RP Hosts World Electronics Forum; Local Industry Projects 15% Growth
MANILA, Philippines - World leaders in the electronics industry will gather in the country to come up with resolutions on the industry's new roles and directions in the future to help shape agendas, the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI) said.
SEIPI President Ernesto Santiago said the Philippines through SEIPI will host the 4-day 17th World Electronics Forum at the Mactan Shangri-La Island Resort in Cebu, Philippines from April 18 to 21, 2012.
WEF is a voluntary gathering of CEOs and Directors of electronics industry organizations worldwide. Founded in 1995, WEF meets annually to discuss major topics of common interest, exchange information on services and data, and strengthen relations between various electronics industry organizations. Previous WEF meetings were hosted by USA, China, Japan, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Israel, India, among others.
The Philippines was elected during the 16th WEF held in USA last January 2011 to host the 17th WEF meeting for year 2012, with SEIPI as the host organization. Over 200 delegates from various foreign electronics industry organizations worldwide including CEOs, presidents, and executives of SEIPI members are expected to attend the meeting, Santiago said.
During the WEF meeting, Santiago said, the delegates are expected to come up with discussions and resolutions on the new roles and directions WEF has to undertake in the next coming years to make it a more effective and beneficial industry platform of the electronics industry that could help shape country, regional and global agendas.
Its business and technology forum also aims to be an exchange of information on the latest developments, challenges and changes happening in the electronics environment so as to know how the industry could adopt, align or move in-sync with global technology vectors. …