Pan Pearl River Delta Software World 2005 in ZhuhaiOn December 8, I attended the Pan Pearl River Delta Software World Cooperation and Transaction Forum. The event was co-organized on the Hong Kong side by the Hong Kong Computer Society.
I also witnessed the signing of an agreement between the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF), Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) with the Zhuhai Software Industry Association (珠海市軟件行業協會) to cooperate on the IT Collaborative Network Platform over the "IT Solution Directory" project, which was initiated by HKITF a few years ago, linking up the directory services of www.itsolution.org.hk and www.itsolution.org.cn.
During the signing ceremony, I was also delighted to see our old friends again from the Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangzhou Municipality (廣州市對外貿易經濟合作局) and Tianhe Software Park (廣州天河軟件園), which had been our original and dedicated partners in China for the "IT Solution Directory" project (above).
Later, on behalf of HKITF, I signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the representative software industry associations of the nine provinces in the Pan Pearl River Delta region (Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Hainan, Yunnan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Guizhou 福建、湖南、江西、四川、海南、云南、广东、广西和贵州) to extend the IT Collaborative Network Platform.
In the afternoon, I chaired and moderated a discussion session on software outsourcing with an attendence of more than 150 people, with a panel of eight distinguished speakers from the China Software Industry Association (中國軟件行業協會), Zhuhai Software Industry Association, Hong Kong Productivity Council, EDS (China), Microsoft (China), etc.