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

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • The Wateen pic looks familiar. Credits?

    • Read down the bottom bro

      • Thanks. Missed that :)

        • Bro it was there in first place : – ) but never mind – thanks for pix and coverage!

  • m.h

    has wateen improved its service

  • Amanullah

    Missed good student projects … nothing extraordinary like the past events and no free stuff :D

  • Faraz Ahmed

    There were nothing special in this expo, High prices, no fun, nothing special. Very poor security in previous expo it was necessary to have passes and a long line to enter in expo, but in this one we enter without any passes (even we have but we didnt’ show) and very poor security, I were having laptop bag with me but no one check it, Last expo which i enjoyed were 2006 expo, last year expo was failure due to rain and this year………. just waste of time.

    • Abdul Khaliuque

      Yes you are right Faraz, I too had pass but didn’t require to show as conern persons have no interest to check my passes there was nothing special in this year’s event.

  • Suhaib Malik

    The exhibition was good, but not so attractive. I liked the car simulator project made by a local company. Hope it will be attractive next year.

  • m.h

    can u tell me that which is the best internet to use in pakistan, karachi

    • @m.h i am in process of getting the best answer to your question. I will email you that, soon

      • m.h

        amir bhai ap ne abhi tak meray sawal ka jawab nahi dia?

  • m.h

    can u tell me which is the best internet to use ,my ptcl broaband disconnects many times from the first day i have subscribed to it

  • Tamiour Waseem

    This exhibition was just like any other international standards, but there wasnt anything excited in there. The most attractive thing for me was the Printing Machine, they were also givin away large poster that can be sticked anywhere, even though i didnt get any because that stall was full of crowd, that was the only place where i saw the crowd standing, it was something new and unique in the ITCN. They were also demonstrating the first large scale printing machine”Aqua Jet”, which was developed totally in Pakistan by there own company Sabri’s.

  • ITCN Asia termed as a major landmark for Global IT & Telecom Sectors.

    Despite of the daunting threat of global economic recession, successful holding of ITCN Asia has rocked the global events industry.

    It has truly sent a strong signal to the world that Pakistan is also a peaceful country and the business activities in Pakistan are as usual. (As usual, as it could be in any other country).

    Presence of Singapore Information Technology Forum, Jiangsu Zhongtian Tech Co China, Hengton Group Co. China, Dong Guan TW Scie Co China, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority and many other foreign exhibitors show that there is a huge un-tapped potential in Pakistan and these foreign companies are here because of their trust on Pakistani people.

    The Grand success of ITCN Asia is another milestone towards making Pakistan the Regional IT Hub.

    I congratulate all those who have contributed in the successful holding of ITCN Asia!

  • @ Faraz Ahmed

    Faraz Dear, good security is hidden or invisible security :-), because, it could not be defeated.

    Let the experts do their job, you enjoy your visit to exhibition. Just trust that you were in safe hands, Alhamdulillah.

  • bala

    no vendor was there but why huawei logo was published on invitation cards as sponsor???