Tuesday, 10 November 2009

RP is world's offshoring destination of the year for second time


Tacloban City (PIA) -- For the second time, the Philippines has been chosen by the 4th National Outsourcing Association Awards in London as the 2009 Offshoring Destination of the Year, besting Egypt, Malaysia, Russia and Sri Lanka, among others. The first time was in 2007.

This is a most welcome recognition that will further boost the morale of the local outsourcing industry. It is a manifestation that the outsourcing sector in the Philippines, with the full support of the government, is world class and has the capacity to compete with the best.

"Time and again, the Philippines has validated its status as a world BPO market leader. We at the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) will continue to give our efforts in making the industry achieve bigger and greater milestones," says BPAP Chief Executive Officer Mr. Oscar Sanez.

BPAP submitted the Philippine entry for the NOA category nomination with the help of the Philippine Commercial Attache's office in London. BPAP is the umbrella trade association of the Philippine BPO industry representing the entire spectrum of BPO and IT-enabled services including customer service, back office outsourcing, software development, engineering design, digital animation, and game development.

The Philippine BPO industry generated 6.1 billion US dollars in export revenues in 2008 employing close to 400,000 workers making the Philippines the world's second biggest BPO player next only to India.

On November 16–17, a 15-member business delegation is scheduled to hold a Philippine BPO Networking Forum in London. The delegation will be led by the BPAP and the Commission on Information and Communication Technology, the lead government agency tasked to oversee the development of ICT in the Philippines, including ensuring the growth of the IT-BPO industry.

After the event, the RP delegation is set to participate at NOA's 7th Annual Sourcing Summit on November 18-19 at the Guoman Tower Hotel where both CICT Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III and BPAP Executive Officer Oscar Sanez will be speaking before the plenary on the second day of the UK conference.

The National Outsourcing Association, the United Kingdom's only outsourcing trade association, advocates best practices among outsourcing end users, vendors and support groups - legal firms, consultancies and Human Resources firms. It is likewise involved in research, events, education and public affairs. (PIA 8)

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