Second innovation showcase opens in China

Shanghai cityBT has opened a second Customer Innovation Showcase in Shanghai making China the only country outside the United Kingdom with two BT showcase centres.

The showcase is part of BT’s on-going investment in the Asia Pacific region and brings the latest video conferencing equipment and networked IT applications all together under one roof.

Speaking during the launch, Eliza Kwok, managing director for BT China, said: “The decision to establish a second BT Customer Innovation Showcase Centre in China shows this market’s importance in the growth of our business.

“Many of our customers continue to expand in this market and we are striving to enhance our communications infrastructure and services to support this expansion.

“It is our hope that our showcase centres will provide customers with a window on how we can fulfil their IT needs, allowing us to better support global multinational customers in China and Chinese multinationals in their globalisation ambitions,” she said

In May 2010, BT announced a new investment programme for the Asia Pacific region, covering additional resourcing, new infrastructure and an expanded portfolio of services.

As part of this plan, BT’s showcase centres are integral in increasing knowledge of BT’s services among its customers.

BT has already hired 240 professionals across the region in the key customer markets of Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore, and will be creating more new jobs in the coming year.