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2019’s Top Events, Trade Shows, and Expos in Manila

March 5th, 2019

Events in Manila

Manila is becoming a hub of events and expos from both local and international companies looking to make a splash in the country’s fastest growing city. With a plethora of industries and topics, Manila is starting to shine as an eventful city, and with that in mind, we’ve collected some of the most impressive trade shows, expos, and conventions that Manila has to offer in 2019.

We’ve got it broken down month-to-month, and we’ll keep this list up to date as much as possible as some events haven’t even been announced yet!

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March Events

Interior Design Manila (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 7-9, 9am to 6pm (unverified)

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Interior Design Manila is a world-class event programmed to discuss and demonstrate interior furniture and home decor. This event showcases products and services like equipment, machinery, accessories related to the woodworking industry, plywood, laminates, glues in the Architecture & Designing industry. Notable personalities gather and share their knowledge with the attendees. Business professionals converge to meet their target consumers interested in some exotic home decor.


Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX) (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 13-17, 10am to 8pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines

Description
The Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX) is a world-class event focusing on forging good business deals between stakeholders. This event showcases products like construction equipment, building materials, interior decor items, garden and landscaping tools and accessories, DIY home improvement kits, lighting systems, alternative energy sources and such other products in an ambiance well suited for extensive business growth and networking in the Building Construction, Home Furnishings & Home Textiles, Architecture & Designing, Real Estate Agents industries.


Wedding Expo Philippines (WEP) (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 16-17, 9am to 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Wedding Expo Philippines provides the attendees with the opportunity to meet with wedding professionals who will provide them with the information regarding everything needed to plan a perfect wedding starting from cakes to catering, photographers, DJs, dresses, venues, tuxes, and much more.


ASEAN Gaming Summit (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 19-21, 9am to 5:30pm

Location
The Peninsula Manila, Makati, Philippines

Description
ASEAN Gaming Summit has become known for becoming the intersection point between both sides of the industry – promoting a platform for information exchange and contacts across Asia’s land-based and online gaming industries. It aims to provide our delegates with networking experiences and opportunities like they’ve never seen before.


Robotic Process Automation Summit Philippines (RPA) (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 20-21, 9am to 6pm

Location
The Peninsula Manila, Makati, Philippines

Description
The Robotic Process Automation Summit Philippines intends to provide the attendees with an unrivaled platform to effectively review their RPA deployment strategy covering topics ranging from how to overcome implementation challenges, improving RPA results through simplifying core processes, re-designing work to enhance productivity, preparing for enterprise-wide deployment, and case studies lending insights on how they can begin their intelligent automation journey


Philippines Hospital Modernization Summit (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 21, 9am to 6pm

Location
City of Dreams Manila – Integrated Resort, Hotel & Casino, Parañaque, Philippines

Description
This event unites 300+ Top Level Executives from Healthcare Authorities, Private and Public Hospitals, Project Owners, Designers, contractors, Hospital Operators, Equipment and Facility Providers, Consultants and Suppliers under one roof to address topics including: *Hospital Policy & Markets*Hospital Development and Expansion projects*The public-private partnership (PPPs) in Hospital*Infrastructure & Facilities*Hospital Technologies & Solutions*Patient Safety and Support services*Hospital Management*eHealth/mHealth Solutions


Water Philippines Expo (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 20-22, 10:00 AM – 05:30 PM (Mar 20 – Mar 21)
10:00 AM – 04:00 PM (Mar 22)

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Water Philippines Expo is a 3-day event being held from 20th to 22nd March 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay, Philippines. This event showcases products like Ac Dc motors, activated carbons, actuators, analysers, Biocidolagents, tube, pipes and fittings, band filters, bandscreens, bioceramic water, blowers, boring pipes, level indicators, maintenance and cleaning gear, mixers, ph recording tools, rainwater management systems, sewage systems, water dispensers etc. This event helps you get an insight into the emerging trends of the water supply, management and treatment industry as well as helps you get recognition as a brand to count on. A focused B2B event meant to enable buyers meet sellers in an ambiance of business development, this platform makes way for latest innovations and technologies to reach out to the working professionals etc. in the Building Construction, Industrial Products, Agriculture & Forestry, Real Estate Agents, Environment & Waste Management industries.


