VENUE AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum
The venue will be the Iloilo Convention Center located at the Iloilo Business Park, Iloilo City Philippines. It is a state-of-the-art convention center which was opened in September 2015 in time for the APEC 2015. It is a two-storey structure with a total floor area of 11,832 square meters. The main hall on the ground floor has a 3,700-seat capacity and 500-seat function rooms on the second floor.
The 12AFAF will take place in Iloilo City located in the southern shores of Panay Island in Western Visayas region of the Philippines. The city has about half a million population and a total land area of 70.3 sq. km . It is 15 minutes boat ride away from Guimaras Island (known for its sweetest mango in the world). The city lies on a flat alluvial plain, reclaimed mostly from the swampy areas due to urbanization and industrialization in the late 19th century until the present. It is a hub for trade, commerce, finance, technology, medical tourism, hospitality, real estate, tourism, education, and industry in the region. The climate in the city is tropical wet and dry: pronounced wet season from June throughout November and dry season from December to May. More about Iloilo City
There are a number of hotels around the Iloilo Convention Center at affordable rates. More information on hotels will soon be available in this site.
Arriving by Air
To/From Airport to the City
The Iloilo International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away from Iloilo City Proper. Several transportation options are available for arriving and departing passengers, including taxis, UV express vans, and other forms of public commute. Taxi fare is from 500 – 600 pesos.
Getting Around the City