Globe Business, in partnership with the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), recently supported the Interim Meeting for the 16th World Electronics Forum (WEF), the biggest gathering of CEOs and directors from various electronics and semiconductors industry associations worldwide. The annual conference is set to take place on January 8 to 10, 2011 in Nevada , USA .
Globe Business hosted a fellowship dinner for the delegates and participants during the Interim Meeting. Among the notable guests that evening were Mr. Ernie Santiago, President of SEIPI; Prof. K.B. Chan, Hong Kong Electronics Industry Association Board Member; and Mr. Gary Shapiro, President of the Consumer Electronics Association. Guests were treated to Ballet Philippines ’ rendition of “To Whom It May Concern” – a work dedicated to Filipino artists in the midst of globalization, and a repertoire of Filipino classic and pop music by the Philippine Philharmonic and Bituin Escalante.
The 16th WEF will discuss trends in the global electronics industry and the consumer electronics market, and how market players can adjust to the changing industry landscape. Globe Business works closely with some of the world’s largest electronics and semiconductor manufacturing firms to provide them with customized ICT solutions, which are backed by the large and diverse domestic and international backbone networks of Globe Telecom.
“We at Globe feel an affinity to all of our partners in SEIPI and WEF. This affinity and support comes from a shared vision of helping the Philippines develop in areas where it can demonstrate world class talent, and clearly telecommunications and semiconductors are significant contributors to employment and the economy,” said Mr. Gil Genio, Head of Globe Business. “Our future in telecommunications is inextricably linked with the future of the semiconductor industry, which is a key enabler of modern industrial or information society. With the same spirit of innovation and focus on the customer that has brought us to where we are, I am sure we will all be up to the challenge.”
Globe continues to invest its network infrastructure to support the semiconductor and electronics industry. This year alone, Globe allocated about $500-Million in capital expenditure to expand its domestic data and mobile infrastructure. The company has also invested in the $400-Million Southeast Asia Japan Cable System (SJC) and the $300-M UNITY cable system, to improve its network reach and provide redundancy. On top of these, Globe has also prioritized the roll-out of WIMAX and 3G facilities across the country to increase its broadband footprint.