Social Business Youth Summit (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 22-23, 9am – 6pm

Location
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila, Manila, Philippines

Description
The Social Business Youth Summit is a leading youth forum where youth across borders interact with the most intriguing and knowledgeable personnel of Social Business. It will bring together a broad range of communities in the shared pursuit of development through innovation and the attendees include students, entrepreneurs, academics, working professionals, activists, CSR practitioners, & NGO representatives.


Protect 2019

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Date
March 27-28, 8am – 6pm

Location
New World Makati Hotel, Makati, Philippines

Description
Protect is an international exhibition and conference on Security and Safety. It will be a gathering of stakeholders of security for business, its people and the community. It is the only government-private sector partnership devoted to the security of business, government, and the citizenry. For Protect, the theme of the event is Science and Technology: The Key to a More Secure and Safe Tomorrow. A strong focus will be on cybersecurity, resiliency for facing natural disasters, IOT, information .. continue reading


Intrigue Digital Marketing Summit (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 28, 8am – 6pm

Location
Manila, Philippines (TBD)

Description
Intrigue Summit is an interactive and global annual marketing/advertising event that is a great platform for client-side marketers, global brand advertisers, advertising technology providers, digital agencies, online publishers, portals and media professionals. It is a unique conference + exhibition which will have many of the finest speakers from Melbourne and the surrounding cities with an intriguing agenda covering the latest trends in marketing and advertising technologies. The event aims to bring together the best minds in marketing under one roof so that they can discuss the latest trends and problems in marketing. The summit will include keynotes from few of the finest speakers in the region, panel discussions by speakers who have been there done that and the exciting part is that it is a very interactive event where the audience also takes part by not just asking questions but also answering them.


Franchise Asia Philippines 2019 (Event Concluded)

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Date
March 29-31, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM ( Mar 29)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Mar 30 – Mar 31)

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Franchise Asia Philippines will provide unparalleled educational, professional development and networking opportunities, business solution roundtable discussions for peer to peer exchange of ideas, global best practices, latest trends and innovations and disruptive strategies to gain a competitive edge, and powerhouse International & local experts and speakers.

April Events

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WITM B2B Philippines 2019 (Event Concluded)

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Date
April 1-3, 9am – 7pm

Location
Diamond Hotel Philippines, Philippines

Description
WITM B2B Philippines is designed to be one of the most productive B2B travel mart in the country. The event will be showing competitive buyers keen on promoting inbound and outbound travel services, discovering travel innovations, and extending partnership with the best travel industry experts in the world.


World Travel Market Asia (Event Concluded)

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Date
April 5, 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
World Travel Market Asia aims to be the marketing platform for the travel industry. This event is held correspondingly with World Travel Lifestyle Expo.


Manila International Auto Show (Event Concluded)

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Date
April 4-7, 10am – 10pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila

Description
The Manila International Auto Show is the go-to event for motor-enthusiasts to attend and participate. This event revolves around heavy and light machinery, parts and tools, auto components and devices, safety equipment and accessories, vehicle equipment, car care equipment and much more. The show is widely acclaimed for presenting leading brands of auto products and showcasing recent developments in the auto industry in the Automotive, Bicycles, Rickshaw & Spares industries.


Conference of the Union Asia Pacific Region (Event Concluded)

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Date
April 23-26, 9am – 6pm

Location
Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
The Conference of the Union Asia Pacific Region theme “Unity in Diversity: One Against Tuberculosis and Other Lung Diseases”. It will feature a world-class program with a battery of speakers in the Asia Pacific region, the Philippines, and other international experts speaking on tuberculosis as well as other respiratory diseases.


Manila Fame Show (Event Concluded)

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Date
April 25-27, 9am – 7pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Manila Fame focusing on apparels, swimsuits, textiles, fashion lifestyle products and accessories. The event includes apparels based on the latest trends and innovative designs using the latest technologies. This event enables brands and companies to establish themselves and use various innovative ideas that enable them to set apart from other brands. This event shows product from Apparel & Clothing, Cosmetics and Beauty Products, Gems & Jewelry, Gifts & Handicrafts, Leather & Leather Products, Textile, Fabrics & Yarns, Lifestyle & Fashion, Wedding & Bridal, Fashion industries.


