Why Manila?


Manila is the capital of the Philippines, and the heart of business and politics. The city has not only been a melting pot of different cultures, but is also one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The Philippines has a legacy of innovative industry and has emerged as an economic hub with Metro Manila as its core for business. The city houses the headquarters of international organizations like the Asian Development Bank, and the WHO Western Pacific regional headquarters.

As Manila hosts the 2015 HPAIR Asia Conference, the conference will highlight some of the most important issues of the region. From business developments, to government policy, to renewable energies, and income inequality, the issues of the Phillipines affect Asia as a whole. The panels in the upcoming conference will tackle these ideas through the Southeast Asian lens to look at the region’s impact on the entire Asia-Pacific.

Makati Shangri-la

The five–star Makati Shangri-La is in the heat of Manila’s most visited business, shopping, and entertainment district. Combining convenience, extravagance, and leisure, the hotel offers an exceptional experience for all travelers, whether you’re a renowned speaker or a striving student.

From the hospitality lounge, to the spa and salon, in-house restaurants, outdoor swimming pools, and conference halls, the Makati Shangri-La offers its residents premiere service and facilities. Throughout the years, it has continually been upheld as one of the best business hotels in Manila and even Southeast Asia.

De La Salle University

Since its inception in 1911, De La Salle University has been a national leader in pushing the boundaries of Philippine education. Through industry breakthroughs, educational innovations and reforms, state-of-the facilities, and an experienced and eclectiv body of faculty: De La Salle is regarded as one of the best colleges in the country.

After over a hundred years of maintaining this legacy, DLSU continues to pursue its mission as it looks to its next century in education, service and unity in serving the Filipino people and the world.