21 Pakistani IT Service providers, including Startups geared up to attract foreign buyers in Dubai

Pakistan is going to unveil its top notch services and products from the Tech industry at GITEX – a leading IT trade show in Dubai. With 16 leading companies in the GITEX Technology Week (GTW) and 5 promising startups in GITEX Future Stars (GFS) category, the Pakistan pavilion for sure will make a powerful impact on international investors and buyers visiting the show which will prove to be mile stone to boost IT industry.

Participation from Pakistan is being sponsored by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) with support of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@sha). The show will take place on 6th -10th October 2019 in Dubai World Trade Center.

WHAT GITEX – DUBAI OFFERS?

The participating companies are anticipating 100,000+ buyers coming from 140+ countries in GTW providing them a mega platform to create business opportunities across the globe.

GFS will  bolster grass root level innovations from Pakistan by empowering the startups to share their success, get secure funding and find new avenues to market their products and services by connecting them with 250+ investors with around $10 billion of investor fund.

Here are the qualifying companies and startups which will be showcasing from Pakistan:

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EXHIBITORS IN GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK

Sofdigital Systems:

It has contemporary tools for its users like Software Development, Web Development, Provisioning of Networking and Database Services, IT Consultancies, Security Systems Development , Corporate Training, Service Level Agreements, IT Infrastructure services.

Arham Soft Technologies:

It has wide range tools for service provision which includes .net, PHP, SEO, Front End development, Web & Graphic designing.

Pakistan Data Management:

PDMS has been developing complex software applications for use in variety of business domains. Currently focusing on mobile application development, it has been selected by Google as Admob Strategic Partner in Pakistan.

Contegris:

Its array of services includes Intellicon- Intelligent Contract Center Solution, Intellidesk- Intelligent Desk Solution, complete IP PBX platform, Yovo- Cloud communication Platform.

Efro Tech:

EfroTech specializes in delivering its Award-winning ERP, HR and BI solutions on the on-Premise and on-Cloud (SAAS/ASP) delivery models.

Codes Orbit:

Code Orbit caters its customers by providing Mobile Development, Web development, Software Testing and BI Solution.

Koder Labs:

Koder Labs is a custom software development company that offers services ranging from Website Designing, Mobile Application Development, Ecommerce solutions to Business Data Analysis, Internet of Things.

iST Corporate Performance Consultants:

It services incorporates IT Infra structure solutions (Data Base set up- SQL server 2012, 2016, 2017. IP Telephony Solutions – Asterisk based), Application development/ deployment. Information Security Consulting and IT consultant’s panel services.

Riksof:

It offers web development services using Node.js, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python and Java. Client-side scripting with AngularJS, Bootstrap, Backbone.js and jQuery. Also have expertise of custom mobile app development services and native SDK as well as cross platform tools.

Bawany Bros:

Bawany Bros is a development agency for growing Ecommerce companies. Providing solution through Magento, Shopify, Woo Commerce, PHP and Microsoft.net.

Mercurial Minds

Mercurialminds operate at the forefront of technology, with expertise in robotic process automation (RPA), chatbots, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technologies, advanced data analytics and audience sentiment analysis.

Lumen Soft:

It offers a complete package for financial management, stock management, price management, customer loyalty club, customer order maintenance, analysis and reporting of data, SMS services in both English and Urdu, and physical audit.

Narsun:

It provides services through Augmented and Virtual reality, animated TVCs, Digital Marketing and Game Development in non-gaming context to engage users in solving problems.

Viper:

Viper has introduced public/private server’s (virtual/physical) on Cloud along with Managed Solutions for messaging and collaboration, disaster recovery SITE and File Store on Cloud and Pay as You Use the resource.

Tally Mark Consulting

It caters its customers by providing contemporary tools and solutions including SAP installation and training services, QLIK and cloud services.

Nisum

Nisum is a global business & technology consulting firm. From Strategic IT Planning, Agile Enablement and Business Process Engineering to Application Development, Test Automation and DevOps, Nisum has you covered. We specialize in building Adaptable Back-End systems such as Order Management, Inventory and eCommerce.

