The pandemic has left a big dent on the economy, and among the hardest hit was the tourism industry.
It can no longer be a business as usual attitude, and everyone had to be agile, versatile, and innovative to adapt and move forward.
Driven by a creative and an enterprising mindset to steadily propel the industry forward, SMX Convention Center (SMXCC) has repurposed its spaces to help other industries with their venue requirements.
The spaces were redefined into innovative and fully functional concepts that address guests’ need for suitable site options.
#SMXSwingSpaces, offered in both SMX Manila and Megatrade Hall, now serve as extended offices for companies undergoing renovation or are in need of accessible office locations for their staff.
#SMXSoulKitchen provides food business owners and caterers an option to minimize overhead cost by renting a clean and functional kitchen with complete amenities. The kitchen set up also targets commissaries and restaurants operating food deliveries.
#SMXStudio is equipped with lights, sounds and chroma backdrop for photo shoots, TV commercial shoots, and events. Rehearsals and virtual concerts can also be held in all SMXCC properties.
SMXCC likewise offers #SMXams, a stress-free examination or licensure venue that can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 3,000 examinees.
These repurposed spaces have rates that vary on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
“With a different ball game in the current pandemic playing field, we had to reimagine, reengineer, and repurpose our event spaces to remain relevant and cater to today’s needs. Safety and security remain our utmost priority with the implementation of #SMXsafespaces. We aim to bring back the confidence of organizers and consumers, while also helping to jump start the economy,” said SMX Convention Center Vice President and General Manager Agnes Pacis.
“SMX Convention Center is ready to host both business and social events,” she added.
More concepts are underway, including: #SMXhybrid for blended, online, and offline events; #SMXmilestone for intimate social gatherings and small weddings; #SMXfitness catering to fitness enthusiasts; and #SMXbazaar for the “passionate fashionistas” who can still afford to shop until they drop while following proper safety guidelines.
SMX Convention Center upholds its commitment in providing safe spaces throughout its seven properties located in Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Davao, and Olongapo City.