Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2023

W.Media, a leading technology events company, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2023, scheduled to take place on June 22, 2023 at Grand Hyatt Manila in BGC, Taguig City. This landmark event will bring together industry leaders, technology experts, and professionals from around the world to discuss and shape the future of cloud and data centers in the Philippines.

The W.Media Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2023 is set to be a one-of-a-kind platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among experts, leaders and advocates in the digital infrastructure space. With a focus on the latest trends, innovations, and best practices, this convention aims to empower organizations to leverage cloud technologies and data centers effectively to drive business growth and achieve digital transformation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in insightful keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, and expert-led workshops, covering a wide range of topics including:

Keynote Sessions

1. Fueling Digital Hypergrowth through Hyperconnected Data Centers

2. Beyond Boundaries: Charting the Course for Future Data Centres

3. Next Generation Data Centers: Future-Proofing the Philippines' Digital Infrastructure

4. The Power Of Automation Within The Digital Landscape

5. Future Proofing your Digital Infrastructure Strategy - Core and Edge Data Centers

Panel Discussion Topics

1. Anticipating Challenges Amidst The Growth Of The Philippines Datacenter Industry

2. Green Philippines: Progressing The Nation's Digital Sustainability

3. Innovation, Expansion & Security Within The Cloud

4. Realizing The Digital Future Of The Banking Sector

The Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention is an ideal platform for industry leaders, technology providers, and decision-makers to exchange ideas and explore the transformative potential of cloud and data centersAs the demand for digital services continues to grow, it is crucial for businesses to stay ahead of the curve and embrace the opportunities that cloud and data center technologies offer. This convention will serve as a catalyst for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovation, empowering organizations to unlock new possibilities in the digital economy.

The convention will also feature a vibrant exhibition area where leading technology vendors and solution providers will showcase their cutting-edge products, services, and solutions. Attendees will have the chance to interact with industry experts, explore the latest technologies, and forge valuable partnerships to drive their digital transformation journey.

Whether you are a technology enthusiast, C-level executive, IT professional, or industry thought leader, the W.Media Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2023 is a must-attend event for anyone interested in harnessing the power of cloud computing and data centers to propel their organization forward.

Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and its group company TES Philippines Inc. (TESP) (hereinafter, collectively referred to as "MHI Group") and Sumitomo Corporation have been providing rehabilitation and maintenance services for the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 in the Philippines' Manila metropolitan area under a contract with the Republic of the Philippines' Department of Transportation (hereinafter, "DOTr"). Sumitomo Corporation and MHI Group have recently agreed and signed a contract with DOTr on extending their maintenance services by 26 months, from June 2023 to July 2025.

The scope of the new contract has been expanded to include the extension of rail lines and the installation of signals to the Common Station, which is shared with other lines, and the expansion of the pocket track necessary for increasing the number of railcars in a train (from three-car to four-car), in addition to the maintenance of the main line.

MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation will enhance Manila's transportation network mobilizing Japan's advanced technologies by implementing this project in line with the Japanese government's initiative to increase the export of high-quality infrastructure.


MRT-3 is an urban rail line that runs along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), one of Metro Manila's main highways. MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation constructed a complete urban transportation network spanning a total of 17 kilometers with 13 stations, inclusive of elevated structures, stations, rails, signals, telecommunications equipment, substation facilities, overhead lines, depot, and railcars. This is the first urban railway system outside Japan constructed by Japanese companies. MRT-3 has been providing a means of reliable transportation for the people of Manila for over two decades since it went into full operation in 2000.

MRT-3 Maintenance Business

Sumitomo Corporation and TESP were contracted to provide maintenance in 2000 when the MRT-3 went into full operation. After 2012, when the contract ended, the aging of the system and delays in the procurement of spare parts led to a decrease in the number of railcars in service, resulting in a significant decline in the system's operating rate. Upon request from DOTr, MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation agreed on a new contract for rehabilitation and maintenance in 2019. With support from the Japanese government in the form of ODA loans, the two companies carried out large-scale rehabilitation of all railcars and facilities with declined rates of operation, without interfering with ordinary operation, to restore the line's safety and stability, and completed general overhauling of all 72 railcars by February 2023. The companies contributed to improving the operating rate of the line by increasing operating speeds from 30 km/h to 60 km/h, and the number of train sets in service from 10 to 15 train sets, to 18 to 20 train sets. Even after the completion of the rehabilitation, the two companies continue to conduct maintenance to ensure that high operating rates are maintained.

Significance of the efforts by MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation

MHI group will continue supplying safe and low-carbon transport solutions that will help support the economic development and provide better convenience to people in the Republic of the Philippines and countries around the world. In addition, we will strengthen after-sales services and localization through TESP, and provide high value-added services that meet customer needs, as well as coordinate with existing service centers around the world for facility renovation projects, and provide new types of leading-edge, high-quality services incorporating digital and AI technologies.

Sumitomo Corporation has worked on numerous railway development and railcar export projects primarily in Asia and North America. Particularly in the Metropolitan Manila area, we have a track record of having received and fulfilled orders for several existing lines (LRT-1 and LRT-2), as well as the MRT-3 project, and are taking part in the operation of LRT-1. These efforts improve air pollution and reduce economic loss in Manila where economic losses from serious traffic congestion caused by the concentration of the population are estimated to reach roughly 3.5 billion pesos (approximately 8 billion yen) per day. We will continue to contribute to the sustainable growth and development of a carbon-free society in the Philippines.

