Game Philippines joins External Development Summit in Vancouver

By on September 9, 2014


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The Philippines, represented by its industry leaders and top-notch game development providers, through the Game Development Association of the Philippines (GDAP), will join the 2014 External Development Summit (XDS) to be held at the Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada from Sept. 10 to 12.

The first participation of the country, GAME Philippines is organized by the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Board of Investment (BOI), Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – Silicon Valley. It will showcase Philippine game development offerings in art, technical, and operational support services, as well as a viable investment location of international companies for game-related services and offshore studios.

Over the last years, animation and game development are among the fastest growing sub-sectors of the information technology enabled creative services segment in the Philippines. Foreign companies that are now outsourcing programming and business processes to the Philippines estimate their business cost savings at 30 to 40 percent with 15 to 30 percent in call center services and application systems, and 35 to 50 percent in software development. Also, one of the most compelling advantages the Philippines has over other Asian countries is its large pool of talented, highly-equipped and trainable game developers, graphic artists, and IT professionals.

Game Philippines invites the international and Canadian animation and game development professionals, companies and studios to visit its Pavilion at Level 200, Vancouver Convention Center, 1055 Canada Place from Sept. 10 to 12. Business matching opportunity can be arranged with Philippine game development service providers. Consultations on investments and doing business in the country will also be conducted by representatives of the Philippine DTI.

For inquiries and to schedule appointments for one-on-one meetings with sector representatives in art, programming and support, please contact the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Silicon Valley at 1 (415) 773-2336/ 1 (408) 980-9637 or email ptic-sv@phllippinecentersf.com.