Manila’s Sea Expo to Return for 8th Time at SMX


It all started several years ago when Philippine watersports enthusiasts hoped to bring fellow aficionados together at one, big annual event. They dreamed of an affair where veteran, beginner, and the curious could have an outlet where they could discuss all facets of their hobbies, as well as building strong networks within the country.

Several years later, the Sea Ex is now one of the most popular events in the world of watercraft and sports that brings together a combined total of over 3,000 guests from abroad and the Philippines. It has become, as the organizers envisioned, the premier destination for sea-faring people who are into boating, marine, and watersports.

Sea Ex: The 8th Philippine Boat Show and Premier Nautical Lifestyle Expo and Conference
On February 19 – 21 2016, Sea Ex will be back and held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines. The event promises a myriad of attractions including a floating dock that showcases the latest boats and watercraft, a mini-regatta in Manila Bay, display booths about the latest gadgets in fishing, and other accessories related to boating. It will gather big names in the water equipment manufacturing industry and provide talks about the future of the market within the Philippines. Apart from the usual presentations that can be seen in a water expo, there will also be live bands, DJs, as well as a mobile cocktail booth for everyone. The Monster Burger Eating Contest, a tradition of Sea Ex, is also expected to make a comeback this year.

In the U.S., events as big as this one are usually held in Las Vegas. There’s the National Marina Day Event in Sin City, which is an activity that provides demos about safety training and information about the tours of houseboats. Apart from boating, there are other events being held annually in Las Vegas, which isn’t at all surprising given the fact that it needs to stay competitive in the cutthroat world of entertainment. When the boom of online gaming happened, brick-and-mortar Las Vegas establishments found it hard to compete with online casino providers that give secure payment access as well as huge deposit bonuses to first time and regular players. As a countermeasure, Las Vegas hosts activities like boating expos in order to drive more traffic to the city and to boost its local economy.

The event is highly accessible given the fact that it is near Mall of Asia, which is currently the second biggest mall in Asia. For more information about the event, individuals may send an email at

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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