MICE conference in Subic Feb. 4-7
Tourism leaders worldwide are expected to attend the Philippine MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) Conference to be held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center on February 4-7.
Most of them are to discuss the current market situation and the business opportunities for the $300-billion global MICE industry, according to Tourism Undersecretary Edu Jarque, the conference chairman.
Organized by the Department of Tourism and its marketing arm, the Philippine Convention and Visitors Corp., the MICE Conference includes an Amazing MICE Race, a leaders forum, Educational Tracks for MICE Mates, market seminars, business networking, and bid presentations of future conference hosts.
Among the tourism and MICE leaders who will participate in the conference are Gregory Duffel (Pacific Asia Travel Association CEO), Mina Gabor (World Tourism Organization consultant and former tourism secretary), Yeoh Siew Hoon (Web in Travel producer and SHY Ventures editor at large), Martin Sirk (CEO of the International Congress and Convention Association or Icca), Anthony Wong (Asian Overland Services group managing director), Paul Flackett (Regent Exhibitions managing director), and Imtiaz Muqbil (Travel Impact Newswire executive editor).
For details, call the MICE Conference secretariat (525-9318 loc 233 or 525-6110), e-mail phil.MICEconference@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dotpcvc.gov.ph. Philippine Daily Inquirer