Among the biggest events held at the PICC on a regular basis are medical conventions and conferences. To date, the PICC has hosted close to a hundred major medical conventions, both local and international. These annual gatherings of the medical industry, which last for three to five days, are attended by thousands of delegates from all over the country and abroad. Associations of medical practitioners continue to hold their events at the PICC for its complete and numerous convention facilities that suit every need. Some of the country’s biggest medical associations, such as the Philippine Pediatric Society, Philippine Association of Family Physicians, and the Philippine Obstetric and Gynecological Society, have been holding their annual conventions at the PICC since the 1970s. “Conferences and conventions are important for the medical industry as this is the only time of the year that practitioners and specialists come together to discuss the latest trends, research, and practices in their specific fields,” says Renato Padilla, PICC general manager. “We aim to continuously provide world class service and facilities to our medical practitioners and other industry professionals,” Padilla adds. Aside from its capacity to accommodate 10,000 individuals all at once, the PICC has halls that can accommodate plenary sessions for 3,000, and more than 20 meeting rooms for breakout sessions. The 70,000 square meter convention center also has dedicated spaces for exhibitions and sponsors booths, such as the Forum and the Executive Lounge. Its exclusive caterer, the acclaimed food service provider Via Mare, uses a functional central kitchen with appropriate banquet preparation equipment that can cater to thousands of guests within the premises.
The Philippine International Convention Center is located at the PICC Complex, 1307, Pasay City, Metro Manila. For reservations, you may call +63 789 4725 to 26, email [email protected] or visit www.picc.gov.ph.