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Recently hailed by many as the “World’s Leading Dive Destination”(per the World Travel Awards), the Philippines is once again playing host to the country’s “largest platform for the diving community”—the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX). For the fourth event, the Philippine Department of Tourism will be working with Underwater360, organizers of ADEX, Asia’s largest and longest-running dive expo. More than 100 exhibitors—from resorts and liveaboards to dive gear manufacturers and national tourism organizations—will be attending.
The Dive Travel Exchange is part of the expo, a B2B networking event connecting Philippine dive operators with international sellers. The show’s dive conference and seminars will spotlight the country’s commitment to welcoming international dive tourists, with presentations on new dive destinations, gear showcases, and insights from international speakers on sustainable practices. Among the speakers will be renowned underwater photographers Laurent BallestaThe following are some examples of how to get started: Greg Lecoeur.
PHIDEX 2024 takes place at the World Trade Centre, Pasay City in Metro Manila from 23rd February to 25th. See the press release for more information.
PHIDEX 2020: Collaboration to the Ocean Community
February 23–25, World Trade Centre, Manila
The Philippine Department of Tourism is organizing the event in conjunction with ADEX Manila. PHIDEX is the country’s largest platform catered to the diving community. The event will be held from February 23rd-25th at the World Trade Center Manila. It will provide networking opportunities for communities, decision-makers and individuals who have a passion for diving.
PHIDEX 2024 acts as a global center for divers, photographers, media and international brands. Attendees will be able to make connections, share their insights, and discover the latest advances in the diving world, creating a community that is passionate about the depths below.
The expo will run by Underwater360, the official media partner of PHIDEX and the mastermind behind the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), Asia’s largest and longest-running dive expo. This year, ADEX celebrates its 30th Anniversary as the premier diving center in Asia.
John Thet, ADEX CEO, commented on the upcoming expo to be held in Manila. “As we mark ADEX’s 30th year, we’re excited to continue our collaboration with PHIDEX, organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism, for the second time. Our partnership reflects a shared commitment to ocean conservation, sustainability, and the growth of the diving industry.”
PHIDEX features the Dive Travel Exchange, a two-day event that brings together Philippine sellers and international dive operators to facilitate collaborations and partnership. There will also be a diving conference and post-event familiarization dive tours.
In 2023, the World Travel Awards recognized the Philippines as the World’s Leading Dive Destination. The country was also named Asia’s Leading Dive Destination—its fifth straight win and a testament to collective efforts to preserve and further promote the dive industry together with the stakeholders from the local government, the private sector, and various dive communities.
Theme “Heart of Asia’s Diving: Collaboration for the Ocean Community,” the fourth edition of PHIDEX will specifically showcase the Philippines’ competitive edge as a diving destination for adventurers and enthusiasts alike. It will also be a place for stakeholders to connect and network and to generate investment. Local and international experts can also share their industry knowledge and best sustainable practices in ocean tourism.
The expo will feature over 100 exhibitors, including dive resorts, diving shops, training agencies and insurance companies. Equipment manufacturers, marine conservation organizations, and national tourism associations will also be represented.
Please contact the PHIDEX secretariat for any inquiries. [email protected]. Prospective exhibitors may contact Mr. Desmond Ho (Regional Business Manager, Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd/Asia Dive Expo/Underwater360) via [email protected].
Original content by www.divephotoguide.com – “PHIDEX and ADEX Join Forces for Dive Show in February 2024”
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