Interior & Design Manila 2020 welcomes the Philippine Institute of Architects

In the photo are (L-R): In the photo are (L-R): Archt. Eduardo Calma, Ways and Means NATCON 2020; Patrick Lawrence Tan, Global-Link MP CEO; Archt. Carmelo Casas, Ways and Means NATCON 2020, National President PIA; Archt. Ma. Cynthia Naval, Executive Director NATCON 2020; Archt. Jose Pedro Recio, Convention Chairman NATCON2020, VP Public Affairs; and Archt. Frederick Sibug, Ways and Means NATCON 2020, Immediate past president (PIA National)

The Philippine Institute of Architects (PIA), through the leadership of its president, Archt. Carmelo Casas, has signed up to work in partnership with Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. for Interior & Design Manila 2020. The event is happening at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, from March 12 to 14, 2020. Show hours are from 9:30 AM until 7:30 PM.

“Our partnership with Global-Link last year was a very productive one,” said Casas. “I am sure the architects all over the country will be excited about this new endeavor!”

PIA will be holding the second day of its 87th Annual National Convention on March 14, coinciding with Interior & Design Manila 2020. Aside from visiting the exhibit, the institute will be hosting two plenary sessions for their delegates. Speakers include Ar. Edson Cabalfin, Ph.D. from the School of Architecture & Interior Design, the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and Ar. Manny Samson who is involved in designing the Dusit Thani Residences, Shang Salcedo Place, Shangri-la at the Fort, and more prestigious buildings. To reserve a seat or inquire about the registration fees, please directly contact the PIA Secretariat at or (632) 8880 04514.  

“The reality is that designers love to talk with other designers, may they be local or foreign – they simply enjoy sharing ideas!” said Patrick Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP. “I am happy that the Philippine Institute of Architects willingly gave their support to Interior & Design Manila. With the industry leaders, interior designers, architects, furniture enthusiasts, design enthusiasts, and interior suppliers, Interior & Design Manila is going to be meaningful.”  

The exhibit is expected to show off a showcase of the latest products, services, and trends from GRM Biowood Interiors Corp., Hocheng Philippines Corp., Matimco, Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Penscott Corporation/Moore, Harmony & Homes, Ashton Technologies Corp., Mobler Enterprise, Cebu Oversea Hardware Co., City Trade Construction Supply, Concept Specialist, Inc., Gentleprince Inc., Global Trend Building Materials Specialist, Knox Corporation, Landlite Philippines Corporation, Mattony, Inc., Pan-ply Marketing Corp., Pioneer Adhesives, Inc., S.G.O. Phils. Inc., Sea Olympus Marketing, Inc., Teresa Marble Corporation, Timbermate – HMT Industries Corp., Wallcrown Design, Westpoint Industrial Sales Co., Inc., Woodcaretech Marketing Philippines, Inc., World Class Laminate, Inc., World Home Depot Corporate and a lot more.

For exhibit inquiries, contact Global-Link at (632) 8893 7973. You may also visit Interior & Design Manila’s official website or email Entrance to the exhibit is free for visitors who will register through the event’s website before March 10, while registration fee for walk-in visitors if Php 500.00 per day.

Interior & Design Manila 2020 will be held coinciding with the country’s longest-running furniture expo, Philippines International Furniture Show. The event is also supported by the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID), Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation (CFIF), and Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation (PFIF). “IDM may not be the biggest event, but we assure you to deliver the best design-led trade event put together in the country, and no other event even comes close,” added Tan.

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