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Manila, Philippines – Following the success of last year’s Restaurant Summit, online and mobile restaurant search and discovery platform, Zomato partners with the world’s leading software provider Microsoft to empower leaders and learners alike to become the groundbreakers in the local Food & Beverage (F&B) scene by conquering the digital space.

To be held at the Raffles Fairmont Hotel in Makati on Friday, January 15, 2016, the Zomato x Microsoft Summit Session’s Metro Manila leg will bring the brightest minds to share their knowledge and open discussions on topics such as Integrating Technology in your Restaurant Business and Wooing the Millennials.

The union between Microsoft and Zomato champions each of their goals to harness and elevate SMEs through technology and digital solutions.


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While having websites and multiple social media accounts allows for more visibility for restaurants, so much time and effort is put into sustaining these to promote goods and services. But simply having digital presence is just one part of the formula – this open the communication lines between establishments and their patrons. “Being present in the digital space is not just about letting people know about your brand. It is about reaching out to them,” says Anton Ojeda, Country Manager of Zomato Philippines.

With the influx of diners flocking to restaurants due to massive social media coverage, restaurants now have to find easy yet efficient solutions to maximize productivity. “SME’s aren’t just competing amongst themselves – they’re competing with every player in the F&B industry, big and small, because food is such an integral part of our culture,” says Karrie Ilagan, Microsoft Philippines General Manager. “If there’s any business who can most benefit from the power of technology, it is the SME’s who, because of the cloud and subscription based models, now have access to world class and enterprise grade products that were too expensive before.”

Opened as a platform for healthy discussion among restaurateurs, the Zomato Restaurant Summit last May 2015 has successfully garnered over 800 entreprenuers and players in the local food industry.

It helped attendees discover trends and business strategies from the industry’s most successful figures with its theme “Conquering the digital age” and since, the clamor for solutions on taking advantage of the possibilities of the Web has not ceased.

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About Zomato

Zomato ( is an online and mobile restaurant search and discovery service, providing in-depth information for over one million restaurants across 23 countries. Zomato’s core content features include menus, photos, and geocoded coordinates for restaurants. It currently serves over 80 million monthly visitors globally.

Zomato was founded in 2008 by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah. The company is present in over 100 cities across India, the UK, Ireland, Canada, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, UAE, South Africa, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Brazil, Chile, Turkey, Indonesia, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Qatar. Zomato recently acquired Urbanspoon, marking its entry into the United States and Australia.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Microsoft Philippines, the local subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, has been constantly bringing innovation and making its technology available to Filipino businesses and individuals since 1995. As a committed and trusted partner in nation-building, Microsoft Philippines has made it its mission to fuel growth and healthy communities, as well as transform locally-based businesses and empower them to compete in the global economy.

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