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SMX Convention Center Manila Recognized at the Asean Tourism Standards Awards

February 06, 2024 – Alike Editorial

SMX Convention Center Manila has established its name in the MICE industry not only in the Philippines but also in Southeast Asia as it received the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) MICE Venue Award in the Exhibition Venue category held at Vientiane, Laos PDR, last 26 January 2024.

Mr. Michael Jaey Albaña, Vice President and General Manager of SMX Convention Center, represented SMX Convention Center Manila and proudly received the award on behalf of the hardworking and highly committed team of the SMX Force. “I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the prestigious 2024 ASEAN Tourism Award for Exhibition Venue on behalf of the SMX Convention Center Manila. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in promoting tourism for MICE within the ASEAN region and the world. It is dedicated to our hardworking team at SMX Manila, who have consistently demonstrated their passion for delivering exceptional event experiences,” Mr. Albaña said.

Mr. Michael Jaey Albaña, Vice President and General Manager of SMX Convention Center, together with Department of Tourism Secretary, Ma. Esperanza Christina Garcia Frasco and other representatives from the Philippines on stage with their respective awards.



The ASEAN Tourism Standards Award – ASEAN MICE Venue Award recognizes that the MICE industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in ASEAN countries. SMX Convention Center Manila continues to uplift the vision of ASEAN MICE Venue standards as it promotes quality, sustainable, inclusive, and balanced tourism development and thrives in making the property a renowned venue for MICE visitors, contributing to making ASEAN a competitive MICE region.

“We are truly grateful for this accolade, and it inspires us to continue raising the bar in exhibitions, conventions, meetings, incentives, and social venues. It is our privilege to contribute to the advancement of tourism in the ASEAN region, and we remain dedicated in upholding the highest standards of service and hospitality,” Mr. Albaña added.

SMX Convention Center Manila stays true to its promise of being a premier venue for meetings, exhibitions, conferences, and events in the country. This significant achievement highlights SMX Convention Center Manila’s distinction in its services, facilities, and overall contribution to the tourism industry, as a hub for business and tourism.


Mr. Michael Jaey Albaña, Vice President and General Manager of SMX Convention Center, received the ASEAN MICE Venue Award in the Exhibition Venue category presented by the Philippines' Department of Tourism Secretary, Ma. Esperanza Christina Garcia Frasco on stage.



About SMX Convention Center

SMX Convention Center is the premier venue for meetings and events in the country with over 38,000 sq.m. of leasable space. Under the flagship of SMX Manila are SMX Aura, SMX Bacolod, SMX Davao, Olongapo City Convention Center, SMX Clark, and two Trade Halls namely, Megatrade Hall and Sky Hall Seaside Cebu. For more information, please visit www.smxconventioncenter.com



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