The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) organised Expat Networking Forums in Sydney and Melbourne for the fourth consecutive time to coincide with CeBIT Australia 2013 recently with much success.
The Networking Forums gave the opportunity to the Sri Lankan expats to be apprised of the recent developments in the IT/BPO industry. They also offered the opportunity for 15 Sri Lankan IT/BPO companies to be introduced to Australia.
Nine of these companies explored the Australian market for the first time. The delegation inclu-ded DesignSoft Technologies, Eyepax, Fidenz, Fossmart, hSenid Bu-siness Solutions, i-Context, Just In Time Group, JKCS, Mylinex Inte-rnational, Peercore IT, SAKS, Sterling BPO Solutions, tekMAZ, Zaizi and zMessenger.
In Sydney, an Expat Networking Forum which included senior level Sri Lankans working in Australian companies and a Business Networking Forum which included CXO level Australians were held recently. Both the events were successfully concluded with participation exceeding 80. The networking forums provided the platform for companies to explore opportunities for establishing partnerships, business introductions and possible ventures.
A similar exercise was also organised in Melbourne where the participation exceeded expectations and recorded the highest number of participants totalling 70.
The expat community was highly impressed by the developments and the growth of the IT/BPO industry which ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura recounted to them. They were particularly pleased to note the their motherland’s development indicators such as international rankings including NRI, Global Competitiveness Rank, and Global Innovation Index contained in Dewapura’s expose.