Crypto Expo Asia (Event Concluded)

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Date
April 27, 9am – 6pm

Location
Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Makati, Philippines

Description
Crypto Expo Asia is a space where the crypto world comes live. Worldwide сrypto markets, blockchains, and ICO came all in one to the Philippines to open the world of mysterious and at the same time trendy topic – crypto money. This huge expo-forum is not just about building network between crypto companies and gurus from all over the world but more so about getting to know what crypto world is actually about.

May Events

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Philippine SME Business Expo (Event Concluded)

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Date
May 3-4, 10am – 5pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Philippine SME Business Expo for the Food, Beverages, Hotel, Restaurant, Foodservice. The event includes the highest quality of food, delicacies, and cuisines from different parts of the country provided by the best professionals in the seafood market. The event is a place to be for all food industries to acknowledge potential food and beverage industries and initiate contacts. The event also includes all the related equipment, gadgets, and products related to the food and beverage business.


Solar & ELECTRICAL Vehicle Show Philippines

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Date
May 20-21, 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Solar Show Philippines is the world’s largest energy event show. The event is a strategic conference and covers the market developments of the solar industry. The event involves more than 200 speakers, 5000 attendees, and 250 exhibitors. This event shows products like The Solar Show Philippines is a strategic conference which covers the market developments of the solar industry in the Philippines etc. in the Solar Energy industry.


International Food Expo Philippines

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Date
May 24-26, 10am – 7pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines

Description
IFEX Philippines is the country biggest international trade exhibition on the Philippines and Asia’s ethnic and specialty food, tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry, Halal-certified products, as well as natural, organic, and healthy food products. The three-day event is reputed as the premier business-to-business platform for local and international food companies to discover new markets, launch new products, and transact with the world biggest buyers.

June Events

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Graphic Expo Philippines

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Date
June 6-8, 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Graphic Expo is the country’s premier trade show and marketplace for creative imaging, signs, and printing industries. It connects Exhibitors with print buyers, businessmen and entrepreneurs, decision-makers, top suppliers and industry players/professionals. This event provides networking opportunities, knowledge sharing, engagement with key players in the industry and the latest trends in the market.


Manila Food and Beverage Expo

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Date
June 12-16, 10am – 8pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Manila Food & Beverage Expo showcases a complete range of food and beverage related products. This exhibition will bring together the leading companies, who find this platform to the best meeting where they can publicize their range and widen the respective brand names to the attendees coming from all over the world.


Marine Philippines (PHILMARINE)

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Date
June 18-20, 10am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Marine Philippines is the only specialized Shipbuilding and Maritime event in Philippines that brings together an international congregation of shipbuilding companies, maritime companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital of Manila, to showcase the latest developments in the shipbuilding and maritime industry and to improve the current shipbuilding technology and equipment to help maintain Philippines current status as the World’s largest shipbuilding industry.


Green & Smart City Philippines

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Date
June 27-28, 10am – 5pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Green Smart City Philippines is a 2-day event being held from 27th to 28th June 2019 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay, Philippines. This event showcases creative construction, flood risk management, landscaping construction, urban design, sewerage management systems, smart city management, renewable energy, solid waste disposal, building automation systems, green building, rainwater harvesting solutions, intelligent car parking systems, fingerprint recognition, smart heating and cooling, etc.

July Events

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Affiliate Conference and Expo

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Date
July 8-9, 10am – 5pm

Location
Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque, Philippines

Description
ACE is the go-to Affiliate Marketing event in Asia for the world’s top Affiliates, Digital Marketers, Merchants, and eCommerce entrepreneurs to gather under one roof. Participants will network with the top successful Super Affiliates, most prominent regional & global field experts & speakers, the world’s top global networks, along with top industry investors & advertisers.


