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Lahore to host ITCN Asia

The event will host more than 700 booths, including leading global and Pakistani tech giants

By News Desk
April 16, 2024
This image released on December 20, 2021, shows the Lahore Expo Centre. — Facebook/Pakistan Expo Centres
This image released on December 20, 2021, shows the Lahore Expo Centre. — Facebook/Pakistan Expo Centres

LAHORE: The 24th edition of ITCN Asia, Pakistan's biggest IT and telecom expo and conference, will take place from April 18 to 20 at the Expo Center in Lahore.

State Minister for IT & Telecom, Shaza Khawaja, will be the chief guest, and Deemah Al Yahya, Secretary General of the Digital Cooperation Organization, will be the global guest of honor at the inauguration of the three-day trade fair.

A delegation of international investors from 12 countries, with an investment fund of $500 million, has scheduled its visit to the event, which is a testament to Pakistan's lucrative technology ecosystem.

The event will host more than 700 booths, including leading global and Pakistani tech giants such as Microsoft, Inbox, Redhat, TP-Link, Lenovo, HP, Netsol, Abacus, and Dell. Additionally, over 250 global speakers will be sharing insights in more than 20 knowledge sessions, covering topics like the AI Summit, Global Security Symposium, Gaming Roundtable, Skills Roundtable, Investor Summit, Digital Health, Proptech, Freelancer Summit, and Made in Pakistan Roundtable.

Event Director of ITCN Asia, Umair Nizam, said that the IT, telecom, and associated industries are entering a unique and promising era in Pakistan, as the country embraces technological trends and modern applications in every aspect of life.

He also highlighted that, based on the direction of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) and the policies of the current government, the Pakistani tech ecosystem is expanding into new markets in the Gulf region while strengthening its existing presence in western markets.

The event will be supported by the Ministry of IT and Telecom, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), and the Pakistan IT Industry Association (P@SHA).