Exhibit at China Hi Tech Fair 2018

Aug 29, 2018

Dear PSEB member,

PSEB hereby invites Applications from PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at China Hi Tech Fair in Shenzhen, China. Selected IT companies would be provided exhibit space with all necessary facilities in an open format 36 sqm Pakistan IT Pavilion for just 50,000 Rupees.

China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) is held in Shenzhen from November 14-18 every year. It is co-hosted by Ministry of Commerce, other State Ministries as well as Shenzhen Municipal People's Government. CHTF is among the most influential Chinese technical exhibition, well known for being the "No. 1 Technology Show in China." With 150,000 sqm of space, 3000+ exhibitors, delegations from 28 countries, and nearly 600,000 visitors from 90 countries, China HI Tech fair is easily among the world’s largest IT exhibitions. At CHTF 2017, exhibitors showcased thousands of hi-tech products, which covered industries of Energy Saving & Environmental Protection, Smart Wearable Devices, Internet+, Unmanned System, Robot, Big Data, New Energy, New Material, IOT, Smart Home, Optoelectronics Display, Aerospace, Smart City and Modern Agriculture.

Further information on the fair is available at http://www.chtf.com/english

To motivate IT companies to exhibit at China Hi Tech Fair, selected PSEB member companies would have to pay only Rs. 50,000 to exhibit in Pakistan Pavilion at China Hi Tech Fair 2018 and would include complimentary hotel room for one representative per company as well as transport facility from hotel to the exhibition arena for the duration of the exhibition. Companies would be responsible for remaining expenses such as air travel, visa fees and other miscellaneous expenses.

Application forms and TORs are available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/chtf-2018-form.pdf and must be submitted to the undersigned by September 14, 2018 along with the following documents:

- Duly filled-in Application Form (Duly Signed and Stamped)

- Company Profile

- Information of Products and Services to be projected at the exhibition.

- Objectives Statement

- Signed & Stamped TORs

- Demand draft of Rs. 70,000 (Rs. 50,000 Application Fee + Rs. 20,000 Security Deposit). in favor of PSEB. The Security Deposit and Application Fee would be refunded in case the company is not selected or if a company withdraws its EOI before intimation by PSEB on the selection status. The application fee and security deposit would be forfeited if the selected company withdraws after selection by PSEB or does not show up at the exhibition. Security Deposit would be refunded after submission of Post Event Tour and Leads Report as per PSEB Format.

Kindly contact the undersigned for any related query.

Best regards,

Sulman Hassan

Director International Marketing

Pakistan Software Export Board

Ministry of IT and Telecom

Government of Pakistan

2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

Telephone: +92-51-9201466

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GITEX DUBAI 2018

July 30, 2018

Applications are solicited from companies having valid PSEB membership to exhibit at GiTEX Dubai 2018 scheduled to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre, between October 14-18, 2018. Information on the Event can be obtained from https://www.gitex.com/ and  http://www.eventage.com.pk/brochures/Newsletter/Gitex-Tech-week-2018/Gitex-Tech-week-18.html and http://www.eventage.com.pk/brochures/Newsletter/Gitex-Future-Stars-2018/Gitex-Future-Stars-18.html

GITEX Dubai is the third largest technology event in the world. Over 80% of the top global ICT brands actively exhibit at GITEX thereby making it the important business-to-business ICT trade event for corporate, enterprise and SME businesses serving the Middle Eastern, African and South Asian markets. The importance of GITEX Dubai as a platform to market Pakistan’s IT sector cannot be overstated keeping in view the fact that the resource rich Middle Eastern IT market is growing with Middle East & North Africa technology sector expected to be worth $168.8 billion by 2020, according to Gartner. Cultural similarities and geographic proximity make it relatively feasible to solicit business from the prospective Middle East based customers and therefore offers a more attractive proposition than mature markets such as the North America outsourcing market.

To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at the aforementioned exhibition, PSEB would extend significant financial subsidies to selected companies to exhibit at GITEX Dubai 2018 in a fully built 9 sqm independent exhibition space with all necessary facilities. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expense.

PSEB member IT companies interested in exhibiting at GiTEX Dubai are requested to submit following documents to the undersigned by August 6, 2018.

  • Application Form and signed ToR both must have company stamp as well.

  • Company Profile.

  • Information on Products/Services that would be projected through the event.

  • Demand draft of PKR 497,844/- (inclusive of 20,000 security deposit) in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The demand draft would be returned in case an IT company is not selected. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of non-participation after selection. Security Deposit of Rs. 20,000 would be refunded on submission of leads report to PSEB after the event.

Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

Best Regards,

Sulman Hassan

Director International Marketing

Pakistan Software Export Board

Ministry of IT and Telecom

Government of Pakistan

2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

Agha Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad.

