We are pleased to inform you that the Dive-Market Development Group (MDG), in cooperation with DOT Regional Office (RO) IV-A, the Resort Owners Association of Mabini, and the Underwater (UW) Macro Photographers Group (UWMPG), will be holding the 5th Anilao Underwater Shootout on November 28-December 2, 2017 in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas.
The event aims to reinforce the Philippines’ standing as Asia’s premiere UW photography destination, as well as foster inclusive growth in the community through the participation of local stakeholders (local government units, tourism officers, dive establishments, and dive professionals, among others). Now on its fifth year, it has been dubbed by UW photography enthusiasts as “The World Cup of Photo Competitions,” bringing together both professional and amateur, local and international participants.
Competition details are as follows:
a. Components: registration, cocktail reception; three-day shootout competition in Anilao dive sites; nightly dive seminars by the judges; and closing ceremony/awards night
b. Participants: around 200 UW photographers and fun divers from Asia, North America and Europe
c. Competition Judges: David Doubilet (United States); Jennifer Hayes (United States); Scott Tuason (Philippines); William Tan (Singapore); Ellen Cuylaerts (Belgium); and Tobias Friedrich (Germany)
d. Sponsors and Prizes: Dive tour vouchers from Philippine dive resorts; dive and UW photography equipment and gear from top global brands
In this regard, we wish to seek your assistance with the following:
- Promotion of the event to dive operators, agents, clubs and groups
- Organization of groups from respective markets to participate
- Dissemination of the event’s promotional materials and press releases, including the following links for information and updates:
- Event Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/anilaounderwa
- Dive Philippines Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/DOTdi
- Website – www.anilaoshootout.ph
- Event Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/anil
- Dive Philippines Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/DOTD
- Event Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/anilaounderwa
- Coordination with Media Partners, Judges, and Dive equipment/gear sponsors, on behalf of the Dive MDG
In addition, we also encourage your attendance to the event to network with some of the world’s top photographers.
We have attached the event poster and info for your reference and dissemination.
Madrid Fusión Manila 2017
Madrid Fusión Manila 2017 (MFM) is the first and only Asian edition of Madrid Fusion, the most important gastronomy event in the world, celebrated annually in Madrid, Spain since 2003.
MFM features the following components:
- Madrid Fusión Manila International Gastronomy Congress
- Fusión Manila International Gastronomy Expo
- Flavors of the Philippines
MFM 2017 will be held on April 6-8, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines.
Don’t miss the chance to take part in the biggest international gathering of some of the distinguished and revered names in the world of gastronomy.
Madrid Fusión Manila 2017 Brochure Download Here
Fusión Manila International Gastronomy Expo Exhibitor’s Manual and Proposal Download Here
The Anilao Underwater Shootout is the biggest underwater macro photography of its kind in the world. It is organized and sponsored by the Philippine Department of Tourism and is held in Mabini, Batangas, more commonly referred to as Anilao. Anilao has been gaining popularity through the years as one of the premiere macro destinations in the world. The Shootout is held yearly and will now be on its fourth year in 2016.
Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX Asia)
The Philippines is on the digital spotlight as it won the bid to host to the 2016 Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX Asia) to be held on October 13 – 16, 2016 at the Philippines International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines.
TBEX is the largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators, social media savvy and other industry professionals, drawing over a thousand participants from North America, Europe and Asia. The conference is expected to draw about 1,000 delegates worldwide enabling travel and tour-related companies and organizations, marketing/PR firms and their clients to connect with the top digital travel influencers and experts.
The three-day event will include various seminars, meetings and presentations with the participation of distinguished international experts, social media influencers and celebrities.
TBEX Asia 2016 will also conduct various activities, tours, and events featuring the Philippines’ unique offerings, as well as provide a platform for a business networking with local industry members. This undertaking is expected to generate media mileage and further promote the country.
Diving Resort Travel
DRT Show is the ONLY Expo in Asia Pacific supported by more than 30 media partners worldwide.
For registration and other details, visit our website at Website: http://www.philippinesdiveexpo.com/thedrtshow.php
PHITEX is the country’s annual leading marketing event aimed at strengthening country’s brand image and encouraging the participants to promote affordable and competitive tourism packages.
The business to business (B2) sessions in one-on-one table top scheduled appointments between the invited Foreign Buyers and Philippine sellers of MICE and leisure products and services. Invited Foreign Buyers have the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of the multitude of activities during the post tours to key Philippine attractions and destinations.
Check back with us soon for updates on PHITEX 2016!
This conference features plenary sessions on global trends on travel and tourism, marketing, leadership, innovations, technology as well as industry specific workshops on convention and association management, incentive travel, exhibition and events management marketing.
Check back with us soon for updates on MICECON 2016!
Madrid Fusion Manila
“Madrid Fusion is the event where the world goes to learn the future of food”, Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. said during the opening ceremony of Madrid Fusion Manila 2016.
In Madrid Fusion Manila 2016, “we have found a most powerful platform to showcase Filipino culinary artistry for the second time, building an image for Manila and the Philippines as the place to learn about the past and the future of food”, the tourism chief added, “imagine an event that not only attracts people to travel but also build an awareness for a place and the experience it offers.”
MFM 2016 is organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) PHL, Foro de Debate, and Arum. This year’s theme, “The Manila Galleon: East meets West” celebrates the 450th anniversary of the Galleon Trade that linked Asia with the Western World.
MFM 2016 is expanding the gastronomic conversation further, not only between Manila and Madrid, but between two different parts of the world, the East and West. This year’s roster of chefs will come from Asia, the Americas and Europe. DOT Director Verna Buensuceso brought guests from the media to a walk through of the 3-day gastronomy congress, highlighting some of the new features this year including a business-to-business meeting between different suppliers and potential buyers jointly organized by the DOT and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The 3-day congress will also feature a trade exhibition, showcasing food & beverage companies, gourmet products, ingredients, new technologies and services in the food industry. Also happening alongside MFM 2016 is “Flavors of the Philippines”, a month-long cultural and gastronomic fiesta to be participated in by some restaurants, bars, and food trucks all over the Philippines.