Does your company conduct business meetings and events with international counterparts? Bring your events to the Philippines!
We encourage you to host a unique and memorable business event — be it a meeting, conference, forum or a team building activity.
The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), a government agency attached to the Department of Tourism (DOT), can assist you in organizing your events. Its MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions and Exhibitions/Events) Unit provides FREE information, technical assistance and guidance to business events and meeting planners and organizers. In addition, TPB offers its expertise through the following range of complimentary services:
- Liaison Services
providing clients with a valuable network of contacts both in government and private sectors. The TPB also facilitates clients’ needs such as locating certified Destination Management Companies (DMCs), Professional Congress Organizers (PCOs) and other reliable suppliers of goods and services, or setting up links with appropriate government agencies
- Site Inspection
arranging site inspection trips and technical visits to help with planning and decision making
- Pre and Post Tours
coordinating imaginative and unique incentive experiences and itineraries geared towards the client’s goals
- Airport Reception
facilitating the group arrival of foreign guests /participants of meetings, conferences, exhibitions and other business events, in coordination with the agencies at the airport
WHY THE PHILIPPINES?
- Vibrant business destination
The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia today. It is now becoming a well-established center of commerce with global appeal.We have one of the most deregulated, trade-oriented economies in Asia. Our status as a business-friendly destination is enhanced by a high-quality and creative labor force, one of the best in the region. English has been solidly entrenched in us as the language of business and government since the 1930s.
- Broad portfolio of industries
Our wealth of unique industries and specialist knowledge attracts a broad spectrum of global associations and attendees. These include aquaculture, agriculture, film animation, health and well-being, rice research and fashion, as well as emerging knowledge-based industries such as software development, engineering design and communications. The Philippines is a leading destination for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and information technology services.
- Smorgasboard of facilities
We have a well-established meetings infrastructure that provides in numerable options for hosting groups of all sizes, whether it’s 15 top sales executives for an incentive event in a boutique resort or 15,000 attendees for an annual convention in a coliseum. Manila alone has eight major venues including the world-class Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Asia’s first convention center.
- Choice of accommodations
We have an attractive range of accommodation facilities to offer, whether guests seek royal treatment or affordable comfort. From good-value international chains to elegant hotels, exclusive boutique properties and luxury resorts, the Philippines has it all.
- Exciting pre- and post- event activities
We have countless options for pre- and post-meeting activities. Natural and cultural attractions include nine World Heritage-listed sites. Our coastline, which is twice that of the United States, boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.There are championship golf courses, luxury spas, sprawling shopping malls,adventure destinations and nightlife which is one of the liveliest in Asia.
- Legendary Filipino hospitality
One of the most alluring things about the Philippines is the personal warmth,openness and cheerfulness of its people. We are renowned as great hosts and we possess a high service ethic. We excel in the hospitality and tourism industries, both at home and overseas.
- The value-for-money alternative
The Philippines has so much to offer in terms of value for money. Our products and services are relatively cheaper compared to other countries.