IBPAP to mark 10th year at Int?l IT-BPM Summit

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The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) will be celebrating its 10th year in the industry at the International IT-BPM Summit (IIS) to be held on October 13-14 at the Makati Shangri-La.


?IBPAP saw the wonderful opportunities for the Philippines as a global IT-BPM powerhouse. We had the talent, we had the variables working in our favor, and as we can see now, our country is a leading destination for IT-BPM companies,? said IBPAP president and CEO Jomari Mercado.

IBPAP serves as the one-stop information and advocacy gateway for the industry. It assists investors in setting up operations in the country ? providing relevant research, introductions to key government and industry officials, and a series of briefings at each step of the investment procedure to ensure seamless operations.

IBPAP is also at the forefront of industry efforts to improve the country?s business environment through constant dialogue with government?s policy-making bodies.

The association also plays a pivotal role in sustaining rapid growth of the industry by working to ensure an enduring supply of high-quality labor, supporting service innovation, and providing country visibility.

IBPAP, along with its co-presenters Globe Business and PLDT Alpha Enterprise, and other event partners, has organized the sixth annual IIS.

With special participation from the Philippine government, global industry experts, and partner associations including the Animation Council of Philippines Inc. (ACPI), Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP), Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association Philippines (HIMOAP), Global In-house Center Council (GICC), and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), IIS is sure to attract IT-BPM industry stakeholders.

One session during the summit will review the industry road map 2012-2016, which projects the industry to generate $25 billion revenues and an employee base of 1.3 million by 2016.

The session will tackle milestones, the industry?s unprecedented growth, and where it is headed. It will unveil an impressive update of the industry, including projections for 2017 and beyond.

The industry has already hit its one million mark in employment this year. According to Mercado, the year?s target of 1.04 million will likely be met by the end of September. He also stated that the industry is on track to hit its revenue target of $18 billion for 2014.

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