23rd July 1974

Construction of the Philippine International Convention Center authorized by President Marcos

President Ferdinand Marcos signed the Presidential Decree No. 520, the decree gave authorization to the Central Bank of the Philippines acquire a suitable area for that purpose, to construct the Philippine International Convention Center and to manage the conference center.

The Convention Center took just 23 months to build and was officially opened on the 5th September 1976 in time to host the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meeting.