BASIS Softexpo 2017 – the country’s largest private sector expo – will kick off today with the slogan – Future in Motion.
Jatiya Sangshad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury will inaugurate the four-day fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).
Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), leading trade body of the sector, will host the event.
BASIS president Mustafa Jabbar came up with the disclosure at a press conference held at its office recently.
The organiser said over 500,000 visitors are expected to visit this year’s Softexpo which will be a congregation of ICT companies, personalities, key policymakers, industry leaders and other ICT stakeholders including national and international exhibitors, business leaders, students, print and media representatives and general visitors.
To address the ICT-related different issues, more than 10 technical sessions will be held on the sidelines of the expo.
BASIS senior vice-president Russell T Ahmed and BASIS SOFTEXPO convener Syed Almas Kabir and Director of BASIS SOFTEXPO Sonia Bashir Kabir also spoke at the conference.
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak will be present at the inaugural event as special guest.
Since 2002, BASIS has been organising the largest private sector showcase – BASIS SOFTEXPO – with a view to stimulating the industry growth through promotion and development, invention and research of IT and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) products and services in Bangladesh.