Gwyneth Paltrow and Brooke Shields Attend Vidanta Forum in Riviera Nayarit
Last week, Vidanta Foundation held the event Vidanta Forum, a new summit that brings together some of the greatest minds and international figures from the tourism industry and other areas. The conferences ran from May 16 – 19 at The Grand Vidanta Convention Center in Nuevo Vallarta (Riviera Nayarit) and aimed to discuss key social issues and propel economic development in Mexico.
“We are conscious of the impact that tourism has on the development of Mexico. Through the Vidanta Foundation, it is our priority to generate a dialogue with worldwide leaders that will allow us to learn about the global trends and the best practices to create a solid path toward innovation,” said Iván Chávez, Vice President of Grupo Vidanta.
Hollywood celebrities and activists Gwyneth Paltrow (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner) and Brooke Shields attended the event last Thursday, May 17. They gave a talk alongside Iván Chávez about travel, tourism and lifestyle. In perfect Spanish, Paltrow expressed her love for Mexico (see video below).
Paltrow is an ambassador for the non-profit Save the Children and is part of the board of the Robin Hood Foundation, which aims to eradicate poverty in the New York area. Shields works for international initiatives such as Healthy Child Healthy World, AIDS Life and Listen Campaign.
Other conferences held at the Vidanta Forum include Tourism and Digital Strategies, The Environment and Sustainable Tourism, Mexican Gastronomy as a Tourist Attraction and Creativity and Culture.
About the Vidanta Foundation
The Vidanta Foundation was established in 2005 by Daniel Chávez Morán, Founder of Grupo Vidanta. The mission of the organization is to promote the social sciences, economic development and democratic values in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Vidanta Foundation has worked with different leading organizations and endeavors around the world, such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.