The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing and promotions arm of the Department of Tourism, recently led the opening ceremony of the Philippine M.I.C.E. Conference (MICECON), the country’s premier gathering for professionals in the meetings, incentive travel, conventions, and exhibitions, in Davao City. With the theme “MICEConverge: Blaze New Trails”, the 3-day event was designed to surpass previous MICECON events, boost tourism and economic activities, and showcase Davao City asa preferred MICE destination in the Philippines and in Asia. Photo shows (standing fourth from left) Maria Margarita Montemayor Nograles, Chief Operating Officer of the TPB, alongside Atty. Jay Melchor B. Quitain, Jr., Vice Mayor of Davao City. Surrounding them are members of the Kathara Dance Collective, representing the 11 tribes of Davao.