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Also the government has taken several initiatives through legalizing e-Commerce platform. According to The Global Information Technology Report 2012 prepared by the World Economic Forum, the government of Bangladesh scored 5 out of 7 for Government Prioritization for ICT and 4.1 out of 7 for Importance of ICT to Government Vision.
The B2B program started with a day-long training on Danish Business Culture and Online Marketing in Scandinavian Countries, held at DFSME office on 18 September, 2012. On second day, the main B2B program took place at Danish Society of Engineers. 18 Danish companies met Bangladeshi companies for about 60 pre-arranged B2B meetings. Before that a seminar presented by Thomas Wittenburg demonstrating provocative insights into the future of mobile and Russell T Ahmed, Secretary General at BASIS, introduced the Danish attendees to the benefits of choosing Bangladesh as their next IT outsourcing destination. The Bangladeshi Companies taking part to this program are - BJIT, Brainstation-23, HawarIT, Impulse Technology, Informatix Technologies, Kento Studios, Latitude-23, Relisource Technologies, Rightbrain Solutions, Sentrana BD and Structured Data Systems. Finally this three day-long B2B program ended with a field visit at the Gaming Incubator of the University of Copenhagen on 20th September morning.Mentionworthy that the Netherlands Government has been funded for NTFII Bangladesh project since 2010 for giving platform to 40 IT & ITES companies of Bangladesh through building sustainable business linkaging in Netherlands, Denmark, UK and Germany along with other project activities in favor of outsourcing industry of Bangladesh.Likely, six B2B program already organized in the framework of this project since inception of this project. UN/WTO International Trade Centre has been implementing this project here in partnership with the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industries (DCCI) and the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS).
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