Friday, April 10, 2009

CommunicAsia 2009 and the Nigerian ICT- related Mission to Singapore


SINGAPORE...where else?
'Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) offers one of the best regulatory agencies in the World for countries wanting to play catch-up in embracing new convergence technologies' (Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General, International Telecom. Union)

In collaboration with Orissa Associates, award winning Singapore based international business consulting outfit, Infoplus/IBG Nigeria is proposing an ICT related Mission to Singapore, June 13-21, 2009. This timely Mission has being put together by us to heighten the awareness and participation of the Nigerian community, both private and public on the utility of ICT as a socio economic development tool.

To raise its head in the comity of nations in terms of ICT, countries have been advised to brace up and make use of the opportunities offered by ICTs for development and enhancing competitiveness. Experts have pointed out that ICT has become an essential instrument in the attainment of the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially in the area of poverty reduction by the year 2015. The Mission presents an opportunity to network and dialogue with some of the best brains in the industry.

Singapore launched its 10-year infocomm master plan, the Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) in June 2006. The plan is to spearhead the transformation of key economic sectors, government and society through more sophisticated and innovative use of infocomm, and set the stage for a whole new digital world of possibilities and opportunities by 2015.

Schedule*:

Day 1: Arrival at Changi International Airport, Singapore.
Day 2: Briefing by Orissa Associates and City Tours
Day 3: Briefing by Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Media Development Authority (MDA) at CommunicAsia conference 2009
Day 4: Round table presentation on ICT opportunities in Nigeria and meeting with International Enterprise (IE) Singapore at the CommunicAsia conference 2009.
Day 5: Meeting with major ICT System Integrators.
Day 6: Sight seeing and Night Safari.
Day 7: Free and Easy. Departure from Singapore
*subject to change without notice

Testimonies: Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Information and Communication, Nigerian Communication Commission, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Edo State Government, Ministries of Information, Commerce and Industry and the Governor’s Office etc.

For more information on your nominations, contact Ndudi Osakwe on 080 2353 0007 or email ibgnigeria@gmail.com

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