Dialogue for the Future: Industry Leaders Gather at The Future Summit in Karachi

Industry Leaders Gather at The Future Summit On Leadership In the Digital Economy

The Future Summit – Leadership in the Digital Economy was held on the 24th of October, organized by Nutshell Conferences and Corporate Pakistan Group. The event was held in collaboration with the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) under the patronage of Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair.

The sponsors and partners for the event were: PTCL, Engro, SimSim, Mitsubishi Corporation, Nafa, Sheild, Scentsation, JBS, Institute of Business Management, ACCA, SEED, Fast Cables, and Jang Media Group.

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Nadeem Hussain, Founder and Coach at Planet N spoke at the event about the absence of a national digital framework. He also highlighted some great milestones from the local ecosystem including NADRA online verification, biometric records for all SIM card holders and questioned the $ 2 mm license requirement for PSO/PSP license, which kills young entrepreneurs with innovative apps. He said,

as long as the government was dependent on funding for balancing their books, commercial banks would never be hungry or innovate.”

Adding on, he said that nano credit and acceptance of digital currency are the next big things for Fintechs.

The summit brought together prominent individuals, vibrant strategists and leading business figures who addressed the issues regarding leadership and businesses in this day and age. The speakers at the event were: Senator Mushahid Hussian Sayed, Chairman of Joint Parliamentary Committee on CPEC & Pakistan China Institute; Ayla Majid, Global Council Member , ACCA & Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.

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Also joining in were Sajjeed Aslam, Country Head Pakistan – ACCA; Muhammad Zubair, Governor of Sindh; Prof Francis Davis, UK’s Ministerial Adviser on Inclusive Enterprise Professor of Innovation at St, Mary’s University & Professor of Public Policy at University of Birmingham; Helin, Brand O&I Global CEO ACCA; Dr Musadik Malik, Minister of State & Spokesman of Prime Ministry; Ghaliuddin Khan, President Engro Corporation Limited; Rogger Harrop, The CEO Expert at Author of “WIN” how to Succeed in the new Game of Business; Bop Fergana, Coach of Chief Stayteller at Xacofy at 3 Times Winner of UK Championship of Public Speaking; Asma Bhajwani, Founder of Mangling Director PeopleFirst Middle East; Kunilhide Ande, CEO for Pakistan & SVP Mitsubishi Corporation Japan; Helmot Won Struve, Managing Director Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company Limited; Paul Xeljeer , CEO Engage Consulting & Principle Consultant RBL Group Middle East; etc.