Dhaka to host World Congress on Information Technology-2021

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

The 25th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) will begin in Bangladesh on November 11 to bring together the global leaders in business, government, and academia in the IT sector.

The four-day conference will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka. The IT sector leaders will attend the summit both in person and virtually, said a PID handout on Tuesday.

With the initiative of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), and Bangladesh Computer Samity are jointly arranging the mega event, reports UNB.

This year ‘ICT the Great Equalizer’ is the theme of the WCIT, said State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak joining a press conference at a city hotel virtually on Tuesday.

A total of 23 seminars, ministerial conferences, B2B sessions are the main features of the international event, he said.

Besides, a session titled ‘Digital Bangladesh Night’ will be held there on the opening day of the great event, focusing on the progress of Bangladesh in the IT sector in the last 12 years.

PM’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy will join its ministerial conference as the keynote speaker virtually on November 11.

An app titled ‘WCIT 2021’ has been launched for the visitors, which can be downloaded from the google play store and iphone app store at free of cost. But the users need to complete the prior registration process to visit the event.

Besides, the visitors can enjoy the conference virtually through www.wcit2021.com.bd site. All the necessary information over registration and others will be available on www.wcit2021.org.bd site.