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.