This Softexpo will be the platform to explore the potentials of local software industry and to showcase the capability of local software companies to serve the best – said BASIS SoftExpo 2020’s Convener and BASIS Vice President Mushfiqur Rahman in a press conference organized by BASIS to share the detail about the south Asian largest ICT Showcasing , BASIS Soft Expo-2020 today.
With the slogan of ‘Transforming Life Through Innovation’, BASIS SoftExpo 2020 is scheduled to be held from February 6-9, at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB). The 4-day event will be a congregation of ICT companies, personalities, key policymakers, industry leaders and other ICT stakeholders.
This year, His Excellency President of People’s Republic of Bangladesh Md. Abdul Hamid will inaugurate BASIS SoftExpo on 6 February, 2020.
Besides, the Hon'ble Minister of Ministry of Industries, Mr. Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun MP, Honorable Minister of Post and Telecommunications Division, Mr. Mustafa Jabbar and Senior Secretary, Department of Information and Communication Technology, Mr. N M Ziaul Alam will be present as the Special Guest.
In this regard, a Press Conference was organized earlier today. At the Press Conference BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir, Senior Vice President Farhana A Rahman, Vice President (Admin) Shoeb Ahmed Masud, Vice President (Finance) & BASIS SoftExpo 2020’s Convener Mushfiqur Rahman, Director Tamzid Siddiq Spondon and Director Didarul Alam.
Besides, BASIS SoftExpo 2020’s Platinum Sponsor Dutch Bangla Bank Limited-DBBL, Mr. Abul Kashem Khan, CTO, Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited, Silver Sponsor United Commercial Bank Limited-UCBL’s Additional Managing Director Mohammad Mamdudur Rashid were present.
Also representatives from BASIS SoftExpo 2020’s FinTech Zone Sponsor Eastern Bank Limited-EBL, Experience Zone Sponsor- SOFTFEE Tech Ltd., Project Showcasing Zone Sponsor IPDC Finance Limited, Outsourcing Conference Partner Bank Asia Limited, Payoneer, Mastercard Bangladesh, Internet Partner aamra, Live Streaming Partner Dhaka Live were presence. Besides, BASIS SoftExpo’s Partner ICT Business Promotion Council-IBPC’s representatives were present.
At the Press Conference, BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir expressed his hopes regarding SoftExpo 2020. He said BASIS SoftExpo will help the local IT companies to expand their businesses. 300 exhibitors will participate this year. SoftExpo is the platform to showcase the capability of local software companies in the international arena.
BASIS SoftExpo’s Convener & BASIS Vice President (Finance) Mushfiqur Rahman said, BASIS SoftExpo 2020 has been divided into 10 individual zones. Industry 4.0 Zone, Experience Zone will uplift Bangladesh’s ICT Sector growth & development. There will be VAT Zone, Digital Education Zone, FinTech Zone, Women 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.
DBBL’s CTO, Mr. Abul Kashem Khan said, expansion and development of the local ICT sector is the heart & soul of Digital Bangladesh. The 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 the local ICT sector. Besides, stakeholders of the ICT industry will take part in the SoftExpo. This year BASIS will organize BASIS SoftExpo 2020 in a wider spectrum, one of the largest ICT expositions in this region. DBBL has agreed to be the Platinum partner of this grand event.
B-2-B matchmaking sessions will be held between local and foreign companies, allowing local ICT companies to expand their businesses. This year companies from Sweden, Japan, Netherlands will participate at B-2-B matchmaking session.
Top Ten companies from other verticals will be recognized as ‘BASIS Top Ten Digital-Ready Company’ for successfully organizing B-2-B for session with BASIS member companies.
Besides, Bangladesh's largest ICT career camp will be held with more than 2000 students. There will be Innovative Project show-casing, with the participation of more than 45 universities. Among which the first three Innovative Projects will be awarded. The largest Outsourcing Conference in Bangladesh will take place. Top CEO’s, CTO’s, COO, CFO’s will participate at CxO Night. There will be concert as well.