Telephone: +92-51-9201466

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PTCL, PSEB signed agreement for the provision of Cloud Based Services to IT industry of Pakistan

July 17, 2018

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) inked a strategic agreement with Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) for the provision of Cloud Based Services to the IT industry of Pakistan

The agreement was signed by Adil Rashid, Chief Business Services Officer, PTCL and Shaukat Ali, CTO, PSEB. Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & CEO, PTCL Syed Raza Shah, Member IT, Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) and Syed Ali Abbas Hasani, Acting Managing Director, PSEB also graced the occasion.

PTCL will be offering special discounted Cloud Based Solutions to all the software companies and BPO/Call Center registered with PSEB working inside or outside of the Software Technology Parks (STP). This initiative will help introduce Pakistan based cloud infrastructure to the IT & ITeS companies who can utilize this state-of-the-art infrastructure. PTCL Smart Cloud Services shall provide truly Scalable, flexible & customizable solutions to these enterprises suited to individual customer needs and pockets providing the flexibility to shift from CapEx to OpEx model. The initial scope of the service includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) only, however based on industry demand the scope shall be later enhanced to offer Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS)

This initiative will significantly be subsidized to PSEB registered IT and IT enabled Services companies and call centers, particularly SMEs who are unable to afford upgrading hardware and software every 2-3 years, and are struggling to meet their hosting and data storage requirements to remain technologically advanced and deliver quality solutions to their domestic and international customers.

PTCL in partnership with PSEB will provide cost effective Smart Cloud solutions equipped with latest ICT services for software companies in Pakistan. This initiative of offering subsidized cloud based services will open new doors for entrepreneurship and growth of IT/ software industry, enabling young and creative tech startups to grow their businesses and contribute to the country’s GDP.

Advantages to the IT Industry

Following are the key advantages to IT industry by this initiative of PSEB and PTCL:

  1. State-of-the-art cloud infrastructure hosted in the country’s first & only Tier-3 certified Data Centers.

  2. Built on Enterprise Grade hardware & software employing industry best practices

  3. Minimal latency due to local hosting

  4. The only Cloud service provider to achieve ISO 27001 & ISO 27017 certifications in parallel, in addition to PCIDSS certification that ensures maximum data security.

  5. High speed fiber optic internet connectivity through core PIE network infrastructure.

For any query or details about the service, please drop a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 051-9211093.

Shakeel Ahmed

Manager Systems

Pakistan Software Export Board

2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Tel: + 92 51 111 333 666, Fax: +92 51 9204075

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Canada-Pakistan ICT Forum 2018

July 20, 2018

The second Canada-Pakistan ICT Forum 2018 is scheduled to be held between September 24-28 ,2018 in Toronto & Ottawa, Canada. As per information submitted by the event organizers, “The event is synchronized with Elevate Toronto Tech Week (http://elevatetechfest.com/). More than 7000 Technology Expert, Venture Capitalists, Investors and Startup Mentors will be attending this event. This is a great opportunity for Pakistani IT companies to see Toronto IT companies in action and network with them”. For more details on the Forum and tentative itinerary, click http://www.pegasusconsultancy.ca/ictforum/contact-form.html

Participation in Canada based events could potentially be useful in terms of developing business leads and for collaboration, cooperation opportunities with Canada based entities. For additional information and registration pertaining to Canada-Pakistan Summit, please contact Mr. Fawad Athar, Manager, Pegasus Consultancy Canada Inc., Cell: +92 (321) 3899 335, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR

Tafseer Uddin, General Manager, Pegasus Consultancy Canada Inc., Cell: +1 (343) 988-4125, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regards,

Sulman Hassan

Director International Marketing

Pakistan Software Export Board

Ministry of IT and Telecom

Government of Pakistan

2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, Agha Khan Road

F-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Telephone: +92-51-9201466

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this newsletter is to disseminate information pertaining to an event that may be relevant to Pakistan IT Companies. Companies are to conduct their own respective due diligence to decide independently upon the merits of attending the event at their own expense.

Cyber Security Transformation Workshop

Dear PSEB Member Companies

A one-day Cyber Security Training Workshop, organized by M/s Delta Tech, would be conducted at Perl Continental Lahore (July 7), Marriott Islamabad (Aug 11) and in Karachi on September 8 at Perl Continental.

As per information submitted by the organizers, the workshop has been designed on the basis of consulting with top clients in all major sectors of Pakistan and that the "course is designed for all professionals concerned with improving the Cyber Security and Information Security posture of the organization, and for ensuring the IT risks are managed effectively and the organization is protected from attacks. Also, it will bridge the knowledge gap with the help of a full day workshop covering effective strategies, real-world case-studies, scenarios and presentations on how to effectively implement Information Security." Additional information on the workshop is available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/cyber-security-training.pdf

PSEB member companies will get a special 25% discount for Cyber Security Transformation Training Workshop. For further information or for registration please contact Mr. Hussnat Haider, Cell: 0344-6253539 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Regards,  

Sulman Hassan

Director International Marketing

Pakistan Software Export Board

Ministry of IT and Telecom

Government of Pakistan

2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

F-5, Islamabad.

Ph: +92-51-9201466

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.