Pakistan’s IT Export industry has been at an all-time high for the outgoing financial year of 2016-17 with receipts of nearly $1 billion received through the banking channel. According to statistics by the State Bank of Pakistan, exports of IT industry classified as telecommunication, computer and information services surged to the level of $938.640 million in the last financial year.
However, the numbers stated by PSEB have been 3 times higher SBP’s numbers ($2.81 billion) through the input of companies/software houses.
The increase in the IT exports from Pakistan is also due to major summits and conferences that take place all over the world, where IT leaders from Pakistan and around the globe come together. One of such platforms is the Nordic Pakistan IT Summit.
The Nordic Pakistan IT Summit is an integrated platform for IT Communities of Pakistan and Nordic Region to exchange ideas, network and grow business. The summit is to take place on the 14th of November at Marriot Hotel, Stockholm.
Nordic Pakistan IT Summit is organized by Pakistan Sweden Business Council in partnership with The Embassy of Pakistan in Sweden. The Platinum partners for the summit are: Diya Interactive and Interactive Health Solutions; Gold Partners: Synavos Solutions; Silver Partners: Digital Dividend and DPLIT; Tech Media Partners: Look8 and CIO Pakistan from IDG; and Strategic Partners: National Incubation Center and TeamUp.
The caravan from Pakistan is all set to visit Stockholm, and the summit is packed with Panel Discussions, Presentations and Networking. The summit is bringing together industry experts & executives to discuss efficient cooperation and launch potential partnerships. Furthermore, the summit will explore existing innovative talent, technology development capacity, start up ecosystems and market needs of both regions.
Some of the speakers that are all set to take the stage at Stockholm include: Helena Mischel, Account Executive Public Sector Healthcare Microsoft; Daneil Sonesson, CEO -Sup46; Tommy Eriksson, COO Seamless Distribution Systems AB; Ali Habib, CEO Interactive Health Solution; Mehmood Ziauddin, CEO- Digital Dividend; Wille Eerola
Chairman -Finland Pakistan Business Council; Parvez Abbasi, Project Director – National Incubator Center; Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, Chief Economist -Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and Ingela Guldstrand, Head of IT Frontline and Analytics Telenor.
Syed Naseh, Board Member at PSBC, while speaking to IDG said:
“The Nordic Region is a relatively untapped market especially when it comes to Pakistan’s IT Industry. This year the caravan from Pakistan will visit Stockholm. Stockholm is offered referred to as the Tech Super Star from the north and always ranks high up in the top 10 startup cities. First Edition of Nordic Pakistan IT Summit aims to increase and facilitate bilateral trade within IT Sector. We are happy that we have representations from organisations like Microsoft Sweden, Telenor Sweden, SUP46 and Teleopti Sweden.”
The tech scene in Stockholm is considered one of the leading in the world and it continues to evolve, with with $1,4Bn invested in 2016, and $1,75Bn exit value in the same year. The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Stockholm has managed to produce some of the unicorns of the tech world today such as Skype, King, Mojang (Minecraft), Spotify, Avito, and Klarna.
For those missing out, you can join in via the live stream facility that the organizing team has set up here!