April 14, 2006

CyberPress kicks off 10th year milestone with appreciation party and fellowship night

Date: 28 April, 2006 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Registration starts at 7:00 pm)
Venue: Ballroom A, Crowne Plaza
Galleria Manila Ortigas cor ADB Aves. Quezon City (behind Robinsons Galleria)
Attire: Formal

Contact: Sharon Coloma-Frades, Events@Work
Tel Nos: (632) 897-6391 / 897-7091 loc. 3
Fax: (632) 899-5264
Email: cyberpressph@eventsatwork.com OR register ONLINE
The Information Technology Journalists Association of the Philippines, more popularly known as CyberPress, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of activities, starting with an appreciation party and fellowship night on April 28.

CyberPress, the pioneering IT journalists association in the Philippines and in Asia, has invited members of top technology and multinational companies as well as government officials to its upcoming appreciation night.

The highlights of the event include a photo exhibit, the announcement of the Top 10 IT events of the past 10 years, and the awarding of the first-ever CyberPress scholar. The photo exhibit will provide a rare photo chronicle of how CyberPress came to be. Capping the night is an executive fashion show with select IT executives as participants.

CyberPress is holding this momentous event as a way of showing gratitude to members of the IT industry in the Philippines, including private companies and government agencies, both of which play a major role in the development of IT in the country.

As part of the festivities, CyberPress will be organizing not only one but two separate forums this year.

Presentations and discussions in the mid-year forum in July will revolve around convergence in the telecommunications industry, while the year-end forum in October will highlight IT education.

Helping CyberPress celebrate its 10th anniversary are Platinum sponsors HP Philippines, Innove Communications, Microsoft Philippines, Smart Communications, Sony Ericsson, Sun Microsystems Philippines, and TeleTech Philippines; Gold sponsors Acer, Computer Associates, Epson, Kodak, Netopia, Nokia, Nortel, and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.; and Silver sponsors 3Com, Datacraft, Intel, JVC, MGE, NEC, STI, Chikka and Robinsons Department Store.

As a journalists' association, CyberPress aims to establish the IT sector as a mainstream beat and, in the process, help more people get a basic grasp of the relevant issues and developments happening in the IT sector in the Philippines and across the globe.

CyberPress saw its official birth in mid-1996 with then-President Fidel Ramos inducting in MalacaƱang its Charter members and officers, led by founding president Sam Jacoba, now with Microsoft Philippines.

Currently, the group has more than 30 members from the print, broadcast, and online media.

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