April 20, 2024

The Department of Trade and Industry, in partnership with the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI), led the promotion of the country’s top export sector in the global stage for innovation, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 in the USA.    

Dubbed as the “most influential tech event in the world”, CES 2023 presents wide opportunities for the Philippines to promote its capabilities in the electronics industry and explore partnerships with academic and research institutions.  

CES 2023 features manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems, among others.

It includes a conference program where the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers address the industry’s most relevant issues.  

In line with the focus of CES 2023 to harness human-to-human interaction to keep the innovation engine moving forward, the Philippine mission aims to establish and strengthen trade and investments’ linkages with global industry players, advance research and development, promote Philippine start-ups, and gain information on the latest consumer products, technologies, and innovations.  

Among the activities during the mission are Business Forum Networking Session last Jan. 6; World Electronics Forum meeting last Jan. 7; and Silicon Valley business meetings last Jan. 9 to 11.  

The Philippine delegation included Airspeed International Corporation, Integrated Microelectronics Inc., Ionics EMS Inc., Kaertech Electronics Philippines, Meralco, Department of Science and Technology, Philippine Export Zone Authority, and the Department of Information and Communication Technology.  

In 2021, the electronics industry remained the top contributor to the export sector, accounting for 61.5 percent or $45.9 billion of total Philippine merchandise exports. Electronics exports grew by 12.9 percent from 2020 to 2021. – Press release