PLDT, Global IT players wind up ACC 2022, look at insights in post-pandemic world



The Asian Carriers Conference (ACC) 2022 held in Boracay on September 17-23 wound up Friday with well-known futurist and CEO of Tomorrow, Mike Walsh as the keynote speaker that brought to the table discussions and looked at key insights and fresh perspectives of how businesses can unleash their potentials in a post-pandemic world.

Walsh talked about the “Metaverse as the next Universe” and how to uncover key insights and takeaways in the post-pandemic world; how to break down the essentials of how to integrate the Metaverse into business and providing the metaverse new decision-making toolkit.

PLDT and the organizers said, the ACC is the most awaited and sought-after telecommunications conference in Asia where top telecom and ICT professionals in the region come together to network, learn, and build stronger business partnerships to push innovation in the Asian telecommunications industry.


ACC 2022 welcomed over 600 delegates from various global companies on location, community of telecom operators, mobile service providers, and other tech companies to build stronger partnerships and push innovations in the regional telecoms industry.

The ACC made its comeback after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, debuting this year in the world-renowned beaches of Boracay, in Aklan, Philippines.


“Thank you to the event organizers, to PLDT and to our partners for bringing the ACC to the island – I am very grateful as it will help revive the economy in the island especially in our tourism industry. I hope there will be fruitful business transactions that will be consummated today and we hope you all have an enjoyable stay and vacation,” Malay, Aklan Mayor Frolibar Bautista said during the opening ceremonies.


Through the years, ACC has attracted 1,500+ delegates from 60+ countries with about 60 percent of attendees being senior decision-makers. Over 400+ companies have attended ACC including wholesale and fixed mobile carriers, network and infrastructure providers, applications and service developers, cloud and data centers, equipment manufacturers, OTT and content distributors, PLDT bared in a media release, Friday.

Notable ACC delegates included officials from China Mobile International Regional Head of APAC Merrick Wang; FiberHome Marketing Director Spark Zhang, Huawei CTO and IT Director Arnie Alvare; Malay, Aklan Mayor Frolibar Bautista; PLDT Global President and CEO Albert Villa-Real, PLDT-Smart FVP and head of Enterprise Group Jojo Gendrano, and PCCW Global VP Mobility & Voice Services Yogesh Lulla.


ACC’s 5-day conference featured thought-leadership discussions and workshops, a unique combination of exhibits, networking opportunities, and entertaining social events to cap off every night with a bang!

According to the organizers, ACC 2022 was where innovation meets opportunity. It was the space where industry leaders learn to adapt to new trends, collaborate with top industry minds, and conquer new heights.

It was also the avenue to collaborate with professionals from top organizations in the telecoms and ICT industries; work together and build new business opportunities; meet with like-minded peers to develop new ideas and applications to drive the telecom industry forward.


From plenary keynotes, lunch symposia, workshops, and networking events, ACC 2022 pushed to discover the latest industry trends and innovations to power the most critical workloads.  The conference also listened to respected industry thought leaders and understand how they work and think to gain more valuable knowledge to help organizations move faster and reach further, the organizers said in its ACC 2022 Facebook posts.