A single platform for technology-based innovations, achievements and ICT knowledge, and ideas. The country’s largest digital expo – Digital World 2016 – will be held in the capital on 19-21 October to showcase the technology-based innovations and achievements and facilitate a single platform for sharing ICT knowledge and idea. In this regard, an advisory committee meeting led by Finance Minister AMA Muhit was held at the Finance Ministry conference room in the city 24th of September, 2016.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the flagship annual event of the country’s ICT sector at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the city, Mohammad EnamulKabir, Secretary of the Digital World-2016 Secretariat told BSS. The ICT Division is organizing the flagship annual event with the assistance of the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and the A2I program of the prime minister’s office.
Officials said the event would be the major focus for the government decision-makers in the ICT sector, chief executives and high profile tech persons and thousands of spectators. Like previous years, the exposition would be based on the major targets of showcasing achievements of Bangladesh in ICT and offering a single platform for free-flow of ICT related ideas that would guide the country toward achieving Vision 2021.
The three-day mega event would include seminars, IT career fairs, soft expo, e-Governance expo, mobile innovation expo, e-commerce, and business process outsourcing (BPO) program. Over 5,00,000 visitors including corporate, institutional and individual buyers as well as a wide range of people including investors and entrepreneurs, government officials and policymakers, professionals, journalists, academicians and students expected during the three-day event.
Around 400 local and foreign exhibitors including policymakers and senior government officials, industry leaders, civil society spokespersons, investors, and multinational software vendors would participate in the event. Representatives of ICT companies, international ICT associations, international development agencies, local software development firms will be present alongside multinational and local companies, government departments and agencies implementing successful ICT and e-governance projects. Kabir said representatives from renowned IT training institutes as well as university faculty members and students would also participate in the different events of the fair.