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FITIS to host ASOCIO plenary sessions

The Federation for Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will host the 2011 Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) plenary council meetings in Colombo from June 6-7 at the Cinnamon LakeSide Hotel.

ASOCIO, established in Tokyo in 1984 to focus on the development of the ICT industry in the Asia Oceania region, is represented by member nations from developing and developed countries that extend beyond SAARC, ASEAN and other regional associations with Japan as a contributor in driving the organisation.

It plays a key role in regional ICT industry development and is a platform to bring together the knowledge widely spread in member countries.

"This meeting comes at a time when the Sri Lanka government is committed to exploit the maximum of ICT for the rapid development of the economy. We look forward to extending our hospitality to ASOCIO in June," said Chairman FITIS Govind Nangrani. "FITIS represents Sri Lanka in the ASOCIO and works towards the growth of the local industry".

ASOCIO comprises around 25 member countries including Australia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and India with the UK, Russia, US and France as guest members, to allow knowledge sharing and business/industry development in the region.

Secretary FITIS Udaya De Silva said that a 50 member delegation is expected to hold meetings with Sri Lankan business partners and government authorities during the event to build partnerships, to exploit new business opportunities and investments in Sri Lanka.

FITIS comprises chapters covering all segments of the industry - Software (SLASI), Hardware (SLCVA), Training (ACTOS), Communications (LISPA/TPA) and Professionals (ISACA).

It has been contributing to the growth of the Information Technology sector of the country for the past 15 years generating job opportunities and growing awareness to grassroot levels.

 

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