Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bigger, Better and Bolder 2010 Mindanao I-Café Association Summit

By: Gener Morada

Once again, on February 18 and 19 2010, the officials of the different internet café associations in Mindanao will troop back to Davao City for the 2010 Mindanao Internet Café Association Summit (MICAS).  Much like the First MICAS that was held in 2007, the Internet Café Association of Davao headed by its president Mr. Adolfo Solanor will take the lead in organizing next year’s gathering.

It is an honor and a privilege for I-Café Pilipinas to be part of the team led by ICAD that would organize the 2010 MICAS in Davao City in February” stressed by Mr. Ed Zafra, Chair of I-Café Pilipinas the national organization mainly composed of the internet café associations and operators in the Philippines.  “We truly believe that the 2010 MICAS will serve as a vehicle in the further development of the internet cafes as a leader in community ICT access for peace and development in Mindanao” added by Mr. Zafra.

Bigger, better and bolder for the 2010 MICAS is the battle cry of the organizing teams.  Bigger in terms of participants as they get in touch with the other  internet café associations in Mindanao and other stakeholders in the ICT industry.  Better for what is planned are three simultaneous events –
  • ICT Trade Exhibit that will showcase the latest advances in computer hardware, software and internet related services to the internet café operators
  • Internet Café Entrepreneurship Workshop for those who are interested in investing in an internet café
  • Main Conference for the officials of the internet café associations and operators to come up with an action plan that would further the development of the internet cafes industry in Mindanao.
Bolder as the participants set their goals as they claim their leadership in ICT access at the community level.

Official Blog: 2ndmicas.wordpress.com/

Official Twitter Page: twitter.com/2ndMicas

Official Email Address of the Secretariat Team in Davao City: mindanaosummit@yahoo.com

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