ZCCIFI calls for support to ICT Roadshow PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 22 September 2012 13:41

Zamboanga City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation,Inc President Pedro Rufo “Pocholo” N. Soliven urged multi stakeholder support to Information Communication Tecnology Roadshow which aims to harness further Zamboanga City competitive advantage to stake a rightful claim to the multi Billion dollar Industry touted as a sunshine industry.

To recall, last June 14,2012, ZCCIFI took the lead and organized the ZC ICT Council, a much needed prerequisite to improve Zamboanga City scorecard for potential ICT investment, the after result were a flurry of activities that started with a strategic planning workshop that highlighted Zamboanga City as a next wave city. The moving force of these worthy initiative are ZC ICT Council  Chairman Louell Felix Saavedra and Ritecc IX Chair Maureen Bello, both members and affiliated with the ZCCIFI.

Soliven said the success of this initiative requires the collaboration and solid private-public partnership to include the academe and the entire community as well.as a critical ingredient to make Zamboanga City as an ICT Hub, are the multi stakeholders and influencers in the business sector , which hope to realize the vision to make  the  Zamboanga City ICT sector ,  a competitive provider of global services such as BPO/Call center service, medical, legal , engineering, architectural and accounting service are in demand internationally.

“We are pulling all the stops, to seriously positioned our City as the next ICT hub, just think of  how the development of the BPO and other related value added ICT services impact the local economy . Employment opportunities  for thousand of call center agents... the well paid agents will spend money in the local economy which is good for food and the  retail sectors, the realty owners who are having difficulty finding tenants will have their buildings full, plus all those Zamboanguenos who are working out of Zamboanga will have the option to come back and work here , the effect would be fostering closer family ties, for the LGU, more business permits means more taxes, with a 24 -7 operation, we can transform our city economically, and that will also help solve our peace and order concerns . The holistic effect in promoting ICT  for Zamboanga City will have tremendous impact on all industries and the entire community as well, hence We in the Business Chamber urged the entire community to appreciate and understand what is in it for the entire community, whose support is critical to the success of all these initiative “ , Soliven said.

The different ICT related activities are open to the public( Due to  limited seats available, advance reservation are advised) please call the following numbers below:

September 26- Opening of the conference and trade exhibit, ICTO roadshow .
Astoria Plaza 8:30 am -5pm
27 Animation Forum in coordination with Animation Council of the Philippines
venue ADZU LRC conference Rm
Blogging and Social Media
Venue STI
Session: An ICT Investment Forum
Garden Orchid Hotel, Badjao Rm
September 28   “ Moving from Ideas to Action” By Nicholas Luff

A technical workshop on multi stakeholders partnering for ICT development in Zamboanga City. For more details on your particular interest please call,  1.ICT Roadshow 9911024,9932878. 2. Animation Forum -9910871loc2283 3. Blogging and Social Media 991 2956-9923309   4.Kapihan Session-9901009, Technical Seminar with Nicholas Luff 9910959.