Top conference venue now ready for more face-to-face events

It may be cliché but, indeed, 2023 began with a bang — especially for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions sector. It wasn’t long before organizers of conventions, graduations, oath taking ceremonies, concerts, religious gatherings and various meetings started calling up the Philippine International Convention Center for a return to the face-to-face events we all missed the past few years.

The PICC has been preparing for a new series of exciting events as it keeps its lead as the venue of choice.

Fresh from its official public declaration as National Cultural Treasure in 2022, the PICC welcomed the year with high profile government events, such as the NEDA Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 Forum and the BIR Tax Campaign Kick-off.

Scientists, researchers and physicians convened at the PICC during the first quarter for the Indie-Sciyencya Awarding Ceremonies and the 2023 Annual Scientific Conference and 90th General Membership Assembly of the National Research Council of the Philippines and the 62nd Annual Convention of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians.

Likha Exhibit at the PICC Forum.

The confidence to travel and relaxed health protocols are bringing about the holding of the annual conventions of local professional associations, such as the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, Philippine College of Physicians, Philippine Pediatric Society and Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and United Architects of the Phils.

International conferences and meetings of prestigious organizations are slated in 2023 as well.

PICC general manager Renato B. Padilla expressed his optimism for the continued influx of events at the center. He says: “While we have seen the value of virtual and hybrid events during the pandemic, the return of face-to-face events signifies that people are eager to come together to connect, collaborate and celebrate. The PICC is delighted to host our clients once again.”

Indeed, for all these premier events and the people that celebrate them, the setting is everything.

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