One of the largest global conventions in 2019, spanning six continents and over 200 countries and presented in over 400 languages, will be coming to Pasay City, Metro Manila on November 1 to 3, 2019. Beginning in May 2019, Jehovah’s Witnesses began hosting a global series of three-day conventions featuring the theme “Love Never Fails.” The anticipated attendance of 30,000 at Mall of Asia Arena and SMX Convention Center will include 5,500 international delegates coming from 67 countries. This international delegation will participate in several preplanned activities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, culminating in the three-day convention.
“This event will illustrate the positive influence that love can have to bring people together from diverse backgrounds,” explains Paul Gillies, International Spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “It will also showcase the positive characteristics of each of the 22 cities that were selected to host the many international delegates who will be attending.” In addition to enjoying the three-day public program, which will include Bible-based talks, demonstrations, and educational audio and video presentations, the international delegates will spend one week visiting many of the local attractions and sampling the unique offerings of Metro Manila, Tagaytay, Laguna, and Batangas.
“It is a win-win situation,” states Dean Jacek, Philippines Spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Local Jehovah’s Witnesses get an opportunity to meet and enjoy association with their fellow Witnesses from around the world, and the community here in Metro Manila is happy to accommodate the influx of international visitors at the many local cafés, restaurants, hotels, and popular tourist destinations.”
In addition to hosting special international conventions in select cities during 2019, Jehovah’s Witnesses invited the public to attend the same program at over 168 regional locations throughout the Philippines.
Manila International Convention Quick Facts
- Date: November 1-3, 2019
- Venue: Mall of Asia Arena and SMX Convention Center
- Projected Attendance: 30,000
- Program Language: Tagalog (and translated to English via FM transmission)
- International Delegates: 5,500
- Delegate Countries Invited: 67