Delegates from global peak IT body the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) arrived in Australia today.
Representing 41 countries as members including the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) WITSA delegates will meet with government and industry to discuss IT policy, the skills gap, consumption tax, e-commerce and broadband issues.
The 20 delegates from countries such as Mexico, Japan, China, Singapore, Spain and New Zealand are visiting Adelaide in preparation for the World Congress on IT 2002, a biennial event being held in the southern hemisphere for the first time in its 13-year history.
To be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from February 26 to March 1, 2002 the World Congress on IT has had a topical list of past speakers including Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Al Gore.
The SA government estimates the event will bring around $15 million into the state as an estimated 2,000 delegates are expected to attend.
The World Congress on IT will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from February 26 to March 1, 2002.