SMX Iloilo to host 4,000 persons

GIANT gatherings going to Iloilo City got a boost as SMX Convention Center plans a 4,000-seat facility within SM City complex in Mandurriao district.

Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat has pushed Iloilo City as Meeting, Incentives, Convention, and Exhibits or Mice destination.

"Meaning, events will be promoted here because of the already crowded capital cities. That is why I am very happy. SM will also open a bigger convention center to accommodate more guests," Mayor Jerry TreƱas said.

"So, we will try to get as much Mice activities the reason why we invested on promotions. We want to push further this economic driver to provide jobs to our people," he added.

City Hall has allotted P6-million supplemental fund this year and P28-million budget next year for massive Mice promotions.

SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation recently opened 199-room Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo Hotel, adding accommodation availability in the metropolis.

The 3,500-seat Iloilo Convention Center (Icon) now holds the biggest capacity in one setting. (PR)


SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules:

Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!