PHILIPPINE CONVENTION FACILITIES
Cebu International Convention Center or CICC
When President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced that Cebu would host the upcoming 12th Asean Summit, the provincial government headed by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia decided to revive the project of Mega Dome with the design of convention center instead of sports arena. Since the province, do not have large convention center with up to date facilities to hold a prestigious and important event like this. This magnificent 3-Storey edifice is situated at Mandaue Reclamation Area, Cebu. The total estimation that the provincial government spend is around US$10 million. It has a floor area of 28, 000 square meters. CICC features an International Media Center, a spacious Plenary Hall, and awesome exhibit halls. There are also several other rooms available for different purposes. Each room is designed with elegance and sophistication that will definitely amaze guests and visitors.
Philippine International Convention Center or PICC
This state of the art facility is located at Pasay City. It had been the host of many local or foreign conferences, meetings and other social events. PICC was constructed when Presidential Decree No.520 granted an authority to Bangko Sentral (formerly known as the Central Bank of the Philippines) to construct an international convention center that has a large area to host prominent events. It is also the home of the office of the second most powerful leader of the country- the Vice President. PICC not just offers ultra modern facilities but as well as friendly, effective and of high standard services.
Cultural Center of the Philippines or CCP
To promote and preserve Filipino arts and culture is the purpose why the late president Ferdinand Magellan through Executive Order No. 30 created CCP. During the inauguration of this one of a kind building, California Governor and Mrs. Ronald Reagan were present in the event wherein Ferdinand Marcos accompanied them. Cultural Center of the Philippines is located in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. It was opened to public on the year 1969, since then it has become the home of culture and arts in Asia.
Dubbed as the “Big Dome”, with a diameter of 108 meters. The location of this largest indoor facility is in Quezon City. Many entertainment and sports events had been held in Araneta Coliseum. The coliseum was built to provide Filipinos world-class entertainment but with low cost admission possible. One of the most memorable events that happened in this coliseum was on the year 1974 the fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier entitled as “Thrilla in Manila”, a number of crowd gathered in Araneta Coliseum.
Ideally located inside in one of the biggest shopping malls in the country- SM Department Store. It caters different events whether local or international, fairs and exhibitions. Megatrade Hall’s conference center can accommodate a total seating capacity of 100-400 guests. Several amenities will be included once you book in their conference center like speaker’s podium, built in sound system and among others.
World Trade Center Manila
On January 1990, WTC Manila started its operations. It is a member of WTCA or World Trade Center Association in New York City. It provides the most advanced technique of technology. It also hosts special gatherings, seminars and trade related events.