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Japanese game companies
Japanese game companies

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) gathers top Japanese game development companies in the Philippines to explore potential business opportunities in the country.

“In bringing together the big names in the Japanese video gaming industry to the Philippines, we witness a milestone in the country’s game and creative content development industry, and strengthen business ties between the Philippines and Japan,” DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. said in a statement.

In a conference, Japanese game developers are set to meet with representatives of the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI), and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA).

“We have organized this conference to build the capacity of local stakeholders, share best practices, and enhance knowledge-sharing among professionals and practitioners of the game development industry, academe, and media,” DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo said.

Dubbed as Game and Creative Contents Networking Philippines 2014, the conference is organized by the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre (PTIC) in Tokyo in cooperation with the Foreign Trade Services Corps (FTSC), Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), Board of Investments (BOI) and Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM). It is also co-organized by the Japan’s Nikkei Business Publications, Inc, and sponsored by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and the ASEAN-Japan Centre.

The conference will have two major activities: conference featuring presentations of industry experts from Klab Cyberscorpion, Bandai Namco Games, Pierrot, Sega, and D2C; and business matching sessions between the Japanese delegation and registered industry representatives from GDAP, ACPI and PSIA.

The business matching event intends to establish partnerships between Philippine and Japanese players in 3D design and animation services, game development and publishing, smart phone, I-phone, I-pad, android and RIM application development, gaming solutions, information technology (IT) development and outsourcing services, as well as  mobile and internet start-up operations.

The Japanese delegation is composed of high-level executives from top companies like SEGA, KLab, D2C, Pierrot, Zucks, Yamasa, Nash Music Library, Ambition, Artscape Company Limited and DWF, and officials of the ASEAN Japan Centre and Nikkei Business Publications. They will be in the country from May 17 to 21, 2014.

“During their stay in the Philippines, the delegation is expected to learn about the country’s game development industry and professional competencies, as well as to explore avenues to assist in capacity-building aspirations of local stakeholders,” Manalo said.

Aside from this conference and networking event on May 19 at the Manila Peninsula in Makati City, the Japanese delegation will also tour studios and data warehousing facilities of established local companies on May 20.

Interested participants to the Game and Creative Contents Networking Philippines 2014 may contact the DTI at (02) 465.3380 or email at Slots are limited.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.