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Business Events Allowed in the Philippines in 2021

In a joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-003 on the ” Guidelines Governing the Conduct of Essential Work Meetings and Events in Areas Under General Community Quarantine”, the  Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are allowing the following meetings and events:

    a.  Workshops;

    b.  Trainings;

    c. Seminars;

    d. Congresses;

    e. Conferences;

    f. Conventions;

    g. Board Meetings;

    h. Colloquia;

    i. Conclaves;

    j. Symposia; and 

    k. Consumer Trade Shows or Product Launch Events.

On the other hand, the following Non-Essential Events, at moment, are strictly prohibited. Non-essential events are gathering of social or political nature and purposes such as but not limited to sporting events, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, corporate anniversaries, political events, weddings, and family reunions.

The said memorandum encourages the use of Hybrid Events and indicated other safety protocols. It also emphasized that only 30% of the venue should be used. Lastly, only those inside the GCQ and MGCQ areas are allowed to attend the business events.