Megaworld Unveils P1.5B Mactan Expo Center, Elevating Cebu’s MICE Tourism Scene

The project is set to redefine Cebu’s tourism scene. Megaworld, the renowned property developers, have announced their grand vision for the Mactan Expo Center. This state-of-the-art convention facility is slated to be built within the expansive 30-hectare Mactan Newtown township, nestled on the captivating Mactan Island, Cebu.

With an impressive investment of P1.5 billion, the state-of-the-art convention center aims to cater to the ever-growing demand for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) spaces in the region. 

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Head Graham Coates

The launching of the plan, spearheaded by the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Head Graham Coates, is set to elevate Cebu’s position as a premier MICE destination.

Strategically situated opposite the recently opened Belmont Hotel Mactan along Newtown Boulevard, the Mactan Expo Center will rise as a two-level standalone marvel, occupying nearly a hectare of prime beachfront property. The location’s breathtaking views and world-class facilities are expected to attract both local and international event organizers, bolstering Cebu’s reputation as a thriving hub for business and leisure.

“We are thrilled to announce the upcoming construction of the Mactan Expo Center, which signifies our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of Cebu’s bustling MICE industry,” stated Graham Coates during the grand launching ceremony. “This remarkable venture will offer a sophisticated platform for conferences, conventions, exhibitions, and entertainment, further establishing Cebu as a top destination for global events.”

The Mactan Expo Center boasts ample space and versatility, catering to a wide range of events and functions. With a seating capacity of up to 2,500 individuals in a theater-style arrangement, the convention center provides an ideal space for large-scale conferences, grand conventions, and world-class performances.

Moreover, for more intimate gatherings and banquets, the center can host up to 1,600 guests in a banquet-style setup, ensuring an unforgettable setting for celebratory occasions and social functions.

Joining Graham Coates during the launching were other esteemed members of the Megaworld team, including Megaworld Hotels Managing Director, Ms. Cleofe Albiso, Megaworld Visayas Head of Sales and Marketing, Ms. Jennifer Palmares – Fong, and Megaworld Head of Public Relations and Media Affairs, Mr. Harold Geronimo.

“With the Mactan Expo Center, we are not only constructing a world-class facility but also curating an exceptional experience that highlights Cebu’s unique culture and charm,” shared Ms. Cleofe Albiso. “This venue will serve as a catalyst for economic growth, drawing in visitors and generating opportunities for local businesses.”

As the Mactan Expo Center heralds an exciting new era for Cebu’s MICE tourism, anticipation is running high among industry stakeholders and residents alike. The project’s groundbreaking symbolizes a significant stride towards bolstering Cebu’s global presence as a sought-after destination for international events, conventions, and unforgettable experiences.

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