Iloilo City to hold ILOVATION 2017 for tech experts

The Iloilo City Government through the Local Economic and Investment Promotion Office (LEIPO) plans to gather information technology (I.T) experts, web designers, web developers, animators, robotics expert, and those involved in start-up ventures in a two-day activity dubbed as Iloilo Innovation or Ilovation 2017 later this year.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog conceptualized the Ilovation following the return mission of Chinese investors in the metropolis last month, noted LEIPO head Ritchel Gavan.

“The Ilovation 2017 was crafted by Mayor Mabilog because during the visit of Chinese investors here, it was pronounced that Iloilo City is the next Silicon Valley and IT Financial Hub. We have to promote our local talents to become gobally-competitive,” said Gavan.
Mabilog wanted to provide venue for IT experts to showcase their talent and develop their potentials more.

“We have these Ilonggo tech experts but we really don’t know about them, some are just in their house. So this Ilovation or Iloilo Tech expo will be a venue for them to showcase what they got at the same time to inspire students because we will invite the academe as well,” Gavan said.

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Representatives from big technology companies and corporations will be present during the Ilovation to serve as resource speakers, she added.

Participants will have the chance to exhibit their works.

Once Iloilo City becomes a Silicon Valley, more firms will hopefully invest in the metropolis, said Gavan. [via Iloilo City PIO]

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