The UK Trade Partnerships Conference will bring together a wealth of senior business and corporate executives from across a broad spectrum of technology and digital business sectors.
Alongside governmental departments, ministries and senior Trade Ministers, attendants will focus on senior business collaborative opportunities between Pakistan and the UK.
Pakistan presents a dynamic marketplace with one of the fastest growing digital technology sectors in the region. Year on year Pakistan’s IT industry has seen a growth of more than 20% over the last decade. Added to which, Pakistan’s GDP is expected to increase to 5.1% in 2017 and offers a natural corridor to the Asian marketplace.
The UK Trade Partnerships Conference will showcase current industry relationships with Pakistan and explore the potential of further outsourcing and collaboration in the Pakistan digital technology sector. This high profile event will identify and highlight market opportunities especially with future post-Brexit free trade initiatives and support the creation of networks between policy makers, thought leaders and key entrepreneurs from Pakistan.
This event will be attended by delegates from Pakistan and the UK including
Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade & Investment, United Kingdom and Anusha Rahman, Minister of IT & Telecommunications, Pakistan.
Pakistan is playing an increasing role in the global IT industry, with a particular focus on outsourcing and international inward investment. With an ever-growing and increasingly sophisticated digital framework, Pakistan is establishing its place on the world IT stage.
Government initiatives, endorsements from international corporations and world class expertise are just a handful of elements that contribute towards Pakistan’s recent growth in this sector. The country’s IT exports saw growth of over 40% in just 12 months.
UK Trade Partnerships: Pakistan as a Digital Powerhouse event sets out to –
– Raise awareness of the opportunities offered to UK and Pakistan companies within the Digital and IT sectors to collaborate with each other and increase transnational co-operations.
– Summarise the current business climate in Pakistan from the perspective of the IT industry.
– Outline the support and initiatives offered by the countries’ governments and existing corporate networks.
– Increase knowledge base within the industry through the past experience of case studies.
– Discover new business relationships and enhance the profile of companies interested in this business collaboration.
Who should attend?
Companies looking for new international opportunities in the fast-developing market of Pakistan.
Pakistan enterprises seeking to improve cooperation with UK counterparts.
UK leaders of business already established in Pakistan needing to expand their network and knowledge base in the country.
Pakistan executives intending to branch into new segments within UK.
All corporate leaders requiring an update on the current climate in the Pakistan digital and IT industries.
Member of European Parliament, Czech Republic
Member of European Parliament, United Kingdom
Lord Tariq Ahmad
Transport Minister for Aviation, International Trade, and Europe
Minister of State of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Pakistan
Rt Hon Greg Hands MP
Minister of State for International Trade, United Kingdom
Mudassar Malik, Founder & Chairman, ILM Capital
John Vladimir Slamecka, Region President, AT&T Europe, Middle East & Africa, AT&T
Ulf Pehrsson, Director of Government & Industry Relations and ConsumerLab, Ericsson
Kausar Qazilbash, Managing Director, Accenture
Ali Abdul Aziz, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Almeena Ahmed Ashraf, Head of Content, AKS Films
Mir Nasir, CEO, Inbox Business Technologies
Adnan Lawai, CEO, Folio 3
Hamza Saghir, Change & Technology Consultant, Center of Aviation