PTIC-Silicon Valley Launches US-Philippines Business and Information Technology Delivery Council


San Francisco, USA (13 November 2012) -- Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Silicon Valley, in partnership with the Philippines' Department of Trade and Industry, formally launched on November 13, the US-Philippines Business and Information Technology Delivery Council, a consortium with Terranex LLC, Rendition Digital, Exist Global, Ionics, Orange & Bronze, Ayannah, and Innerworks.

These Philippine-homegrown organizations are at the forefront of the software and product development, information technology (IT), business and knowledge process delivery, and electronics manufacturing industries.

PTIC Trade Commissioner Michael Alfred Ignacio said that by joining forces, the companies intend to bolster business development initiatives and build more partnerships starting in the San Francisco Bay Area. PTIC has plans to institutionalize the council and also expects to build market presence ultimately in the entire US and Canada.

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Food Philippines at the San Francisco 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show


The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), and the Philippine Trade & Investment Centers (PTICs) in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the upcoming Philippine participation at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 19-21, 2014. The Philippines’ country pavilion will be located at the South Hall of the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

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From its successful showcase in Anuga last October 2013 in Germany, Food Philippines makes its way to North America with the finest organic and specialty food and beverage products of the country showcasing the country’s top-of-the-line products like banana chips, fruit preserves, herbal teas, juices and concentrates, mixes and sauces, muscovado products, organic coconut products, single- origin chocolates, snack items and spices.

The 16-booth Philippine Pavilion will house Philippine food manufacturers and exporters of specialty food identified under the Department’s Design for Exports (DEFood )Program. Participating companies are Celebes Coconut Corporation, GSL Premium Food Export Corporation, Herbanext Laboratories, Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines, JNRM Corporation, Malagos Agri-Venture Corporation, Mama Sita’s, Pacific Isles International Trading, Inc., Prime Fruits International, Inc. , Raw Brown Sugar Milling Company, Inc. and other companies featuring Natural, Organic & Heritage Products. The Philippine International Trading Corporation will also showcase, an excellent selection of other Philippine specialty food products at the Philippine Pavilion. DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. said, “that the seven products that the country is known very much are coconuts, pineapples, mangoes, bananas, coffee, cacao and tuna. These have distinct characteristics influenced by our geographical location such as climate, soil and humidity, which sets them apart from similar products by other countries.”

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Lilia de Lima, PEZA’s Powerhouse

 

SAN FRANCISCO—To doubting Thomases out there—the news is true. Numbers do not lie. The Philippines IS Asia’s rising tiger. A number of global credit rating agencies have upgraded the Philippine’s rank to BBB- (Investment Grade). The New York Times calls the Philippines the “Newest Bright Spot in Asia.”

pezaPowerhouse1 Director General De Lima with Trade Commissioner Michael Ignacio

Lilia B. de Lima said as much to a group of businessmen and community leaders at a breakfast briefing held at Dentons Law Offices on Market Street. The director general of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and undersecretary of Trade and Industry led the briefing, themed “Business and Investment Opportunities in Philippine Economic Zones as gateways to the 600 Million Strong South East Asian Market” hosted by CalAsia.

Director General Lilia de Lima PEZA with California-Asia Business Council Executive Director, Jeremy Potash.

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OVS demos HD video feature during Best Practices event

 

San Francisco, CA – February 20, 2014 – One Virtual Source (OVS), in collaboration with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Silicon Valley (PTIC-SV) presented to a crowd of entrepreneurs, startups and technology managers, discussing best practices in leveraging international software companies as a way to reduce costs and drive business growth.

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“Think Global to Grow Your Business – Best Practices in Outsourcing” featured JR Calanoc and Nancy Hwang, CEO and COO of OVS, respectively. The pair were joined virtually by Arup Maity, CEO of BlastAsia, and Todd Musgrove, Managing Director of Mundomo. Both Maity and Musgrove spoke live from the Philippines to the San Francisco crowd via OVS’ HD video chat room.

The discussion focused on what to look for in an outsourcing partner and how to best work with a partner once selected. ”While it may seem obvious, just because you are ‘outsourcing’ a project, does not mean that you are no longer responsible for its outcome. An active partnership is key to outsourcing success,” said Maity. “Face-to-face communications via platforms like OVS can help create a better product. We have found that the most successful outcomes are when companies provide feedback to their partners frequently and consistently,” adds Musgrove. The live demo of the OVS site showed how users can register, submit a bid, review a proposal, and schedule a video conferencing meeting with vendors. OVS CEO, JR Calanoc presenting the Online Platform to audience

“Belief in the capabilities of our IT and IT-enabled companies, such as in software development, creatives and design, has prompted One Virtual Source to identify the Philippines as its pilot country for the platform. We are proud to be part of this collaboration,” said Philippine Trade Commissioner, Michael Alfred Ignacio. One Virtual Source CEO, JR Calanoc said, “The OVS team believes the high standards of our vendors and the features of our platform will drive the quality of work performed for our customers. Our cloud-based marketplace and project workspace makes it simple for businesses to connect and collaborate.”

PTIC Launches US-Philippines Business and Information Technology Delivery Council

 

San Francisco, USA (13 November 2012) -- Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Silicon Valley, in partnership with the Philippines' Department of Trade and Industry, formally launched on November 13, the US-Philippines Business and Information Technology Delivery Council, a consortium with Terranex LLC, Rendition Digital, Exist Global, Ionics, Orange & Bronze, Ayannah, and Innerworks.

These Philippine-homegrown organizations are at the forefront of the software and product development, information technology (IT), business and knowledge process delivery, and electronics manufacturing industries.

PTIC Trade Commissioner Michael Alfred Ignacio said that by joining forces, the companies intend to bolster business development initiatives and build more partnerships starting in the San Francisco Bay Area. PTIC has plans to institutionalize the council and also expects to build market presence ultimately in the entire US and Canada.

"We want to foster collaboration and cross-pollination amongst the council members, while enabling competitive differentiation," said Trade Commissioner Ignacio. "PTIC has screened companies that have demonstrated excellence in the service that they offer. We are thrilled to work as a team to achieve greater growth."

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