StarCharge Moving Forward Solidifying Global Reach

StarCharge, a leading provider of innovative charging solutions for electric vehicles, is excited to announce its upcoming participation in two major international events, marking a significant step forward in expanding its global reach. In September 2023, StarCharge will be showcasing its innovative charging solutions for electric vehicles at RE+ in the United States and N+ in Japan, solidifying leading position at the forefront of the rapidly evolving electric vehicle market and the fast-growing energy storage sector.

RE+ in United States

From September 11-14, 2023, you can find StarCharge at RE+ at Booth Number 17036, a prestigious event dedicated to renewable energy and sustainable technologies. The venue for this exciting exhibition is The Venetian Convention and Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. StarCharge will proudly present its latest charging solutions, energy storage technologies, and advancements in cloud and data management capabilities.

N+ in Japan

Simultaneously, from September 13-15, 2023, StarCharge will be participating in N+, one of the most influential international exhibitions in Japan. This event will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight - International Exhibition Center. Please visit at Booth Number N-08 to explore the state-of-the-art charging products and learn more about their dedication to building a sustainable society.

Herman, the CEO of StarCharge, highlighted the importance of these international events, stating, "Both events serve as invaluable platforms for us to engage with industry leaders, stakeholders, and customers from around the world. StarCharge are excited to showcase our latest charging solutions and energy storage systems and reinforce our commitment to advancing towards a greener future ahead. By participating in RE+ and N+, StarCharge aim to strengthen our partnerships, gain valuable insights, and collaborate with key players in the industry to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world."

During both exhibitions, StarCharge will be highlighting most comprehensive range of solutions, from data cloud management systems to hardware solutions, catering to both traditional EVSE businesses and emerging ESS markets. The cutting-edge technologies, user-friendly interfaces, and unwavering commitment to reliability and safety have earned the trust of customers in both industries.

At the StarCharge booth, the knowledgeable team will be available to engage with visitors, discussing custom solutions, partnerships, and answering any questions related to electric vehicle charging infrastructure and energy storage systems.

About StarCharge

StarCharge is a global leading provider of EV charging solutions and energy storage systems. With a strong commitment to sustainability, StarCharge aims to revolutionize the way to charge and power electric vehicles, enabling a cleaner and greener future.

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PhilSec leapfrogs to the top

At a time when the Philippines is battling a diverse spectrum of cybercrimes, organisations within the country are oozing as much as $1 million to recover from the attacks. Considered as the biggest hindrance to its growing digital economy, cybercrime has become a national concern.

Quite naturally, 43% of the private companies have increased their fund allocation for cybersecurity solutions and are on the lookout for the best cybersecurity vendors and a collaborative space that can develop cutting-edge counter-intelligence against cybercrimes. Even the Philippines' Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has earmarked a budget of $10.9 million for achieving maturity level 5 which is the "resilient enterprise" level in the next five years.

While cybersecurity is gradually getting incorporated at the core of businesses, PhilSec the country's most sought-after cybersecurity event is back to expedite the process with its highly focused platform. With its third annual edition happening on 4-5 July at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, PhilSec 2023 is going to host more than 600 pre-qualified cybersecurity experts including the Heads of Information Security, Risk, Compliance, Forensics and Cyber Law from the leading public and private enterprises across the Philippines.

But that's not it! PhilSec 2023 will be followed by a glamorous evening with Awards & Gala Dinner on 6 July 2023 from 5 - 9 PM, to shine a spotlight on the region's best cybersecurity talents across numerous competitive categories and further celebrate their excellence with a lavish spread of delicacies and cocktails.

Recognizing the platform's past efforts in forging groundbreaking partnerships and upgrading the country's cybersecurity landscape, the upcoming edition has joined hands with National Privacy Commission (NPC) & Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) who have stepped forward as the "Official Supporting Partners" for the event.

