On October 16, 2012, AyalaLand, Ayala Foundation and Ayala Property Management Corporation welcomed 32 businessmen representing 24 IT companies from Malaysia to a site visit at UP AyalaLand Technohub, Commonwealth Ave.,Quezon City. The group’s visit was part of a two (2) day Specialized Marketing Mission co-sponsored by The Embassy of Malaysia Trade Office Manila (MATRADE) and the Philippines’ Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO).
The site visit started with a short welcome program and briefing on the key infrastructure programs of Ayala Land as well as the technology business incubation program being managed by Ayala Foundation. A local official from the Office of the Quezon City Mayor, City Administrator Manny Sabalza and, ICTO Deputy Director, Monchito Ibrahim encouraged the trade mission to look around for possible ICT businesss ventures/opportunities in thePhilippines.
The visit paved the way for Malaysian businessmen to meet and engage with big locators at Technohub such as Pointwest, Sea Change and LiveIT Companies in an information sharing session. The foreign guests and their local counterparts discussed updates and developments in the ICT industry affecting both countries. It also included an observation tour of office buildings and physical facilities at Technohub.
The visit also opened up opportunity for start-up companies under AyalaTBI-Ayala Foundation like Haystack, MICOM and Teknologika to introduce their products and discuss areas of interest with the trade mission members for possible business collaboration.