Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Global Placemaking Summit?

The Summit is an event aimed at gathering leaders in placemaking. It includes activities, presentations, and opportunities for networking and collaboration.

What is the Summit's agenda?

To stay updated with the program and view the detailed calendar, please subscribe to our Google Calendar.
You can also access the first version of the detailed calendar in PDF by clicking here.

Do I need a ticket to enter the summit?

No, your email confirmation of registration is enough for entry.

When can I buy the entrance?

We advise you to register online for a smooth entrance to the activities. However, you can still register in person, but please expect some wait time.

Are PlacemakingX leaders' fees changing from the current price?

No, the fees for PlacemakingX leaders are not changing.

What does the registration include?

The registration includes access to the Summit and side events, but it does not cover pre-summit activities. Pre-Summit activities are sold separately by the local organizer, Fundación Placemaking Mexico.

What are the visa requirements for visiting Mexico?

Citizens from numerous countries can visit Mexico for up to 180 days without a visa, provided their visit is for tourism and they receive no remuneration in Mexico. Additionally, foreign visitors with a valid visa from Canada, Japan, the USA, the UK, or any Schengen Area countries, or those with a valid permanent resident card from specific countries, do not require a Mexican visa. Find the complete list and more information at the Embassies and Consulates of Mexico. If you need a visa letter, please email

Where can I arrange for accommodation?

The Summit does not include accommodation. Therefore participants are encouraged to arrange their own. The neighborhoods of Roma, Condesa, Juarez, Cuahtemoc, Anzures, Polanco, and San Miguel Chapultepec are all conveniently located close to the venue and offer a wide array of housing options. These include hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, and Airbnb rentals. Do remember, however, to avoid the areas of Doctores, Tepito, and Lagunilla located in specific parts of the Historic Center.

In the below map of Mexico City, you will find hotels, points of interest, restaurants, and venues to help you plan your stay.

Don't forget that it's important to book your accommodation as early as possible because the week of the Summit is very touristy due to "Day of the Dead," and the demand for accommodations is high.The hotels suggested on the map are reserving rooms for Summit attendees, but don't rely solely on this; make your reservation promptly.

If you don't have a hotel reservation, you will find marked areas on the map where you can search for Airbnb accommodations. There is a wide variety available for you to book.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to contact Cristina Duran:

How safe is Mexico City?

Mexico City has significantly reduced its crime rates over the past few years through various integrated citizen security approaches. However, as in any large city, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when necessary. 


How do I get around in Mexico City?

You can move around the city using Uber, walking, and the city bike share Ecobici.

Is there Wi-Fi available at Huerto Roma Verde for the Global Placemaking Summit?

No, there is no stable Wi-Fi available at Huerto Roma Verde. With the potential for limited internet access due to the large number of attendees, participants should rely on their own network. Furthermore, Mexico City has widespread availability of 5G, and there is a free city Wi-Fi network that we recommend attendees use for connectivity during the summit.

How can I get a SIM card for communication during the Summit in Mexico?

You have a few options for obtaining a SIM card in Mexico. There is an app called Airalo to buy an eSIM and install it on your phone. By using the code GUILLE6093, you can get a free $3 cash back. If you prefer a physical SIM card, you can purchase one at OXXO corner shops. Just buy the card and add some money to it in the same store.

How is the weather in Mexico City, and what should I pack?

The weather is expected to be sunny with temperatures ranging from 25 to 15 degrees Celsius (77 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit). We recommend packing long pants for men, sunscreen, and a light jacket. The venue is an urban garden, and our aim is for everyone to feel comfortable, so consider dressing casually. It's a good idea to check weather apps for more detailed information before your trip to ensure you're well-prepared.

What should I do in case of an earthquake in Mexico City during the summit?

Mexico City has strict earthquake protocols. Follow locals' lead, use the "Skyalert" app for updates, and take the warning alarm seriously for safety.

How about tipping in Mexico City?

In restaurants, 10% is typical, and 15% for outstanding service, but never more than 15%. At taco stands, a small change is appreciated. Tipping shows appreciation for good service.

How do I reach my Mexico City accommodation from the airport using public transport or rideshares?

You have multiple options: use Uber or taxi stands outside Terminal 1 (Door 8) and Terminal 2 (Door 4). For public transit, go to Terminal 1, walk to access the Metro, or find Metrobus stops in T1 and T2. Payment for public transportation can be made with a transit card, contactless card, or your smartphone. If you arrive at a bus station or secondary airports like AIFA or Toluca, please be aware that official taxis might be your primary option for transportation.

What types of plugs are used in Mexico?

Mexico uses two main types of plugs: type A and type B. Type A plugs have two flat parallel pins. These plugs are the same as the ones used in the USA and Canada, so if you’ve traveled in North America, you might already be familiar with them.

What currencies are accepted in Mexico?

Mexican pesos are the primary currency. Visa, Mastercard, and Amex work in formal places, but Maestro is less common. It’s advisable to compare exchange rates at the airport to get the best deal, so you don’t need to carry a lot of cash. ATMs are conveniently located near the venue, and many places accept cards.