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B.C. trade and investment office in the Philippines open for business

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Media Contacts
Stephen Smart
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
778 389-6202

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Business-to-business deals signed in Manila

As B.C. establishes its new trade and investment representative office in Manila, B.C. businesses are also making serious inroads in the Philippine market. Several announcements and business-to-business deals were signed in Manila as part of Premier Christy Clark’s trade mission, demonstrating the many opportunities for trade and investment between B.C. and the Philippines. The announcements and deals include:

Incognito Software Inc. – Incognito Software Inc. is currently establishing its technical operations in the Asia Pacific region with the ongoing set up of an office in Manila. Incognito Software is a global provider of automated Internet Protocol (IP) address management, domain management, and multimedia provisioning systems. Incognito’s business operations in the Philippines and increased global exports help grow B.C.’s information and communications technology cluster and support the #BCTECH Strategy. During the mission, Incognito Software also signed a contract for the sale of software to a major Philippine telecommunication company.

North Island College and CIE School of Business and Technology – The two parties signed an international education MOU that will allow students from CIE’s business diploma program to transfer to North Island College to complete their third and fourth years of the bachelors of business administration degree program. The MOU will also facilitate faculty exchanges, joint research activities, participation in seminars and academic meetings, special short-term academic programs and student exchanges for research and study.

Pharma Canada Inc. and Hi-Precision Diagnostics, Inc. – Pharma Canada Inc. signed an MOU with Hi-Precision Diagnostics, Inc. to distribute Clearcyte Technology lung sign tests to all Hi-Precision Diagnostics outlets in Metro Manila. Clearcyte technology, which was created in B.C., is used for lung cancer screening and diagnostics.

University of British Columbia and Ayala Corporation – The two parties have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate on mutually beneficial urban sustainability and business innovation research projects. UBC educates a student population of 61,000 undergraduate and graduate students and holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. Ayala Corporation is the holding company of one of the oldest and largest diversified groups in the Philippines. The LOI will lay the foundation of a multi-year, multidisciplinary partnership which aims to achieve measurable improvements in the sustainability performance of cities and communities, as well as in business processes and operations through enhanced innovation and practice.

University of British Columbia and University of Santo Tomas – The University of British Columbia and the University of Santo Tomas have signed an MOU regarding the UBC Vancouver Summer Program. This summer, 28 students from the University of Santo Tomas will travel to Vancouver and attend the Vancouver Summer Program either in the June session or the July/August session. The students will be taking course packages in business, medicine, engineering and pharmaceutical sciences.

University of British Columbia and University of the Philippines – The University of British Columbia and the University of the Philippines have signed an MOU regarding the UBC Vancouver Summer Program. This summer, 32 students from the University of the Philippines will travel to Vancouver and attend the Vancouver Summer Program either in the June session or the July/August session. The students are from several campuses of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, Manila, Los Baños and Visayas. They will be taking course packages in architecture, business, medicine, kinesiology and pharmaceutical sciences.

University of British Columbia and De La Salle University – The University of British Columbia and De La Salle University have signed an MOU regarding the UBC Vancouver Summer Program. This summer, four students from De La Salle will travel to Vancouver and attend the VSP in the July/August session. The students will be taking course packages in arts, business and medicine.

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