ABOUT THE IT-BPM AND GIC IN THE PHILIPPINES
IT-BPM locators generally invest initially in the major urban centers of Metro Manila and Cebu. Follow on investment often takes place in emerging cities outside these two primary population and business areas. BPAP supports investment by publishing "Next Wave Cities™”, a joint project undertaken with the Commission on Information & Communications Technology and the Department of Trade & Industry. The "Next Wave Cities™ 2009" is the first annual report on the best locations for information technology and business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) in the Philippines. The 2011 edition will be available in July.
The 100-page report contains in-depth analyses of the top-10 Next Wave Cities™ (NWCs) to address the information needs of two major stakeholder groups: investors looking to operate outside Metro Manila and Metro Cebu; and local business, education and training, and government organizations that can support IT-BPO operations in their localities.
- Number of graduates
- Comparative costs
- Philippine Export Zone Authority (PEZA) accredited sites
- IT-BPO spaces
- Telecommunications and power facilities
- Locator headcounts
WHAT IBPAP CAN DO FOR INVESTORS
IBPAP assists investors in setting up operations easily and quickly in the Philippines. Relevant research, introductions to key government and industry officials, and a series of briefings at each step of the investment process ensure a seamless development process. On-going support is provided through a wide variety of initiatives, including programs for HR development, business development, and on-going knowledge sharing and networking opportunities.