Don’t miss CAN Info-Tech 2016

Kathmandu

The 22nd edition of CAN Info Tech entitled ‘Subisu CAN Info Tech 2016’ kicked off on January 29 at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Organised by Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) Federation, this six-day long event is considered as one of the biggest Information Communication Technology (ICT) fairs of the country. The event aims to promote Information Communication and Technology and provides a platform to IT enthusiasts as well as showcase the latest trends and products in the IT sector.

Inaugurating the event, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli highlighted the importance of information and technology for the development of the country. He said that the government welcomes ICT related programmes like this. “We need to slowly head towards e-governance and digital friendly governance which will help the country keep up with the modern world and expand in terms of science and technology, trade and commerce, tourism, hydro power, agriculture and other sectors of development,” he stated.

“CAN aims to reach every part of the country to make it fully digital and seeks help and support from the government which can be done by prioritising the sector,” said Binod Dhakal, President of CAN Federation. According to him, the event is not only meant to showcase the latest innovations, but also to gather ICT enthusiasts under a single roof for its promotion.

“This is the third time we are continuing as a main sponsor for the event because it is the biggest and most related platform for the branding of the ICT company like us,” said Sudhir Parajuli, CEO of Subisu Cablenet. According to him, targeting the event, the company has come up with a special customer loyalty programme as well as a special package for the new customers.

The title sponsor for the event is Subisu Cablenet and the associated sponsor is Huawei. The event this year is featuring around 180 stalls showcasing several latest innovations in the field of info-rmation and technology. Different mobile and computer distributors, app developers, computer hardware and software dealers, computer maintenance service providers, telecommunication operators, ICT colleges and training institutes, payment solution providers and power solution providers are the major participants. Majority of ICT companies participating in the event are not only showcasing their latest products and services but are also offering special discounts on them.

CAN Federation is also hosting the Subisu CAN ICT Conference 2016 from February 1 to 2 at Hotel Yak and Yeti. The conference this year is based on — ‘Cyber Security: Challenges and Solutions for Developing Economies’. Issues like critical infrastructure and protection, combating cyber security incidents in Nepal, security of e-enable services and

applications and surveillance and privacy will be discussed about at the conference.

According to CAN, last year the expo had received around 350,000 visitors. Looking at the flow of the visitors this year it is expecting the number to cross 400,000. The entry fee for the event is Rs100 and Rs 50 for the students.