On the invitation of the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) Policy Formulation and International Cooperation Division, PCAAE, represented by its CEO & Founder, Octavio ‘Bobby’ Peralta, attended the meeting of the multi-sectoral “Sub-Working Group (SWG) on Policy and Governance” regarding the implementation of Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) Roadmap which was developed by the DOT, DTI-BOI, and PACEOS. DOT’s Undersecretary Benito C. Bengzon, Jr. opened the event and Mr. Joel Pascual, current President of PACEOS, chaired the meeting. PACEOS is the Philippine Association of Convention/Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers, Inc.
The roadmap, which was launched on January 18, 2018, is now on its implementation phase. Four SWGs have been formed to cover four major areas of concern of the MICE sector, namely; (1) policy and governance (2) infrastructure (3) human resource and (4) marketing. PCAAE joined as a member of the policy and governance, human resource, and marketing SWGs. Mr. Peralta is the permanent PCAAE representative to these SWGs and Mr. Enrique Florencio, PCAAE Council Secretary, is the alternate representative.