Be part of the Biggest Dive Show in the Philippines!

Overview

The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) will host the first (1st) Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) to be held in the seaside complex of Conrad Hotel from September 20-22, 2019. PHIDEX will have the participation of dive travel and trade stakeholders, equipment manufacturers, and National Tourism Organizations (NTO), and 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.

EXHIBITION HOURS

September 20, 2019 (Friday) – 12:00 NN to 7:00 PM for Exhibition Day 1
September 21, 2019 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM for Exhibition Day 2
September 22, 2019 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM for Exhibition Day 3

PHIDEX Group Poster

Speakers

Meet the local and international speakers speaking for the first time at a dive expo in the Philippines. The international speakers include 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, Mike Bartick from USA, Valentine Thomas from Canada, Stan Gonia from Germany, Yolanda Yao from China, Stéphane Dugast from France, Conny Jeppson from Sweden and Aaron Wong from Singapore.

The local veteran speakers include Alex Santos, Bo Mancao, James Omac, Juan Naval, Noel Guevara, Odessa Bugarin, Ram Yoro, Roni Ben-Aharon and Ludwig O. Federigan.

Dive Travel Exchange

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.