Shoppertainment Live makes online shopping more exciting with livestream platform

The country’s first and leading livestream shopping network, Shoppertainment Live, opens seven diverse and fully functional “Livestyle” studio sets to help make selling online more enjoyable for all.

As a tech-enabled livestream shopping network for e-commerce and social media, Shoppertainment Live enables big advertising agencies, multinational companies, and e-commerce giants to properly sell their products in an online broadcast setup. These are produced at their studios inside their Quezon City headquarters, where they have in-house presenters from their talent pool.

Former shop host and Shoppertainment Live CEO Hiyasmin Neri-Soyao explained that through their data and experience, they were able to identify which categories are going to be on the rise and in demand, hence the creation of multiple livestyle studios namely:

  • Style studios for fashion and beauty
  • Kitchen studios for cooking and home appliances
  • Lifestyle studios for talkshows and homecare
  • Technology studios for mobile and gadgets
  • Music studios and Recreation studios for entertainment

“With more studios, we expect more action for the market. The team’s confidence stems from handling the smallest local businesses to the biggest global brands as part of our roster of clients. Shoppertainment Live’s strength is making products sellable, handling diverse products such as cosmetics, clothing, electronics, and everything in between,” Neri-Soyao said.

Moreover, Shoppertainment Live also launched its incubation program for its influencer sellers who are called “influensales™” through Shoppertainment Academy, a company initiative that educates and equips Shoppertainment Live presenters to be sale-centric, entertaining and engaging to the market.

With a numbers-driven mindset and a natural disposition to entertain and inform shoppers about their purchases, the Shoppertainment Live presenters are the next generation of marketers working for brands in real-time to reach a wider range of a brand’s market in a more authentic and engaging way, making every Livestyle activation effective in the virtual realm.

“Not all presenters can produce the same numbers for every lifestyle. That is why Shoppertainment Live brought together a diverse group of presenters whom we trained to do ‘influensales™’ as opposed to simply producing buzz and engagement for the brand. This follows the company’s philosophy wherein we believe that content is king but they like it better when the cash register rings,” stated Neri-Soyao.

According to Neri-Soyao, the live commerce market has been rapidly growing and thriving. And with Filipinos’ eyes stuck to their screens due to the current “new normal” situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Shoppertainment Live has seen 200% growth from its numbers last year in terms of the demand for livestreams from brands.

“It has been more than a year that people have been watching live streams, thus, it will be part of the new normal and e-commerce marketing mix. We are proud to claim that we lead in empowering brands and companies to shift from their traditional ‘promodizing’ method usually done inside malls to doing it via live streaming. We see this as an ongoing trend, even if things get back to normal. And while everybody is talking about what the ‘new normal’ should look like, Shoppertainment Live is already living out the “next normal,” shared Neri-Soyao.

Shoppertainment Live is coming in equipped for this industry with members from the e-commerce, broadcasting, events, activations, and advertising industries coming together to oversee its growth.

Shoppertainment Live started a year before the country was hit by the pandemic. Since then, the company has been aiding local and multinational brands into this branch of digital transformation, serving over 200 clients.

They started out with an average of 20 livestreams per month, but are now producing 100 at the moment, with the number steadily increasing this 2021. 

Shoppertainment Live has been constantly refining the virtual retail experience into an art, producing push sales livestreams, brand awareness events, shoppable webinars, activations, and grand livestreams that were previously held by the above-the-line network giants. 

Be a Beauty-preneur with NiXY

The pandemic may have thrown us off with our plans for career and personal success, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t find the silver lining on these gloomy times.

The opportunity for you to rise up and be more is here is everywhere. You just need to open your eyes and mind to new ideas that may come.

Designed to help you welcome brighter days ahead is NiXY, a platform that changes the game of direct selling through industry innovations made young and fresh.

Founded by stylist-turned-entrepreneur John Lozano, NiXY primarily aims to provide livelihood amid these tough times. “We welcome empowered individuals who want to take charge of their lives,” adding that NiXY represents the go-getting and the game-changing, as well as the sweet, the serious, the unlimited.

Unlike other direct selling companies that is limited to one brand, NiXY is a multi-brand group that offers the world-class beauty products of iFace Inc.

The distributor of the best names in beauty around the globe brings to the Philippines acclaimed brands like Korean skincare line Deoproce, Australian cosmetics company BYS, and Greek fragrance group STR8, among others.

NIXY reinvigorates what is deemed as an old business practice with creative zing, as the young brand simplifies and modernizes direct selling in a number of ways.

