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.