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Global-Link MP int’l bags SKAL Tourism Award for Exhibitions

Global-Link MP recently bagged the 2019 SKAL Award for the exhibition industry, recognizing their utmost service to promote and develop the tourism industry here and abroad. The awarding ceremony was held coinciding the 38th Founding Anniversary celebration of SKAL International Makati.

Patrick-Lawrence Tan (6th from Left), CEO of Global-Link MP, together with this year’s awardees. Supplied Photo.

“After three decades of organizing trade show, finally we’re able to help put the Philippine MICE industry in the map,” said Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP. “We started the business just loving the thrill and adrenalin rush of organizing trade exhibits. Now we’re here, organizing some of the biggest exhibitions in the country. There’s a long list of companies and people I owe my deepest gratitude to because they helped us reach where we are today and in order for me to stand here before you, undeserving but appreciative.”

In photo (from left): SKAL Leadership Awardee Jaime Bautista; Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP; Angel Bognot, SKAL Vice President; and Robert Lim Joseph, SKAL Chairman. Supplied Photo.

Global-Link is an events organizing and management company that has been in operations since the early 1990s. With a comprehensive service line, they are considered a one-stop-shop for their clients’ needs. They have an average of 25 annual trade event titles in their portfolio, including PHILCONSTRUCT, Transport & Logistics Philippines, the Philippines International Furniture Show, Interior & Design Manila, Pack Print Plas Philippines, Hotel Suppliers Show and many more.

L-R: Anne Marie Tan, CFO of Global-Link MP; Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO; and Jing Lagandaon, COO. Supplied Photo.

They have won the coveted award for Best in Exhibition Management from Pico Global two years in a row. In 2015, the Pico Far East Board of Directors recognized the company as a top performer in the global group of organizers and was given the Award for Excellence. For more info on the company, visit or email

Skål has been a trusted voice in travel and tourism since 1934. The organisation is composed of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry.

Other awardees include Jaime Bautista (Leadership), Miguel Belmonte (Legacy), Cynthia Carrion (Tourism Development), Dina Flores (Airlines), Gov. Lilia Pineda, DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano (Eco Tourism), DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, Elizabeth Sy (Hotel). PR

Global-Link MP Events International Inc. executives are joined by representatives of the SM Hotels & Conventions Corp representatives and SMX Convention Center representatives in attendance to accept the award in behalf of its President, Ms. Elizabeth Sy. Supplied Photo.
Patrick-Lawrence Tan chats with SKAL Leadership Awardee Jaime Bautista on the sidelines of the event sharing MICE industry experiences over the years. Supplied Photo.

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