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Sunday, January 30, 2011

BASIS SoftExpo-2011 at a glance

Theme                                  : Digital Bangladesh In Action
Place                                     : Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), Dhaka
Date                                      : February 01-05, 2011
Organized by                     : Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS)
Co-Organized by              : Ministry of Science and ICT (MoSICT) and  Access Information (A2i) Program
Platinum Sponsor            : Grameenphone  IT
Gold Sponsor                     : Reve System
Co- Sponsor                       : BRAC Bank, Microsoft & ICT Business Promotion Council (IBPC)
Entry Ticket Price               : Ticket for general visitors Tk 30 while students having ID cards will be allowed to enter free of cost
Number of participants : 110 local companies and 10 from Europe 
E-mail address                   :,
Website                               :

Bangladesh Association of Software & Information services (BASIS)
12, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka-1215
Phone- +88 02 8151196, 8144708-9
FAX-  +88 02 8151197

Country’s largest software & ITES show SoftExpo-2011 kicks off February 01

Date: 30.1.2011(Press Release) SoftExpo-2011, an exposition of the country’s largest software and ICT-enabled services, is going to start in the capital from February 01. The five-day software carnival will be held for the ninth time this year at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). Organisers of the expo, Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS) informed this at a press conference in the city’s Sonargaon Hotel on Sunday (January 30).

Finance Minister Mr Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will formally inaugurate the expo as Chief Guest at the BICC on February 01 at 11:00am while Commerce Minister Mr Faruk Khan and State Minister for Science & ICT Architect Yeafes Osman will attend the program as Special Guests, the organizers said.

BASIS President Mr Mahbub Zaman presided over the press conference, which was attended, among others, by SoftExpo-2011 Convener and BASIS Vice-President AKM Fahim Mashroor, BASIS Vice-President Farhana A Rahman, BASIS Secretary General Forkan Bin Kashem, SoftExpo-2011 Co-Convener Tamjid Siddik Spondon and representatives from different sponsor and partner companies.

With the theme ‘Digital Bangladesh in Action’, SoftExpo-2011 is also going to take place in participation of different companies from home and abroad. A total of 110 local companies will be showcasing their latest products and services during the show while 10 foreign companies from Europe will also participate in – paving the way for the globally-renowned ICT companies to be aware further about the local market, make arrangements for outsourcing opportunities here and help bring in foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh’s booming digital economy.

AKM Fahim Mashroor said that this year the organizers would focus on youths during the expo. There’ll be 'IT Job Fair' on February 02, 03 & 04 on the sideline of this year's show. Around 20 renowned companies will offer more than 100 ICT-based job opportunities to the youths from this fair. An ‘Award Night’ will also be held on February 04.

This year, the expo has been planned in seven zones – Business Software zone, e-Commerce zone, e-Governance zone, Communication zone, Mobile Application zone, Multimedia & Animation zone and Outsourcing zone.

More than 20 seminars and business sessions will be held during the exhibition to be attended by key decision-makers and renowned experts from home and abroad. The five-day SoftExpo-2011 will remain open from 10:00am to 8:00pm everyday. Entry fee has been fixed at Tk 30.

This year, the organisers are expecting more than 1,00,000 visitors in this gala ICT event that’ll feature different kinds of exhibitors including the software and IT Enabled Services companies, e-Governance solution providers, mobile content and application developers, communication solution providers, e-commerce portals, ICT training institutes and outsourcing companies.

BASIS President expressed his satisfaction with the overall preparations and arrangements of the exhibition. He said that the SoftExpo-2011 would outshine all its previous arrangements in terms of size and participation. Foreign investors will also get fair scopes to consider various business aspects for bilateral contract with the local ICT-based companies, he said, citing that a good number of ICT companies from Europe will visit the expo and thereby decide on investment in the country’s fast-growing software and ITES sector.

Co-organisers of this year’s expo are Science & ICT Ministry and Access to Information Program under PM’s Office (PMO). Grameenphone IT has been chosen as the Platinum Sponsor while Reve Systems is the Gold Sponsor. BRAC Bank, Microsoft and ICT Business Promotion Council are the proud co-sponsors of this year’s software extravaganza. For further information, log on

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fully Solar power Pavilion of Bestway Group in International Trade Fair 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Fully solar powered pavilion of Bestway Powertech has drawn curious attention of the visitors in just opened International Trade Fair 2011. Along with these the consumers of Bestway bazaar are getting online and offline shopping facilities. Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the pavilion and expressed her entire satisfaction on Bestway’s efforts to bring solar power in the forefront of national life. Hon’ble Commerce Minister Lt. Col. Faruk Khan, Hon’ble Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni, President FBCCI Mr. A K Azad, Chairman & CEO Bestway group Md. Mizanur Rahman and MD of Bestway Land Properties Ltd. Md. Momen accompanied the Hon’ble Prime Minister. The consumers are getting all their basic needs including housing and food etc under one roof in the Number 4 pavilion of Bestway Group in the International Trade Fair 2011.

