World Conference Manila

Join us in Manila for the 2018 IFCBA World Conference, “Redefining Global Trade Practices: A Conference for Customs Brokers and their Partners” from May 29-31, 2018! Hosted by the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) and following in the tradition of past IFCBA conferences, the 2018 edition will educate delegates in a shared learning environment designed specifically for those in the field of Customs. Through our conference sessions, we will seek to further delegates’ understanding of current events in international trade, ranging from E-Commerce developments to new trade agreements and the most recent technological advancements.  And of course, we’ll be setting aside time for renewing and establishing new connections among attendees.

On May 28th, the IFCBA will be holding its Board of Directors and Annual Meetings with the official conference opening taking place on the morning of May 29th.  Following two very full days of conference sessions, we will close the program with a gala dinner on the evening of May 30th. After the business is over, optional, add-on tours have been planned for May 31st.

Conference topics include:

The New Face of International Trade

The Current Agenda of the World Customs Organization and its Implications for Business

The AEO Value Proposition for Customs Brokers

The Explosive Growth of E-Commerce: Opportunities for Intermediaries

Interpreting and Implementing Trade Agreements

Commentary on the Future of Customs Brokers: A Conference Study




Our conference hotel is the Manila Marriott, which is conveniently located within Resorts World, with its outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment.  The 18-hole Villamor golf course is next door and Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is just moments away.

These special discounted rates are only available until April 19, 2018

Deluxe Room

PHP 6,580.00++ (PHP 8,106.56 nett) / room / night

Single / Double Occupancy


Premium Room

PHP 7,580.00++ (PHP 9,338.56 nett) / room / night

Single / Double Occupancy


Room rates stated above are subject to 10% Service Charge then 12% prevailing VAT.

All foreign passport holders paying on personal account are exempted from paying 12% VAT.

Requests for extra beds / triple occupancy are subject to availability. Corresponding charges will be applied.

Bed type, early arrivals and extensions shall be subject to room availability.


Inclusions and Amenities:

Buffet Breakfast at Marriott Café

Internet access to Marriott Rewards Members

Complimentary hourly shuttle to and from the airport

Complimentary bottled water replenished daily

Complimentary use of the outdoor pool and fitness center


If you are a Marriott Rewards member, please enter your number in the appropriate field.

Book your accommodation for IFCBA World Conference 2018

If you want to book for dates outside of May 25 - June 3, have questions or need help, please e-mail,


Conference Registration

The IFCBA Secretariat is administering registration only for delegates from outside of the Philippines. 

If you are a customs broker in the Philippines and want to register for the conference, contact the CCBI in Manila.

If you are a foreign delegate and want to register for the conference, please use the attached registration form.    Registration Form.pdf

We certainly hope to see you in Manila.  In the interim, please feel free to contact the IFCBA Secretariat, with any questions that you might have.