão.
Rio Motocross Freestyle: It is expected that 6,000 athletes will visit the Jeunesse Arena, in Barra, on November 18.
LBTQIA+ ruling: One hundred thousand people are expected to march along the Copacabana seafront on November 19.
Wired Festival: The festival that brings together some of the world’s most disruptive minds to debate ideas takes place on November 29-30.
Aquarius Project: Responsible for bringing classical music to all audiences, an initiative of O GLOBO which resumed with a free performance in Praça Mauá in the year of its fiftieth anniversary, in 2022, returns on December 2, this time on the Praça da Apoteose.
Paul McCartney: The ex-Beatle performs on December 16 at the Maracanã.
Ivete Sangalo: The singer will perform on December 20 in front of 40 thousand fans at the Maracanã.
Joquey Arena: Espaço na Gávea will host major shows by artists such as Roberto Carlos, Caetano Veloso, Adriana Calcanhotto, Titãs and Marisa Monte, from November 4 to December 17.
Rio Open Tennis: From February 17 to 25, 2024, around 50,000 people are expected to pass through the Joquey Club, in Gávea.
Web Summit: The 2024 edition of the technology conference will take place from April 15 to 18.
Rio2C: The creativity event is expected to bring together 40 thousand people at the Cidade das Artes, in Barra, from June 3 to 9, 2024.
G20: The summit of the world’s major economies meets on November 18-19, 2024.
Wines from Portugal: The event which brings together the best producers with tastings, Master Classes and chats will have a new edition in 2024.
Gastronomy of Rio: event which promotes a tasty meeting environment around gastronomy, music and entertainment will also see a new edition in 2024.
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