GITEX FUTURE STARS EXHIBITORS

Tech Hives

Tech Hives is experienced in different technology stacks Java/ JSP.NET, business Intelligence (Oracle BI Suite & SQL Server BI Suite), Enterprise Reporting & Dashboards, ERP (Oracle, PeopleSoft), Open Source (Odoo, Sakai, Moodle, and Open EdX), BPM, BAM, BPI (Web methods, Savvion, IBM Suite).

Rapidev IoT:

Its a startup which has initiated projects related to Internet of Things and further developing and distributing IoT kits to developers and university students in Pakistan.

Enigmatex:

Web designing/ development, Ecommerce services, SEO, IOS and android development services are the cores of EnigmaTex.

OUT2SOL:

It has contracting solutions for Industrial safety and security services, Advance Safety & security systems, Hosting and server spaces services. Further it has information technology advisory services, web development & business automation and data center and networking solutions.

Mera Sabaq Learning Systems:

SABAQ offers to its users with comprehensive Digital Library, STEM-inspired Lessons, content testing with research and support services to the teachers.

 


DUBAI’s IT ARENA

Innovation and Inspiration are the two integral factors in the Dubai economy’s past successes and future growth. Over the course of years increasing culture of pioneering research in technology has brought opportunities for IT companies.

Dubai being a leading destination for new initiatives is focusing to promote contemporary tools and practices in IT. It has brought opportunities in different disciplines of technology which encompasses of 18 sectors.

Block chain, mobility, Environmental & social impact, Agro Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Space Tech, Consumer Tech, Digital & Social Media, Immersive, Healthcare, Robotics, Software development, Tourism & Hospitality, Education, Creative Economy,  Fin Tech & Ecommerce. Smart cities and Internet of Things (IOT)

THE PAKISTANI IT SECTOR

IT sector has a great potential in making a viable contribution in country’s exports. Estimated share has reached to $4.1 billion thereby contributing significant foreign exchange to Pakistan’s economy. The remittances of Pakistan’s IT sector have surged to 8.9% which has undoubtedly opened new avenues of growth for Pakistan in International market.

Workshop: International Exhibitions and Trade Fairs as a Tool for Export Marketing

Eventage being an export promoting group, provides consultation to exporters on how to expand their businesses worldwide via trade shows. Our scope of work also includes suggesting our clients the best ways to showcase their product/service in the best possible manner when exhibiting in International fairs.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Given the need of educating our clients on the same, we conducted a workshop with a problem solving approach.  “International Exhibitions and Trade Fairs as a tool for Export Marketing” was a one day training session which we organized on 17th July 2019 at Movenpick Hotel,  Karachi. The workshop provided a platform to learn contemporary practices, exchange experiences and ideas in the export segment of an industry. It catered to the needs of an exporter by providing powerful insights from the most experienced, industrious and diligent professionals which aimed to further accelerate and generate targeted returns on investment.

Mr. Muhammad. Asadullah, our Lead Trainer conducted the session skillfully since his forte is export marketing. He has gained over 15 years of commercial experience developed within a few of Pakistan top notch exporting companies.

Our Guest Speaker Mr. Hassan Rasool Khokhar added value to the session. He is possessing 20 years of experience in International Business, Sales & Marketing. His experience is diversifying from FMCG & Pharmaceutical to Retail Management.

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More than 30 Participants having a diversified portfolio of exporters attended the session. With an amazing and divergent blend of exporters from various industries ranging from Food, Confectionery, Building & Construction, Gems & Jewelry, Furniture and IT industry shared their interesting experiences with us.

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WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

THE AGENDA

Trail of the workshop had 4 sessions which began with an effective networking session along with an introduction and tools to be used for export marketing. Second session was about selection of right trade fair after extensive research of a region in which one is intending to export. Third and the last sessions were based on  the importance of fair manual and prior coordination with organizers, stand operations, attracting prospects at stand, how to engage them professionally and lastly what are the critical steps which must be taken immediately upon returning from trade fair which will lead to closure of deals initiated at the stall during the exhibition.

