All set to harness Zamboanga City as the next IT hub of Mindanao PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 September 2012 16:37

All are set to go full blast for the forthcoming ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Roadshow on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Astoria Plaza, Grand Astoria Hotel. This important event will open the floodgate for BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) opportunities and careers in this city. It can establish eventually an IT (Information Technology) Park where call centers and other related IT-BPO services ( animation, game development, healthcare information, software development and management) will be established.

IT Park attracts not only BPO locators, IT and software companies, it offers other business amenities needed by IT locators like telecom companies, hotels, restaurants, grocery, banks, and business services in a 24/7 operation mode. It will also attract foreign tourists and investors too. The fruits of labor are high employment demand for new graduates, alternative careers, increase tax income for local government, real property will be appreciated, etc. In short:  progress and development for our city.

Thanks to the present crop of the ICT Council of Zamboanga City Chamber of Commerce and RITECC-9 (Regional Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Committee) for pushing this event. They are grateful to DOST-9, DTI-9,RDC (Regional Development Council), NCC, TESDA, DOLE, City Government of Zamboanga, Mayor Celso Lobregat, and Zamboanga District-2 Congressman Erbie Fabian for their assistance.

It is being sponsored by STI-Zamboanga, PLDT, Smart, Sun Cellular, Globe, E-Designs, E-mergence, Globe, SPUDS, Hive-SVLS, Eton Properties, Landco, Budgetwise, Taluksangay Women’s RIC, Universal Canning, and Mega Fishing. Media partners are Daily Zamboanga Times, Zamboanga Today, TV-11, and EBAF Production.
Aside from the business and government sectors, High School and College Administrators/Owners, Teachers, Counselors, Presidents of PTA as well as media practitioners are encouraged to attend this significant business event and learn what stores for them in the BPO industry. Bankers, real estate owners, financial institutions, hospitals, manufacturers, processors, computer/internet owners, and other business entities must not miss this one.

The registration for the roadshow on Sept. 26 is free. The other separate IT-BPO sessions on Sept. 27 and 28 will have a minimal registration to expenses. For more information, contact the following numbers: for the Roadshow (991-1024 and 993-2878), for the Animation Forum (991-0871 local 2283), for Blogging and Social Media (991-2956 and 992-3309), for the Kapihan Session (990-1009), and for the Technical Seminar (991-0959).



By Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2012 16:59