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5-days BASIS SOFTEXPO 2012 begins Feb 22
18 Feb 2012

With The theme of 'Empowering Next Generation', BASIS SoftExpo 2012 the biggest ICT exposition of the country, will begin on February 22 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the apex body of the software industry and ITES based services will organize the five-day SoftExpo.

The convener of the fair committee and joint secretary General of BASIS Tamzid Siddique Spondon came up with the disclosure at a press conference at its office in the city on Saturday, 18 February, 2012. BASIS officials said at a press briefing that this would be the 10th edition of SoftExpo, which they said will be relatively larger than the previous events with the participation of over 140 exhibitors. Of them, the representatives of 30 IT companies from Netherlands, Denmark and United Kingdom will take part in the gala IT fair. A total of 12 seminars, 12 technical sessions and 30 open discussions will be held marking the exhibition, sources said.

The venue area will be divided into several categories including Business Software Zone, IT Education Zone, Communication and Cloud Zone, Mobile content and application Zone and Outsourcing Zone.

In this year, more than one hundred new IT inventions will be displayed in the fair. Code Warriors' Challenge, IT Innovation Search Programme, BASIS Freelancer of the year award and the gala award night would be the highlights of the SoftExpo.

With a view to encouraging the freelancers, BASIS has taken initiative to give award titled ‘Freelancer of the year'. In the meantime, nearly 400 competitors have enlisted their names to get the award. The five-day-long BASIS SoftExpo 2011 will remain open from 11:00am to 8:00pm.

Among others, Mr. Mahboob Zaman, President- BASIS; Ms Kjersti Thoen, CFO- GPIT; Ms Sonia Bashir Kabir, Country Manager- DELL Bangladesh; Mr. Jerry Shen, Director Marketing- Huawei; Mr. Nawed Iqbal, CTO- BRAC BANK; Mr. Mirza Salman Hossain Beg, Sr. Executive- Qubee; Mr. Mahfuzul Quder, Country Project Co-ordinator- NTF II were present in the briefing as discussants.

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