The highly acclaimed Sports Tourism Forum will be conducted in Davao City on July 25, 2017. This was jointly announced by Davao City Sports Development and the City Tourism Offices together with Selrahco Management, the conference management outfit today.

The one day forum is aimed at developing and preparing Davao to be a sports tourism destination appealing to a fast growing market. Topics to be presented include developing events as a tourism product; planning, staging and managing sports events with emphasis on sponsorship strategies and event marketing; evaluating present sports facilities and sports tourism products; interaction with LGU ( sports and tourism agencies); working with and seeking endorsements from national sports associations; spirit of volunteerism and some case studies.

The distinguished panel of speakers include Ms Cynthia Carrion - Chef de Mission SEA Games 2017 and former Undersecretary of Sports Tourism, Department of Tourism, Ms Princess Galura - General Manager, Sunrise Events, Mr Charles Lim - Founder, Philippines Sports Tourism Awards; Mr Jude Tucuarto - Sr Vice President /General Manager, Fox Networks Group Philippines and other marketing experts from the tourism and sports sectors.

Department of Tourism Regional Director, Robby Abalado, Mr Mikey Apotadera of the Davao City Sports Development and Ms Generose Tecson of Davao City Tourism will also do their presentations on Sports Tourism.

Secretary Wanda Teo of the Department of Tourism has been invited to keynote the Forum with Mayor Sara  Z Duterte and Chairman William Ramirez of the Philippine Sports Commission as special guests.

Hosted by the City of Davao and supported by the Department of Tourism and the Philippine Sports Commission, the 2017 Davao Forum, to be held at the Grand Men Seng Hotel, will be useful to all sports clubs and association officials, hotels and resorts manager, event organizers, corporate sponsors, schools, travel and tour operators, local sports and tourism officials, golf and country club officers, civic and professional club officials.

Registration is now ongoing on a first come first serve basis with Selrahco Management. Interested parties may call +639324261303 email selrahcopr@gmail.com or  apollo.selrahco@gmail.com  for more details. Fee is at a highly subsidized cost at P1,500.00 per person which includes lunch and snacks, forum kit and certificate.

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