KARACHI: The 23rd edition of ITCN Asia, the flagship event of the IT and telecom sector, will be held from August 31 to September 02 in Karachi at the Expo Center. Caretaker Federal Minister Dr. Umair Saif will be the chief guest. Tech Destination Pakistan will be the title partner of this event for the first time. Google, P@SHA, and UNIFONIC are also leading partners.

Over 450 organizations are participating in the event, including 100 foreign delegates from eight countries: China, Singapore, Azerbaijan, UAE, KSA, USA, etc. For the first time, the mobile phone companies are participating under a separate Telecom Pavilion promoting Made-in-Pakistan mobile devices. The CIO Global Forum will also organize its exclusive event in Pakistan.

The event will host more than 400 booths showcasing global brands. Companies such as Special Communications Organization, InoTech Solutions, Systems Limited, Abacus Consulting, Transworld, UNIFONIC, S.I Global Solutions, etc. are participating in the event.

The event is supported by the Ministry of IT & Telecom, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and Pakistan IT Industry Association (P@SHA)
Various conferences will take place on Cybersecurity, E-commerce, Fintech, Agile, Digital Education, Gaming, etc.; it is expected that more than 35,000 trade visitors will be attending the event during the three days.

Umair Nizam, Vice President of E-commerce Gateway Pakistan, said: “ITCN Asia is set to play a crucial role in setting the direction of the IT sector towards its goal to enhance the ICT export target of $20 billion as per the vision of the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication. The event is expected to generate business deals of millions of dollars along with various opportunities of partnership and joint ventures between foreign and local companies.