As the three-day expo held at the SM Megatrade Hall in Mandaluyong City featured top-level exhibitors – from dive equipment manufacturers, water sport equipment manufacturers, dive resorts, national tourism organizations (NTOs), as well as marine conservation and diving organizations – visitors were immersed in a grand showcase of the latest industry developments and innovations.
The event also featured talks led by seasoned diving professionals, photographers and writers from all over the world who shared knowledge and learning that are valuable to anyone passionate about underwater world exploration. Another important highlight is the expo’s efforts on spreading awareness and encouraging support for the preservation and protection of marine ecosystems. Most significantly, the DRT Show Philippines provided a venue to promote the country as a premier diving destination in Asia.
Across the Asia Pacific, DRT Shows are considered as the biggest and highly important regional event advocating business and partnership among members of the diving community. The expo has been making waves in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Okinawa, bringing together over 600 exhibitors from 48 countries and more than 50,000 registered visitors from some 56 countries over the last two years.
|From left: TIEZA assistant chief operating officer for assets management section Jetro Lozada; DOT undersecretary for tourism development Benito Bengzon; DRT Show CEOJason Chong and Tourism Promotions Board COO Domingo Ramon Enerio III|