IN PHOTOS: World-class twin Expos opens in Davao City

May. 10, 2019

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The back-to-back trade shows of Philippine Building and Construction Expo (PHILBEX) and Travel and Leisure Expo (TLEX) Davao 2019 formally opened on Thursday, May 9, in SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier, showcasing the latest innovations and products in the construction and tourism industries.

Organized by Worldbex Services International (WSI), PHILBEX Davao gathered the leading players in the industry – from construction companies, manufacturers, professionals, and stakeholders with the goal of developing and improving industry standards to the fast-growing construction and design sector of Mindanao.

In its 5th year, the trade show has over 200 booths and over 100 exhibitors taking over a total of 4,480 sq.m. of exhibition space.

Meanwhile, 3rd TLEX Davao is expected to further boost the region’s fast-growing tourism and hospitality industry.

TLEX Davao 2019 aims to make traveling and tourism pursuits more accessible for the people of Mindanao. This year, they have gathered some of the most reliable and trusted hotels, travel agencies, airlines, couriers, cruise lines, resorts, shipping companies, and recreational destinations.

Here are the highlights of the joint grand opening ceremony of PHILBEX and TLEX Davao 2019:

Regional Director Ma. Belenda Ambi of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Southern Mindanao expresses pride for having Davao Region as the venue of this year’s PHILBEX and TLEX, noting the opportunities available with the significant growth of the region over the years. (Ken E. Cagula/

Department of Tourism XI Director Tanya Rabat-Tan considers the ongoing trade shows as business opportunities for tourism translated into tourist arrivals in the region. (Ken E. Cagula/

oseph Ang, WSI founding chairman was one of the guests of honor during the opening ceremony of PHILBEX and TLEX Davao 2019. (Ken E. Cagula/

Organizers present tokens of appreciation to DTI and DOT for their support for the launching of PHILBEX and TLEX Davao 2019. (Ken E. Cagula/

WSI chairman Joseph Ang, DTI XI Director Ma. Belenda Ambi, and DOT XI Director Tanya Tan led the ceremonial ribbon cutting. (Ken E. Cagula/

Some Chinese companies also participate in the PHILBEX Davao 2019. The Shandong DonFeng Machinery Philippines Inc. specializes in block machine industry for 20 years. (Ken E. Cagula/

The Metro Ace Innovplas Corporation based here in Davao City processes plastics to create benches and chairs. (Ken E. Cagula/

The PHILBEX Davao 2019 Expo displays designs of local interior designers from Mindanao. (Ken E. Cagula/

The 3rd Projeto Design Competition challenges students to redesign a space-saving, child friendly 30 sq.m. space for a small family. (Ken E. Cagula/

The PHILBEX and TLEX Davao 2019 will run until May 12 and is open to public. (Ken E. Cagula/

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