Cebu as a Convention Center Destination of the Philippines
Cebu is named as the tourism hub of the South especially in the Visayas. Cebu is one of the most progressive and most developed provinces in the Philippines. In the central and southern parts of the Philippines, Cebu is the center of trade, industry and education. Cebu has many things to offer in terms of Tourism. Cebu is one of the provinces that is rich in culture and history. Cebu is also the home of very many historic sites, white sand beach resorts, centuries-old churches, five star luxurious hotels, world-class dive sites, casinos, shopping malls. beautiful golf courses and international airport and seaport.
This is why a world-class convention center called the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) was build in Cebu in 2006 to host for a large scale indoor and outdoor events. The Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) has opened its door for the 12th ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit that Cebu was named to host for this events.
Cebu International Convention Center (CICC)
Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) is designed by architect Manuel Guanzon and was build with more than three million kilograms of structural steel. CICC is a three-storey structure with a gross floor area of 28,000 square meters, the P515-million CICC puts Cebu on the map as a major convention destination in the Philippines, with its sprawling 3.8-hectare complex adorned with lush greens and a majestic fountain. the CICC opens up to a sprawling lobby with sunlight streaming from the sky roof, flanked by a grand staircase.
The ground floor of CICC is the Summit Hall with 1200 seats and is bordered by a picturesque boardwalk. It has several meeting rooms which was furnished by member companies of the Cebu Furniture Industries Federation. In the second floor of CICC, it features a plenary hall which has 1600 seats and an exhibition has also has 1600 seats. The basement level of CICC houses the cafeteria, restaurant, kitchen and the specialty shopshall which is convertible to exhibition and function rooms.
Now that Cebu is an investment and tourism destination, it needs this kind of facility that could host large scale events. Now that Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) exists, it is the perfect venue for all large scale events in Cebu. This could strengthen Cebu’s role in international trade, tourism and culture. There are already many big and most prestigious events that CICC hosted such as Philippine International Travel Exchange, the Philippine International Travel Fair, ASEAN Tourism Congress, ICT Congress and Exhibition, the National Chess Tournament and of course the 12th ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit.
So CICC will expect more large scale events in the future. In this month of October, Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) will be hosting the “8th Motorshow Cebu International” which will be held on Oct 16-21. This is a much awaited event in the automotive industry. The “8th Motorshow Cebu International” event is going to use and will take advantage the world-class facilities of the convention center.
With the CICC in place and is operational, it brings more attention to Cebu as a major gateway for business and tourism. Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) is a showcase of the creativity, confidence and spirit of Cebuano.
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