The road to $5 billion ICT export by 2021

Date : 21st October, 2016 Venue : Seminar Hall 2 (First floor) Time : 10:30 AM~12:30 PM
Type :

Technical Session

Topics :

The road to $5 billion ICT export by 2021

Date :

21st October 2016, Friday

Time :

10:30 AM~12:30 PM

Venue :

Seminar Hall 2 (First floor)

ICT is an integral part of the Government’s Vision 2021; the seventh five-year plan has dedicated a full chapter to ICT and has set targets to help achieve Digital Bangladesh. One of the key targets is to achieve $5 Billion ICT exports by 2020. It is assumed that the ICT sector will be the next BIG sector for exports from Bangladesh overtaking the Garments sector in the near future. This seminar at Digital World will explore the current scenario and the way forward for the Industry to achieve this target. To reach the goal, policies will be needed to focus on expanding ICT infrastructure, improve incentives, greatly expand the ICT skills base, and invest in ICT-related research and development as well as focus on Industry Promotion. The objective of the seminar is to diagnose the policies & activities that have been initiated by the Government. It will also cover strategies of the competing nations & what are the major activities that are required to reach the $5 billion target.