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IT-BPM industry prepares for 5th International Outsourcing Summit

Industry summit underscores innovation, opportunities fueled by global power shift

(Manila, Philippines, June 17, 2013) — The Philippines will host global industry leaders in the annual International Outsourcing Summit (IOS) in October, announced the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP). Themed “Unlocking Possibilities, Creating New Vistas”, this year’s summit will focus on the implications of the global power shift, and how developing economies are paving the way for innovation and expanding business opportunities.

“For the past five years, IOS has played a significant role in supporting the development of the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry and its various sectors by enhancing discourse, fostering partnerships, and promoting knowledge-sharing on issues that matter to all of us,” said Jose Mari Mercado, IBPAP president and CEO. The summit will be held October 6–8, 2013 at Makati Shangri-La.

To stay competitive, companies are tapping highly-skilled global talent from various locations to deliver key services for segments such as animation, healthcare information management, contact center, software development, and game development.

International research firm Everest Group reports that the Philippines is gaining ground in the field of software development and information technology outsourcing (ITO). The Philippine healthcare information management (HIM) sector also achieved highest growth among the sectors with US$430 million in revenues for 2012. The country also leads in the voice or contact center sector, growing 21% last year.

Game development, on the other hand, is becoming an integral component of Canada’s new digital economy with $2.3 billion in revenues in 2012 according to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC). In the animation sector, India’s growth is estimated at 15-20% per annum with revenues at US$247 million and 80,000 in workforce.

During the summit, high-level executives, analysts and domain experts will examine global issues from the perspective of the countries or regions which they represent. Panel discussions and executive briefings will highlight the role of emerging economies on the industry. Delegations will also gain networking opportunities  and insights from business matching sessions and the exhibition.

“This year’s IOS will be another milestone for Philippines. Industry stakeholders, both from developing countries and economic giants, will lend their perspectives on the innovative services and niche areas that build on the global IT-BPM momentum. We will also consider culture and the transformation of work as well as the industry’s impact on specific locations,” Mercado said.

Delegates attending the summit are encouraged to register early to take advantage of early bird rates until July 21, 2013. For inquiries and registration, visit www.internationaloutsourcingsummit.com.

About the International Outsourcing Summit
The annual International Outsourcing Summit (IOS), organized by the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), is the premier gathering of experts, clients, and companies from the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) industry aiming to address global issues and trends in the industry. The fifth annual International Outsourcing Summit, themed “Unlocking Possibilities, Creating New Vistas”, takes place October 6-8, 2012 at the Makati Shangri-La in Metro Manila, Philippines.

For more information on the Summit, visit www.internationaloutsourcingsummit.com.

About the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP)
The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) is the enabling association for the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry in the Philippines. IBPAP serves as the one-stop information and advocacy gateway for the industry. With approximately 300 industry and support-industry members, including five associations—the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc., Contact Center Association of the Philippines, Game Developers Association of the Philippines, Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines, and Philippine Software Industry Association—IBPAP plays a pivotal role in sustaining rapid growth of the IT-BPM industry by working to ensure an enduring supply of high-quality labor, supporting service innovation, and providing country visibility.

IBPAP assists investors in setting up operations easily and quickly in the Philippines. Relevant research, introductions to key government and industry officials, and a series of briefings at each step of the investment process ensure a seamless development process. Ongoing support is provided through a wide variety of initiatives, including programs for HR development, business development, and knowledge sharing and networking opportunities.