Davao City – The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines and the City Government of Davao signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the city’s hosting of the Philippine M.I.C.E. Conference (MICECON) during a ceremonial MOA signing held at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Lanang, Davao City last 22 December 2022.
“We strongly believe and claim that Davao’s hosting of the MICECON will provide a tremendous boost to the city’s tourism industry and a huge step towards its own vision of making Davao a preferred MICE destination not only in the Philippines but in Asia”, said TPB COO Maria Margarita Montemayor Nograles.
She also added, “That is why we are very excited to make this happen with the ardent support of the City Government of Davao, under Mayor Sebastian Duterte, who recognizes the massive role that MICE tourism could play not only for Davao as the host city, but it will also contribute a direct positive impact to our country’s economic returns.”
The City Government of Davao expressed its full support and cooperation for the successful staging of the MICECON that is scheduled on 01-03 March 2023.
“The City of Davao would like to extend our most heartfelt gratitude for choosing Davao City to host MICECON 2023 and making it official through today’s signing of the MOA. Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Events are a great help to the tourism industry here in Davao, that is why it is an always a pleasure and honor for us to host MICECON. We believe that MICECON will help revitalize the Davao’s tourism sector and open more doors for business that will boost the whole region’s economic growth”, said Davao City Vice Mayor Jay Melchor B. Quitain, Jr.
Present during the MOA Signing were Davao City Vice Mayor Jay Melchor B. Quitain, Jr., representing City Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte, TPB COO Maria Margarita Montemayor Nograles, MICECon 2023 Davao Organizing Co-Chair Kennedy V. Kapulong, and Conference Convenor of Philippine MICECON Arnold T. Gonzales.
MICECON is the largest gathering of Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions, and Exhibitions (M.I.C.E.) professionals in the country. It has become a reliable event for MICE stakeholders which prides itself on having incentivized event components to benchmark on and opportunities for networking with both international and local MICE experts. The 2023 edition of MICECON is expected to garner a total of 500 in-person delegates in Davao including virtual delegates from the tourism industry.
Interested delegates may register through https://www.micecon.ph/preregistration/.