The hospitality industry is growing stronger each year.
The World Travel and Tourism Council reported that the travel and tourism sector has contributed a total of P3.35 trillion to the Philippine economy, accounting for about 21 percent of the country’s gross domestic product last year, and it is expected to rise by 5.9 percent in 2018.
In line with the hospitality industry’s growth, the 9th Hotel Suppliers Show will follow through its Cebu leg’s success with another industry-focused staging on Sept. 20 to 22 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The show will coincide with the Food & Beverage Suppliers Show, and Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Philippines, making it a complete showcase for hoteliers and restaurateurs.
“We are overwhelmed with the results of our 1st Hotel Suppliers Show in Cebu last June—that’s more than 6,000 hoteliers, restaurateurs, and industry professionals together with more than 50 exhibiting brands in three days,” says Patrick Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link Exhibitions Specialist, Inc. “The industry is growing and we would like to create more opportunities for local professionals not only in Cebu and Manila but also for the entire country.”
The 9,800+ sq. meter expo will be filled with internationally renowned brands fronted by major sponsors Globalinens Worldwide Inc., Hafele Philippines, Harle Philippines, Pacific Paint Boysen Philippines, and Tosot Philippines.
Three industry-related symposiums will also be happening alongside the trade fair. First is the Continuing Professional Development conference hosted by the Philippines Institute of Interior Designers where interior design trends and issues are discussed. Happening at the same time will be the National Building and Property Management Summit, a conference for business and trade professionals from the property and construction sector; and the Building Green Conference by the Philippine Green Building Council.
Interested visitors may sign up at www.bit.ly/HSSRegistration to get a free one-day visitor pass to the expo. Online registration is open until Sept. 18. A P100 entrance fee applies for all walk-in visitors.