Laptop fair 2010 is starting from 5th January

Press Release, (Dhaka, Bangladesh): ‘QUBEE Laptop Fair 2011’ is starting on 5th January in Dhaka. This fair will continue till 7th January in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. Event management organization `Maker Communication’ is organizing the laptop fair for the 8th time in Bangladesh. Yesterday in a press conference, the organizers briefs about the fair.

Qubee’s Chief Marketing Officer Nehal Ahmed, Chairman of Global Brand Abdul Fattah, Channel marketing manager of HP Personal System Group Pratap Saha, Market communication manager of Samsung Electronics Mahmud B Kaiyum, Deputy general manager of Executive Technologies Salman Ali Khan, Smart Technology’s product manager ASM Shaukat Millat and Syeda Farzana Zaman Rumpa, Co-ordinator of ‘Qubee Laptop Fair 2011’ was present in the press conference.

Syeda Farzana Zaman Rumpa informs that, Maker Communication is organizing the laptop fair for the 8th time after successfully completion of 4 laptop fair in Dhaka and 3 laptop fair in Chittagong. Day by day Laptop is coming within peoples buying capability. Everyone is depending on the laptop now a day because of the inconvenience of electricity in our country. Selling four thousand laptops in three days of the 7th laptop fair took place on July 2010 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center. It is expected that more laptops will be sold in this fair.

“QUBEE is the title sponsor of this year’s laptop fair. QUBEE has been providing high speed broadband with wireless connectivity in Dhaka and Chittagong. There will be a special offer from QUBEE during the laptop fair. This exclusive offer will only be available during the fair. There will be additional attractive offers from QUBEE for ASUS and Samsung pavilion as well. QUBEE customers will also avail special offers from ASUS and Samsung during the fair. QUBEE CMO Mr Nehal Ahmed said, “We are proud to be a part of this year’s laptop Fair. In order for our customers to experience the Internet to its full potential they need to have the best computers or laptops to use. The “QUBEE Laptop Fair 2011” aims to bring all the laptop vendors under one roof to offer our consumers the maximum choice and range of prices.”

Organizer informed that, many organizations are taking part in this fair which is Qubee, HP, Samsung, Computer source, Smart, Global, Index, Startech Engineering, Computer Village, Executive Technologies, Rishit, Computer Valley, IOM, Excel Technologies, Khal Jahan Ali Computer and Flora Limited etc. Some Branded products will also be available there, which are Qubee, Asus, Toshiba, HP, Gateway, Samsung, Lenovo, Haier, Dell, Fujitsu, Prolink, Apple, Acer, MSI, Sony, Compaq, Flora PC and Gigabyte. Some Branded products will also be available there which are Qubee, Asus, Toshiba, HP, Gateway, Samsung, Lenovo, Haier, Dell, Fujitsu, Prolink, Apple, Acer, MSI, Sony, Compaq, Flora PC and Gigabyte.

Co sponsors of this Laptop Fair are Asus, Gateway, HP, Samsung and Toshiba.

The laptop fair will be open from 10.00am to 8.00pm. Entry fee is 20 Taka for the fair.

“Qubee Laptop Fair 2011” at a glance

Enlighten the Technologies
Sheraton Hotel, Dhaka
Date & Time
5 -7 January 2011
10.00am – 8.00pm
Maker Communication
Title Sponsor
Co sponsor
Asus, Gateway, Samsung, HP, Toshiba
Partner, Radio partner- ABC radio, Web partner-
Entry fee
20 BDT
Participating organizations
Pavilion & Stall
18 & 21
E-mail for media contact,

Media contact

Al-Amin Dewan - 01817750715
Al Amin Kabir - 01912 189 227
Nurunnabi Chowdhury Hasib –
                                01612 758 752
Maker Communication

Level 4, 70-b, bir-uttam kazi nur-uzzaman shorak, panthapath, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh.

Hotline:   01714 178 339
              01199 527 867

Al-Amin Dewan
Media Coordinator
Qubee Laptop Fair 2011