BASIS rolls out plan to showcase IT to European investors

Basis IT fairBangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) launched a summit to organize and participate in a series of Information Technology (IT) fairs, seminars, and B2B meetings to find more European Investor into Bangladesh IT sector.

It is a goal of the Europe-Bangladesh Technology Summit is to achieve IT sector exports worth $1 billion by 2018 and create one million jobs for local IT expert as well as fresh graduates  under the Bangladesh base campaign, said Shamim Ahsan, president of BASIS.
A team of IT experts from Bangladesh  joined a five-day IT fair in Hanover, Germany, from March 10 under the campaign, BASIS president said at a press meet at at hotel in Dhaka on March 13, 2014.

The new summit aims to promote Bangladesh as the IT destination for business process outsourcing (BPO) for Europeans Investor as well as Multi-national companies.
Last year, Bangladesh achieved exports in IT and IT-related services worth $100 million, Shamim Ahsan said.

Bangladesh has 200,000 IT professionals in different filed, 80,000 of whom are working in IT sector, 60,000 working as freelancers and the rest are with other sectors in IT section.
BASIS earlier initiated similar events in Dhaka and at Silicon Valley in USA, said Fahim Mashroor, convener of the upcoming BASIS summit.
15 Bangladeshi IT firms are participating in different events in Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and Norway, and 11 Dutch companies will come to Dhaka in April, He said.
Everyone should work together to achieve the goals set by BASIS, and the recent launch of 3G services by mobile operators should help meet demand for internet, said Vivek Sood, chief executive of Grameenphone.
Bangladesh has plenty of qualified IT manpower that is an attraction for foreign investors, said Hanne Fugl Eskjaer, Danish ambassador to Dhaka.
IT infrastructure in Bangladesh should be developed and training is required for the IT professional to reach the goals set by BASIS, Eskjaer added.


The Export Promotion Bureau, Agrani Bank and Grameenphone are assisting BASIS with the summit, while Telenor, Innovation Norway, Danish Federation of SME are co-organisers.

Special Recent Posts

Tea Gardens in Bangladesh

Tea Gardens in Bangladesh

History of Bangladesh Tea Industry about to 1840 when a pioneer tea garden was situated up on the sl[...]
Facts Bangladesh - Profile of Bangladesh, summary with key points

Facts Bangladesh - Profile of Bangladesh, summary with key points

History facts Bangladesh is a independent country located in South Asia . The capital of Bangladesh[...]
No thumbnail available

Bangladesh Religion - Islam Hinduism Buddhism Christianity

Islam is the main Religion of Bangladesh with 90.39 percent Muslims. Other religious are Hinduism 8.[...]
Telephone  Bangladesh for dialing code number

Telephone Bangladesh for dialing code number

International or local telephone dialing code for Bangladesh: Telephone Bangladesh for dialing code [...]
Bengali or Bangla is the official Language of Bangladesh

Bengali or Bangla is the official Language of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a South East Asian country of the world. The language in which the people of Banglades[...]
No thumbnail available

Dhaka City - Capital of Bangladesh | area population

Dhaka city history: Dhaka is the Capital of Bangladesh. It is said to refer the Word Dhaka came from[...]
No thumbnail available

Bangladesh : The Roots from 500 A D

"Bangladesh has a hundred gates open for entrance but not one for departure" -Bernier.Bangladesh[...]
No thumbnail available

The Season of Fruits in Bangladesh

Fruits of Bangladesh: Bangladesh enjoys generally a sub-tropical monsoon climate. There are three di[...]