Orange Expo 2011 will be held from April 8 to 10 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre at Pailles.
At a press conference on Thursday at the Mauritius Telecom Tower in Port Louis, the chief executive officer Sarat Lallah said that they are expecting 50,000 visitors.
The Orange Expo 2011 is titled ‘Learn’ and it will be opening a new realm in the world of education or the digital classroom.
“With digital learning, the training will continue in places other than school or training centres thus opening new opportunities to the population and businesses for which ongoing formation is a guarantee of competitiveness and retention of employees. I can assure you that learning will not be the same after Orange Expo,” he said.
According to Lallah, digital learning allows one to learn at any age from school children of primary schools to those already working and wish to upgrade or acquire new skills to secondary, tertiary students.
At the Orange Expo 2011, visitors will be get to see a massive orange cube which will house a traditional class except that instead of slates or notebooks, the public will be able to use tablet PCs. Mini-courses will be dispensed by teachers to primary and secondary students.
Besides a larger number of new mobiles, new channels for My.T, a Kids World which will be more spacious and quieter, businessmen will also find services and products which will suit their needs.
“The directors of companies will have the opportunity of seeing the smart meeting room or how companies can focus on the heart of their business, while leaving it to Mauritius Telecom – Orange to manage all the ICT part through Cloud Computing service that we will unveil at the Orange Expo 2011,” he said.
The opening hours have also been extended. On April 8, Orange Expo will be open from 10 am to 8 pm, on April 9 from 10 am to 10 pm and April 10 from 10 am to 7 pm.
Free invites can be downloaded from expo.orange.mu or one can pay an entry fee of Rs 25 at the entrance of Orange Expo 2011 at Pailles.