Country's largest software & ITES show SoftExpo-2012 kicks off February 22

2012-01-17

SoftExpo-2012, an exposition of the country’s largest software and ICT-enabled services, is going to start in the capital from February 22. The five-day software carnival will be held for the tenth time this year at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). Organizers of the expo, Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS) informed this at a pre-press conference in the city’s BASIS Conference room on Tuesday (January 17).

BASIS Senior Vice President Mr Fahim Mashroor presided over the press conference, which was attended, among others, by SoftExpo-2012 Convener and BASIS joint Secretary General Mr Tamzid Siddiq Spondon, BASIS Director  AK Sabbir Mahbub and representatives from GPIT, Ms. Birgit Holtskog, Consultant, Marketing & Communication.

With the theme ‘Empowering NEXT Generation’, SoftExpo-2012 is also going to take place in participation of different companies from home and abroad. A total of 120 local companies will be showcasing their latest products and services during the show while 30 foreign companies through Europe will also participate in – paving the way for the globally-renowned ICT companies to be aware further about the local market, make arrangements for outsourcing opportunities here and help bring in foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh’s booming digital economy.

Tamzid Siddiq Spondon said that this year the organizers would focus on youths during the expo. The expo has been planned in six zones – Business Software zone, e-Commerce zone, Communication & Cloud zone, Mobile Application zone and Outsourcing zone. Also have some events like Code Warriors’ Challenge (programming Contest), IT Innovation search program (Abishkarer khoje), Best freelancer award etc.

This year, the organizers are expecting more than 1,00,000 visitors in this gala ICT event that’ll feature different kinds of exhibitors including the software and IT Enabled Services companies, e-Governance solution providers, mobile content and application developers, communication solution providers, e-commerce portals, ICT training institutes and outsourcing companies.

GPIT has been chosen as the Platinum Sponsor. For further information, log on www.softexpo.com.bd
 

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