The agenda and the topics covered during the day are detailed here: https://bit.ly/2YdeXpC

FEEDBACKS

Participants had a captivating learning experience; it was an engaging  day with regular interactions with the attendees in the form of  Q/A sessions during the training. Let’s see what participants have to say regarding the workshop;

“I think this workshop is very helpful for exporters, in order to learn the various tools which can enhance the performance of the export department of any company.” 

Nida Aman – Secretary Event Management at Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)

“I appreciate Eventage for organizing such a workshop related to Export Industry. I really liked how the trainers conducted the workshop during the day. It was a learning experience to be here as I gained a good amount of knowledge today which will help me in my profession”

Asim Ali – Corporate Sales & Marketing Manager at HM Esmail

“So far the session conducted by Eventage is very nice. The presenter and the co presenter both have briefed us for so many things that we were not aware of, so I believe that this session is going to help me, my company and other colleagues to boost our business and make some fundamental changes overall in our strategies.”

Yasir Iqbal – Head of Key accounts International Business at Tapal Tea

“It is a good initiative by Eventage, they have got around different food and non-food companies gathered here today. Basically they are trying to train people who have exposure over trade marketing and exhibitions. Especially in the exhibition people have issues in participation and selection and there was a need for such a training session to address to this issue”

Shahid Ansari – Export Manager at Engro Eximp

Pakistan stood among top 10 participating companies at Project Qatar 2019

 

11 leading Pakistani  exporters proudly exhibited at Project Qatar 2019, some of them participated under the patronage of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.  Pakistan pavilion is being formed in the exhibition since 2013 and it was an honor for Pakistan to be among top 10 countries of the world at Project Qatar this year. Pakistani Companies received an overwhelming response from the visitors and were able to materialize business enquiries for their respective products.

The 16th edition of the trade show took place at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center on 29th April and lasted till 1st May 2019 in which construction and related industries exhibited from all over the world by eliminating the deviation between the investors, suppliers, major importers, project owners from Qatar and other other 32 countries which is considered as most diverse to date with 503 exhibitors, more than 30 professional speakers and trainers, 1620 delegates and 14,520 visitor in 4 exhibition halls.

Pakistani exporters have a competitive advantage to penetrate in Qatari Market because of the geographical distance and trade blockage on Qatar led by Saudi Arabia which has definitely opened new business avenues for Pakistani exporters.

PARTICIPANTS FROM PAKISTAN

  • Industrial Safety
  • Kaloba Industries
  • New Mubeen Paint Industry
  • Shareef Tex
  • Fast Cables
  • Pioneer Cables
  • HM Ismail & Co
  • Home Impex
  • Brighto Paint
  • Diamond Paints
  • Happilac Paints

The companies projected a striking display of their products via creatively designed customized booths and stalls.

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SOME TESTIMONIALS REGARDING EXHIBITOR EXPERIENCE AT THE SHOW 

“Overall it was a good experience, the participation was fruitful and we got all the required information and leads. Visitor flow was steady and we got to meet a good number of serious buyers. We believe this region is very lucrative in growing our business and we would urge others to explore it too.”

Abdul Ahad – Manager Sales at Pioneer Cables

“Potential buyers were there in a reasonable number. I would say that it was very well organized. Team Eventage is coordinated everything very well, It was great meeting Zeeshan at the exhibition. We need to learn from our neighboring country India and promote export industry, I have seen Pakistanis working in Qatar but if we compare Pakistanis with Indians, the ratio of Pakistani participation is less. over all it was a great experience to exhibit at Project Qatar 2019 and I would like to return as an exhibitor.”

Irfan Yusuf – Manager Marketing at  Diamond Paints

“We had a wonderful experience at the exhibition. There was a continuous flow of buyers and visitors from morning till evening, that we did not even have a single minute to spare or take a lunch break! I would definitely like to re book this show, since there is ban on Qatar from its neighboring countries, we Pakistanis must take benefit out of this situation.” 

Yaseen Qayum Exports Sales Manager from Mobi Paints Pvt Ltd

WATCH SOME MORE EXHIBITORS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH US 

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Blue Bird Paints

HM Ismail & Co

Home Impex (CKM)

PRESS RELEASE FROM QATAR TRIBUNE 

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PROJECT QATAR – SUCCESS STORY

Over the course of more than a decade Project Qatar has been contributing to define and shape the future of Qatari economy by congregating national, regional and International companies by adapting contemporary practices and technologies to meet the existing and emerging needs of Qatari market.

