ITCN Asia 2009 Concludes in Karachi

ITCN Asia, a three day Telecom and IT Exhibition, concluded in Karachi today. As per our correspondents event went smoothly, however, they observed that event attracted lesser visitors and exhibitors than last year.

We missed Telenor, Warid and Mobilink at the exhibition. Ufone came along with PTCL – Zong had its stall as well. Internet Broadband operators showed their presence with Wateen, WiTribe and WorldCall’s appearance at the expo.

Overall it was a typical B2B exhibition with very little margin of interest for general public. However, Exhibition welcomed general public coming in, in a situation where consumer oriented companies were also participating – but consumers were not largely incentivized by the exhibitors. For instance, Dell was selling over-priced laptops –  something not usual in exhibitions.

Event was inaugurated by Naguibullah Malik, Federal Secretary at IT & Telecom. Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, Ecommerce Gateway, Walid Irshaid, President & CEO, PTCL, Muhamad Sadiq, CEO, Wi-Tribe Pakistan, Dr. Muhammad Yaseen, Chairman, PTA, Usman Sheikh, MD & COO, KHL, Parvez Iftikhar, CEO, Universal Service Fund Pakistan, Raheel Kamal, Senior Director, Global Business Development, Qualcomm Inc. USA, Sikandar Naqi, SEVP, PTCL were present at the Inaugural Ceremony.

As per official release, exhibition attracted approximately 42,000 Trade and Corporate Visitors. Exhibition incorporated four conferences, which were

  • 9th Int’l Conference on Telecom
  • 9th Int’l Conference on Information Technology
  • Int’l Conference on eMarketing
  • Int’l Conference on Enterprise Resource Planning

Official press release notes that over 130 exhibitors from more than 15 countries participated in the exhibition. The Event was attended by more than 117 foreign delegates from Canada, China, France, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, UAE, U.K and USA.

Below is the pictorial coverage of ITCN Asia 2009.

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Picture number 3 from top Via Chowrangi
Last Pic Via Mehwish Sattar’s Facebook Profile

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