Global-Link Exhibitions Specialist, Inc., in partnership with the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) and the Philippine Institute of Architects (PIA), will be holding the 5th edition of Interior & Design Manila (IDM) at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City on March 12 to 14, 2020. Show hours are from 9:30 AM until 7:30 PM. is a proud media partner of this event.

The entrance to the exhibit is free for visitors who will register through the event’s website,

“Filipino designers have this unique eye that can turn an empty space into an elegant room. The world knows that our designers are creative, but there is still a strong need for something more, we must empower them,” stated Patrick Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link. “That’s why we are very fortunate to work with PIID and PIA, two of the biggest and recognized design organizations in the country, in putting together the 5th edition of such a meaningful event, Interior & Design Manila, which is sure to open up countless doors of opportunities for the growth of our country’s design industry.”

In response to this need, the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers through the direction of its current national president IDr. Marcelo Alonzo will conduct a 2-day whole conference and workshop focusing on EMPOWERING INTERIOR DESIGN: Design. Technology. Education. The conference and workshop will be a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program where interior designers, architects, and other related professionals can get CDP points and update their records. To get updates on the topics, speakers, and registration fees, please directly contact the PIID secretariat at or (632) 8519 3672.

In addition to PIID’s annual conference and workshop, the Philippine Institute of Architects through the leadership of their national president Ar. Carmelo Casas will also be holding the 2nd day of their 87th Annual National Convention alongside IDM. PIA’s plenary sessions will be led by world-class designers and sought after leaders as their guest speakers, including Ar. Edson Cabalfin, the curator of the Philippine Pavilion for the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018 and a current associate professor in Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ar. Manny Samson of Manny Samson and Associates (MSA). To know further about the convention, please directly get in touch with the PIA Secretariat at or (632) 8800 4514.

The exhibit is expected to show off a showcase of the latest products, services, and trends from GRM Biowood Interiors Corp., Hocheng Philippines Corp., Matimco, Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Penscott Corporation/Moore, Harmony & Homes, Ashton Technologies Corp., Mobler Enterprise, Cebu Oversea Hardware Co., City Trade Construction Supply, Concept Specialist, Inc., Gentleprince Inc., Global Trend Building Materials Specialist, Knox Corporation, Landlite Philippines Corporation, Mattony, Inc., Pan-ply Marketing Corp., Pioneer Adhesives, Inc., S.G.O. Phils. Inc., Sea Olympus Marketing, Inc., Teresa Marble Corporation, Timbermate – HMT Industries Corp., Wallcrown Design, Westpoint Industrial Sales Co., Inc., Woodcaretech Marketing Philippines, Inc., World Class Laminate, Inc., World Home Depot Corporate and a lot more. For exhibit inquiries, contact Global-Link at (632) 8893 7973. You may also visit Interior & Design Manila’s official website or email Entrance to the exhibit is free for visitors who will register through the event’s website before March 10, while registration fee for walk-in visitors if Php 500.00 per day.

Interior & Design Manila 2020 is held coinciding with the country’s longest running furniture expo, Philippines International Furniture Show. The event is also supported by the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation (CFIF), and Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation (PFIF). “IDM may not be the biggest event, but we assure you to deliver the best design-led trade event put together in the country, and no other event even comes close,” added Tan.

JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.

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