The IFP Qatar, Haidar Mshaimesh, acting General Manager said, “The international pavilions offer a central showcase for global and local companies to maximize exposure for their services, products, expertise, and technology, and it is also easier for buyers to locate key suppliers. The pavilions have long been one of the biggest contributors to the success of Project Qatar, and the increase in the number of international pavilions this year certainly promises a positive impact on Qatar’s construction sector.”

Another amazing opportunity for the exporters The B2B Matchmaking Platform which facilitated exhibitors and visitors to directly meet potential distributors, buyers, and decision makers through one on one meetings, whereas the ‘Hosted Buyers Program’ offered buyers a personalized schedule to meet with suppliers from the sector of their interest.

SUBSTANTIAL SCOPE TO PROCURE PAKISTANI GOODS IN QATARI MARKET

The Qatari construction market’s compound growth rate is estimated to surge at 9.6% over the forecast period, 2019-2024. The country’s construction industry is expected to gain benefits from the investment plans made prior to 2022 FIFA World cup and Qatar National Vision 2030. It is a high time to capitalize these trade opportunities in Qatar so that our Pakistani Exporters can maximize their returns on investment.

Have you missed this golden opportunity? Project Qatar will be back in 2020 on 7th – 9th April, bookings are open and space is selling out fast! Contact us today for your participation in the next edition. 

Fashion World Tokyo 2019 invited Textile Exporters to grow exports in Asian Hub

Fashion World Tokyo  is a promising platform which delivered a punch when it comes to fashion, exoticism and glamour this year in the capital city of Japan. The platform brought 930 exporters from all over the world, in three full star studded days from 27th March till 29th March 2019.

It was exceptionally well organized and undoubtedly has brought future prospects for Pakistani exporters to enter the Asian Fashion & Textile market. We have seen a noticeable representation of Pakistan through TDAP (Trade development authority of Pakistan) which offered subsidy to exporters as an incentive to explore this market.

This year exporters from Pakistan were:

  1. Ayesha spinning
  2. Hafiz Tannery
  3. Forta Industries Pvt Limited
  4. Kohinoor Mills
  5. Shoaib International
  6. Nishat Linen
  7. Sapphire Finishing
  8. Toweller Ltd
  9. Up Design

The booths were aesthetically appealing and attracted good visitor traffic.

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FEEDBACK OF PAKISTANI EXHIBITORS

“Really great experience to be in the show since we have been working in this industry for almost 20 years. A seminar was also conducted by Pakistani embassy in which we were given an opportunity to present Nishat to different Japanese brand representatives. The response was pretty good and we welcomed them to Pakistan following this meeting. Japanese market has good potential and we have high hopes from it”

Mr. Rizwan from Nishat Mills

“It was great experience to be here, this is the first time we have exhibited in Fashion World Tokyo, and it is interesting as there are many new customers, it’s a new market and we have seen the potential here. We are hoping to exhibit next time as well and will explore this market further”

Hadeel Obaid – Sales Director at Towellers Limited

“We had received great response here, it is a little different market, the culture here is different and the fashion is different. As Tokyo is known for fashion capital so we are trying to explore its fashion for the first time. I would like to certainly tell everybody that Pakistan is not second to anyone in the international market, we have all the products which we can offer to Japanese market and can match the quality and durability”.

Tahir Khan – Deputy Manager Sales and Marketing at Sapphire Finishing Mills


FASHION INDUSTRY OF JAPAN

Japan is a pioneer in the fashion industry that has sales valued about 16.4 trillion yen or 143 billion dollars which depicts a great potential in the Japanese market. Japan is open to have imported apparels and it does not have any strong tariffs and non-tariff barriers. Japan stands third in the International market revenue pool which makes up around 9251 million US dollars.

 

Do you want to avail this opportunity to enter the Japanese Fashion market? Fashion World Tokyo takes place twice a year. The next edition is to be held on 02 – 04 October 2019. Bookings are currently open, contact us today to book your stall!