Established in 1981, the Philippine Association of Convention/Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers, Inc. (PACEOS) is a non-profit association composed of professional event/exhibition/convention organizers and their partners in business – venue owners, booth contractors, freight forwarders, and hotels as well as institutions offering allied services, such as travel and tour agencies, airlines, printing, and other agencies.
One of the Association’s missions is to play a significant role in developing thePhilippinesinto a leading exhibition and convention destination in the region. It remains steadfast in its efforts to raise the level of professionalism and operational standards in the industry through different activities, programs and keeping in constant contact with its members.
A founding member of the Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA), PACEOS has participated in various trade missions overseas. Together with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Meetings, Incentives, Travel, Events/Exhibitions, Philippines, Inc. (MITE), PACEOS has co-convened MICECON, the country’s premiere annual tourism event focusing on the M.I.C.E. Market, in Subic in 2009, Cebu in 2011, and Davao in 2013. In 2008, PACEOS organized the Philippine Asian M.I.C.E. Forum.
In 2010, PACEOS together with industry professionals established the Philippine M.I.C.E. Academy, a training institution designed to uphold the highest standards in the M.I.C.E. industry through relevant continuing education programs. The Academy provides industry practitioners better knowledge, updated techniques, and latest trends in various areas pertaining to the M.I.C.E. industry. To strengthen the knowledge bank of the industry, PACEOS published An Official Guide to Events Planning.
PACEOS is also in the process of expanding, by way of establishing chapters in Cebu andDavao.
All these endeavors have helped promote the country’s trade fairs and events, opening up more avenues for businesses in the country, and helping create numerous job opportunities for Filipinos.
As an industry association, PACEOS sets the following objectives: