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Sunday, 27 November 2011 12:54

Advanced technology on show at Infotech 2011

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The 18th edition of Salon Infotech was officially inaugurated at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC) at Pailles, on Wednesday. This edition also features a Career Guidance Corner as well as a Green ICT Corner.
Reputed as the largest ICT event in Mauritius, the objective of Infotech 2011, which ends this Sunday, is primarily to inform the public about the latest trends in the world of technology. It is divided into different zones, namely an exhibition zone, a shopping zone, a gaming zone and an ICT Career Fair zone.

Infotech is also an occasion for people to learn about job opportunities in the ICT sector. The career fair is being organised in collaboration with the Outsourcing and Telecommunications Association of Mauritius (OTAM) and the Mauritius IT Industry Association (MITIA).

The 2010 theme “Shaping The Digital Economy” is being used again this year to create an “Intelligent Mauritius”. According to ICT Minister Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, with rapid advancement, the ICT sector is gradually moving from the 5th to the 3rd pillar of the economy, with an economic contribution of 6.4 %, generating Rs 30 billion per year. Infotech is not only about the latest technology; it is also a window on the services being offered to enterprises as well as the general public. At least 94 exhibitors operating in the field of ICT are participating. The main attractions of the event are laptops, 3D screens, Cash N Carry with the Samsung Solar, tablets an Asus Eee Pad Slide and the Nokia N9 at HM Rawat who also offers SMS Business Solutions, Social Networks and E-commerce.

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