December 3, 2020, Manila, Philippines — ADEC Innovations’ winning the Top Services Exporter Award for the third consecutive year comes across as timely, with the current pandemic compelling businesses to double down on digitalization in building back better.

ADEC Innovations was once again named the top exporter for services for this year’s virtual National Export Congress, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

For ADEC Innovations CEO James Donovan, the company’s third consecutive award holds more significance after a tumultuous year.

“COVID-19 has disrupted the operations of every business. But with the help of our government partners, and with the dedication of our Filipino workforce, ADEC Innovations was able to go back to business as usual within two weeks,” Donovan said.

Innovations in the new normal

With the theme “Digitalization Boost: Invigorating Exports in the New Normal,” this year’s National Export Congress reiterated and expanded last year’s discussions on driving digital transformation throughout industries.

Both businesses and governments around the world had to adopt innovative programs in the wake of the pandemic, according to DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez. Citing a joint study by the World Bank and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Lopez called for the rapid adoption of digital technologies to recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This crisis has underlined that going digital is the best and only solution during the pandemic, and that we should seize the opportunity this offers,” Lopez said in his keynote address.

Even before the pandemic, ADEC Innovations has already been driving digital transformation among governments and organizations. For more than two decades, the company has been driving sustainable practices and empowering better decision-making through its data management solutions.

“We take pride in being one of the companies that have exported not only our services, but also our leadership and expertise to the world,” Donovan said.

Outlook for exporters

In the midst of the new normal, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) President Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. indicated a positive outlook for Filipino exporters. “The Philippine export industry is recovering: resilient and open for business as we commit to continuously evolve as a reliable competitive global supplier, especially in this new normal,” Ortiz-Luis said.

Lopez also expressed his gratitude to service exporters like ADEC Innovations, lauding them as “beacons of hope and inspiration for other Philippine exporters and [the] country’s pursuit of sustainable economic progress.”

This year’s Top Exporter Awardees were once again chosen based on their exemplary contributions and excellence in their chosen field. ADEC Innovations first received the recognition in 2018, and has received the award consecutively ever since.

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