NiXY’s business structure only has two levels: franchisees and business partners. The world-class products move from the NiXY headquarters to the former, who then handles the orders of the latter for selling to customers. 

NiXY also incorporates technology to direct selling like never before. While partners will be given the option to practice traditional direct selling, the brand’s operations are set to go mostly digital with its own app and website.

The new platforms aim to streamline orders and make it more convenient for the younger members of the NiXY family, the millennials, to go about their businesses.

Another innovative technological feature of the brand is drop shipping, where orders are delivered only as needed. This eliminates the old problem for direct sellers of having orders stockpiled in their homes. 

“The goal is to try to change things up,” Lozano said. “We want to make direct selling fun again, to make it cool again. Aside from these offerings, it’s going to be a process of adding things that we feel are different and unique to NiXY.”

Lozano stated that NiXY stands as one of the best business ventures to take at this time with its promise of fast returns. Whereas a franchise investment with other companies can reach a year or more to reach ROI, he said a NiXY partner can break even in just a month.

What’s more, NiXY gives franchisees the privilege of exclusive territory. They can also earn either by catering wholesale to business partners or dealing retail with customers.

“What we sell isn’t really the beauty products per se, but the opportunity to have your own business,” he said. “I think that’s the best commodity that everyone needs right now.”

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iFuel kick starts flagship Tanza station

A new petroleum hub is set to rise in Tanza, Cavite in the coming weeks.

iFUEL, the petroleum business of iFRANCHISE, has kick started its flagship station under the co-ownership program with the groundbreaking of its iFUEL Tanza, Cavite station during the second quarter of this year.

iFUEL brand ambassadors Daniel Matsunaga and Ejay Falcon, together with iFRANCHISE President and CEO Krizzia Ann Loyang Tanabe, led the ceremony and awarding of certificates to the co-owners. 

It was only last year when iFRANCHISE launched iFUEL to the market. Since then, it has already built stations in Nueva Ecija and Marawi City, which the company considers as an epic development because of its participation in the re-development of the city, representing hope for the people who were scarred and devastated by the siege in 2017.

Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, iFRANCHISE continues to position itself as a global franchising powerhouse with the goal of reaching more and more Filipinos worldwide. The co-ownership platform of iFUEL has made it possible for investors who would like to venture into a business with reasonable capital but do not have the time and resources to run the operations. Under this program, iFRANCHISE will handle the construction from ground up and take care of the day-to-day management of the station. 

iFRANCHISE started with 10 all-original Food Caravan concepts – BBQ Break, Coffee Spot, Dessert Zone, Shawarma Stop, Potato Humps, Juice Station, Pinoy Station, One Way Balls, Sisig Cargo, and Noodle Junction. Today, reputable companies here and abroad such as Faces and Curves, i-Medical Spa clinic, Salon Experts, Eye Browdery and AvoBravo+SuperMango, began to tap iFRANCHISE as their marketing arm.

More branches of iFUEL are expected to pop up all over the Philippines soon. In Luzon, stations will be built in Antipolo; Alfonso, Cavite; Alaminos, Pangasinan; and San Fernando, Pampanga. Soon to rise branches in Visayas are in all in Cebu, specifically in Bacayan, Cordova and Mandaue. In Mindanao, iFUEL will be in Zamboaga Del Norte.

For iFRANCHISE President and CEO Krizzia Ann Loyang Tanabe, the groundbreaking of iFUEL Tanza, Cavite branch is a testament to the company’s mission in providing avenues for Filipinos to do business in order for them to have better lives. She said, “This year, you will see tremendous growth of the brand and the company as we intensify our iFUEL co-ownership campaign. We have always been proud that iFRANCHISE is a Filipino company, and we will remain to be your partner in fueling a better future for everyone!” 

No need to go out to buy printer supplies for your home– HP delivers!

Now that Metro Manila is officially placed under Modified Enhanced Quarantine (MECQ) status, many people had been spotted visiting malls and other establishments that had reopened on May 15, 2020.

While we can understand the need to purchase other goods that are not considered as essential under the community quarantine guidelines, it’s still not worth risking your health for a moment of shopping.

For those who will continue to work from home beginning Monday, rest assured that HP Philippines is here to help you get the most out of your printer with free HP supplies delivery

HP helps you and your printer stay productive even while working from home, as it makes ordering print supplies fast and convenient, and deliveries, free of charge!

