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
"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.