What makes Davao different?

A place where the beauty of tropical paradise, rich culture, and a blend of modern city vibes converge? You have it all in Davao!

Located in the southeastern most part of the Philippine islands, Davao prides itself as a highly-urbanized destination yet features a countryside charm with its lush mountains and clear waters. It’s no surprise that the region recorded a 70% growth rate in collective tourism arrivals as of August 2022 and is poised to exceed the government target.

Davao takes pride in its safety and cleanliness. According to Numbeo, an online database that provides yearly information on the quality of life throughout the world, it is among the top five (5) safest cities in Southeast Asia. Its position makes it perfect for hosting significant conventions like MICECON that features international speakers from various industries.

The city of Davao encourages a healthy lifestyle for its residents and its visitors. The National Anti-Smoking Law was created as a result of the city’s innovations in the regulation of smoking in public places in the country. Due to its success, it has then been replicated in other cities in the country.

A melting pot of cultures, Davao is home to 11 indigenous tribes and has a rising expat population with a diverse range of political views, religious beliefs, and cultural traditions.

Davao is also planning cutting-edge complex that will include a museum for contemporary arts and Brunei Darussalam–Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) cultures, theaters, cinemas, and exhibition halls, as well as a resource center with a library and archive holdings. This is all part of the vision to implement the Cultural Hub Master Plan.

Davao City’s hosting of MICECON 2013 was a game-changing occasion. It was the start of a major step towards organizing significant events in the city, such as Philippine Chairmanship of the ASEAN on its 50th Anniversary in 2017, Davao Investment Conference (ICon), and Alveo IronMan 70.3 among others. The city has all the needed infrastructure from venue, accommodation, cuisine, as well as professionals to show the Philippines’ best quality of hospitality, to peace and stability.

Davao is ready for MICECON 2023 and excited to welcome you all!