From May 9 to July 31, 2020, every purchase of selected original HP supplies at the HP Lazada Flagship Store entitles buyers to free deliveries within Metro Manila and other selected areas.

The participating original HP supplies include HP 63 Black and Tri-color Original Ink Cartridge, HP 63XL High Yield Black and Tri-color Original Ink Cartridge, HP 678 Black Ink Cartridge, HP 678 Tri-color Ink Cartridge, HP 680 Black Ink Cartridge, HP 680 Tri-color Ink Cartridge, HP 703 Black Ink Cartridge, HP 703 Tri-color Ink Cartridge, HP 704 Black Ink Cartridge, HP 704 Tri-color Ink Cartridge, HP 17A Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge, HP 79A Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge, and HP 85A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge.

To buy your HP printer supplies, you may visit the following online stores:

Order your original HP supplies and avail the free delivery to get the most out of your printer while working from home! See posters and print ads for more details. Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-06103 Series of 2020.

STADA acquires FERN-C, promises stronger consumer healthcare platform

STADA, the global manufacturer of high quality generics, pharmaceuticals, and non-prescription consumer health products continues to grow its portfolio in the Philippines with its latest acquisition of FERN, one of the leading brands in the growing local Vitamin C market.

“After having formally launched STADA Philippines, we are now fully enabled to execute our growth ambitions in this market as well. The acquisition of FERN will help us to succeed as its products are in line with our strategy to strengthen our portfolio with well-established consumer healthcare brands and also expand in selected emerging markets,” states STADA CEO Peter Goldschmidt. 

Formerly known as Croma Medic Inc., the company was acquired by STADA in early 2000 and recently renamed into STADA Philippines to establish a stronger foothold in the market.

Its acquisition of FERN means that it now takes hold of the brand’s entire product range, including FERN-C, a Vitamin C product that has been in the market for 15 years, and FERN-C Kidz and Kiddimi — both vitamin supply products for children.

“STADA has been helping people by making high quality products. That is why STADA is always on the lookout for acquisitions and partnerships. With the acquisition of these established brands, it will further STADA’s vision to be a trusted partner that provides high-quality, holistic care for the people. With both STADA and FERN carrying heritage, we will be able to provide better health for Filipinos,“ declares STADA Asia Pacific Managing Director Gary Clark. 

Sharmaine Abarientos, General Manager of STADA Philippines, adds: “FERN has not only an established brand heritage, but also a complete range for adults as well as for the pediatric application. With FERN in our portfolio, we will establish a strong consumer healthcare platform to launch other quality medicines as well and provide better health for all Filipinos. With our successful portfolio expansion activities, we are able to offer quality medicines at reasonable prices, across all segments of healthcare; specialty, generics and consumer health.”

LG Philippines launches latest air-conditioning products

Air-conditioning is integral to everyday life in the Philippines given our tropical climate. However, not everyone can afford to install one in their home or business establishment as the costs involved, particularly electricity, can be very high. Recognizing this issue, LG, by applying innovative technology, has achieved a high-efficiency and cost-effective solution in the brand-new line up for single commercial air-conditioners (CAC).

LG’s brand-new line up for single CAC are perfect for restaurants, small and medium-sized stores, and small and medium-sized offices. The line includes Floor Standing, Ceiling Mounted Cassette, 4-Way Ceiling Cassette, Ceiling Suspended, and Ceiling Concealed Duct models. To attain high-efficiency and cost-effectiveness, the products are rigged with LG’s revolutionary R1 Compressor and Smart Inverter.

The LG-exclusive R1 Compressor features a shaft-through bottom compression structure. With its innovative technology, the R1 Compressor has resolved the endemic problem of a relatively low efficiency in the widely used rotary compressor and improves the tiling motion of scroll. By virtue of the compressor, it lowers the noise to 4dB and reduces its weight by 20%.

In comparison to other companies’ line up for single CAC, which is operated with a non-inverter compressor, all of LG’s CACs are operated with the Smart Inverters. With the LG Smart Inverter, the annual price of electricity is expected to decline by 25% compared to an on/off model. Likewise, users can receive quick return on investment within 20 months by virtue of energy savings.

Moreover, it enables air flow to cool in a long distance. Since the Floor Standing unit can reach up to 20 meters, it makes it possible to cool a room even though it is far from the unit. Furthermore, a five-step air cleaning feature reduces maintenance costs and makes upkeep simple and fuss-free. In terms of performance, it has a wide operation range as low as 45°C and as high as 48°C outdoor temperature.

