January 17th - 19th, 2024
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Where WE come together.
DOXAcon will provide you with a platform for learning and offer the opportunity to form invaluable connections with other forward-thinking leaders, industry game-changers and your team of VIPs. The meeting of minds in this vibrant city is set to spark new ideas, ignite a resilient spirit of innovation and develop meaningful connections.
At DOXAcon, you’re not just prepared for what’s coming next – you’re already there.
A heartwarming, interactive experience that fosters team bonding while contributing positively to local communities. Building on last year’s success, where we fed 10,000 people in 2 hours, you’ll have multiple outreach options to deepen connections, nourish the soul, and reinforce your organization’s social commitment.
Day of Learning
Enjoy a day of learning with thought-provoking discussions & captivating talks. It transcends traditional learning and is a strategic investment towards your future. It’s designed to equip you with the mindset necessary to emerge as a borderless leader, steering your organization towards greater success.
Team Building & Closing Party
Kickstarting the day with an engaging team-building activity around the streets of Manila, you’ll get to foster a unique bond with the VIPs while creating memories. This adventure concludes with our year-end party, a celebration of excitement and camaraderie that brings our year to an unforgettable close.
CONfluence: Learning Content
Our world is transforming at an unprecedented pace. Technological advancements, socio-economic shifts, and digital disruptions are rewriting the rulebook of business every single day. The ability to stay ahead of the curve, in this ever-changing landscape, is no longer an option – it’s a necessity. And at the heart of this necessity are “borderless” leaders, who can navigate these shifts deftly, turning challenges into opportunities, and changes into advantages.
This event, exclusively for DOXA clients, is designed to nurture and cultivate such borderless leadership. By challenging conventional wisdom and thinking outside the box, these leaders can foster a culture of innovation and resilience, driving superior outcomes for their organizations. Their “borderless” vision isn’t confined by geography, industry norms, or past strategies. Instead, it embraces a future-oriented, adaptable approach that enables organizations to maneuver through turbulent times.
In Manila, we’ll delve into powerful discussions, host inspiring talks, and engage in immersive learning experiences. This educational event is more than just an opportunity to learn; it’s an investment in your future. It’s about equipping you with the tools, strategies, and mindset to become the borderless leader who can propel your organization into a prosperous future.
Meet the Speakers
The speakers for DOXAcon 2024 boasts a diverse and captivating lineup, featuring industry experts who will ignite the imaginations of attendees.
Who Should Attend ?
DOXAcon invites every client, and their respective hiring managers, who are hungry for cultural immersion and keen on enhancing their leadership skills in a globalized world. Business leaders looking to future-proof their organizations by connecting with global teams and aligning with like-minded executives are especially encouraged to participate.
This is an opportunity to develop as a ‘borderless’ leader, redefine norms, and seize new possibilities amidst the rapid transformations in technology and socio-economic scenarios. Let’s embark on this journey of growth and discovery together.
We have negotiated outstanding rates, which are inclusive of breakfast, high-speed internet, 12% VAT, .6% city tax and a 10% service charge, at two hotels connected to the event venue.
- Fairmont Makati, with its 280 deluxe guestrooms and suites, is located within the same sleek tower as the luxurious 32 all-suite Raffles Makati. Ideally situated at the heart of Manila’s business, cultural, entertainment and shopping districts, Raffles and Fairmont Makati’s location is unparalleled. Furthermore, the hotels provide access to a collection of eight distinctive restaurants and bars, 1,700 square meters of meeting and events spaces, and Willow Stream; a Fairmont signature spa.
- Raffles & Fairmont Makati is honored to have been consistently cited by travelers around the globe, publications and prestigious award giving bodies since it opened in 2013. The hotels, its service, and food & beverage outlets have been acknowledged for its excellence.
The event, which includes all content, food and experience is FREE to our clients and any member of their team. The obligations change based on the size/scope of the event so it’s important that those who register, attend. So as part of your registration you will need to agree to pay $499 to partially cover expenses incurred by DOXA should you not attend.
You definitely can! We believe that letting your domestic team–especially those who work directly with our team—with our VIPs in the Philippines will be beneficial in ensuring long-term retention.
The main reason for DOXAcon is for you to have time to meet with your VIPs to celebrate successes and talk about the upcoming year. To help guide your conversations we even provide a suggested format. Furthermore, this adventure concludes with our year-end party, a celebration of excitement and camaraderie that brings our year to an unforgettable close.
- You may only register within 3 days (or 72 hours) prior to your arrival or departure in the Philippines. Travelers are enjoined to present their proof of valid eTravel registration prior to flight boarding. It is important that your recent declaration of health condition is within 72 hours before arrival. Click here to get started
- VISA – No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
DOXAcon ’24 will be held after the Christmas season, so you don’t have to be stressed with the traffic. (well, it’s going to be LESS traffic) Here are some destinations we highly recommend you visit. DOXA has negotiated for special rates for those with *.
Palawan is a province south of Manila, about an hour away by plane. It is renowned for its stunning landscapes, crystal clear waters and vibrant marine life. Hailed as the Most Desirable Island in the World at the recent 21st Wanderlust Travel Awards, Palawan has two areas that we love: Coron and El Nido.
- Coron is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, divers, and adventure seekers. It is renowned for its towering limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons and exceptional diving and snorkeling sites. The dive sites are considered some of the best in the world.
