The 5th edition eAsia 2011 conference and exhibition is scheduled to take place in Dhaka on December 1-3, 2011.
eAsia 2011 is the annual international Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for development event with the objective of reinforcing technology and knowledge-centric growth and needs of Asia vis-à-vis Bangladesh, through capitalisation of market economy and boosting human development.
The event also commemorates the 40th birth anniversary of Bangladesh and celebrates the progress of Digital Bangladesh agenda of the government.
Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the event.
The event will feature plenary and technical sessions, focused workshops, seminars, discussion round tables, debates and exhibition of projects, programmes and initiatives from government and private sectors.
The event will also allow demonstrate ICT products, solutions and applications for five different fields which are the themes of the eAsia 2011.
The themes include Building capacity; Connecting people; Serving citizens; Driving economy;l and Breaking barriers.
The event is co-organised by Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS), India and Bangladesh Computer Council, ICT Division, Ministry of Science and ICT, Bangladesh and supported by the Access to Information (A2I) Programme, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh, BASIS(Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services), BCS(Bangladesh Computer Samity), ISPAB(Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh), AMTOB(Association of Mobile Telecommunication Operators of Bangladesh) and BACCO(Bangladesh Association of Call Centre Operators).