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IT delegation from CommerceNet Singapore headed by Wong Jeh Shyan called on Professor Dr Atta ur Rehman, Minister of Science & Technology, in Islamabad. The delegates gave a presentation on ITCN Asia 2001. Abu Shamim Arif, Secretary IT & Telecom Division and Managing Director PSEB were also present on the occasion.

It is expected that contracts worth $200 million would be signed during this exhibition for development of IT, e-commerce and telecommunications in Pakistan. It may be mentioned here that Jang group is the sponsor of this event.

ITCN Asia 2001, IT and Commerce Network Exhibition and Conference to be held at Karachi Expo Centre from 24-26 March 2001, was the focus of discussion. Wong Jeh Shyan made presentation on the international marketing efforts made by CommerceNet consortium.

Wong informed that three international roadshows in Singapore, Seoul and Taipei have already been arranged by CommerceNet Singapore. Other roadshows are planned at Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong and USA in January 2001.

ITCN is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors. More than 1,000 overseas visitors would be coming to Pakistan, and over 100 stalls have already been booked by global IT companies. The minister assured full cooperation by the Ministry of Science and instructed the relevant staff to coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to promote ITCN Asia 2001 to make it a success.

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