ILOILO CITY: Another international convention is set in this highly urbanized city on September 15-17, 2015 and the city will host the 2015 Urban Environmental Accord (UEA) Summit or some five days before the Ministerial Meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
The UEA Summit, a follow-up of the city’s highly successful hosting of the 1st International River Summit in 2012, will be attended by delegates from some 200 cities all over the world to discuss environmental protection and preservation of urban centers. The last summit was held in Texas, United States of America in 2013.
The Iloilo City environment and natural resources office is in-charge of preparations for the summit and the proposed venue is the newly constructed Iloilo Convention Center.
Iloilo City is a signatory to UEA and city mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog was elected member to the UEA Board, the only Filipino mayor serving such position.
The environmental summit will boost the city’s growing potentials as ideal convention destination as well as to attract tourists and prospective investors to an urban center.
The city will share its own environmental protection programs and showcase successful initiatives such as the Iloilo River, wetland and bird sanctuary, and cultural heritage.