Legazpi - an IT hub in the Philippines.
The conference was held here as it was relevant to Finastra both in terms of location and industry.
Globally central for all the key attendees, airport was only a 20 min drive from the hotel.
Over the last 10 years Legazpi City has emerged as a hub for international business and IT development, so we had the full support of the Mayor and Director of Tourism.
Legazpi City Science High School is government run and specialises in IT and SEND courses for the brightest children in the district. Great talent is found within the walls of this school but their resources are limited, therefore restricting their progression into local or global careers. Outside sponsorship and support urgently needed.
The Manila office will adopt this school project on a long term basis.