SMX Convention Center Bacolod

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SMX Convention Center Bacolod: The Biggest in the Visayas

SMX Convention Center Bacolod formally opened today with an extravaganza that excited all senses.


SMX Convention Center Bacolod formally opened today with an extravaganza that excited all senses. Located on the third floor of the SM City Bacolod north wing expansion, it is the biggest and most modern convention center in the Visayas at present.

The entrance to the SMX Convention Center on the third floor of SM City Bacolod. Former congressman Atty. John Orola and companions (foreground) are on their way to the opening ceremony.

SMX Convention Center Specs

SMX Convention Center Bacolod is by far the largest privately-owned convention and exhibition center in the Philippines.

The SMX in Bacolod is a premier venue that boasts of modern meeting facilities and services that are par with international standards. It sits on 8,218 square meters of event space. Amenities include a pre-function lobby, six meeting rooms, and three function rooms that can accommodate up to 4,500 people.

Exhibit hall displaying Negros’ finest.

Conveniently located at the third floor of SM City Bacolod, SMX Convention Center an ideal venue for the fast-growing events industry not only in Bacolod City but also the entire province of Negros Occidental.

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Artworks by Negrense and Bacolod artists.

Additionally, one advantage of SMX is that they have endless parking space courtesy of the SM City Bacolod!

Furniture pieces and decorations were on display.

The Spectacular Launch

Tonight was a spectacular treat. It was indeed a grand launch a.k.a. formal opening of SMX Convention Center Bacolod. First we were ushered to the door labeled Function Room 3. There we were treated to an exhibit showcasing Negrense culture and the best of Negrense craftsmanship.

The USLS Chorale opened the ceremony with the singing of the national anthem. Photo by Mr. E the Events Guru.

Then there was a brief opening ceremony that was headed by Ms. Elizabeth Sy, SM Hotels and Conventions President. She was joined by Mr. Dexter Deyto, SMX General Manager and Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella.

The ceremonial toast for the opening of the SMX Convention Center Bacolod. It was led by SM Hotels and Conventions President Elizabeth Sy (middle). She was joined by from left, SMX Convention Center General Manager Dexter Deyto, SM and SMX Bacolod manager JB Ongsingco.

Splendid Production

But this wasn’t enough. The event spared no expense as creativity was unleashed. The partition to the next hall was opened and we were greeted to close to real-life depiction of The Ruins in Talisay as the backdrop, complete with the water fountain.

The sight that greeted us when we entered the second hall.

There was a stringed band playing while a fog machine made the setting ethereal–like we went back in time.

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The stringed band that played romantic music while the lights changed. Mist enveloped the stage.

The program was started with ballet performances by dancers of the MMB School of Dance, followed by a fashion show.

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Students of the MMB School of Dance during their first of several enchanting dance numbers. Photo by Mr. E the Event Guru.

Both local and Manila designers headed by fashion ambassador Renee Salud showcased their creations. His talents included international, national, and local beauty titlists. The show headlined by no less than Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago.

The fashion show that featured some of the gowns by designer to the celebrities, Renee Salud. Photo by Mr. E the Event Guru.

Needless to say, the show was simply fascinating and the creations were breathtaking!

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Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago was Renee Salud’s muse of the night. She wore a creation made of OISCA hand-woven silk. Photo by Mr. E the Event Guru.

Party Time

After the show, we were led to the third room and it was parh-tay time! We entered the hall to drum beating by Ritmo Verde and more cocktails were served.

It’s party time!

Moreover, disco music by a professional DJ entertained the audience. The winners of the Electric Masskara 2014 also performed an energetic number. Sorry I forgot to get the name of the DJ. The experience was just a sensory overload! 😀

It was truly amazing and exhilarating night–a showcase of what the SMX Convention Center Bacolod can do for the events industry of this city. The launch was too grand that the photos don’t do the entire event justice. Furthermore, it showed us a glimpse of the possibilities of holding events here.

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Some members of the Negrense Blogging Society (Bacolod bloggers) and Skyscraper City forum attended the launch. L-R: Pompei Querubin, Rommel Pasaporte, Claire Algarme, Ed Joven, Glady Reyes, Dennis, Sigrid, Dominic Alojado, and Jojo Vito.

Congratulations to the management and staff of SMX Convention Center and SM City Bacolod!

SMX Convention Center Bacolod

For reservations and inquiries to the SMX Convention Center Bacolod, you may call Tel. No. (034) 468-9999. Moreover, you may send an email to or Their website is: Follow their Facebook page,

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