Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom takes in the important task of handling the information and communication technology requirements of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 to be hosted by the Philippines beginning this month until November next year.
As an official ICT partner for APEC, Globe is providing enhanced indoor and outdoor cellular and WiFi connectivity for all venues as well as infrastructure and on-site technical support.
Globe is also taking care of the mobile communication needs of the APEC National Organizing Council (APEC NOC).
“We are excited to be part of APEC and to share our services and facilities to make the meetings successful. We are doing this in support of the efforts by both the government and private sectors to look for ways to drive economic growth in the country and the region,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications.
The communication facilities will be utilized during the 25 APEC meetings to be held in 18 venues nationwide, first of which is the Informal Senior Official’s Meeting which was moved from Legaspi City to Makati City due to the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby.
The meetings include leaders of the various local government units and national government agencies such as, among others, the Office of the President, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of the Interior and Local Governments, Department of Tourism, Department of Finance, Department of Transportation and Communication, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, and Department of National Defense.
APEC is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region to raise living standards and education levels through sustainable economic growth and to foster a sense of community and an appreciation of shared interests among Asia-Pacific countries.
APEC includes newly industrialized economies and aims to enable ASEAN economies to explore new export market opportunities for natural resources as well as to seek regional economic integration through foreign direct investment. Members account for approximately 40% of the world’s population, approximately 54% of the world’s gross domestic product and about 44% of world trade.