In a statement issued, post confirming National Privacy Commission's support for the event, John Henry D. Naga (Privacy Commissioner and Chairman, National Privacy Commission) stated, "The commitment of PhilSec 2023 to fostering a secure digital environment aligns with our mission to protect the privacy rights of individuals and uphold cybersecurity standards in the Philippines. We are pleased to partner with PhilSec and the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center to promote collaborative efforts in combating cybercrimes. By fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing, this summit plays a crucial role in safeguarding the digital economy and protecting the privacy of our citizens. We commend PhilSec for its efforts and look forward to a successful event."

In just a short span of 2 years, the event has come a long way as it has emerged as one of the most trusted platforms in the Philippines for cybersecurity. It's perhaps the reason why numerous leading solution providing companies have already confirmed their spot for showcasing their latest products and solutions at PhilSec 2023. The list includes Recorded Future, CrowdStrike, BeyondTrust, Fortanix, Riskrecon, Tekmark Group, AppSealing, SANS Institute, ThriveDX, Swimlane, Synology, BlueVoyant, Parasoft, YesWeHack, GTIS, Netskope, M.Tech, Symantec, Broadcom, Lumify Work Philippines, ITDEPOT Inc and others.

One of the key speakers at PhilSec last year who has again confirmed her participation for this year's edition, Mary Rose E. Magsaysay (CICSO, Deputy Executive Director, Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Center) expressed her excitement for the event, "Going beyond simply reacting to cybercrime and pushing for massive awareness is inadequate as lead in protecting the Philippine Public and Private Sector as government is lead so CICC is happy to leapfrog the hybrid world to a cyber secure economic future and this partnership is the best public interphasing opportunity for us."

The reach of the event has been so far and wide that it has also gathered support from other very reputable organisations which include CyberSecurity Philippines CERT, Women in Security Alliance Philippines (WiSAP) and National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP). These organisations are the "Association Partners" for the event.

Mary Joy Abueg (President, National ICT Confederation of the Philippines) another key speaker expressed her organisation's vision behind associating with the event, "PhilSec events have been a constant key factor in CyberSecurity cognizance thus the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines is in full support to its agendas as we share the same passion and compassion in sharing best practices, pushing for a responsible ICT development and creating more opportunities for digital growth! We always look forward to participating this kind of event and NICP is truly honoured to be chosen as one the Association Partner's for PhilSec 2023." For more information about the event, log on to:

Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2023

W.Media, a leading technology events company, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2023, scheduled to take place on June 22, 2023 at Grand Hyatt Manila in BGC, Taguig City. This landmark event will bring together industry leaders, technology experts, and professionals from around the world to discuss and shape the future of cloud and data centers in the Philippines.

The W.Media Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2023 is set to be a one-of-a-kind platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among experts, leaders and advocates in the digital infrastructure space. With a focus on the latest trends, innovations, and best practices, this convention aims to empower organizations to leverage cloud technologies and data centers effectively to drive business growth and achieve digital transformation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in insightful keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, and expert-led workshops, covering a wide range of topics including:

Keynote Sessions

1. Fueling Digital Hypergrowth through Hyperconnected Data Centers

2. Beyond Boundaries: Charting the Course for Future Data Centres

3. Next Generation Data Centers: Future-Proofing the Philippines' Digital Infrastructure

4. The Power Of Automation Within The Digital Landscape

5. Future Proofing your Digital Infrastructure Strategy - Core and Edge Data Centers

Panel Discussion Topics

1. Anticipating Challenges Amidst The Growth Of The Philippines Datacenter Industry

2. Green Philippines: Progressing The Nation's Digital Sustainability

3. Innovation, Expansion & Security Within The Cloud

4. Realizing The Digital Future Of The Banking Sector

The Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention is an ideal platform for industry leaders, technology providers, and decision-makers to exchange ideas and explore the transformative potential of cloud and data centersAs the demand for digital services continues to grow, it is crucial for businesses to stay ahead of the curve and embrace the opportunities that cloud and data center technologies offer. This convention will serve as a catalyst for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovation, empowering organizations to unlock new possibilities in the digital economy.

