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Saturday, 5 September 2015

The Past of PH Today, September 5, 1976, the Philippine International Convention Center was formally inaugurated.

Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) was formally inaugurated.

Address: Vicente Sotto St, Pasay, Metro Manila.
E-mail for general information:          rbpadilla@picc.gov.ph
Website:          www.picc.gov.ph
Total function space (m²)       21,771
Total exhibition space (m²)     12,564
Theatre/auditorium (#seats)   3,813
Meeting rooms (#)      35 from to m²
Largest non-exhibit space (m²)           3,175
Driving time to nearest airport           15 minutes
International airport   
Adjacent hotel rooms (#)        609
PICC was opened in time for the country's hosting of the 1976 World Bank-International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meeting. It was esigned by Architect Leandro V. Locsin, a Filipino National Artist in Architecture, its construction was undertaken in a short span of 23 months.

Markedly, PICC hosted the annual Awards Night of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS), the Philippine equivalent of the Oscars, mostly at its Plenary Hall.

It also aid as the home of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines until 2005. At present, PICC serves as a venue for national and international conferences, meetings, exhibitions, and other special events.It caters to organizers of international, regional and local events by providing highly advanced conferencing equipment and facilities and, most importantly, friendly, efficient and professional services.

The Philippine International Convention Center provides the perfect venue for every gathering and purpose. It offers excellent facilities for meetings, conventions, exhibits and special events – a Plenary Hall that can seat more than 3,500, an elegant Reception Hall, Exhibit Areas and various Meeting Rooms. Spaces herein are versatile enough to be transformed into almost any number of settings for any kind of event.

PICC maintains a complete line of support facilities and services including modern audio-visual technology, conferencing systems, telecommunication facilities, security systems and service areas and assistance – the key to making every event at PICC successful.

The PICC assures clients and guests of excellent food and service by the center’s exclusive caterer, one of the most reputable restaurant and food catering companies in the Philippines.

We at PICC go out of our way to satisfy and exceed clients’ needs and expectations, enabling them to have the most wonderful experience in each and every event that they attend at the Center. Truly, PICC lives up to its illustrious role as “Host to the World”.

References:
Philippines News Agency archives
EVENTFULdotcom
AIPCdotorg
PICCdotGovdotPH

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