Friday, June 05, 2015
News this week: The Philippines’ Visayas region is scheduled to receive its first major convention centre with the opening of SMX Convention Center in Cebu by 2017. The size and capacity of the new venue has yet to be determined. Construction will reportedly begin in August 2015.
SMX Convention Centre will become a part of a new development built on reclaimed land that is modelled on Manila’s Mall of Asia. The new development will also include a hotel and an indoor arena for sports, concert and other events.
According to Dexter Deyto, vice president and general manager of SMX Convention Specialists, the new venue will join the group’s existing portfolio of trade halls which include other convention centres in Manila, Bonifacio Global City, Davao and Bacolod.