The 21st edition of CAN Info-Tech 2015, an annual event that provides information on latest development in the information, communication and technology (ICT) sector, concluded by attracting around 331,000 visitors, according to the organizers.
Binod Dhakal, president of CAN, said that response from people interested in learning about the IT sector was quite encouraging.
The Info-Tech had 219 stalls including nine food stalls. Dealers of computer hardware and software, computer maintenance firms, power solution providers, mobile and accessories dealers, computer distributors, Internet service providers, telecommunication operators, ICT colleges and training institutes, software solution and payment solution providers, and bank and financial institutions, among others, exhibited their products and services at the expo.
Almost all the participating companies had announced special offers and discounts to attract visitors. However, the companies selling rechargeable bulbs, accessories like memory card, pen drive and selfie stand, mobiles and internet packages were successful in luring a large number of visitors.
On the sidelines of the Info-Tech, CAN Federation also organized a two-day long conference on "Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and Social Transformation." Computer Association of Nepal Federation has been organizing the two-day event on the sidelines of the CAN Info-Tech for the past 15 years.
Experts also presented papers on Knowledge Based Industry and Employment, and Professional Skill Development for ICT4D. Earlier, Naveed Hak, manager of Internet Society of Asia Pacific Singapore and Sagar Ratna Bajracharya presented papers on "Emerging Technology for ICT 4D" in the first session. In the second session, which saw the participation of Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal, experts presented paper on "Public Service Delivery and Government Transformation."
Professor Subhash Bhatnagar of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmadabad, was the keynote speaker at the conference.
Realizing that the impact and adoption of emerging information communication technologies is very slow in Nepal, CAN Federation had initiated the ICT Conference in 2001 with the aim to bring together national and international experts and IT enthusiasts to discuss the latest trends and development throughout the globe.