- Partner Resort: Club Paradise Palawan (https://www.clubparadisepalawan.com). Club Paradise is an exclusive island resort in Coron. Pristine white sand beaches, rustic and charming accommodations, colorful flora and fauna and a myriad of outdoor activities and lounging options assure the most indulgent stay in this tropical paradise. (Rate: $300/night including transfers and taxes)
- El Nido is a breathtaking destination that captivates visitors with its mesmerizing beauty, diverse landscapes and a wide array of outdoor activities. Island-hopping, kayaking at the big lagoon and exploring the underwater caves are some of our favorite activities there. We recommend the following resorts, offering you a range of budgets.
- Partner Resort: El Nido Resorts* (https://www.elnidoresorts.com) has four islands to choose from. Lagen and Pangulasian are the ones we love the most. El Nido Resorts is nestled between a lush four-hectare forest and a calm shallow lagoon. (Rate: $650/night for a water cottage, double occupancy, meals and taxes included. Rates for Beach Cottages and Forest Cottages are available upon request.)
- Recommended Resort: Maremegmeg Beach Club is a boutique resort nestled along Maremegmeg Beach in El Nido. It’s happy hour every hour here. (https://mbcelnido.com) (Rate: Around $400/night including breakfast and taxes)
- Recommended Resort: Mua Tala Hotel El Nido (https://muatala.com) (Rate: Around $300/night, including breakfast and taxes)
- Partner Resort: Seda Lio* (https://www.sedahotels.com/hotel/view/11/seda-lio) is a 153-room resort hotel, just minutes from the El Nido airport. It has a two-kilometer beach front. (Rate: $200/night, includes taxes)
Cebu is a province in the Visayas region that is the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines. Other than being a vibrant and historically-rich destination, we believe that the best lechon (roast pig) in the Philippines are the ones from Cebu.
The largest festival in the Philippines is called the Sinulog. It is held in Cebu every third weekend of January. In 2024, it comes the day after DOXAcon. Sinulog is a tribute to the Santo Nino, or Holy Child. The festival features a day-long street parade where participants are dressed in colorful costumes and dance to the beat of drums and indigenous instruments.
- Partner Hotel: Bluewater Maribago (https://www.bluewatermaribago.com.ph) is about pampering and hospitality. It is located five minutes from the Mactan Airport. (Rate is a DOXA-friendly rate of $130/night including breakfast, transfers and taxes)
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. We’re not gonna lie. Manila is about eating, shopping and some history. But we make up for it with our hospitality!
- A Spanish Colonial Quarter Walk
Where it all began. Take your first step to knowing Manila. In a nutshell, a crash course on 450 years of living history through the old walled city! Walk along narrow streets and fortifications, past plazas and cobbles. Take in stories of ancient rajahs to conquering conquistadors. From treasure ships to invading armies, colonials to celestials, this is a walk that is dripping with history and everything about Manila!
Itinerary: Fort Santiago, Old City Walls, Plaza Roma, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin, Barrio San Luis.
Tour duration: 2 to 2.5 hours.
Rates: USD $40/head (quoted for a minimum of 2 pax or more)
Available hours will be available closer to the date
- Bambike Ecotours
Cycle around incredible historic neighborhoods of Intramuros.
Itinerary: Plaza San Luis Complex, Japanese Cannon, Puerta Real Gardens, Puerta del Parián – ASEAN Gardens, Plaza España and Plaza Roma.
Tour duration: 1 to 1.5 hours.
Rates: USD $20/head (no minimum but might be joined by other people from the same time slot)
Available hours: 9:30am or 3:00pm
This small, rocky island has borne witness to a rich tapestry of events, from Spanish colonial rule to World War II battles. Today, a Corregidor tour offers a captivating journey through time, showcasing the island’s remarkable historical sites and natural beauty.
Itinerary: Land travel from Manila to Bataan (3h), Bataan to Corregidor via outrigger boat, Tour at Corregidor, Corregidor to Bataan via outrigger boat, Bataan to Manila (3h)
Places to visit: Middle Side Barracks, Battery Way, Battery Hearn, Mile Long Barracks, Pacific War Memorial, Dome of Valor, Eternal Flame of Freedom, Light House, Battery Crocket, Battery Geary, Japanese Memorial Garden, Malinta Tunnel
Tour duration: Full day from 5:00am to 6:00pm
Rates: $300 (quoted for a minimum of 2 pax or more)
While nothing is expected, it’s part of Filipino tradition to bring, what they call pasalubong, authentic gifts from their country/hometown. If you have other ideas for gifts, like swag or something else, we can help coordinate this on your behalf, just let us know!
The Philippines, being a tropical country, only has two seasons: wet and dry. For the days you’ll be there, expect the weather to be between 77 – 86F degrees and humid. We’ll make the conference business casual, but please do bring your most comfortable clothes (e.g. shorts) for when we go out.
We sincerely hope you attend as this is an opportunity to mitigate the lack of physical connection remote work entails. If you’re unable to attend, we will have DOXA representatives sit with your team instead, and if you would like to send your team a gift or a personal message in advance we can help coordinate this too.
A live-stream option is currently not available as we want the entire event’s focus to be on establishing in-person bonds between you and your VIPs. Parts of DOXACON will be recorded and will be made available after the event.
Book your flights to the Philippines’ main international airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), located at the heart of the Manila metro just a few minutes away from the event venue and a wide selection of lodging options. We recommend you arrive a day early via your chosen airline to avoid travel disruptions and adjust to the timezone.
At the time of the event (because of Daylight Savings), the difference will be between 12 and 14 hrs for PST and EST respectively. So we recommend that you book your arrivals a day early. This is to ensure that you give yourself ample time to adjust to the drastic shift in time zones.
We will follow all local/federal restrictions per the Philippine government. You’ll be notified of any restrictions closer to the event.
For more information, please contact us at [email protected]. We want this to be an amazing experience for you and your team.