7D mango products expands distribution in Australia


Intradco Pty Ltd., the exclusive distributor of 7D Mango products in Australia and New Zealand, is set to expand shipments of dried mangoes, mangorind, and other 7D-branded products into Australia. Demand for just this one brand has rapidly grown and is now at two (2) containers a month.

PTIC-Sydney works closely with Intradco’s Director, Mr. Tho Lim, to expand distribution networks for 7D products, as well as to bring in other products such as banana chips, coconut products, and others.

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Philippines presents options for Australian auto parts industry


Last 22 May 2014 in Melbourne, Australian automobile parts manufacturers gathered at a Conference organized by the Australian Auto Aftermarket Association. With the theme of “shifting gears”, the Conference discussed issues related to the impending cessation of Australian automobile assembly by 2017.  With the local market for OEM parts manufacturers about to disappear by 2017, the industry invited Philippine Commercial Consul for Australia and New Zealand Mr. Emmanuel Ang to give a presentation and sit in a panel discussion on opportunities in the Philippines.

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Australia’s current three (3) vehicle assemblers Toyota, GM Holden, and Ford, all announced within the space of a few months that they will cease assembly by 2017, and will instead be importing cars from overseas. The Australian auto parts industry largely did not expect this change to come so soon, and now the industry is interested in options for the coming years. These options include forecast growth for the aftermarket segment, supplying to other industries, specializing in certain parts which benefit from being locally manufactured, and also exporting to and expanding in other countries.

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PPP Center ED Cosette Canilao signs Twinning MOU with Infrastructure New South Wales

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Last 8 may 2014, PPP Center ED Cosette Canilao was in Parliament House in Sydney to sign an MOU with Infrastructure New South Wales (INSW) CEO Mr. Jim Betts. The MOU formalizes a twinning arrangement between the PPP Center and INSW, covering exchange of knowledge, experiences, and best practices in the area of public private partnerships (PPP). The exchanges can be through peer-to-peer technical exchanges, on-the-job training and exchanges, other activities such as round-table discussions, on-site visits, among others.

After the MOU signing there was a roundtable discussion on Philippine and NSW experiences in PPP as well as presentations of case studies of PPP in both countries.

The signing was witnessed by the Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Aborignal Affairs, and Veterans Affairs; Philippine Consul General to Sydney Hon. Anne Jalandoon-Luis; Philippine Commercial Consul to Australia Emmanuel Ang; President of ANZCHAM Philippines Ian Porter; and PPP Center officer Jeffrey Manalo. Other Australian witnesses were Australian Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Bill Tweddell; Australian Austrade Senior Trade Commissioner to the Philippines Anthony Weymouth; INSW ED Erin Flaherty; Treasury Infrastructure Financing Unit Director Amy Brown; and ED of the Office of International Engagement of the NSW Premier and Cabinet Susan Calvert.

APBC – IBPAP Cocktail Reception


The Australia Philippine Business Council (APBC) welcomed the visiting IT and Business Process Association (IBPAP) delegation participants at the CeBIT Australia 2014 by organizing a Cocktail Reception from 6:00 pm on 6 May 2014 at Addisons Level 12, 60 Carrington Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The program included a presentation from Philippine Commercial Consul for Australia Emmanuel Ang regarding the current state of the Philippine economy and some of the opportunities for Australian business within the Philippines. IBPAP President Jomari Mercado also gave an overview of the Philippine ICT/BPM landscape.

The IBPAP delegation included twelve leading Philippine ICT and BPM companies, which enjoyed the chance to network and present their industry to a wider group of businessmen beyond the ICT and BPM –related participants in CeBIT.

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DTI and Ernst & Young hold ICT and BPM business matching and promotions forum in Sydney


A visiting delegation of twelve (12) Philippine ICT and BPM companies attended a business-matching and promotions forum this afternoon of 5 May 2014 in the Ernst & Young Headquarters in Sydney, Australia. Co-organized by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney and Ernst & Young Australia, the event aims to encourage Australian companies to invest in and outsource from ICT and business processes in the Philippines.

More than forty one-on-one business matching sessions were attended by the Philippine delegation members and interested Australian companies, and around 80 participants attended the investment promotions forum which was held right after the business-matching meetings. Networking cocktails followed afterwards, also at the same venue at the 33rd floor of the Ernst & Young offices in Sydney.

The Philippine ICT/BPM delegation is led by the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and supported by the Philippine government through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICT Office), and the Department of Foreign Affaiirs. The Philippine business delegation consists of 12 companies, namely, ADEC Group, EstanSAAS Development Inc., Exist Global, Global Process Manager Inc., Globe Telecom, KMC Solutions, Pointwest Technologies, Salmat Services Inc., SPi Global, StraightArrow Corporation, Sutherland Global Services, and TeleDevelopment Services Inc.

The delegation started their business trip to Sydney with the opening of their exhibit in the morning of 5 May 2014 at CeBIT Australia, which is Australia’s largest annual business technology and innovation event. According to Mr. Emmanuel Ang, Philippine Commercial Consul to Australia and New Zealand, Australian companies are looking for ways to be more efficient, deliver same or better quality products and services, and grow at the same time. Our world-leading capabilities in IT consulting, software development, customer relationship management, back office support, creative processes, healthcare information management, knowledge process outsourcing, telecommunications, HR solutions, and offshore hosting services, among others, are a perfect fit to what Australian businesses need today, and the number of Australian companies outsourcing to the Philippines is steadily increasing.

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Philippine Commercial Consul for Australia Mr. Emmanuel Ang speaking at the Philippine ICT and BPO Forum at Ernst & Young Offices in Sydney, 5 May 2014. The Forum included business matching meetings, presentations on Philippine ICT/BPO opportunities, and networking cocktails with interested Australian investors.

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Participants at the Philippine ICT and BPO Forum at Ernst & Young Offices in Sydney, 5 May 2014. The Forum included business matching meetings, presentations on Philippine ICT/BPO opportunities, and networking cocktails with interested Australian investors.

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One of the one-on-one business matching meetings held across 10 rooms in the Ernst & Young Offices in Sydney, 5 May 2014. The Event included more than 40 business matching meetings, a Forum with presentations on Philippine ICT/BPO opportunities, and networking cocktails with interested Australian investors.