Limited seating capacity and accessibility challenge are two of the main challenges for the Cagayan de Oro Convention Center located in Taguanao in Barangay Indahag. These are now the main agenda of focus group discussion (FGD) involving the government represented by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Oro Chamber and Private Sector Partners.
In her Facebook post, Oro Chamber President Irene Floro said TIEZA and DOT have sought the private sector and convention operators to help provide feedback on how the current infrastructure can best be used knowing its space limitations and accessibility challenge.
Accordingly, the FGD paved a way for both government and private sector for a more realistic proposal on maximizing its use for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE).
The facility was designed to have a seating capacity of 7,700 and includes amenities such as a multi-purpose hall that can accommodate 1,000 guests, a convertible indoor playing court, an exhibit area for 1,500 viewing guests with a demountable partition for flexibility of expansion, 12 function rooms for 1,000 guests, 4 club rooms with lockers and showers, cafeteria with approximately 100 seating capacity, and an administrative office, storage room and other support facilities.
Watch this short clip below.
with photos by Irene Floro and May Salvana – Unchuan