The convention will also feature a vibrant exhibition area where leading technology vendors and solution providers will showcase their cutting-edge products, services, and solutions. Attendees will have the chance to interact with industry experts, explore the latest technologies, and forge valuable partnerships to drive their digital transformation journey.

Whether you are a technology enthusiast, C-level executive, IT professional, or industry thought leader, the W.Media Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2023 is a must-attend event for anyone interested in harnessing the power of cloud computing and data centers to propel their organization forward.

Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and its group company TES Philippines Inc. (TESP) (hereinafter, collectively referred to as "MHI Group") and Sumitomo Corporation have been providing rehabilitation and maintenance services for the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 in the Philippines' Manila metropolitan area under a contract with the Republic of the Philippines' Department of Transportation (hereinafter, "DOTr"). Sumitomo Corporation and MHI Group have recently agreed and signed a contract with DOTr on extending their maintenance services by 26 months, from June 2023 to July 2025.

The scope of the new contract has been expanded to include the extension of rail lines and the installation of signals to the Common Station, which is shared with other lines, and the expansion of the pocket track necessary for increasing the number of railcars in a train (from three-car to four-car), in addition to the maintenance of the main line.

MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation will enhance Manila's transportation network mobilizing Japan's advanced technologies by implementing this project in line with the Japanese government's initiative to increase the export of high-quality infrastructure.


MRT-3 is an urban rail line that runs along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), one of Metro Manila's main highways. MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation constructed a complete urban transportation network spanning a total of 17 kilometers with 13 stations, inclusive of elevated structures, stations, rails, signals, telecommunications equipment, substation facilities, overhead lines, depot, and railcars. This is the first urban railway system outside Japan constructed by Japanese companies. MRT-3 has been providing a means of reliable transportation for the people of Manila for over two decades since it went into full operation in 2000.

MRT-3 Maintenance Business

Sumitomo Corporation and TESP were contracted to provide maintenance in 2000 when the MRT-3 went into full operation. After 2012, when the contract ended, the aging of the system and delays in the procurement of spare parts led to a decrease in the number of railcars in service, resulting in a significant decline in the system's operating rate. Upon request from DOTr, MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation agreed on a new contract for rehabilitation and maintenance in 2019. With support from the Japanese government in the form of ODA loans, the two companies carried out large-scale rehabilitation of all railcars and facilities with declined rates of operation, without interfering with ordinary operation, to restore the line's safety and stability, and completed general overhauling of all 72 railcars by February 2023. The companies contributed to improving the operating rate of the line by increasing operating speeds from 30 km/h to 60 km/h, and the number of train sets in service from 10 to 15 train sets, to 18 to 20 train sets. Even after the completion of the rehabilitation, the two companies continue to conduct maintenance to ensure that high operating rates are maintained.

Significance of the efforts by MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation

MHI group will continue supplying safe and low-carbon transport solutions that will help support the economic development and provide better convenience to people in the Republic of the Philippines and countries around the world. In addition, we will strengthen after-sales services and localization through TESP, and provide high value-added services that meet customer needs, as well as coordinate with existing service centers around the world for facility renovation projects, and provide new types of leading-edge, high-quality services incorporating digital and AI technologies.

Sumitomo Corporation has worked on numerous railway development and railcar export projects primarily in Asia and North America. Particularly in the Metropolitan Manila area, we have a track record of having received and fulfilled orders for several existing lines (LRT-1 and LRT-2), as well as the MRT-3 project, and are taking part in the operation of LRT-1. These efforts improve air pollution and reduce economic loss in Manila where economic losses from serious traffic congestion caused by the concentration of the population are estimated to reach roughly 3.5 billion pesos (approximately 8 billion yen) per day. We will continue to contribute to the sustainable growth and development of a carbon-free society in the Philippines.

Through this project, MHI Group and Sumitomo Corporation will provide safe, secure, affordable, and convenient transportation to address social issues and contribute to economic development of the Republic of the Philippines.