What are the top convention centers in the Philippines?
- World Trade Center Metro Manila
- Philippine International Convention Center
- SMX Convention Center
When you see a wide, empty indoor space, what do you think of it? For convention centers in the Philippines, they see an opportunity.
Convention centers are multipurpose spaces, buildings, or compounds that are designed to accommodate a large number of people for a wide range of events. These places are usually expansive and customizable to suit audiences of any size and are located in prime areas accessible to many.
In this article, we list the convention centers that are a cut above the rest when it comes to accommodating events. Then, we dive deeper into the qualities that make them the best—from capacity to accessibility, to initiatives that keep them on top.
World Trade Center Metro Manila
The World Trade Center in Metro Manila is a premier accredited member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) and is a pioneer in providing world-class exhibition services in the country.
As the preferred venue for international and professional events, the WTCMM has held quite several reputable and established happenings.
WTCMM Building,Pasay Extension corner, 1300 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Pasay, Metro Manila
About 13,000 pax (Event Hall)
The WTCMM is laid out with a minimalistic design that allows plenty of customization. It can be separated into three areas for simultaneous happenings or rented as a single open space for large-scale events.
Located in Pasay City, which is a travel hub for foreigners and locals alike, it is easily accessible by any kind of transport. Its location is additionally close to major ports and thoroughfares in Metro Manila such as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), EDSA, Skyway, Roxas Boulevard, and the Port of Manila.
- Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) in 1996 and 2016
- ASEAN Summit 2017—WTCMM was the International Media Center
- Big Bad Wolf Book Sale
- Trendsetter’s Bazaar
(+632) 8982 0000
Philippine International Convention Center
Asia’s first international convention center is known for showcasing Filipino culture and excellence in every event it hosts. Considered a tourist destination besides being one of the top choices for event venues, there’s a rich and storied history behind this compound that is sure to fascinate locals and foreigners alike.
PICC Complex, 1307 Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
24,000 in total
43 event spaces including meeting rooms, theaters, plenary halls, reception halls, and more
Another venue in Pasay City, PICC is easily accessible by any form of transport and is relatively close to Metro Manila tourist attractions and destinations. In addition to that, it has 396 dedicated parking spaces for guests and event attendees.
- World Chess Olympiad in 1994
- Miss Universe in 1994
- APEC meeting in 1996
- 3rd Informal Summit of the ASEAN in 1999
(+632) 8 789 4789
SMX Convention Center
The SMX Convention Center company proudly manages 8 exhibition and convention venues in key Philippine cities.
First and most prominent among these is the SMX Convention Center Manila which can host events with attendees ranging from 10 to 18000 pax. It takes pride in being a Person with Disability or PWD-friendly building as well as in its eco-friendly initiatives.
Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City 1300, Philippines
Each of the 5 function rooms can seat 200 to 8200 pax, while the meeting rooms combined can seat up to 300 pax. The exhibit halls have a total floor load capacity of 250 pounds per square foot, while the theater has a capacity of 21 to 10,240 pax.
4 exhibition halls, 5 function rooms, and 15 meeting rooms
SMX Manila is located in the heart of Metro Manila and is relatively close to many other tourist destinations like SM Mall of Asia, Intramuros, and Taal Volcano. It also provides indoor parking for 400 vehicles at the lower ground level, as well as 8,245 slots within the Mall of Asia complex. Finally, the building also has a vetted selection of stores on the premises.
- Manila FAME International
- International Food and Beverage Expo
- Manufacturing Technology World Series
- Manila International Book Fair
- ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum 2008
- Gala Dinner of the 31st ASEAN Summit in 2017
- ComicCon Asia in 2018
- Various concerts of local and international music artists
+(632) 8 556 8888 local 2014 / 2015
+63 917 552 5667
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As you can see from the listings above, the standards of top convention centers in the Philippines aren’t far from those of celebrated convention centers all over the world. This shows that Filipinos can meet the expectations of locals and foreigners alike, something we strive to prove with each list we compile here at Top.Org.
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