PHILIPPINE BPO AND IT COMPANIES PARTICIPATE IN SYDNEY BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EVENT
(L-R) Ambassador Belen F. Anota, BPAP Executive Director for External Affairs Martin Crisostomo, Trade Representative Emmanuel Ang and Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis in discussions with Ms. Suzanne Campbell, CEO, Australian Information Industry Association, at the Philippine booth in the CeBIT Exhibition.
The Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) led fourteen (14) companies from the Philippine BPO-IT industry in participating in the annual CeBIT Australia comprising an exhibition, conferences, workshops and networking forum for individuals, companies and government agencies engaged in business and IT. The event was held from 22-24 May 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Among the topics discussed in this year’s CeBIT conference are Cloud, Data Centres, Mobility, Security, Managing Trust and Social Media.
On 23 May 2012, the Philippine delegation headed by Mr. Martin Crisostomo, BPAP Executive Director for External Affairs, hosted a Philippine IT Services Business Seminar and Networking Event on the sidelines of CeBIT which was attended by representatives of various Australian and other companies. In her opening remarks at the seminar, Ambassador Belen F. Anota informed participants of the increasing capabilities of the Philippine BPO-IT industries in both voice and non-voice services such as software development, transcription, legal services and animation.
The panel of speakers at the seminar comprised Australian BPO Association President Martin Conboy, Pointwest Technologies President Ma. Cristina Coronel, SPi Global Executive Vice President Timothy Hardin, PCCW Philippines COO Eric Paragas and EXL Service Assistant Vice President Joanne Uy.
In his presentation at the seminar, Mr. Crisostomo outlined the growth of the Philippines BPO-IT services sector and the initiatives being undertaken by both the Philippine government and the private sector to create a supportive environment and position the Philippines as a preferred destination for offshoring and outsourcing. END