Robi Smartphone and Tab Expo-2014 started on Thursday (03 April, 2014) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).
Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology inaugurated the fair as chief guest.
Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam Khan, Secretary, Information and Communication Technology Division, Mr. Khaledur Rahman Dewan, Executive Vice President, Robi Axiata Limited, Mr. Shameem Ahsan, President, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information services (BASIS), Mr. Chun Su Moon, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics Bangladesh, Mr, Radi Ahmed Chowdhury, Country Manager, Nokia Emerging Asia Limited, Mr. Zahidul Islam, Assistant General Manager, Symphony and Mr. Zahirul Islam, Managing Director, Smart Technologies Limited were present as special guests.
Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology said, currently about 24 per cent people use internet in Bangladesh, which was only 4 per cent before 5 years. Bangladeshi people are tech savvy, they adopt technology very easily and quickly. Earlier Mobile device gave service by voice call and SMS. This time is the age of Smartphone and Tablet. Smartphone becomes essential part of daily life -by Video call and other applications, it makes life easy. He gives thanks Robi to sponsors this types of programme and ensuring standard customer services.
Mr. Shameem Ahsan, President, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information services (BASIS), said that, The exhibition will increase consciousness which will make exposure on using Smartphone, hope 10 million people will use Smartphone soon. We expect we will able to fulfill the target of USD 10 billion earning from Information technology sector.
Mr. Khaledur Rahman Dewan, Executive Vice President, Robi Axiata Limited said that Robi working with the believes of ‘Ignit yourself’. We are developing our services, which makes users life easier. Robi will continue support on this kind of Expo.
Avira, Nokia, Samsung and Symphony are the co-sponsored of the event, which is going to be held for the second time in Bangladesh.
Techshohor.com, ABC Radio, Tron Bangladesh and akhani.com are partners while Bangladesh Mobile Phone Importers Association (BMPIA) will associate the exhibition.
There will be 10 pavilions and 8 stalls with LG, Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Flora Limited, Arcos, Ainol, Gazette Gang 7, Coby and some other brands.
Some apps development firms will also show various apps during the exhibition. Participant organizations will offer special discount and gift during the fair. Visitors will get the opportunity to buy their favorite technology after verify.
The exhibition will remain open at 10:00am to 08:00pm. No entry fee will be required at the exhibition.
There will be a facebook based competition titled “Tag Share and Win” in the occasion of the exhibition like last year. Any one can join the competition through tagging and posting share of the various posts on facebook page through Smartphone and Tab Expo (https://www.facebook.com/STExpo).
Winner of the competition will be awarded Nokia Lumia 1520 as Mega Prize. Moreover, attractive prize will be given every day during the exhibition. All update on the exhibition will be available in facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/STExpo) and http://techshohor.com.