WANDERLUST| PHILBEX returns to Davao with 1st TLEX

AFTER the success of its first two installments, a bigger and bolder Philippine Building and Construction Expo (PhilBEx)returned to Davao last May 11-14 at SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier.

This year’s theme centered on the theme “Building Bolder Perspectives” as the expo endeavors to address the fast evolving and increasingly demanding turn of modern living.

“When we launched PhilBEx Davao in 2014, our goal was simple: promote the growth and development of the region’s infrastructure centered on unity, innovation and excellence. Today, our humble aspirations have become more ambitious as we present the first ever Travel and Leisure Expo Davao,” said Worldbex Services International founding chairman Joseph Ang during the expo’s opening ceremony.


WORLDBEX Services International officers with guests from the government and private sector during the opening ceremony

TLEX Davao, a complementary event to the building and construction expo, was organized to tackle the growing need for a hassle-free and accessible travel and leisure. International and local airlines, hotels, resorts, travel agents, tour operators and stakeholders of the Visit Davao Fun Sale comprised the TLEX section of the the 4-day event.

“With TLEX Davao, we are bringing within reach a wide range of leisure and travel products along with an exciting line-up of tourism related events and programs. We are optimistic that this is just the beginning of bigger things to come for the region. Through this event, we can attract visitors and offer limitless opportunities,” Ang added.

Meanwhile, City Tourism officer-in-charge Regina Rose Tecson expressed her gratitude to the organizers.

“This expo is a testimony of the hardwork that the government and the private sector are doing in promoting the City as a MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination. We look forward for more events, such as this, before the year ends,” she said.


WSI founding chairman Joseph Ang

The back-to-back event dubbed as PHILBEX x TLEX Davao 2017 gathered 116 exhibitors from across the archipelago, highlighting the latest product and service innovations as well as insights and perspectives in the construction, design and travel industries. It also featured an Architects’ Gallery, the WORLDBEX Lab, the 2nd Projeto Furniture Design Competition as well as a series of seminars and a mini talk show organized by the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers.

PHILBEX x TLEX Davao 2017 is organized by Worldbex Services International, the country’s leading events and expositions organizer. Mindanao Times is an official media partner of the said event.


WORLD class furniture by Dabawenyo architect and designer EJ Pasia

METROLIFESTYLE SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP RECITAL. MetroLifestyle Fitness Center capped their summer dance workshop with a grand recital held last May 9 at the Abreeza Mall Activity Center. The workshop, participated by both kids and adults, ran from April 1 to May 9 at the MetroLifestyle Fitness Center. MetroLifestyle Fitness Center’s summer dance workshop, led by ZIN Ryan Guillamaso, was supported by ALTA Dance Company, JM Cast Movers, Abreeza Ayala Mall, and the Crossworld Marine Services, Incorporated.

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