A seminar and exhibition on how ICT makes business grow will be held in Jaffna in early April, the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) said.
The twofold event organised by ICTA will be held on 7th next month from 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. at the Pillaiyar Inn, Jaffna. It will be aimed at promoting effective use of ICT in business and making the business community aware of the benefits it can bring.
The two-pronged event in Jaffna, like its predecessors , will give the business community in Jaffna an ideal opportunity to explore various products and solutions under one roof. It will enable companies to interact with one another and find solutions that can be tailor-made for their requirements. ‘The series of exhibitions and seminars are being held under the Domestic IT Small and Medium Business (SMB) Linkages Programme of ICTA’s Investment and Private Sector Development Programme, says ICTA.
The goal of the project is to promote the introduction and utilisation of ICT in businesses and SMEs throughout a network of regional towns ( majority being outside Colombo).
There are many IT SMEs in Sri Lanka with technology offerings which could fulfil the needs of businesses including SME’s in both the public and private sectors. It is also necessary to create an opportunity for IT-SME’s to showcase their products and service offerings.
The event is partnered with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam.
ICTA sources said that the whole business community including the large scale businesses as well as the small and medium size enterprises would greatly benefit from the exhibition cum seminar.
Further details could be obtained by calling 0212226609 , ICTA sources added.
This article is carried in Daily News of 25th March 2013.