Dhaka to showcase ICT achievements in Dec

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Dhaka to showcase ICT achievements in Dec
Star Business Report

The government will organise an information and communication technology event, e-ASiA2011, on December 1-3 to showcase the nation’s achievements in the ICT sector with the rest of the world.

ICT State Minister Yeafesh Osman yesterday announced the event that bears the slogan of Realising Digital Nation, at a press meet at Bangladesh Secretariat.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the show at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.

The government has organised the event to brand Bangladesh as a destination of outsourcing for foreign investors, Osman said.

The event also aims to share the country’s experience with other countries, and find a way to deepen cooperation among Asian countries in tech-driven development through ICT as a tool, he said.

Osman said the show may see 400 to 500 delegates from different countries, including policymakers, senior government officials, industry leaders, international development agencies and investors.

The event consists of a seminar, workshops, roundtables and debates. An exhibition providing opportunities to showcase projects, programmes and initiatives of the government, private-sector agencies and corporations will also take place.

Ninety ICT experts from 30 countries and 60 local experts will take part in the seminar, said Anir Chowdhury, advisor to Access to Information (A2I) Programme.

The government is organising the event with support from the Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies, India; Bangladesh Computer Council, A2I Programme, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services, Bangladesh Computer Samity, Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh, Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Association of Call Centres and Outsourcing.

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