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Infotech 2016

Start Time: December 01, 2016 10:00 | End Time: December 04, 2016 19:00
Location: Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC), Pailles
1. Background
 
Since 1995, the National Computer Board (NCB) has been organising Infotech in Mauritius with the aims of creating awareness on emerging technologies, bridging the digital divide and providing a platform for local ICT operators to develop business opportunities with potential technology partners and customers. The NCB has so far organised 22 editions of Infotech. Infotech has gathered momentum over the years to become the largest annual ICT event of Mauritius, drawing a visitor turnout of around 100,000.
 
Infotech is organised with the objectives to: 
  • Provide information on developments and achievements in the ICT sector; 
  • Create awareness on emerging technologies; 
  • Demonstrate and promote local talents, expertise, know-how and export potential; 
  • Sensitise on the potential applications of ICT and choice of technology for effective business and individual solutions; 
  • Offer a meeting platform for local ICT operators to develop collaboration and deals with potential technology partners and customers; 
  • Sensitise on career opportunities and facilitate the recruitment process in the ICT sector; and 
  • Facilitate commercial exchanges.
 
2. Infotech 2016
 
The NCB, operating under the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, will be organising the 23rd edition of Infotech from Thursday 1 December 2016 to Sunday 4 December 2016 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC), Pailles.
 
Entrance to Infotech 2016 is FREE.
 
FREE bus shuttles will be available to the public from Victoria & Immigration stations (Port Louis) and Place Margeot (Rose Hill) during the four days of the exhibition.
 
3. Opening Dates and Time
 
Infotech will be open to the public as follows:
 
  • Thursday 1 December 2016 10:00 to 19:00
  • Friday 2 December 2016 10:00 to 19:00
  • Saturday 3 December 2016 10:00 to 20:00
  • Sunday 4 December 2016 10:00 to 19:00
 
4. Components
 
Infotech 2016 will have the following components: 
 
  • ICT Exhibition
  • Youth Forum 
  • Innovation Space 
  • ICT Job Fair 
  • Ethical Hackathon 
  • Open Source Space 
  • Cyber Caravan 
  • Gaming Zone

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