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.
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.
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.
Additionally, one advantage of SMX is that they have endless parking space courtesy of the SM City Bacolod!
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.
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.
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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.
There was a stringed band playing while a fog machine made the setting ethereal–like we went back in time.
The program was started with ballet performances by dancers of the MMB School of Dance, followed by a fashion show.
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.
Needless to say, the show was simply fascinating and the creations were breathtaking!
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.
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! 😀
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Their website is: www.smxconventioncenter.com. Follow their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/smxcc