Phil-Asian Gaming Expo

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Date
July 12-14, 10am – 6pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines

Description
PGExpo 2019 will enable participating companies to gain direct access to key personnel in this potential market. Opportunity to display the latest equipment, products, services, and technologies to the following targeted audiences to network and update with who’s who in the industry, Government Regulators personnel as well as to catch up with old friends. Create interest, introduce and highlight improvement on new improved version equipment, EGM, your products and services to the market.


Philippines Tyre Exhibition (Philtrex)

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Date
July 26-28, 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Philtrex is an excellent platform to increase attendees’ company 2019 brand image and prole, as the show will cover a wide range of events, such as the exhibition, technical symposiums, and conferences. It provides a platform to bring together tyre importers, distributors, retailers, service & repair workshops, garages and suppliers to build partnerships etc.


August Events

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AsiaPop Comicon Manila

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Date
August 2-4, 10am – 8pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
AsiaPop Comicon Manila is a 3-day event being held from 2nd to 4th Aug 2019 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay, Philippines. This event will showcase products like various games, pop, culture, movies, toys, games, music, anime, and much more.


World Food Expo

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Date
August 7-10, 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
World Food Expo is the biggest and most impactful food expo across the Philippines. This event focusses on discussing trends, problems, and solutions of associations or organizations that affect food & catering industry. World Food Expo (WOFEX) effectively brings in the trade visitors into the show because it offers so much more than just the exhibition. Through its prestigious international competitions to different avenues of education it offers, there is a lot of reasons why this event is considered the Ultimate Food Show Experience.


Transport & Logistics Expo

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Date
August 15-17, 9am – 6pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Transport & Logistics Philippines brings to the world the best of services from the logistics industry. This event is the meeting place for manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers in transportation and supply chain, Transport and Logistics Philippines gathers thousands of entrepreneurs, agents, purchasers, and end-users each year. There hasn’t been any other place in the country where one can meet an aspiring audience at one convenient location. Participating brands and companies always leave the event satisfied, for it takes care of a brand’s market needs and respects its convenience.


Philippines Shared Services & BPO Week

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Date
August 20-21, 8am – 6pm

Location
Makati – TBD

Description
The Philippines Shared Services & BPO Week is back and seeks to address these challenges as well as explore how you can fast-track your shared services and embark on new CI initiatives for continuous business growth. Join the largest event for the Shared Services space in the Philippines bringing all industry heads and practitioners together in one single platform.


September Events

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Medical Philippines Expo

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Date
September 3-5, 10am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Medical Philippines Expo is the only specialized medical, dental and pharmaceutical event in the Philippines that brings together an international congregation of Medical & Healthcare equipment and services, Dental Technology and Pharmaceutical companies and also its supporting industries gathered in Manila to showcase the latest developments in the medical, dental and pharmaceutical industry.


Food & Drinks Asia

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Date
September 5-8, 10am – 7pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines

Description
The International Exposition on Specialty Food, Delicatessen, Confectionery, Beverages, Beers, Wines, and Spirits is a culmination of events in one. Food Franchising, Supermarket and Grocery, Natural Health and Organic, as well as Coffee and Tea Expositions, are all happening in Food and Drinks Asia.


Real Estate Expo Manila

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Date
September 6-8, 10am – 7pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Real Estate Expo Manila aims to deliver unparalleled access to business network opportunities where the industry player can come together, interact and share their view in promoting and strengthening the real estate sector locally and globally. It is the most influential platform which aims to escalate business networking with the top executives, the regional and international investors, developers, investment promotion authorities and other real estate professionals to drive growth in the real estate investment and development on emerging markets globally.


Asia Food Expo

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Date
September 11-14, 9am – 6pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Asia Food Expo features the latest top of the line packaging & food processing technologies, food marking and labeling services, material handling equipment, food storage systems, baking accessories and equipment, food services supplies & equipment, coffee machinery, confectionery machinery, process control technology, quality control technologies and solutions among other.


Manila International Book Fair

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Date
September 11-15, 10am – 8pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Manila International Book Fair gives reading-geeks the best available in the market at reasonable prices and with viable alternatives. This event features bestsellers, to textbooks, to graphic novels, and even educational materials. The MIBF aims to spread the love for reading among the Filipino public, and judging from the generations of visitors that keep coming back to the book fair each year, it has been successful in doing so. The MIBF also provides a venue for the exchange of ideas amongst players in the publishing and academic book industry, gathering not just publishers, distributors, booksellers, authors, illustrators, and the academe, but also the end users: students, professionals, and book lovers.


