The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently announced a grant on tax incentives for tourism enterprises for renovation or modernization of their facilities in line with the new safety and health protocols implemented by the government.
The new normal is happening, whether we like it or not, and to help the industry adapt, the organizers of the Hotel Suppliers Show have started to digitalize the event. “We have to continue serving the needs of our clients, our exhibitors, and the people who join trade shows to generate business. Hotel Suppliers Show VX is our answer to that. We’re leveraging on our experience as trade event organizers and using technology to deliver the core benefits of trade expos to the digital space,” said Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link Exhibitions Specialist, Inc.
Experience a new, convenient, safe, and better trade exhibition in just a few clicks from your keyboard. Registration to the expo is free, visit www.hotelsuppliersshow.com to register. For other inquiries, contact the organizers via their official Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn pages: Hotel Suppliers Show or email [email protected]
Some of the participating companies that visitors can expect to see and communicate live via chat or video calls through the event are Pacific Paint Boysen Philippines, X-Project Development Services, Harle Philippines, Ilaw Atbp. Corporation, Anastacio Ceramics, Azcor Lig hting Systems, CSW Philippines, Landlite Philippines, Nature’s Legacy Eximport, Primex Printers, Protheme Global, S2mit Corporation, Servo IT Solutions, Tosot Philippines and so much more. The event is also proud to have Lazada Philippines as its e-Commerce partner, making it even more convenient for visitors to check out their scored deals through the Lazada services.
“This will be an event like no other. ONE BIG BOLD MOVE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. We are the first to go virtual for the industry because we believe that businesses need access for growth and development. The future is here today, so as industry leaders, we must adapt to the change and aim for long term growth.” added Pedro “Pete” Delantar Jr., Event Chairman
More than just the virtual exhibit, Hotel Suppliers Show VX will also hold a virtual knowledge-sharing platform discussing various timely issues such as ‘Digital Marketing and Leadership in the New Normal’, Talent Attraction, Retention, and Development in the New Normal’, ‘Quality of Hospitality in the Now Normal’, ‘Philippine Technology Update’, ‘Restaurants in the New Normal’, and more. Some of the speakers in line up are Merril Yu (CEO of Y&S 1847), Ron Jabal (CEO of PAGEONE and former President of Public Relations Society of the Philippines), Paul Rivera (Founder of KALIBRR), Dr. William Yu (CIO of NOVARE), Andrej Wisniewski (Owner of Raintree Hospitality), Bernadette Lee (COO of Restaurant Concepts) and a lot more.
The Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP) has immediately expressed its support for Hotel Suppliers Show VX. “There is no other way for us to move forward with what is happening than to adapt, and we are very thankful that Global-Link MP initiated and invested in a platform like this. The furniture industry will be in full support in this virtual gathering.” expressed Duke Zuluaga, chairman of CFIP.
The Philippine Institute of Designers (PIID) also gave its support for the virtual edition of the Hotel Suppliers Show and committed to hosting exciting activities in the platform. “Expect a unique feature of various Filipino designers during this 7-day online event. Aside from that, we are also putting up a one of a kind webinar for Hotel Suppliers Show VX, we are so thrilled to share this with the hospitatliy industry through this platform in October!” said IDR. Marcelo Alonzo, national president of PIID.
Pivoting to the online stage, Global-Link promised to bring the same and possibly even better benefits a traditional trade expo can generate. “These are challenging but very exciting times to be in the events industry,” added Jing Lagandaon, COO.
Renovations or upgrade that can qualify for such DOT tax incentives include renovation of guestrooms, food and beverage outlets, function/meeting rooms, recreation areas and/or other common areas; investment in new or upgrade of laundry, kitchen, housekeeping, employee facilities and other back of house facilities; building of full, partial or movable partitions; installation of built-in thermal scanners, hygiene gates, and/or booths; upgrade or improvement of ventilation, air conditioning, air filtration systems, water systems, water treatment facilities (STP); a mobile check-in system; non-touch or no contact door lock systems and non-touch control panels in elevators and other areas. Aside from hotels, the grant will also be applicable to resorts, meeting, incentives, conference and exhibitions (MICE) facilities and tourist transport companies.