Through this project, MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation will provide safe, secure, affordable, and convenient transportation to address social issues and contribute to economic development of the Republic of the Philippines.

T4 Banking Philippines 2023

As one of Philippines' premium conference brands for banking community, T4 Banking is considered as a bridge, and an arena where we connect the thinkers, innovators, disruptors and most importantly all of the decision-makers in the Philippine banking ecosystem.

The live, in-person event will be the gathering of all business executives from banks, financial regulators, pan-financial companies, and technology solution providers across the entire country. The 2023 Edition with the theme "Digital readiness and the future of banking in the Philippines" will be hosted on August 17, 2023 in The Manila Hilton Hotel, where you can expect to see more than 300 high profile delegates such as Technical Directors, CEO, CIO, CTO, CDO, Risk Control Directors, Information Security Heads, and a lot more.

The event is strongly committed in providing its audience deeper knowledge with 4 Ts - Tactics, Trends, Trust Building Components, and Technology in the Philippine banking landscape. The community aims to accelerate the transformation to a future digital banking ecosystem. This conference will be a closed door, B2B oriented forum. Varies type of arrangements will be presented during the event such as lucky draws, interactive panel discussions, roundtable luncheon, booth making contest, one-to-one private meetings, networking and awards-giving.

This is not your ordinary conference. We will be bringing the highest level of excitement and energy showcasing the world's top banking technology providers and bank participants, all in one roof!


1. Data governance mechanisms to drive bank performance

2. Banks evolving as API providers: Open banking takeaways

3. Artificial intelligence for the banking ecosystem

4. Bank intelligent branches and digital tools

5. AI: The secret sauce to banks risk management strategy

6. The fundamental elements of core modernization for banks

7. Digital customer banking experience: From journeys to intent

8. Cybersecurity in banking: Importance, threats, and challenges

9. Banking risk and compliance management 2023 outlook

10. Upgrading bank marketing technology to become future-ready

11. Philippine banking: Talent acquisition, development, retention and engagement

12. Global banking innovations and emerging technology trends

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the biggest event in the Philippine banking ecosystem! Witness how we gather all of the leading experts in the industry and share their thoughts and insights with very timely topics.

Thousands of energy leaders gather in Manila

The Future Energy Show & Solar Show Philippines, the largest energy event in the country, will open its doors on 15 and 16 May at SMX Convention Center Manila to bring together the entire energy community to chart the future of energy in the Philippines.

Firmly established as most significant event for the sector in the Philippines, the 2023 edition will be the biggest edition ever with 150+ global and regional leading energy solution providers including CHINT Electric Global, Enphase Energy, Trigon Asset Management, Renova, Jinko Solar, Trina Solar, Longi, Sungrow, Growatt, CSI Technology, Alpha ESS, and Mibet Energy showcasing the best solar, renewable energy and smart energy solutions to help drive projects forward.

More than an exhibition, The Future Energy and Solar Show Philippines offer learning opportunities to the more than 12,000 pre-registered attendees in the 7-tracks of free-to-attend conference sessions, covering:

Large Scale Solar

Rooftop Solar

Rural Electrification

Smart Grid / T&D

Energy Storage

Alternative Renewables

Solar Installer University – a brand new addition for 2023

On the morning of 15 May, Guest-of-Honour, Department of Energy Undersecretary, Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, will kickstart the keynote plenary session. This will be followed by a keynote panel session on "Achieving Energy Autonomy: Driving Renewable Energy Adoption Across the Philippines" with insights from Monalisa Dimalanta, Chairperson and CEO of Energy Regulatory Commission; Christan Ereno, AVP & Head of Visayas System Operations for National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP); Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Undersecretary of Department of Energy; A.D Villaos, President of CorEnergy;Ronnie Aperecho, Senior Vice President and Head of Networks of Meralco; and Fernando Martin Roxas,President and CEO of National Power Corporation.

More than 100 speakers from across the Philippines and beyond will be at the event to share insights and ideas on the latest developments in renewable energy and smart energy solutions. The stellar line-up of speakers includes senior representatives from Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy – BARMM, Mindanao Development Authority, Aboitiz, Meralco, IIEE, Association of Solar Installers in the Philippines, PSSEA, and many more.

"We are thrilled to once again bring the Philippines' top clean energy leaders and their partners together", said Paul Clark, Managing Director at Terrapinn Asia, "With a sold-out exhibition floor that has already had to be expanded to accommodate additional demand, The Future Energy Show Philippines and The Solar Show Philippines truly bring together the people that can shape the Philippines energy future. The excitement is palpable and we look forward to this year's record-breaking event".

"The members of Philippine Solar and Storage Energy Alliance (PSSEA) are looking forward to networking and learning about the latest business insights and technology trends in the power industry. Speakers from PSSEA are also eager to discuss the next big thing in Asia: The Philippine Solar Revolution is taking off," said the PSSEA President, Mr. Ping Mendoza.

The Future Energy Show & Solar Show Philippines is open to all professionals and stakeholders in the energy sector.

The Future Energy Show Philippines & The Solar Show Philippines will take place at SMX Convention Center Manila, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on 15-16 May 2023.

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