CEITEX Manila

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Date
September 18-20, 10am – 7pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
CEITEX Manila 2019 will showcase new products, presentations, and technological breakthrough in the field of consumer electronics and integrated technology. The expo will expect participants not only from the Philippines but from across the Asian region as well.


Beauty and Wellness Manila

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Date
September 19-21, 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Beauty & Wellness Manila event will feature solutions for ageless and glowing skin, learn from technical experts, get exclusive freebies and discounts, enjoy the art of beautification, consult with fitness experts, feel good through therapies and organic solutions for your body, and partner with local and global suppliers.


Seamless Philippines

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Date
September 25-26, 9am – 5pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
The Seamless Philippines is a large-scale exhibition showcasing the latest payments, eCommerce, and retail technologies and a free to attend conference with over seven dedicated theaters covering payments, eCommerce marketing, eCommerce strategy, banking, financial inclusion, and identity.


Wold of Consumer Electronics Show

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Date
September 26-29, 10am – 8pm

Location
World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines

Description
World of Consumer Electronics Expo is determined to transform itself into a topnotch hub that will house renowned and upcoming companies alike that cater that specializes in products such as smartphones, gadgets, and computing systems that will elevate the quality of life and corporation operations in the country.

October Events

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Roads and Traffic Expo

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Date
October 1-2, 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
The Roads & Traffic Expo Philippines is the trade show for the entire roads transport ecosystem in the Philippines. It brings together industry leaders and experts from across the Philippines and provides them with the scope to do business and get up-to-speed with developments in the fields of infrastructure, traffic management, smart mobility, urban transportation, parking and safety.

Packprint Plas Philippines

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Date
October 10-12, 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Packprint Plas Philippines is the Philippines’ biggest trade exhibition offering services by painting technology, packaging, and plastics, food & beverages Industry all at one place. This is the only event series in the Philippines where the interrelated industries of printing, packaging, and plastics merge to bring exciting business opportunities, serving as a venue for companies to showcase and introduce their most advanced machinery, technologies, and services to their potential market.

Asia Expo Manila

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Date
October 22, 9am – 6pm

Location
TBD – Manila

Description
Asia Expo Manila is the trade exhibition for education and training industry in the region and the trade meeting point for education and training professionals, where the educational and training institutions can display and present latest programs with trends and network.

International Arts and Crafts Expo

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Date
October 26-28, 9am – 6pm

Location
Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
The International Arts and Crafts Expo promote and bring greater awareness of the importance of arts and crafts in a country’s cultural roots and economic development, Market skills and talents of their respective artists, craftspeople and producers.

November Events

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Crewconnect Global

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Date
November 4-6, 8:30am – 5:45pm

Location
TBD – Manila

Description
CrewConnect Global bringing together people and ideas dedicated to improving the lives, education and well being of seafarers around the world. We put together an action-packed programme designed to tackle the issues you told us matter most to you.

PhilConstruct

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Date
November 7-10, 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Philconstruct has been defining the landscape of building and construction in the country for over two decades and is the biggest construction show in the Philippines. The event will showcases products like building materials and components, construction equipment’s and materials, building accessories, construction accessories, and essentials, interior design materials, exterior design products, building, and construction machinery and other related range of products etc.

Cruise Connect Summit

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Date
November 18-20, 9am – 6pm

Location
TBD – Manila

Description
CrewConnect Global is celebrating 20 years. 20 years of bringing together people and ideas dedicated to improving the lives, education, and well-being of seafarers around the world. 20 years of knowledge and experience exchange by people committed to crews and crewing.

December Events

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Philippine Garment and Fabric Expo

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Date
December 5-8 9am – 6pm

Location
SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines

Description
Philippine Garment Industry & Fabric Expo would be a very promising opportunity for companies in search of a new market. The Philippines is making efforts to revive the garment industry.

That’s it for Now!

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