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ICT Division & BASIS will jointly organize SoftExpo

ICT Division & BASIS will jointly organize SoftExpo

With the slogan of Technology for Prosperity, BASIS SoftExpo 2019 is scheduled to be held from Mar 19-21 at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB). The three-day event will be a congregation of ICT companies, personalities, key policy makers, industry leaders and other ICT stakeholders.

This year ICT Division and BASIS will jointly organize the 15th edition of BASIS SoftExpo 2019. Besides, Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project (LICT) and Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) will be the Zone Partner of Industry 4.0 Zone and Experience Zone.

A MoU has been signed between ICT Division and BASIS on Wednesday (Feb 20) in this regard. In the signing ceremony Posts, Telecommunications and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar, ICT Secretary N M Zeaul Alam, Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC)’s Executive Director Parthapratim Deb, Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project (LICT) Project Director Md. Rezaul Karim and LICT’s Component Team Leader Sami Ahmed were present. 

On behalf of BASIS, BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir, Senior Vice-President & Convener of BASIS SoftExpo 2019 Farhana A Rahman, and Vice-President (Admin) Shoeb Ahmed Masud were present.

After MoU signing the Minister said, expansion and development of local ICT sector is the heart & soul of Digital Bangladesh. Local ICT sector has been contributing from the very beginning in the development of Digital Bangladesh. The motto of BASIS SoftExpo is to uphold the capability of local ICT sector. Besides, stakeholders of ICT industry will take part in the SoftExpo. ICT Division and BASIS has been working closely for a long time. This year ICT Division and BASIS will organize BASIS SoftExpo 2019 in wide spectrum, one of the largest ICT expositions in this region. 

Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC)’s Executive Director Parthapratim Deb and Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project (LICT) Project Director Md. Rezaul Karim have also expressed their delights after the MoU signing. They said, Industry 4.0 zone and Experience zone will highlight latest technologies developed by local ICT industry. Together we will uphold our local industry in this year’s BASIS SoftExpo.

BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir has expressed his hopes regarding SoftExpo 2019. He said, BASIS SoftExpo will help the local IT companies to expand their business. 250 exhibitors will participate this year. SoftExpo is the platform to showcase the capability of local software companies in the international arena.

Convener of BASIS SoftExpo 2019 Farhana A Rahman said, we are progressing towards the pathway of Digital Bangladesh and our local market has been expanding. That’s why we have included new zones. Women Zone has been added to inspire Women Entrepreneurs. For students there will be CV Box in every Exhibiting Stall. This year we have received a tremendous response from all over Bangladesh. Together we will showcase the capability of Bangladesh’s ICT sector in BASIS SoftExpo 2019. 

BASIS SoftExpo is the annual mega exposition and the largest showcase of IT and ITES products and services in the private sector of Bangladesh. This year more than 250 national & international IT companies will be showcasing their product & services in this mega exposition of Bangladesh. 

BASIS SoftExpo 2019 has been divided into 10 individual zones. New Addition Industry 4.0 Zone, Experience Zone will uplift Bangladesh’s ICT sector growth & development. There will be VAT Zone, Digital Education Zone, Women Zone, FinTech Zone and as usual Software Showcasing Zone, Mobile Innovation Zone, Digital Commerce Zone, ITES & BPO Zone. Also, B-2-B matchmaking session would be a unique opportunity for Software and ITES companies. 

There will be Corporate Hour where more than 500 corporate high officials will participate. Also there will be ICT Career Camp for the students. As well as the largest gaming fest will be organized.

BASIS SoftExpo 2019 at a glance:

* Dates: March 19-21 

* Place: International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB)

* 10 specialized zones

* New inclusion: Industry 4.0 Zone, Experience Zone, VAT Zone, Women Zone

* More than 250 national & international exhibitors

* More than 30 seminar & sessions

* More than 100 national & international speakers

* Corporate hour

* ICT career camp & gaming fest

* B-2-B matchmaking session

For details please visit:

Website: softexpo.com.bd

Facebook: facebook.com/BASIS.SoftExpo

- Press release