Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– A four-day mega ICT event ‘Digital World-2015’ is set to begin on Monday in the capital Dhaka to showcase technology-based innovations and achievements aiming to unlock economic potential of IT sector.

“Digital World-2015 is the fourth mega ICT event, which is featuring various impressive technological advancements of the country,” State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak told a press conference at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre(BICC) in Dhaka on Sunday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the Digital World at a function to be held at BICC on Monday. Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, among other, also will attend the inaugural function of the digital world.

The ICT Division and the BASIS in association with several IT organizations are organizing the digital world-2015 with the theme of “Future is here”.

ICT Secretary Shayam Sundar Sikder, Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council SM Ashraful Islam, President of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services Shameem Ahsan, among others, addressed the press conference.

As many as 85 IT experts from 25 countries will attend the different programmes during the event, the minister said, adding a total of 24 seminars, 9 conferences, 11 workshops will be held, where renowned IT experts from both local and international levels, officials, policy makers, business leaders and entrepreneurs are expected to attend.

A total of 137 stalls — 44 stalls are public and 93 stalls private– will be set up at the digital world.

As many as 22 pavilions including 12 mini pavilions from public sector while 59 pavilions including 43 mini pavilions from private sector will be set up at the four-day ICT event. The digital world will remain open for all from 10am to 8pm every day.

BBN/SSR/AD-08Feb15-8:15 pm (BST)