After announcing the brand-new line up for single CAC, LG also introduced the Dual Vane Cassette, an upgraded version of the 4 Way Ceiling Cassette, and the Round Cassette which raised expectations and set the bar high. These products will be launched in the second quarter of 2020 after launching single CAC.

The conventional 4-Way Ceiling Cassette is equipped with four vanes, so it used to offer air how in Four wave However, LG also introduced the Dual Vane Cassette which is equipped with innovative dual vane technology. Since the Dual Vane Cassette has eight vanes, it manages air How more precisely and provides optimized air flow for users. Also, the Dual Vane Cassette allows users to choose six different modes, including three patented ones. Thus, it offers the best air flow over various spaces.

With a premium round design, the Round Cassette provides perfect circular air flow without any blind spot by minimizing junctions whereas a conventional round cassette has three outlets to provide three-way air flow with blind spots. In addition to that, unlike other brands’ round cassettes which controls wind direction in three steps, LG’s Round Cassette is equipped with crystal vanes, enabling the user to control the direction in six steps. Moreover, the 3D fan increases air flow rate by 5% while lowering noise. With a larger air flow rate, cooling rate becomes 30% faster.

“Last year, sales of LG Electronics in the Philippines have grown significantly and HVAC business was an important part of it,” said Inkwun Heo, Managing Director of LG Electronics in the Philippines. “LG’s HVAC Division will continue to develop the world’s best HVAC for contributing to conserve the environment as well as creating better living conditions for everyone.”

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Mompreneurs find a new business partner in MrSpeedy


MrSpeedy Philippines, the fastest growing same-day delivery service in the country, is lowering down its rates to become the most affordable delivery partner for Metro Manila on-line sellers. True to its motto of empowering the Filipino entrepreneur, MrSpeedy aims to support small on-line sellers with a reliable and affordable service to help them be competitive in the current trend of instant delivery.

“We see that the trend right now for online selling is instant delivery, but it is hard for small online businesses to afford this service. By slashing down our prices, our goal is to arm our local businesses to be more competitive, especially against the dominating giants out there,” said MrSpeedy’s Country Manager Jason Gaguan.


“We believe that this is the age of the Filipino Entrepreneur and we want to be part of that economic revolution. In everything we do, we always ask ourselves: Paano ‘to makakatulong mag-palaki ng negosyo sa isang Instagram, Facebook o Carousell seller?”

MrSpeedy focuses on three things that they found out is most important for small online businesses: Delivery Price, Customer Support, and seamless Cash on Delivery.

MrSpeedy’s pricing of P6 per kilometer is currently the most affordable same-day delivery service as it is 40% cheaper than its competitors in Metro Manila. Alongside its affordable pricing, MrSpeedy has invested heavily in its customer support both in technology and headcount to ensure that their clients are heard and assisted in every step of their delivery—even going as far as creating personal chat groups with their clients.

Aside from this, the MrSpeedy Mobile App is very easy to use. Users just have to input the pick-up and delivery drop-off pin locations and input contact details for the said addresses, and they will be able to see the total delivery price—with no hidden charges. The simplicity of booking a delivery is what makes MrSpeedy’s service friendly to clients. To add to its online seller-centric approach is a Cash on Delivery service that boasts of a 12-24 hour remittance window. Since offering cash-on-delivery to their online stores, clients are pleased to note their businesses have gained an increase of up to 300%.

Asked about why online businesses should choose MrSpeedy versus other platforms, Gaguan answers, “Technology wise, we are very similar to our competitors, pero lumalamang kami in understanding what our customers need, nakikinig kasi kami. Very simple lang naman ang gusto namin, to give the cheapest price, mapadala ng mabilis ang package at sumagot kagad pag may concern ang customer at i-resolve instantly. We want things to be simple, we just want to be the best partner of small businesses in Manila.”

Davao City gears up for future medical partnerships from 2019 Taiwan Healthcare Seminar

2019 Taiwan Healthcare Seminar Davao

From computer technology to design innovation, the 2019 Taiwan Expo has opened new doors of opportunities for different industries in Davao City. Held last November 8 to 9, 2019, at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier Davao, the expo featured well-curated product exhibits from various Taiwan brands and companies, as well as highly informative seminars conducted by product experts and innovators from Taiwan.

