stands to gain from hosting WCIT 2008
Sarawak Tribune - Friday, 6 December, 2002
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LUMPUR - Malaysia stands to benefit from the hosting of the World Congress
on Information Technology in 2008 (WCIT 2008), which is also described as
the "Olympics of the information technology" industry, says
Harres Tan, president of the Asian Oceania Computing Industry Organisation
said this year's WCIT, which was held in Adelaide, attracted huge
investments from foreign investors into Australia, he said.
is a biennial meeting attracting leading Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) professionals, top corporate executives, academicians,
researchers, government ministers and policy makers from all over the
whose term as president of ASOCIO ends this year, is also a steering
committee member of World Information Technology Services Alliances, an
international body representing the IT industry.
Dr Mohamed Arif Nun, chief executive officer of the Multimedia
Developement Corporation (MDC), said there was a good chance that Malaysia
would host the event,
stand a very good position as India and Malaysia have been shortlisted
to host the internatinal event," he told Bernama on the sidelines of
the ASOCIO General Assembly and Symposium in Chiangmai, Thailand recently.
through the Association of Computer Industry of Malaysia (PIKOM),
indicated its interest to host WCIT 2008 at the ASOCIO General Assembly in
India last year.