Laptop fair begins Thursday
12 May 2015, Nirapad News: A three-day laptop fair will begin Thursday in the city with the slogan “laptop for all.”
Manufacturers of different global laptop and tablet brands will showcase their products at the 15th fair, and offer discount, local representatives said.
The fair, to be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), will remain open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and the entry fee is Tk 30. However, high school students wearing uniform will enjoy free entry. The announcement came Monday at a press conference, organised by Expo Maker.
The press meet was addressed, among others, by Md. Imrul Hossain Bhuiyan, country business manager of HP Bangladesh Mohammad Atiqur Rahman, country manager of Dell Bangladesh Salman Ali Khan, general manager of Executive Technology Ltd, Al Amin Dewan of techshohor.com, title sponsor of the fair, and Nahid H. Siddique, head of operations of Expo Maker.
The laptop fair is one of the biggest events in the Information Technology sector, Mr Rahman said. The fair will showcase the latest models and innovation in laptop and tablets, Mr Khan of Dell said.
“It is not simply a fair, rather it will bring laptop makers, its users and overall technology-friendly people together and give a boost to the IT sector,” Mr Bhuiyan, of HP.
After that, the companies are expecting a good sale at the fair, the representatives said, adding that many people also give advance booking of items of their favorite brands. The local representatives of global brands also said that they will launch some new models of their products at the fair.
Expo Maker has been organising the fair since 2008. At the first fair, a total of 603 laptops were sold while the number of sales rose to 4,300 in the last fair, an official said.
Mr Siddique said that local and global companies will showcase their products from 50 stalls, 7 mini-pavilions and 3 pavilions. Co-sponsors of the fair are Acer, Asus, Dell and HP. Products of more than 20 brands will be put in the display at the fair, organisers said. Details about the fair are available at the websites:
www.facebook.com/laptopfair.bd and www.techshohor.com