Thursday, November 13, 2014

Davao City: The 6th NICP Summit

Davao City recently hosted the 6th Summit of National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) on October 23-25, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center Davao at SM Lanang Premier by several groups of ICT Councils all over the country. 

The summit was held annually purposely for exchange of best practices among cities that excel in ICT. This activity aims to attract more investments in the country. 

This year’s summit was coincided together with 2014 Brunei-Darusalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Trade Fair and Business Leaders’ Conference on October 23-26, 2014 which also held in Davao City. 

The selected officers of Bataan ICT Development Council (BICTDC) joined the event together with the local chief executive of the province of Bataan- Governor Albert S. Garcia. This type of business conference gives us another avenue to set network and linkages. 

Souvenir photo with former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos during our council's welcome dinner at Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City. I laughed as he wants me to tagged along with him. lol..Maybe he just want to tell the crowd that he is still fit and capable to help the government to bring back the tiger economy of the Philippines...

It just felt blessed bumping around with people who have great knowledge and compassion to uplift the economic condition of the country through ICT; this is aside from their business interest, which in someway or another will benefit the countryside. I just thought, maybe if these are the level of thinking of the people I worked with on a daily basis, with the able support of my ICT think-tank superior, possibly I can become more confident and aggressive to go beyond ICT innovations and along the way harvest more fruitful outcomes in the end. Who knows one of these days our province would be develop as economic hubs of the Philippines in terms of impact outsourcing. We just have to dream big and walk an extra mile! These are just my recent Davao business experience.