The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) will host the first Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) in the seaside complex of Conrad Hotel from September 20-22, 2019. Underwater 360 (UW360) is proud to be the official media partner of PHIDEX.
PHIDEX will see the presence of dive travel and trade stakeholders, equipment manufacturers, and National Tourism Organizations (NTO). It aims to gather distinguished VIPs, leaders, and influencers from across the globe such as renowned scientists, marine conservationists, and underwater photographers and videographers to meet, network, share stories, and exchange ideas.
PHIDEX is the official dive expo of diving paradise Philippines. It is the go-to-hub for brands and people who are passionate for B2B opportunities in the Philippines dive tourism. The public and trade visitors will enjoy an exciting array of stage programmes. In addition, over 20 international speakers will present on subjects that focuses on ocean-related conservation and economy.
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Witness like never before the featured international speakers speaking for the first time at a dive expo in the Philippines. For instance, the list includes Ahmed Gabr from Egypt, a Guinness World Record Holder In Scuba Diving 332.35M, Faisal Jawad Hashim from Kuwait, a Guinness World Record Holder for the fastest 10km Scuba Dive in 5 Hours & 24 minutes, David Strike from Australia, Lynn Funkhouser from USA, Prahlad Kakar from India, Cai Songda from China, Gina Li from China, Hidy Yu from Hong Kong, Valentine Thomas from Canada, Stan Gonia from Germany, Yolanda Yao from China, Stéphane Dugast from France and Aaron Wong from Singapore.
The local veteran speakers include Alex Santos, Bo Mancao, Juan Naval, Noel Guevara, Ram Yoro, Roni Ben-Aharon and Ludwig O. Federigan.
The PHIDEX Underwater Music Festival will be held on 21 September, Saturday 7pm till late. Attendees will enjoy the evening company of like-minded leaders and professionals of the dive industry over a musical poolside dinner and beautiful ocean film screening.
The ‘Snake Sisters’ will make its international premiere in PHIDEX. The all-underwater film is based on the legend of the White Snake. The projects is spearheaded by co-producer Yolanda Yao with a group of freedivers, mermaids and performing enthusiasts.
PHIDEX Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX)
PHIDEX is the only dive show in the region to organize a Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX), a series of business-to-business (B2B) for the growing number of Philippine dive establishments to engage in meaningful networking discussions with foreign buyers during the exhibition proper.
Fifty (50) international buyers representing top dive operators from 21 source markets and forty (40) local sellers of dive tourism products and services from top and emerging destinations in the Philippines are expected to attend the Show and participate in the Dive TRAVEX to meet and discuss business opportunities through one-on-one business-to-business (B2B) meetings.
Post-Event Familiarization Destination Tours
Additionally, interested buyers can join the Post-Event Familiarization Tours from September 23 to 27 . It features the best emerging destinations (i.e., Anilao, Bohol, Camiguin, Coron, Dumaguete, Malapascua, Moalboal, Puerto Galera, Ticao, and Southern Leyte). Hence, these tours allows buyers to conduct a more accurate product research/update on their preferred destinations.
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