The most anticipated Taiwan Healthcare Seminar, with a theme “Smart Medical Innovation Brightens Your Life,” brought together top biotech innovators from the best and most advanced hospitals in Taiwan. Coming from reputable institutions Chang Chung Memorial Hospital, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Lite-Med Inc., Biomaterials & Surface Engineering Industry-Academia Consortium, Taipei Tech University, Bionime Corporation, and Chung Hua Institute for Economic Research, the speakers shared their latest innovations to healthcare practitioners and professionals from all over Davao and Mindanao.

Dr. Chun-Te Wu, MD, PhD, of the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital discussed their many achievements in the fields of Liver Transplantation, Proton Therapy, Comprehensive Cancer Patient Care and Management, Cord Blood Transplantation, Craniofacial Reconstruction, and Orthognathic Surgery. Through its premiere medical facilities and equipment, including a dedicated Proton Therapy Center and Hybrid Operating Rooms equipped with Multi-Axis System for Interventional Radiology and Da Vinci Surgical Systems, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital has successfully served over 27,000 international patients in 2018 alone.

Dr. Ming-Nan Lin, MD, PhD, of the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital shared their institution’s humble roots from being a charity medical foundation to being the first hospital in Taiwan to be certified with the Symbol of National Quality (SNQ). Its Integrated Rheumatic Disease Care headlined by the Knee Health Promotion Option, a comprehensive treatment plan for knee osteoarthritis, has earned the hospital the recognition alongside its other top-quality services such as Arthroscopic Cartilage Regeneration Facilitating Procedure and surgical treatments for spinal diseases.

Meanwhile, Lite-Med Inc. (Lighten Taiwan Excellent Medical), a professional medical device developer and manufacturer established in 1991, is leading the Shock Wave Technology industry in Taiwan. Lite-Med’s machines such as the ESWT(Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) series is used for a variety of treatments, including blasting kidney and ureter stones and rehabilitating bone fractures, and even includes a real-time ultrasound tracking and locking system that makes diagnosis and treatment much easier.

Also sharing their latest innovation at the Taiwan Healthcare Seminar is Bionime Corporation, which developed Telehealth, a system that helps patients and doctors manage diabetes. Using an ergonomic strip to check blood samples, it provides accurate readings that are stored via cloud for easier access whether the patient is being treated at home or in a hospital.

Finally, Chia Ling Li from the Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Research (CIER) ran down the details of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy (NSP). In essence, the mandate opens the country’s doors for patients and doctors from neighboring countries in the Southeast Asia region to gain access to Taiwan’s medical technology advancements. By implementing the 1C1C or One Center for One Country initiative, each country from the Southeast Asia Region will have one dedicated coordinating center to facilitate any needs: from sending patients over to Taiwan for treatments or to conduct business-to-business deals.

For the Philippines, the assigned coordinating center is the Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, which is known for its expertise in organ transplantation, advanced cell therapy, and the implementation of Universal Healthcare policies. The National Kidney Transplant Institute, Chinese General Hospital Colleges, and The Medical City have already forged a memorandum of understanding with Hualien Tzu Chi and more hospitals in the Philippines are expected to follow suit.

Dr. Annabelle P. Yumang of the Davao Center for Health Development, Ms. April Marie Dayap of the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center, and Atty. Francis Layog, chief-of-staff of Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste”Duterte, in their respective speeches prior to the seminar, expressed their gratitude to TAITRA for introducing Taiwan’s innovations to the medical community of Davao City. They also look forward to seal partnerships between healthcare institutions in Davao and Taiwan to make modern healthcare technology more accessible to Mindanaoan patients.

To learn more about the latest medical technologies from Taiwan and how they can help benefit medical patients in Davao and the rest of the Philippines, contact the Taiwan Trade Center Manila hotline at (02) 551-7281/551-7349/551-7339 or visit the TAITRA Manila website at

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Transitflix revolutionizes transit ads and provides extra income for TNVS drivers

On September 6, 2019, transit advertising platform Transitflix held its official launch at the F1 Hotel on BGC.Formerly known as GYPSY, Transitflix is the realized vision of 26-year-old founder and CEO Geoff Mabasa, who says that, “(our vision is) to make transit advertising easy and effective for stakeholders while bringing value to the members of the communities.”

Formerly known as GYPSY, Transitflix is the realized vision of 26-year-old founder and CEO Geoff Mabasa, who says that, “(our vision is) to make transit advertising easy and effective for stakeholders while bringing value to the members of the communities.”
Transitflix chief of staff Genevieve Reyes opened the event by sharing the origin story of their company. Called the “Tocino Story,” it was when Geoff was offered tocino while riding a TNVS car on his way home that the idea for Gypsy first came about. The concept was fleshed out and they later decided to rename it Transitflix “to live up to a more global recall but our values have not changed.”

