SoftMart 2007, an annual information and technology fair began yesterday in Ho Chi Minh City to introduce new software products and solutions to the public.
In its seventh year, SoftMart has 120 pavilions introducing 500 information and communications technology products which are being applied effectively in the industry.
The new products focus on meeting new requirements in quality and efficiency to aid in the successful implementation of the Government’s plan to develop the ICT market. The improvements will also assist HCMC in its plan to develop science and technology by 2010.
“Through SoftMart, we would like to define the local market’s demand for software programmers as well as create a market for businesses that want to upgrade their IT applications in production,” said Tran Thi Thu Thuy, director of the HCMC Technology and Science Information Center, the event’s organizer.
In combination with SoftMart 2007, several national seminars are being offered. The seminars will address the development of the domestic software market and the identification of intellectual property rights for software products.
The fair will also present attendees with a wide range of activities including technology and management assistance and meetings between suppliers and clients to develop useful initiatives.
SoftMart 2007 will run until September 30 at the Phu Tho Sports Complex in District 11. A meeting will be held on the fair’s final day between officials from the government and the city, and representatives of IT enterprises.
Last year, hundreds of contracts, worth more than VND 110 billion, were signed at the fair.
Software products are also available to view online at www.techmart.cesti.gov.vn and www.techmart.com.vn.
Also yesterday the Science and Technology Ministry signed an agreement making it the fourth member of the Asianux software consortium. The historic signing was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.
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