Global civil society activity in Manila, Philippines

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Manila, officially the City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines and a highly urbanized city. It is the most densely populated city proper in the world as of 2018. It was the first chartered city by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No. 409 or the "Revised Charter of the City of Manila" on June 18, 1949. Manila, alongside Mexico City and Madrid are considered the world's original set of Global Cities due to Manila's commercial networks being the first to traverse the Pacific Ocean, thus connecting Asia with the Spanish Americas, marking the first time in world history when an uninterrupted chain of trade routes circled the planet. Manila is also the second most natural disaster-afflicted capital city in the world next to Tokyo, yet it is simultaneously among the most populous and fastest growing cities in Southeast Asia.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Manila is ranked #58 over a 20 year period,
with 732 meetings since 1998.


Manila is ranked #41 in 2018, with 38 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines


The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) is a corporate body attached to the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT). Its M.I.C.E. Department provides comprehensive information, technical assistance and guidance to meeting planners and incentive travel organizers. We offer our expertise in bid preparation, liaison services, site inspection, attendance promotion and airport reception and facilitation.

Organizations based in Manila

ARTDO International Est. 1974

ARTDO Asia-Pacific Human Resources Development Centre

Asian Writers Conference

Asia Pacific Foreign Exchange Congress

Asian Institute of Management Est. 1968

Asian Association for Biology Education Est. 1966

International Rice Research Institute Est. 1960

Global Network for Social Threefolding

International Society of Tropical Pediatrics Est. 1986

World Safety and Accidents Prevention Congress

Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication Est. 1980

Insurance Institute for Asia and the Pacific Est. 1974

International Open Source Network

Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion Est. 1981

Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Est. 1989

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific Est. 1948

Far Eastern University Est. 1928

Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific Est. 1976

Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific Est. 1999

Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians Est. 1976

Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association Est. 1975

East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools Est. 1968

Asian Development Fund Est. 1974

Asian Collaborative Training Network for Malaria Est. 1996

International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice Est. 1975

View More profiles (53 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Manila

2020 CongressInternational Canoe Federation

2020 International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing CountriesPIANC

2020 Annual General MeetingInternational Chamber of Shipping

2020 World CongressWorld Conference of Catholic University Institutions of Philosophy

2020 International ConferenceAsian Clinical Oncology Society

View More Future Events (5 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Manila

2019 Meeting – Asian Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
2019 Annual Southeast Asia conference – Building Industry Consulting Service International
2019 Biennial Congress and General Assembly – Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2019 Conference – Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics
2019 Biennial World Congress – World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
2019 Conference – Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research
2019 Annual General Meeting – Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations
2019 Asia Pacific Stroke Conference – Asia Pacific Stroke Organization
2019 Congress – International PEN
2019 Annual Congress – International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
2019 Annual Conference – Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres
2019 Annual Conference – Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion
2019 Experts Meeting on Assessing and Determining the Needs of Developing Countries – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
2019 Scientific Meeting – Asia Pacific Menopause Federation
2019 International Meeting on Child Labour and Working Conditions in Small-Scale Gold Mining – International Labour Organization
2019 Annual Congress – Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology
2019 Meeting – Association of South East Asian Nations
2019 Conference – International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism
2019 Meeting – Association of South East Asian Nations
2019 Annual Session – Asian Productivity Organization
2019 Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials Meeting/ASEAN Telecommunication Regulators Council Leaders Retreat – Association of South East Asian Nations
2019 Joint Meeting – ASEAN Confederation of Employers
2019 Annual Conference – Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver
2018 ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Minerals – Association of South East Asian Nations
2018 Meeting – Association of South East Asian Nations

View More Past Events (1927 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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