SLASSCOM partners Australian IT industry
The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM),
partnered with the AIIA (The Australian Information Industry
Association) the leading industry body for the technology sector in
Australia. The objective of the coalition is to develop links between
the two counties and to promote Sri Lanka as a preferred IT/ BPO
SLASSCOM member companies recently took part in the Global Trade
Mission held in Australia which was organized by ICTA. As a part of this
mission SLASSCOM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AIIA to
collaborate and develop the IT / BPO sector in both the countries.
SLASSCOM Chairman Dinesh Saparamadu said, "The Sri Lankan IT and BPO
industry is projected to grow by 26% in 2011 with export earnings
estimated at US $ 390 million for 2010.
"Sri Lanka has set a target of US $ 1 billion export revenue by 2015.
One of the key prerequisites for this growth to be realized is the
acceleration of market access around the world. We are delighted to
partner with AIIA to explore opportunities for both the nations".
As Australia's main industry association for the ICT industry, the
AIIA, is the trusted source of information, advice and expertise for all
stakeholders - members, the broader industry, government, staff and the
community and sets the strategic direction of the industry and
influences public policy provides members with business productivity
tools, advisory services and market intelligence to accelerate their
AIIA focuses on growing ICT's share of national business
opportunities for all members and leading the ICT industry forward to
become recognized as the key driver of growth, prosperity and
environmental change for the nation.