Having opened its doors to the public on 5th September, 1976 the Philippine International Convention Centre was also dubbed the first international standard convention centre of its kind at its inception. As the preferred venue for the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards Night this prestigious convention space has also hosted headlining events such as the IMF-World Bank Meeting, 1996 APEC Summit and the 2008 Special Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting on Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace. Ideally located in the cultural heartland of the country the venue occupies a central location in metro Manila and is the locale of choice for numerous foreign conventions, social events, meetings, exhibitions and fairs.
Providing state-of-the-art facilities for special events and conferences the PICC is also renowned for its sophisticated conferencing equipment as well as its hallmark professional services and overall efficiency. Often described as an architectural marvel in its own right the PICC has also been the premier choice for concerts and shows by globally celebrated artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Ricky Martin, Burt Bacharach and the Russian Bolshoi Ballet Company.
Stunningly decorated with interiors featuring sculptures and paintings by famed Filipino artists the pride of PICC’s convention facilities is found within the five-storey Delegation Building. Housing 12 meeting rooms, two corporate boardrooms and two newly constructed banquet halls this quarter of PICC also encompasses office spaces, document distribution and registration counters, executive offices and spacious lounge areas. Six of its 12 meeting spaces were newly built with high ceilings and exquisite interiors.
The three-storey Secretariat Building on the other hand is home to several meeting spaces and exhibition areas while a banquet hall and a medical centre are also part of the facility. A fine dining restaurant exclusively for executives is also part of the Secretariat Building in addition to a cafeteria that can host up to 500 guests.
The hot-pick exhibition space at PICC is of course the PICC Forum which is spread out over an impressive 4,000 square metres with the capacity to house over 200 exhibition stalls. The venue can also be used to accommodate 3000 guests in a theatre style seating arrangement and also comes fully equipped with a secretariat room and a VIP lounge.
PICC’s extravagant Reception Hall features massive chandeliers and a sprawling red carpet which leads to a permanent stage. Spacious dressing rooms are also available backstage in this hall that can accommodate 2500 guests for a sit down dinner party and 5000 guests in a cocktail reception. The hall is connected via an overpass laden with tropical gardens to the equally impressive Plenary Hall. Housing a permanent stage, VIP lounge and cosy dressing rooms this high-tech convention hall can house up to 4000 guests in a theatre style seating arrangement.
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