To further give the launch attendees a deeper understanding of how the Transitflix ecosystem works, an advertiser panel was facilitated to see the challenges that all types of brands were facing and their expectations towards new marketing.Like what the Lea Ladaga, managing director of Techtonic Summit said, “How do we build a community that actually involves them also? Because it’s not about the competition, it’s about continuously growing together… they have values that they want to push forward for innovation and collaborations is always at the heart of everyone.”

Transitflix CEO and founder Geoff Mabasa

On the other hand, a partner driver panel also expressed the challenges they face everyday and how the platform has helped them earn extra income. “Bumibyahe kami ng matagal kasi may inaabot kaming kita kada araw dahil sa mga kailangan naming bayaran… kaya nagpapasalamat kami sa Transitflix at dumating kayo sa buhay naming mga TNVS driver at napaka laking tulong samin sa pang araw-araw na pamumuhay.”

To give a better overview of the two sides of the ecosystem, they also premiered a thematic video that showcase the correlation of the partner drivers and the stakeholders onboarded with Transtiflix.
Like what the Lea Ladaga, managing director of Techtonic Summit said, “How do we build a community that actually involves them also? Because it’s not about the competition, it’s about continuously growing together… they have values that they want to push forward for innovation and collaborations is always at the heart of everyone.”

On the other hand, a partner driver panel also expressed the challenges they face everyday and how the platform has helped them earn extra income. “Bumibyahe kami ng matagal kasi may inaabot kaming kita kada araw dahil sa mga kailangan naming bayaran… kaya nagpapasalamat kami sa Transitflix at dumating kayo sa buhay naming mga TNVS driver at napaka laking tulong samin sa pang araw-araw na pamumuhay.”

To give a better overview of the two sides of the ecosystem, they also premiered a thematic video that showcase the correlation of the partner drivers and the stakeholders onboarded with Transtiflix.

In the next five years, Transitflix plans to expand their global footprint starting with South East Asia, specifically in Indonesia. On the second year of operation, Transitflix is also starting to tap on other modes of transit advertising such as car wraps and bus wraps.

Taiwan is great ICT model for PH

Taiwan Excellence 2019

The Philippines has much to improve when it comes to information and communications technology (ICT). Luckily, our neighbor Taiwan is setting the perfect example for us, given its strong foothold in innovation.

For almost three decades, Taiwan has been highly regarded as a vital player in the global IT supply chain. It’s ICT sector collectively contributes to over 16% of the country’s total GDP, making Taiwan the world’s largest supplier of semiconductors, PCs, mobile devices, broadband appliances, and display products and technologies. It has been a significant partner for many international brands including Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

With the rise of AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (internet of things), Taiwan is now shifting from an economy based on high-tech manufacturing to an economy driven by intellectual property and innovation.

Citing a research report by McKinsey & Company’s Global Institute, ‘Taiwan Excellence’ said the estimate could range to “$3.9 trillion to $11 trillion a year by 2025”. McKinsey has continued a significant expansion In Taiwan with the recently launched regional industrial IoT hub in Taipei, due to its rapid growth in the past 18 months.

Taiwan’s ICT industry is definitely paving the way for the technology of the future.


Taiwan Excellence

At the Taiwan Excellence experience held last July 24-25 at the Marriot Hotel Manila, small to large Philippine businesses had a chance to witness the future through an exhibit featuring Taiwanese IoT solutions providers.

Showcasing the latest innovation in technology, Taiwan Excellence brought together leading Taiwanese IoT solutions providers in the Philippines during this year’s Asia IoT Business Platform 2019. The event was organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

Among the participating companies were Accton Technology Corp., a best practice awardee for manufacturing quality; Apacer Technology Inc., a leading producer of industrial SSDs, digital consumer products, and memory modules; Aver Information, award-winning education and communication innovators; ICP DAS, an industrial automation technology innovator and enhancer; and, IEI Integration Corp., a leading industrial computer provider.

“We see progress in the Philippines’ ICT sector and Taiwan will be happy to contribute to this growth and help Filipino enterprises further succeed in their operations,” said Wen-Chung Chang, Director of the Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines.

Taiwan Excellence is confident in the Philippines’ ability to progress in ICT, as indicated by the local IT sector’s steady spending. Taiwan is determined to advocate for innovation, improve employment and income distribution, and to create more balanced regional development, by leveraging the immense momentum of many markets, at present.