The first edition of ProIT 2011 Exhibition and Conference, which is being jointly organised by the National Computer Board (NCB) and the Mauritius Information Technology Industry Association (MITIA), will be held from April 20 to 22 at the Freeport of Mauritius exhibition centre.
The organisers met the press on Friday at the NCB office, Port Louis, to give more details on the event which will consists of an ICT exhibition and conferences.
The minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum declared that it has been noted that many enterprises are quite reluctant to use IT tools.
“Many small and medium enterprises believe that IT tools are expensive. However, the exhibition will show them their importance and advantages,” Chedumbrum said.
The minister also pointed out that the event will be very beneficial for the public as they will get better quality products at a lower price.
ProIT is a professional B2B event offering a unique platform for companies in the ICT sector to display their products, services, solutions and new technologies. Over 3,000 business professionals and decision makers are expected to visit ProIT 2011.
Suraj Ramgoolam, chairman of NCB, highlighted that the event demonstrates the synergy between the government and the private sector.
“The various players of the ICT sector have joined hands to work together to organise this event. During Infotech 2010, the event was open to the general public while the small and medium businesses could not get much information,” he explained.
The NCB chairman added that, “This time, we are focussing mainly on them.”
The exhibition will house around 30 stands for exhibitors and 28 different ICT companies will showcase their technology and products.
Entrance to the fair is free but access is restricted to registered visitors.
The ceremony will be officially launched by the ICT minister on Wednesday, April 20, followed by a visit to the exhibition hall.