Archive for the ‘Philippines’ Category

PowerTech to create networking venue for int’l energy execs

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Government and private sector delegates from 25 countries attending the UNIDO ministerial conference on green energy and energy efficiency to be held in the Philippines next month have been invited to attend corporate presentations, share insights and start networking with C-level executives in the Philipine energy industry at the PowerTech Business Forum.

The forum, to be held at the World Trade Center Metro Manila on September 9 – 10, 2009, features 26 resource speakers who will discuss topics affecting Philippine investments and access to the Philippine energy markets, and evaluating market opportunities and risks and renewable energy projects.

Presentations range from policy, regulatory issues and incentives; renewable and clean energy projects; energy efficiency and management; and financing of energy and energy-related projects in the Philippines.

The forum is part of PowerTrends 2009, the international energy exhibition in the Philippines organized to serve as the trade exhibit for the UNIDO Ministerial conference. Focus of the gathering is the promotion of alternative and renewable energy projects to meet climate change.

The Philippines is host to the Ministerial Conference.on Green Industry in Asia: Managing the Transition to Resource-Efficient and Low Carbon Industries. The event is a joint meeting put together by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on September 9 to 11, 2009.

The business forum and exhibition is organized by Leverage International (Consultants) Inc.. Interested parties may contact the PowerTrends 2009 secretariat at, fax 810-1594 or call 810-1389 or 818-6828.

The Powertech Business Forum will also create networking opportunities and private meetings among UN senior government officials, representatives from industrial chambers and associations, key officials and technical personnel of energy and energy-related industries, businessmen, entrepreneurs, academia and research institutes, international/regional organizations.

Parallel technical sessions are also being organized within the PowerTrends exhibition in coordination with major exhibitors and technical experts, such sessions to be attended by technical personnel from the industry, government and academe.

Among the confirmed forum speakers are Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head Elmer Hernandez, National Power Corporation President Froilan Tampinco, former Energy Secretary Vincent S. Perez, former National Power Corporation President Guido Alfredo Delgado, Vergnet CEO Marc Vergnet of France, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines President and CEO Walter W. Brown, First VP Luis Miguel Aboitiz of Aboitiz Power Renewables Inc., DBP Senior VP Brillo L. Reynes, Manila Electric Company SVP Roberto Almazora, Philsurin Chairman Bernard Trebol, Managing Partner & Founder of Palafox Associates Felino A. Palafox, Chief Technical Officer of Seedlinks Philippines Inc. Mila Jude, Arch. Amado P. de Jesus, former Chair of the ASEAN Energy Awards Committee, PNOC-EDC Corplan Head Raymond Quiroz.

Keynote speaker for the forum is Energy Secretary Angelo T. Reyes.

Featured Convention Center: Shangri La Mactan Resort and Spa

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Shangri La Mactan Resort & Spa

Renowned for its hospitality, the beautiful island of Cebu offers the picturesque Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa for conventions and conferences.

With a relaxing, lush tropical setting overlooking the Mactan Sea, Mactan Resort and Spa offers a premier location for your event or special occasion in Cebu. The resort is just minutes from the international airport and Lapu-Lapu City, plus it has the latest facilities and that signature Shangri-La service—professional and exceptional.

 Busy event organizers are constantly looking for ways to work efficiently and successfully. Its Shangri-La Signature Events is created to offer streamlined and highly successful event delivery, w hich is aimed to be both easy to do business with and attentive to the finest details.


For groups of 50 or more guestrooms


 A written proposal and quotation for the event on the next working day upon enquiry

 Dedicated event management team to handle all arrangements of the event

 Dedicated AV technician throughout the event to ensure smooth operation of equipment

Dedicated meeting attendant for message delivery and on-site service requirements

 Dedicated event specialists in key departments to provide seamless service across the hotel

 Value-added Meeting Package

 For Meeting Planners:

 One complimentary airport round-trip transfer for the event organiser

 Upgrade to a larger guestroom with additional work space

 Special rates for pre- and post-event stays

 Complimentary breakfast at café or Horizon Club lounge

Free mobile phone for local calls throughout the stay

 Free flow of coffee/tea and drinking water in the secretariat room

Free local calls

 Complimentary broadband Internet access

 Free in-room fax machine and printer

 25% discount on all business centre services




Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa

Punta Engano Road


Cebu 6015, Philippines

Discover Philippines through!

Thursday, December 11th, 2008 is your most reliable online travel guide to the Philippines. It aims to promote tourism to the Philippines as well as invite possible investors to the country.

Makati, Philippines Dec, 2008 is a dynamic online Philippines travel guide. Its mission is to take every tourist to over 7,107 destinations, letting him taste that WOW experience only the Philippines and Filipinos can give.

Every year millions of tourists visit the Philippines to discover heaven and earth. They bask in beaches with white fine sand, and crystal clear waters or beaches with clean fine sandy shores and breathtaking sunsets. They can also go into the most exciting underwater adventure, trek and conquer green and rich mountains, or join in the country’s colorful cultural and religious celebrations. For the less adventurous tourists, they can checkout destinations right at the middle of the urban hub, where comforts of home and access to businesses can be had.

Name a local destination, event, or attraction, and will most likely feature it.

To date, LocalPhilippines has listed over a hundred resorts, attractions, and events, covering the islands of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Most of these destinations are not so popular but equally world class in facilities/amenities and service.

LocalPhilippines, therefore, is your travel buddy. You will find information about the destinations and events, how to get there, what to do while in the area you may even find business opportunities and more!

The LocalPhilippines team will make the trip for you first, check each destination, so that you will know how it is to be really in a particular resort/hotel/place. You will also read about suggestions on how you can make the most of your stay here in the Philippines. The team has checked out a number of destinations and attractions in Mindoro, Camarines Sur, Laguna, Cavite, Iloilo, Guimaras, Davao, and Metro Manila, and the list is growing.

Soon, LocalPhilippines will also partner with agencies, airlines, resorts, and hotels to be able to give you the best travel deal there is.

Explore the site now, create your travel log, and share with us your travel stories or travel plans!

Featured Convention Center: The SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines

Friday, June 27th, 2008


If you plan to host an event in the tropics and is looking for a venue that is surrounded by a breathtaking view, built right at a historical site, and most importantly a place that predominantly speaks the English language, you may want to check out The SMX Convention Center of the Philippines.

The SMX Convention Center stands right along the historical Manila Bay and is the newest and largest convention center in the country and one of the largest found in Asia. This privately-owned 3-storey, 46,000 square meter building is designed to cater to both local and international events.

Its highly-technological facilities include high-speed internet access, fiber-optic cabling and teleconferencing options, which allow all kinds of events from hi-tech interactive trade shows, expositions, concerts to exhibits. You may see the complete information on the SMX facilities here.

To know the events to be held in SMX Convention Center,
click here.

To read SMX Convention Center latest press release, click here.

For further information, contact:
Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex,
Pasay City, Philippines
Tel. No. : (632) 5568888
Fax No. : (632) 5562970
Email :
Website :
Dexter Deyto
Senior Assistant Vice-President
Czats Lopez
Sales and Marketing Manager
Wines Dy
Exhibit Manager
Che Lazaro
Convention Manager
Iñigo Bilbao
Operations Manager