DAVAO

Philbex, TLEX Davao 2018 set to open

DAVAO. Philbex Davao 2018 promises a bigger exhibit this year featuring the latest technologies and trends in construction. (Contributed photo)

HAPPENING back to back this May at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier is the 4th Philippine Building and Construction Expo (Philbex) Davao and the 2nd edition of Travel and Leisure Expo (TLEX) Davao.

Worldbex Services International (WSI) back-to-back shows are expected to business-to-business (B2B) opportunities. The event also promises consumers convenient and extensive access to a wide array of products and services from the construction and tourism industries.

Now on its fourth year, Philbex Davao aims to affirm its position as the region’s biggest and most comprehensive construction and design trade expo. In line with WSI’s overall direction for the sector this 2018, Philbex Davao will take after the theme of the recently-concluded Worldbex 2018.

In “Shaping Innovations Toward Sustainability”, this year’s Philbex Davao carries through the vision of encouraging the industry to examine the need to elevate the technological aspect of the region’s construction and design practice while also taking into account the need to incorporate environmental preservation strategies. It is this central element which will be addressed and tackled by close to 95 exhibitors from the region and all over the Philippines as well as countries such as China and Indonesia.

Philbex Davao 2018 will have 219 booths and a total exhibit area which surpasses last year’s 4,480sqm estimate.

Apart from an comprehensive showcase of the latest and most innovative products and services, among the must-see event highlights at Philbex Davao 2018 include the Architect’s Gallery, the Interior Designer’s Gallery, the Worldbex Lab exhibit, the Philbex MiniCons, the Philippine Institute of Interior Designer’s Mini Talk Show, and the 2ndProjeto Davao Furniture Design Competition.

Meanwhile, with the theme of “Excite. Explore. Experience”, the 2nd TLEX Davao seeks to inspire people to discover the world of travel as it brings within reach top-rated and accredited travel and leisure brands.

TLEX Davao is set to house 90 booths as it welcomes more than 70 exhibitors – expanding its exhibit area from 1,263sqm to 1,500sqm in total.

From travel agencies, airlines, and hotels to resorts, couriers, cruise lines, and shipping companies, visitors may also expect a range of exclusive travel promos throughout the four-day travel show. Also not to be missed are the series of pocket events and activities that will be hosted by Visit Davao Summer Festival to engage visitors and promote Davao as a travel and leisure destination.

“TLEX Davao, on its first run, seeks to foster a strong sense of adventure by bringing within reach a wide range of travel and leisure products along with an exciting line-up of tourism-related events and programs. And we are optimistic that this is only the beginning of bigger things to come for the region’s tourism and hospitality industry,” said WSI Founding Chairman Joseph Ang.

Philbex and TLEX Davao 2018 is happening on May 10 to 13, from 11am to 7pm at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier. For more information, check out @worldbex and @tlex.ph on facebook and instagram. (PR)


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