SMX Convention Center

The SMX Convention Center is located in Pasay City, Philippines. It is the largest private venue in the Philippines for trade events, industry conventions, corporate functions, and international exhibitions. The building is located beside the SM Mall of Asia, and is considered part of the Mall of Asia Complex. The SMX is owned by the SM Prime Holdings.

SMX Convention Center
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SMX Convention Center Manila in 2017
LocationSM Mall of Asia, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
OwnerSM Prime
TypeConvention center
Capacity12,000
Construction
Broke groundMarch 23, 2006
OpenedNovember 5, 2007
Website
Official Website

DescriptionEdit

The SMX Convention Center has 4 exhibition halls, 5 function rooms, and 14 meeting rooms, with 21,000 m2 of leasable space. It is suitable for many events.[1] The function rooms have a total floor area of 7,100 m2.[2] Since its opening in November 2007, the SMX Convention Center has held some of the largest trade events in the country, including CITEM's Manila FAME International, International Food and Beverage Expo, Global Link MP's China Products Exhibition, Manufacturing Technology World Series, and Primetrade Asia's Manila International Book Fair. The ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum 2008 and the 8th International Conference of Asian Clinical Oncology Society were also held in the SMX Convention Center.

On November 28 and 29, 2011, the 5th National G12 Conference was held in the SMX. The event used all four exhibit halls and the function rooms on the third floor. With almost 20,000 guests, the event exceeded the typical capacity of the Convention Center of 12,000. The four halls were converted into one huge space.

On March 24 and 25, 2018, ComicCon Asia was held in SMX.

EntertainmentEdit

In addition to exhibitions and conventions, the Convention Centerit can accommodate other events and concerts. In August 2008 international artist Alicia Keys' As I Am Tour, and the grand finale of GMA Network's Pinoy Idol, were held at the convention center.

Other SMX Convention CentersEdit

Megatrade HallEdit

Megatrade Hall is located at the fifth level of the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. MTH has three halls, two meeting rooms, and a conference room.[1]

SMX Convention Center DavaoEdit

The SMX Convention Center Davao is located at the 3rd level of the SM Lanang Premier in Davao City. SMX Davao has 4,745 square meters carpeted function room space that can be divided into three separate rooms.[3] It has five meeting rooms.[4] It has a 1,292 square meter pre-function lobby.[5]

On 15 January 2017, SMX Davao hosted the official launch of the Philippines' chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for 2017, led by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

SMX Convention Center AuraEdit

The SMX Convention Center Aura is located at the third and fourth levels of the SM Aura Premier at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.[6] SMX Aura has three carpeted function rooms.[7] The meeting rooms are on the second floor of the SMX Aura.[8]

SMX Convention Center BacolodEdit

The SMX Convention Center Bacolod was opened towards the end of 2014. It has 3 function rooms and 6 meeting rooms, for a total area of 4,269 square meters. It is located on the third floor of SM City Bacolod.[9]

SMX Bacolod hosted an APEC meeting on April 29-30, 2015, with its theme "Disaster Risk Finance – APEC Roadmap for Resilient Economies."[10]

Cebu Trade HallEdit

Cebu Trade Hall is located at the third level of the SM City Cebu in Cebu City. CTH has two event halls, three meeting rooms, and a boardroom.[11]

Skyhall Seaside CebuEdit

Skyhall is located at the third level of the SM Seaside City Cebu in Cebu City. Skyhall has two event halls and the Sky Garden.

SMX Convention Center OlongapoEdit

The SMX Convention Center Olongapo is located at the fourth level of SM City Olongapo Central in Olongapo City. SMX Olongapo has 5 function rooms and 7 meeting rooms, totaling 2,130 square meters of leasable space that can accommodate anything from an audience of 2,000 to an exclusive conference for 10. It is set to open on September 2019. [12]

SMX Convention Center ClarkEdit

The SMX Convention Center Clark is located at SM City Clark and it is set to open on 2020.[13]

SMX Convention Center Santa RosaEdit

The SMX Convention Center Santa Rosa will be rising soon at SM City Santa Rosa.[14]

SMX Convention Center IloiloEdit

The SMX Convention Center Iloilo will be rising soon at SM City Iloilo Complex.

Agnes Pacis, vice president for Sales and Marketing for the SMX Convention Center, told the BusinessMirror the SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) will open a new convention facility in Iloilo. While the final design for the facility has yet to be finalized, she said, “It will have over 4,300 square meters of leasable space,” or roughly one-fourth the size of the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia (MOA) complex in Pasay City. It can accommodate some 4,000 people, compared to the Icon, which holds 3,000.

She declined to reveal how much SMHCC will invest in the facility pending finalization of the design, but said they aim to complete it by the second quarter of 2021. For comparison, she said the convention center at the MOA cost some P1.6 billion. SMHCC only recently opened its Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, betting on the boom of MICE events in the city.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Overview". SMX Convention Center. 30 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Facilities". SMX Convention Center. 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Function Rooms". SMX Convention Center Davao. 30 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Meeting Rooms". SMX Convention Center Davao. 30 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Pre-function Lobbies". SMX Convention Center Davao. 30 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Overview". SMX Convention Center Aura. 30 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Function Rooms". SMX Convention Center Taguig. 30 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Function Rooms". SMX Convention Center Aura. 30 May 2014.
  9. ^ "SMX Convention Center". Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  10. ^ Marcelo, Elizabeth (2015-04-28). "APEC to tackle disaster risk financing in Bacolod". GMA News. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  11. ^ "SMX Cebu Trade Hall".
  12. ^ https://www.smxconventioncenter.com/smx-olongapo/
  13. ^ "SMX Clark to open 2020; Park Inn adds more rooms".
  14. ^ "SM unit allots P8.2-billion capex to expand, renovate hotels"./

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 14°31′55″N 120°58′53″E / 14.53194°N 120.98139°E / 14.53194; 120.98139

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