by Gliceria Cademia / Trade-Industry Development Specialist DTI-Export Marketing Bureau

Published in Business Mirror

10 October 2017

In Photo: Participants to the “2017 Philippines-Korea ICT Partnership Program” held on September 7 and 8 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel are (from left): Natasha Avecilla, assisstant manager, Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines Inc.; Paulo Cheung, country site head, Personiv; Rhys Jason Manapat, trade and industry development specialist (TIDS) of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB); Maria Teresa Loring, division chief, DTI-EMB; Roberto Panganiban, CPI Outsourcing; Maria Luz Medialdia, assistant chief, DTI-EMB; Troy-Hyoung Kyoung Choi, executive director, Global Business Division, KAIT; Antonie Lyka Manaloto, TIDS, DTI-EMB; and Arselyn Palad, administrative aide VI, DTI-EMB. THE Department of Trade and Industry Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), the Korea Ministry of Science and ICT, through its National IT and Promotion Agency (Nipa), and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) coorganized an Inbound Business Matching Mission (IBMM) on September 7 and 8 at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Dubbed as the “2017 Philippines-Korea ICT Partnership Program”, the event was highlighted by a business-to-business matching session between and among 13 Korean delegates and 25 Philippine companies.

The main areas for business opportunities among the Philippine ICT and the 13 Korean delegates covered digital advertising solutions, IoT cloud-platform provision, smart-center platform solutions, database-encryption solutions, geographic-information systems, education technology and software digital-signage solutions, among others.

On the first day, Korea Ministry of Science and ICT Director Jung Mon-yon and DTI-EMB Division Chief Maria Teresa Loring delivered congratulatory remarks. They looked forward to bigger things happening in the ICT sector of their countries.

Business contracts were signed between Philippine Long Distance Telecommunication Co. (PLDT) and Cobalt-Ray Co Ltd. for product-supply agreement and between PLDT and AbeTree for the Android POS system and payment solution.

On the second day, Korean delegates had a meeting with PLDT/Smart Communications and Globe Telecommunications Inc. PLDT presented the products and services they would like to offer, particularly PayMaya, an application that gives a virtual prepaid card for shopping online, booking flights and more, and Takatack, an online marketplace similar to Zalora.

The Philippine companies who joined the IBMM were Alliance Software Inc., Collabera, NorthstarSolutions Inc., Dynaquest Technology Services Inc., Personiv, Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines Inc., Land Registration Systems Inc., Robinson’s Land Inc., Ammex Isupport Worldwide, CPI Outsourcing, CAI-STA Philippines Inc., Xurpass Enteprise, RR Donnelley Inc., Cheq Systems Inc., Optel Ltd., Red Core Solutions, Stratpoint, i-Tech Global Business Solutions Inc., HKT Teleservices (Philippines) Inc., PLDT Enterprise, MetroBank, Globe Telecommunications, IL&FS, Payreto and ADEC Innovations.