Outgoing Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has formed the organizing committee for the upcoming Meetings, Incentives, Travel, Conventions, and Exhibition (MICE) Convention 2022 via Executive Order (EO) No. 27, Series of 2022, signed on June 20, 2022.

Mayor Duterte, who will assume her post as the 15th Vice President of the Philippines at noon on June 30, 2022, said, “In order to help ensure the success of the City’s hosting of the MICECON 2022 and to provide for the smooth coordination between the host city and the Department of Tourism – Central Office, there is a need to constitute, organize and create the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the MICECON 2022.”

EO 27, known as “An Order Creating The Organizing Committee of the Meetings, Incentives, Travel, Conventions, and Exhibition (MICE) Convention 2022 And For Other Purposes,” states that the Davao City Task Force Covid Recovery Cluster has identified the city’s MICECON 2022 hosting as one of the programs that will revive tourism and other value chain economic activities in the city.

The Department of Tourism has earlier stipulated in its MICECON Bid Specification Document that the host destination is required to form an organizing committee that shall oversee the planning and implementation of the MICECON 2022.

The mayor added, “It is (in) the best interest of the City of Davao to enlist the support and participation of the private sector in the planning and execution of the conference activities in order to fully maximize the benefits that the city anticipates to enjoy from the hosting opportunity.”

However, she underscored the strict observance and compliance to COVID-19 protocols and the minimum public health standards (MPHS), such as the proper wearing of face masks.

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