SAP employee and partner-only event    Manila Rescheduled — Important Venue Information

Manila, Philippines

February 2 - 4, 2021

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Manila Rescheduled — Important Venue Information

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, is a landmark, mixed-use development in the heart of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), an emerging contemporary lifestyle district at the centre of Metro Manila and fast growing urban development in Asia. It features Shangri-La Hotel and Residences; Horizon Homes, a collection of distinct homes situated on the high floors with unhampered views of the metropolis; retail shops; and Kerry Sports Manila, a comprehensive lifestyle and leisure club.

With its large portfolios of conference and meeting venue, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila’s event spaces can suit any occasion. The pillarless Grand Ballroom measures 1,650 square metres and can accommodate up to 1,200 guests at any given time. The junior ballroom, the Bonifacio Hall, measures 780 square metres and can accommodate up to 715 guests. A total of 19 multifunction rooms are available on multiple floors of the hotel, defining versatility and flexibility to meet all event needs.

True to its brand name, Shangri-La, at the Fort, Manila, operates on a simple yet powerful philosophy of Shangri-La hospitality from warm, caring people. With its lifestyle hubs that reshape living, dining and shopping experiences, it is truly a dynamic destination for contemporary lifestyle and accessible luxury and a prime example of BGC’s motto - a Home of Passionate Minds.


To make a reservation at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila please check the Accomodation section below.


For full details regarding obtaining a visa to visit the Philippines, please visit the following links:
Philippine Visa Requirements for Foreign Nationals.
Detailed list of countries that require a visa for entry to the Philippines.
Quick facts *see visas section.

Important: Nationals of countries which have diplomatic relations with the Philippines are generally allowed entry into the country without securing a temporary visitor’s visa from the Consulate if their stay does not exceed thirty (30) days. Visitors availing of this no-visa privilege must enter the Philippine for tourism purpose and must hold a round-trip or onward travel airline ticket, which must be presented before Philippine immigration authorities upon arrival at the port of entry in the Philippines.

Recommended Restaurants, Shops, Bars in Manila:
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Booking at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

Book here and use this Group Code: SAP010620

Follow the link above to access the reservation area for the Shangri-La website.
Select the appropriate lenght of stay and make sure the "Special Rate" area is filled in with the Group Code: SAP010620.

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila is within easy reach of Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Guests can choose between a hotel limousine pick-up, taxi or car rental (self-drive or chauffeured).

Metro Manila is a dynamic metropolis making its mark on the modern stage, and Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig, where Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila is located, is a world-class lifestyle district.

Taxis
Taxis and city shuttle buses can be found on the ground floor of the domestic and international arrival halls.
There are two kinds of airport taxis at the arrival area: the yellow taxis are metered, while the others charge a fixed rate. The fare between Manila International Airport and the hotel generally costs around USD 10 per journey.

Car Hire
Car rentals are available at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. For assistance, guests may proceed to the Shangri-La Airport Lounge located in the Arrivals Area, or approach any of the hotel’s Airport Representatives in red uniforms.

Driving Directions from the Airport
Ninoy Aquino International Airport has four (4) terminals. Terminal 1 is in Paranaque City while Terminal 2 to 4 are in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

Majority of the international airlines are stationed at Terminals 1 and 3.

To reach the hotel:
Exit the Airport Road to take the Expressway towards E. de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). Continue on to EDSA, then make a slight right onto Kalayaan Avenue. Head straight to 32nd Street, then turn left onto 5th Avenue. Continue on 5th Avenue. Shangri-La at the Fort is at the entrance of 30th Street corner of 5th Avenue.

Recommended Restaurants, Shops, Bars in Manila:
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Manila
With a population of over 20 million, 16 districts and a young demographic, the capital city of the Philippines is a teeming metropolis evolving with the times. To visit modern Manila is to discover an energetic city filled with friendly and passionate people, eager to move forward and to reach new heights.

Manila has a temperate climate ranging from very warm during April to June (28 C to 39 C) to cool during December to February (20 C to 25 C).

Bonifacio Global City
Bonifacio Global City is home to a number of art works created by internationally renowned Filipino artists and architects.
Commissioned by the Bonifacio Art Foundation, the pieces in and around BGC are tributes to history, culture and the environment.

Bonifacio High Street: a kilometre-long retail promenade, offering a mix of shops, restaurants, gardens, interactive art works and an urban amphitheatre with live entertainment and events.

Recommended Restaurants, Shops, Bars in Manila:
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Given the current circumstances regarding the expansion of the coronavirus from China to other countries in the APJ region, we have been forced to reschedule the SMB Innovation Summit in Manila that was to be held on March 3-5 to June 2-4, 2020 with the hope that this epidemic is controlled and does not pose a risk to those attending the event.

This extraordinary situation and the request from many partners has forced us to take this decision which has been agreed with the management of SAP, the partners involved and the organization of the event in awareness of the consequences that it entails. Our top priority is the safety and health of all attendees.




Travel, airport transfers, accommodation, any meals outside of the event venue, and miscellaneous expenses will not be covered by SAP. Dress code is business casual. The meeting will be held in English, with no translation services available.

Recommended Restaurants, Shops, Bars in Manila:
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If you have any questions, please email us at questions@smbinnovationsummit.com.

Palma de Majorca, Spain

February 19 - 21, 2020

Palma Convention Centre was built to provide Palma with a large multifunctional space which could host major conferences and congresses as well as cultural events such as concerts or exhibitions.

Inspired by the Mediterranean waves, the gleaming sunlight and sandy beaches, Francisco Mangado, the chief architect for the project, has created a space which is a flagship for sustainability. Marés sandstone, typical of the Balearic Islands, padauk wood and aluminum combine in the unique design of a building which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.


Melia Hotels

Affiliate hotel rates
To take advantage of the dedicated group rate, please click the following link:
Melia Hotels International
(Meliá Palma Marina).


For full details regarding obtaining a visa to visit Spain, please visit the following link:
Entry Requirements (different requirements currently in force for entering Spanish territory).


Affiliate hotel rates

To take advantage of the dedicated group rate, please click the following link:
Melia Hotels International
(Meliá Palma Marina).

Extended stay & Family Rooms

Melia Hotels international has a number of Family Rooms available for summit attendees. To find out availability and fares, please contact:
Pilar Gómez Conference & Events Manager at MELIÃ PALMA BAY & Palau de Congressos · Palma.

Transportation details

How do I get to the Convention Center from my Hotel?
A Shuttle Bus will be available from the following Hotels: Melia Palma Marina and Melia Palma Bellver.

Bus Schedule:

February 19
Morning 7.30-9.30h
Evening: 18.30 -19.30h

February 20th
Morning 8-9.30h
Evening 18.30-19.30h

February 21
Morning 8.30 -10h

Further information on Bus Shuttle / Transfers will be published in the APP.

The fastest and easiest way to get to the island is by air. Mallorca is connected with 164 different airports. Son Sant Joan airport is the third busiest airport in Spain, after only Madrid-Barajas and El Prat-Barcelona, and is easily accessible from other Spanish airports and countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom.

More than 70 airlines operate flights to over 175 destinations from the airport, connecting Mallorca with the Spanish mainland and main European cities.

The island of Mallorca is famous throughout the world for its warm climate and wonderful beaches. Around 300 beaches on the island are one of the main attractions for visitors from all over the world.



Recommended Restaurants

Coming soon.

Travel, airport transfers, accommodation, any meals outside of the event venue, and miscellaneous expenses will not be covered by SAP. Dress code is business casual. The meeting will be held in English, with no translation services available.

If you have any questions, please email us at questions@smbinnovationsummit.com.