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DigiTech conference, Best of Anime to keep September busy

08:29 AM August 29, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–Apart from the highly anticipated Manila International Book Fair, Primetrade Asia Inc. is bringing two more exciting events to the metro this September.

The DigiTech Manila Conference and Expo and the Best of Anime are also slated to happen in the same month.


DigiTech Manila Conference and Expo


The first ever DigiTech Manila Conference and Expo, slated on Sept. 19 and 20,  at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, will feature the various facets in digital technology for children, schools, libraries, and for the ICT industry. Digital learning enthusiasts are invited to take advantage and update themselves on gadgets, high-tech services, and new developments that will give new perspectives on how people generally learn, teach, and live in this modern day.

DigiTech is highlighted by two conferences: the National Conference on Technology in Education, and PEPCon: The 1st Philippine Educational Publishers Congress.   Both events will gather digital technology leaders, experts and practitioners in education, as well as provide a venue for school administrators, educators, teachers, students, librarians, publishers, researchers, content providers, software and hardware suppliers, app and web developers to interact, discuss and work together to promote current informative, innovative and creative teaching and learning technologies.

Speakers at the two conferences include former Education Undersecretary Dr. Isagani Cruz; professor, columnist, and author Dr. Queena Lee-Chua; Senior Education Program Specialist of Bureau of Elementary Education (DepEd) Thea Joy Manalo; Supreme Court library director Milagros Santos-Ong; associate professor and principal of the University of the Philippines Cebu High School Dr. Aurelio Vilbar; Project Manager of IBM Solutions Delivery Dr. Benjamin Quito; Executive Director of Fit-Ed Victoria Tinio; e-Learning Advocate & President of Digilearn Multimedia Corp Jose Ma. Policarpio; President & CEO of Felta Multi-Media, Inc. Mylene Abiva; Chief technopreneur of Mite Asia Dexter Andrada; Apple Distinguished Educator Galvin Ngo; Jansen Mayor of Millenium Challenge Account-Philippines; UP  professor Dr. Milagros Laurel; Education Program Lead of Ayala Foundation Ireneo Demecias Jr.; Mr. Stephen Alayon of Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center; Brian Aljer Coballes of the Ateneo de Manila High School-Educational Media Center; and Tan Lee Hong of Cengage Learning Asia Pte. Ltd (Singapore).

DigiTech Manila Conference and Expo is  a co-located event of the biggest and longest running book fair in the country, the Manila International Book Fair, set on Sept. 17 to 21.

Best of Anime 2014

For the fifth year, the Best of Anime is back to bring the culture, art, and entertainment of Japan to Filipinos across the metro.


Set on Sept. 20 and 21, at Function Rooms 3 & 4 at the SMX Convention Center, The Best of Anime 2014 will be filled with fun activities that otakus and con-goers will love.

American-raised Japanese performer Joe Inoue will be the main highlight of this year’s Best of Anime as he performs his hit songs and hosts the event as well.

Visual kei band Heidi (stylized as heidi.), will regale the Filipino audience at a concert set on Sept 21, with their well-loved songs such as “Yokan” and “Loop” used as ending songs for the anime Kaichou wa Maid Sama!  The four-member band is composed of vocalist Yoshiko, guitarist Nao, bassist Kohsuke, and drummer Kiri.

Japanese pop idol group Starmarie will also be performing at the event once more, with their new members. Nonchan (Nozomi Kinoshita) and Shino (Shino Takamori) to be joined by Hi-chan (Hiroka Matsuzaki), Monya (Motoko Nakane), and Kae-chan (Kanade Watanabe). The idol group is set to perform in the upcoming JAM Expo by MTV 81.

International cosplayers to join Best of Anime are Thailand-based cosplayer Onnies, and Singapore-based blogger/cosplayer Kaika. They will be judging the BoA Inter-school Cosplay Competition and All-Star Cosplay Competition, and will conduct workshops and a meet and greet sessions.

The Best of Anime is part of the biggest book fair in the country, The Manila International Book Fair where it has continued to provide literature for academics and leisure. The MIBF is slated on September 17 to 21.

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