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SMX Convention Center exterior
|Location||SM Mall of Asia
Pasay City, Metro Manila
|Opened||November 5, 2007|
The SMX Convention Center is a convention center in Pasay City, the Philippines. It is the largest private venue in the Philippines for trade events, industry conventions, corporate functions, and international exhibitions. Its building is located right beside the Mall of Asia (the fourth largest shopping mall in the world), and is considered an important part of the Mall of Asia Complex (a 60-hectare business and leisure park). The SMX is owned by the SM Group of SM Prime Holdings.
The SMX Convention Center consists of four Exhibit Halls with a total floor area of 9,130 square meters. With the ceiling clearance of nine meters and a floor load capacity of 250 pounds per square foot, the halls are strategically designed to accommodate multi-level booths and heavy machinery. The Function Rooms on the Second Level, which can seat anywhere from 500 to 7,000 guests, are adaptable to any setup that an event may require. The Fourteen Meeting Rooms are intended for board meetings, seminars and even break-out rooms for plenaries in the Function Rooms.
Since its opening last November 2007, SMX has successfully handled some of the largest trade events in the country, like CITEM's Manila FAME International, International Food and Beverage Expo, Global Link MP'stiting galit China Products Exhibition, and Manufacturing Technology World Series, and Primetrade Asia's Manila International Book Fair. The ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum 2008, the 8th International Conference of Asian Clinical Oncology Society, and just recently, the 5th National G12 Conference were also held in the SMX Convention Center.
Medical groups in the country such as the Philippine Dental Association, Philippine Dermatological Society and the Philippine College of Physicians, as well as event management firms and production groups have made the Convention Center their “New Home.” Local industry associations have quipped that they are more confident to bid for international gatherings now that the Philippines has the SMX Convention Center, a world-class facility at par with rival venues anywhere in Asia. More than the structure, which was designed by Miami-based firm Arquitectonica, SMX boasts of the extraordinary service from highly trained professional staff. Furthermore, its close proximity to the Mall of Asia, international airport, key seaports, first-class hotels and major commercial districts ensures the convenience of all delegates.
The purpose-built design of the SMX Convention Center not only makes it adaptable for all kinds of exhibitions and conventions, it also allows the venue to accommodate major events and even concerts.
In August 2008, international musician Alicia Keys' As I Am Tour, and the grand finale of GMA Network's Pinoy Idol, were held in SMX. An estimated 12,000 and 7,000 people attended the aforementioned events, respectively.
In November 28-29, 2011, the 5th National G12 Conference was held in the SMX. The event used up all four Exhibit Halls and also the Function Rooms on the Third floor. Occupying almost 20,000 guests, the event exceeded the typical capacity of the Convention Center of 12,000. The four Halls were converted into one huge space, the Hall 1 into a concert stage, and the rest of the Halls filled with seats divided into 4 rows, from Hall 3 to Hall 4. The Function Rooms were also converted, but the seats were facing the LED displays placed into the walls, cinema-style.
SMX Davao Convention Center
SMX Convention Center, will be opening another venue in one of the country’s fastest growing cities and the biggest outside Metro Manila. Davao City is a natural choice location for another facility that supports the Philippines’ MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions) industry that is now a major tourism driving force. Located at the 3rd level of the soon-to-open SM Lanang Premier in Davao City, SMX Convention Center Davao will be launched in the third quarter of this year. It boasts of 4,745 square meters fully carpeted function room space that is divisible into three separate rooms, depending on the requirements of the event. Five well-designed meeting rooms will also be in place to cater to smaller functions. Be it a meeting, a convention, an exhibition, a concert, or a social event, SMX Davao can accommodate from 25 to 5,000 persons or up to 380 exhibit modules. Clients can enjoy customized packages to suit their needs and budget. As the first SMX outside Manila, its opening will definitely create a buzz among event organizers based in Mindanao as well as those from other places who are considering holding their events in Davao. Clients can expect the same exceptional facilities and exemplary service that SMX is known for. This will be the largest privately owned and managed convention center in the Southern part of the Philippines. It is 2.5 kilometers from the Davao International Airport, 4-6 kilometers from the domestic and international seaports, and within close proximity to several hotels, business areas, and tourist destinations  On September 28, 2012, along with SM Lanang Premier, SMX Davao has been officially open.
SMX Convention Center Fort Bonifacio
SMX Convention Center Fort Bonifacio is scheduled to open on May 17, 2013, together with SM Aura Premier.
-  SMX Davao Convention Center
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