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12:00 AM, September 20, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 20, 2016

Big show on ICT in Oct

A three-day exposition—Digital World 2016—will start in Dhaka on October 19 to showcase Bangladesh's success in digitisation and adoption of ICT.

The country's biggest ICT exposition is expected to create a platform for a free flow of ICT-related ideas with global ICT think-tanks, organisers said.

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ICT experts will share their knowledge at the event guiding the nation toward achieving its vision for Digital Bangladesh by 2021, they said.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith presided over a meeting yesterday at the finance ministry for successful organisation of the show, which is expected to see three lakh visitors.

The government seeks to highlight its seven years of success in digitisation before the investors and development partners and show where the country will reach in future.

Government organisations will showcase their digital services at the show that will take place at International Convention City Bashundhara. Over 100 ICT experts will share their views on different sessions at the event.

Twelve seminars with five demonstration sessions will be organised at the expo where 40 ministries and divisions will take part, organisers said.

Bangladesh Computer Council under the ICT Division will arrange the event in cooperation with Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services and Access to Information Programme under the Prime Minister's Office.

The Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh, Internet Service Providers Association Bangladesh, Bangladesh Call Centre and Outsourcing, Bangladesh Women in IT and CTO Forum may also join the show as organisers like previous years.

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