Since the world has become digitalized, we have seen so many success stories of Pakistani startups. Punjab showcased startups at Dubai Expo 2020 to a global audience.
Pakistan Pavilion is attracting scores of visitors, including foreigners and Pakistanis abroad. It is, therefore, a great opportunity to present Punjab as a great investment destination, business opportunities in the ICT sector, and successful technology-based startups to the world.
During the Dubai Expo 2020, a number of activities were conducted at the Pakistan Pavilion including ‘Panel Discussion on Startup Ecosystem, ‘Panel Discussion on South Asia’s New Hub of ICT- Punjab, Pakistan’, ‘Startup Moot’, and others, ‘Seminar on showcasing Strengths and Opportunities in ICT Sector of Punjab, and an ‘International Business Conference’ were also conducted.
There were many renowned personalities including Punjab Minister for IT & Higher Education Raja Yassir Humayun was the key speaker at the panel discussions, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Azfar Manzoor, Chairman PASHA Badar Khushnood, CEO Infotech Naseer Akhtar, Managing Director IBEX Nadeem Elahi, Founder and CEO Katalyst\’s Labs Jehan Ara, Managing Partner Global Semiconductor Group, and other experts from the IT industry were also among the panelists who graced the event.
20 startups took part in the Dubai Expo 2020. All those startups were selected by IT experts of the industry after evaluation on their merit.
Additionally, the Startup Punjab portal was officially launched as a part of the Startup Punjab Initiative during the International Business Conference. All the higher authorities of the panel discussion were also present at the occasion.