Rogen Inn exhibits M.I.C.E. proficiency

MICECon 2023 delegates arrive at Rogen Inn for a luncheon affair

Business, leisure or a mix of both- bleisure, Rogen showcased its capabilities as a competent meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) venue in Davao at the recently concluded MICECon 2023. 

Since Rogen Inn opened its doors less than a year ago, the inn has been the venue to countless business meetings in the planning of the MICEcon 2023 scheduled early this March.

Gathering at the spacious lobby of Rogen Inn

The increasing demand for meeting spaces in the last few months prompted Rogen Inn to convert spaces in the inn to conference rooms. 

The events that transpired in August and last quarter of 2022, when the ballroom of the inn was the venue to private events and corporate meetings filled the weekday daytime ballroom calendar, was the indication that more meeting spaces were needed. 

“We went through all the pros and cons of converting each of the spaces in the inn. Considering that Rogen Inn targets businessmen as its main market, the needs of this group make it our priority,” said Gene Bangayan,” manager of Rogen Inn. 

Since Rogen Inn opened its doors less than a year ago, the inn has been the venue to countless business meetings in the planning of the MICEcon 2023 scheduled early this March. With the hotel manager taking a significant role in the Davao Organizing Committee as Co-Chairperson representing the private sector, Rogen Inn played host to the frequent pre-event meetings. 

Rogen Inn MAnager & MICECon 2023 Davao Organizing Committee Co-Chairperson Gene Bangayan welcomes the delegates to the Flora & Fauna-themed luncheon at Rogen Inn ballroom

Rogen Inn was one of the seven partner hotels during MICECon 2023, the premier gathering for top-notch industry leaders in the travel, tourism and event management. The inn was one of the residences for delegates during the three-day conference. 

“During the duration of the MICECon 2023, Rogen Inn accommodated around 10% of the total number of delegates who arrived for the face-to-face conference in Davao. Emerging from the pandemic, this year’s edition of the conference was hybrid with about 2,000 delegates joining the conference online,” shared Bangayan. 

Beyond the role of accommodating the delegates comfortably in the deluxe rooms, Rogen Inn was host to one of the luncheons. 

With the expertise of an event stylist, the Rogen Inn ballroom was transformed into a dreamy forest to fit the MICECon “Flora and Fauna” luncheon theme of the day. The table settings were accentuated with Davao tribe trimmings to complement the “Celebrating Diversity” sub-theme of the day’s conference. Both the themes highlight Nature-based Tourism and Sustainable Tourism, in which the MICE industry plays a crucial role in its growth. 

Delegates with Gene Bangyayan at the Flora & Fauna luncheon

Flora & Fauna with Davao tribe touches to for the two themes on conference Day 2

Socials-Food Chairperson Mary Ann Montemayor

The "photo wall" setup

Welcoming delegates at the ballroom

The spotlight was on Davao cuisine. Catering for 200 delegates, Villa Margarita prepared a curated meal that integrated several local must-eat on the menu including tuna and Davao’s fresh fruits in season. 

“Rogen Inn is ready for big MICE events in Davao. Aside from MICECON, the recent Integrated Bar of the Philippines Convention joins the list of the biggest events Davao has hosted. Rogen Inn had its share of delegates accommodated in the inn from both prestigious events,” she said. 

With 328 Deluxe rooms and a selection of function halls that can accommodate small to big meetings and events, Rogen Inn is always ready to welcome MICE affairs. 

Rogen Inn, a Department of Tourism XI accredited establishment, is located at the corner of Mt. Apo & Lopez Jaena Streets, Davao City. For reservations call 0917 687 6436 or email (PR)