"Digital World" is the largest IT Expo of Bangladesh which covers the breadth of knowledge in the IT program and highlights the optimum use of the economic potentials of ICT. This event is considered as a huge platform to establish network with the local and regional/global IT-ITES industry leaders and experts, with a view to share their achievements and experiences. Moreover, it will provide a platform for showcasing a wide range of IT products, services, home grown technologies and innovations. In addition to this, the global event- "Digital World" helps to flaunt many potentials of digital technologies as various policy makers, national/multinational/international organizations, and academic institutions, startups young IT students and also non IT students participate actively. It will also facilitate communication and cooperation between foreign and local investors, venture capitalists, icons from the IT world and the futurists.
Digital World 2016 is announced to start from October, 19th 2016 and will continue till October 21st in International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB). This event is expected to be inaugurated by Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, the Hon'ble Prime Minister of the Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh. Key personnel's like ministers and government officials will attend the expo to show the commitment of Government's interest in investing and developing the IT sector of Bangladesh with a view to achieve the goals of vision 2021: Digital Bangladesh; and those of 2041 as well.
DW16 is organized by the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and Access to Information Program (a2i Program) of the Prime Minister's Office of Bangladesh, will be associated as implementing agencies. The fest is partnered up with all the leading trade bodies of country i.e. Association of Mobile and Telephone Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB),
Bangladesh Association of Call Centre and Outsourcing (BACCO), Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) and professional bodies such as Bangladesh Computer Society, Bangladesh IT Journalist Forum (BIJF), Bangladesh Women in IT (BWIT) and CTO Forum.
The theme of the Digital World 2016 is "Nonstop Bangladesh". Time is continuous and it flows at an unchanging rate everywhere in the universe. With time, Bangladesh is also continuously moving forward. Despite natural hazards being faced, she never stops nor does she stumble, rather she straightens up and moves on. Bangladesh is functioning constantly to rise to the occasion with the dynamic world. Bangladesh was never confined within any limits nor has ever forfeit from any challenges. Rather, she is making her path with persistence, a path that lead to greatness. Bangladesh, over the years has worked silently and is on the urge of building a nation that nobody thought could come into existence in such short period of time. It is strong, fearless and nonstop Bangladesh that promises to become a middle-income country by 2021, using technologies in general and Digital Technologies, in particular, in every spheres of life.