Arik Staropolsky


STA Consultores

23 of experience in the tourism and meetings industry.

Degree in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and Master from the University of London in Political Science. He has a Diploma in Market Research from ITAM.

He has served as General Director of the Center for Higher Studies in Tourism (CESTUR) of the Secretariat of Tourism and Research Coordinator of the Council for Tourism Promotion of Mexico, among others. He is currently the General Director of STA Consultores, a company specialized in research, planning, knowledge generation and information in the tourism and meetings industries.

Among the main professional achievements, is the implementation of the Comprehensive Information System for Tourism Markets (SIIMT) and the Conacyt-Sectur Sector Fund, as well as a pioneer in the measurement and economic relevance of the meetings industry in Mexico where he has participated. in the 2 studies that Mexico has carried out at the national level, 8 at the state level, the study of Guatemala and recently that of Colombia. He designed and implemented the PEiiR (Strategic Information Portal of the Meetings Industry in Mexico) and creator of Tourist Radar, a study focused on the needs of the Mexican traveler during Covid19.

He is currently a consultant for the United Nations and ECLAC on tourism, is part of the Specialized Non-Permanent Tourism Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS), and is a member of the Registry of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Evaluators. Accredited in tourism issues.

He was Vice President of MPI Mexico Chapter and is a member of MPI's Advisory Council for Latin America.



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Natalia Bayona Innovation, Education and Investments Department UNWTO Rogerio Basso Tourism leader in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for IDB Invest BID Invest Simone Venturini
Responsible Tourism Advisor of the Venice Commune Italy
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David G Simmons President of the EarthCheck Global Research Institute New Zealand Rosaura Cuevas ADAPTUR project Mexico CARLOS MARÍN Director and Founder of Alltournative Mexico Fernando Mandri Fundador de INTEGRA México Sergio Rodríguez Vicepresidente Américas
Organización Internacional de Turismo Social
ISTO Américas
Verónica Gómez
Americas Director
International Organization for Social Tourism
ISTO Americas
Vicente Ferreyra

Fundador de Sustentur México
Staropolsky STA Consultants Mexico
González General Director of Sustainable Tourism Planning, SECTUR Mexico
Daniela Aguilar German Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Mexico (GIZ) Mexico Douglas Thompson Black Orchid Resort Belice Edgar González Environment, Energy and Resilience Programs Officer Mexico Eugenio Gobbato Hacienda
Fabián Trejo Regional Advisor ADAPTUR Mexico Francisco Peyret Director of Environment and Sustainability of San Miguel de Allende Mexico Héctor Alafita Alafita and Associates Mexico Juan Álvarez Secretary of Tourism of the Government of the State of Guanajuato Mexico Liliana García Director of Programs, Amigos de Sian Ka’an, AC Mexico Lucía Ruiz Biodiversity and Financing Coordinator, WWF Mexico Mexico Lyn Santos Corporate Sustainability Sr Manager, Karisma Resorts de México Mexico Marcio Rivera Association Pro Tourist Communities of Honduras Honduras M Elena Martínez Executive President, Conservation of the Mexican Insular Territory, AC Mexico María Ortiz Secretary of the Environment and Territorial Planning of Guanajuato Mexico Mariana Pérez AFEET Mexico Ramiro Batzin Central American Indigenous Council Guatemala Reynaldo Bretón Cancun
Tiahoga Ruge Kuxatur Project Coordinator, UNDP Mexico


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