WITSA Celebrates Launch of Global Business Exchange!

September 1, 2021

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WITSA Celebrates Launch of Global Business Exchange!

GBX Launch Marked by Worldwide Participation from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin-America, North America, and Middle East

Fairfax, VA: The World Information Technology and Services (WITSA) today marked the official launch of its Global Business Exchange (GBX), presenting many exciting features of this new and innovative platform, which offers companies throughout WITSA’s vast global network with many benefits including a robust B2B networking platform, allowing participating companies to establish business connections with one another to expand their personal and business networks. Participating companies can search the platform to connect with other companies in order to partner, purchase and sell their goods and services across WITSA’s 85 member countries, representing over 90 percent of the world ICT market.

WITSA’s Global Business Exchange is made possible with the support of the National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) and Fusionex Group.

“The initial intent of the GBX was to have it serve as a global B2B platform for WITSA’s members’ members, enabling thousands of them to expand their business and professional networks, globally”, stated Dr. Sean Seah, PIKOM Deputy Chairman and WITSA GBX Executive Director, who is also the current Deputy Chairman of WITSA. “As it was being developed, thanks to improvements and innovation in platform technology, the GBX has grown into much more than a B2B platform.”

Other key features of WITSA’s GBX include a Request for Proposal Corner, Virtual Conference Hosting, a Virtual Exhibition Hall, live streaming of Webinars, a research repository, an Education & Training Center, a Global Partners and Products Showroom, a WITSA Speakers Bureau, and a Global ICT Excellence Awards Winners Honor Hall.

“On behalf of WITSA, I would like to say that we are very excited to be able to offer our members a unique benefit which will enable WITSA member companies of all sizes an opportunity to expand their professional and business networks around the globe,” said WITSA Chairman Mr. Yannis Sirros.

In the months ahead, WITSA’s GBX will also include an option for companies to obtain a “Business Excellence Certification” (BECP) status. Once a company is active on the GBX platform, they may choose to apply for BECP status. WITSA certified BECP companies may post RFIs and RFPs to the GBX network of companies to seek global partnerships on products, solutions, services and joint project bids opportunities.

“We applaud WITSA’s visionary initiative in wanting to help its business community to overcome these challenges by adopting a data-driven virtual platform powered by Fusionex that will empower its members with insights and enable their businesses to not only stay afloat but thrive. The GBX platform offers a holistic experience. It allows WITSA members and all participants to cultivate business relationships and gain access to new markets worldwide. It is our hope that this collaboration will serve as a catalyst in igniting a paradigm shift from physical to digital and hybrid. Only in doing so, will we be able to navigate the rapidly fluctuating, and anomalous landscape caused by COVID-19 and emerge resilient against future crises,” said Fusionex Group CEO Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh.

“As the GBX matures, we also plan on including the ability for members to launch online research and surveys, to use the GBX database to assist WITSA members in running their own events -such as signing up delegates, solicit sponsorships, identify speakers and program content-, offer GBX to key stakeholders such as the WTO, OECD, WHO, World Bank to organize joint events, sponsorships or surveys”, stated WITSA Secretary General Dr. Jim Poisant. “Participating companies will be able to expand their business and professional network around the globe through our Global Business Exchange, seek international recognition through the WITSA Business Excellence Certification and seek strategic partnerships, sub, and prime contracting opportunities, and enhance their corporate branding, globally”, continued Dr. Poisant.

The official launch of the GBX marked the participation of several WITSA countries, including companies from the likes of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Malaysia, Nigeria, Taiwan, UK, etc. The GBX platform can be found at https://witsa.fxvep.com/gbx/home. A short video presentation is also available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QBX47RHcouFtHw1NtPvyUsESKDBJTAsN/view

If you have any questions about the WITSA Global Business Exchange, please contact Ms. Molly Poisant at molly@witsa.org, Anders Halvorsen at ahalvorsen@witsa.org or your WITSA member association representative.

About WITSA:
The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is the leading recognized international voice of the global ICT industry, whose members from over 80 countries and economies represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market. WITSA is dedicated to advocating policies that advance industry growth and development; facilitating international
trade and investment in ICT products and services; strengthening WITSA’s national industry associations; and providing members with a broad network of professional contacts.

WITSA members are leaders in a globally interconnected marketplace. Because the challenges facing the ICT industry are undisputedly global in nature, WITSA members work together to achieve a shared vision on important issues of common interest. WITSA makes it possible for its members – ranging from Mongolia and Argentina to Kenya and the United States – to identify common issues and priorities, exchange valuable information, and present a united position on industry issues. For more information on WITSA, please visit https://witsa.org/.

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