Discover Exciting Filipino Events: Unmissable Book Fair, Store Opening, & Travel Exchange in September

Exciting Filipino Events September
Explore literary treasures at MIBF, find your next favorite read at Fully Booked’s newest branch, and delve into the future of tourism at PHITEX 2023. Event photos.

Embark on a journey through the Philippines’ rich literary scene and vibrant tourism sector this September 2023. Whether you are a book enthusiast eager to meet iconic authors, someone looking forward to exploring a new bookstore in the heart of Makati, or a tourism professional looking to gain fresh insights into the industry, September has something special in store for you. Highlighting events from the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) to the grand opening of Fully Booked’s new branch in Makati and the much-anticipated PHITEX 2023 in Cebu, this feature article covers the essential details that you wouldn’t want to miss.

Connect with fellow readers, explore exclusive discounts, and immerse yourself in engaging discussions and educational talks. These events not only offer entertainment but also bring to the forefront the significant strides the Philippines is making in literature and tourism. Dive in to find out what, when, and where these events are happening and how you can be a part of these exciting happenings.

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Manila International Book Fair 2023

Meet Celebrated Authors and Icons at SMX Convention Center

When: September 14 – 17

Where: SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

How to Participate: Check the schedule and attend the events

Experience the grandeur of the Philippines’ longest-running book fair, which has been attracting book enthusiasts for over 40 years. This year, it promises engagements with national artists like Ricky Lee and icons including Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015. Apart from meet-and-greet sessions, look forward to a panel discussion featuring Filipino authors sharing their international publishing journeys.

Check out the full schedule of enriching activities, including book signings and poetry readings, on MIBF’s social media pages and website.

Fully Booked Opens in One Ayala, Makati

Find Your Next Favorite Book at Fully Booked’s Newest Branch

When: Opening weekend – September 15-17

Where: One Ayala, Makati

How to Participate: Visit the store and enjoy the promos

Fully Booked is set to charm book lovers with its 38th branch in One Ayala, Makati. The cozy atmosphere and well-stocked shelves await to provide a haven for bibliophiles. To celebrate the opening, the store has lined up a series of promos from September 15-17, including enticing discounts and lifetime membership cards for a minimum purchase.

Visit them at the 2nd floor, Unit C-209, One Ayala Corner EDSA from 10 AM to 9 PM, Monday to Thursday, and 10 AM to 10 PM, Friday to Sunday to discover a world of reading pleasure.

PHITEX 2023: Spotlight on IoT in Tourism

Engage with Global and Local Tourism Stakeholders in Cebu

When: September 19-20

Where: Fili-Nustar Hotel, Cebu City

How to Participate: Attend the event and join the discussions

After a hiatus of 16 years, PHITEX makes a grand return to Cebu City, bringing a rich platform for learning and business opportunities in the tourism sector. This edition promises enriching discussions centered on “Tourism Sustainability in the Era of IoT,” presenting a vista of the latest trends and sustainable practices in tourism.

Gear up for insightful sessions with industry experts sharing their knowledge on the digital advancements reshaping the tourism landscape. Don’t miss this chance to network and forge new connections.

Check out the speakers at PHITEX 2023 here:

Are you ready to dive into a month of exploration and discovery? SHARE THIS ARTICLE with your family, friends, and fellow enthusiasts to spread the excitement. Whether it’s a tweet, a share on Facebook, or a forward in a community group — let’s come together to celebrate the vibrant cultural and literary scene in the Philippines this September.

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