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CAN Federation concludes CAN Info-Tech; plans to expand tech fair to all provinces

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B360 February 13, 2024, 12:23 pm
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KATHMANDU: The 29th edition of CAN Info-Tech fair in Kathmandu, organised by the Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN Federation), concluded on Monday. The event was inaugurated by Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma.

The exhibition which lasted five days was attended by officials from the Government of Nepal, local representatives, members of the Province Assembly, National Assembly and House of Representatives, political party leaders, National Planning Commission officials, professionals, artists, social workers, students and technology enthusiasts.

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On the final day of 'S-power CAN Info-Tech 2024 in association with HMC DAHUA', guests including DP Aryal, Vice President of Rastriya Swotantra Party; Rabindra Mishra of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, actor Madan Krishna Shrestha, Miss Nepal 2023 Srichchha Pradhan, Miss Nepal 2019 and Kathmandu Metropolitan City's City Branding Advisor Anushka Shrestha, attended the exhibition.

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The fair showcased brands in IT, telecommunication, internet service providers, network and security service providers, fintech, e-commerce, IT training, software and management systems, online learning tools and ride-sharing apps among others. CAN Federation General Secretary Chiranjibi Adhikari noted that these stalls attracted visitors.

Adhikari stated that this year's Info-Tech prioritised the ideas, products and solutions of Nepali youth, contributing to the preparation of Nepal's IT sector in areas such as digital literacy, blockchain technology, AI, and cyber security. The fair attracted visitors interested in Nepali startups and innovation. Free stalls were provided to support these ideas and innovations.

 

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CAN Federation President Ranjeet Kumar Poddar said the fair was a success and received positive feedback. He thanked all the sponsors, exhibitors, supporting organisations, media and technology enthusiasts.

The main sponsor of CAN Info-Tech 2024 was SPowerBPE, with HMC DAHUA as the co-sponsor. The event was supported by various organisations, including the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Department of Information Technology, Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO), WITSA (World Innovation, Technology and Services Alliance), and Toa Software Corp.

Around 150 stalls were set up in the exhibition, where companies promoted their products and services. Companies also launched 'CAN Info-Tech offers' and schemes on their products. On the last day of the fair, discounts of 30% to 70% were offered on the purchase and booking of services and products.

After the conclusion of CAN Info-Tech 2024 in the capital, the CAN Federation is planning to host the fair in all seven provinces of the country.

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