Philippine Department of Tourism

Tourism Promotions Board Philippines

     

Category: Convention & Visitors Bureau





Manila, n/a
Philippines

TOURISM PROMOTIONS BOARD
4F Legaspi Towers 300, Roxas Blvd.
Metro Manila, Philippines 1004
P. +632 525 9318 to 27

Sales Contact: Jasmin B. Parra
Contact Title: Sales Department
Contact Location: Main Office
Send E-mail: Jas_parra@tpb.gov.ph



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Description: The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) provides the perfect venue for every gathering and purpose. It offers excellent facilities for meetings, conventions, exhibits and special events-- a plenary hall that can seat more than 3,500, an elegant reception hall, exhibit areas and various meeting rooms. Spaces herein are versatile enough to be transformed into almost any number of settings for any kind of event.

PICC maintains a complete line of support facilities and services including modern audio-visual technology, conferencing systems, telecommunication facilities, security systems and service areas and assistance - the key to making every event at PICC successful.

The PICC assures clients and guests of excellent food and service by the center's exclusive caterer, one of the most reputable restaurant and food catering company in the Philippines.

We at PICC go out of our way to satisfy and exceed clients' needs and expectations, enabling them to have the most wonderful experience in each and every event that they attend at the center. Truly, PICC lives up to its illustrious role as "Host to the World".

About Manila
Manila, the country’s capital, is the center for business, commerce, and government. It is the largest urban area in the country comprised of 14 cities and 3 municipalities.

The name Manila came from “nilad”, which means flower of an indigo plant used for dying native fabrics during the pre-colonial Spanish times. Manila prominently figured in the first trans-Pacific trade where products were inter-changed from three continents: Asia, America and Europe for three centuries. The vessels that plied the lucrative Pacific route were called Manila Galleons.

After surviving the colonial periods of Spain, Japan, China and the United States of America for fifty years, the first Philippine Republic of 1898 was born with Manila as the heart of the National Capital Region.

Today, Manila is the gateway to many island destinations and offers a wide range of sights, services and facilities. Playing host to visitors from all over the world is not new to Manila. For centuries, Manila has been the meeting point of cultures, religions, political ideas, trade and commerce.

Manila took Asia’s center stage when it blazed the trail for the M.I.C.E. industry with inauguration of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) as the first full-fledged convention center that can meet the requirements of any event, big or small. After two decades of gaining strength, professionalism and expertise, Metro Manila now plays host to M.I.C.E. events/activities year round. It boasts of world class M.I.C.E. facilities, amenities, efficient services at affordable cost, making it an ideal M.I.C.E. destination.

Features: Closed circuit television cameras, Baggage Xray machines and metal detectors, Simultaneous interpretation system, Wired and wireless internet connection, Ramps, porchlift and elevators for the physically challenged, Medical clinic, ATM machine and bank services

Off-Site Venues/Highlights: Hardware Facilities with Heartware Services –
Manila has a wide range of world class convention and exhibition facilities with up-to-date hardware or technical amenities to offer to facilitate MICE events. But Manila goes beyond the hardware to the more important heartware which is the genuine warmth and gracious hospitality that comes naturally from the heart of every Filipino. It is an added perk that spells the difference between a successful event and a memorable experience. Beyond this facilities are the wide selection of the best hotel chains to the basic apartelles and inns that cater to the visitors’ desired level of comfort and convenience.

History within the City –
In addition to the world class convention and exhibition facilities are historical places where one can learn and experience the history of the people marked by years of foreign influences.

Meet with Nature-
The outskirts of Manila offers a variety of options that will let visitors experience the comfort, adventure, exciting and fascinating bounty of nature, providing a more productive and conducive setting for M.I.C.E. groups wanting to escape the bustling city of the Metropolis.

Conservation Places –
Manila offers eco-friendly places where you can meet, dine or do other activities while learning the conservation efforts being done by the local residents.


Green/Environmental Initiatives: The Center adapts environmental programs such as energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, and other environmental practices in air quality, building and lawns, food & beverage services, transportation, general office procedures and communications, training & capability building and purchasing & contract compliance. PICC continuously evaluate existing practices and look for new and better alternatives that would support sustainability that benefits the stakeholders, lessens negative impact on the environment and makes business sense.

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