Tech Valley Abbottabad is ready to launch its 3rd annual flagship Tech Valley Conference on tourism on 10th March 2018 at Jalal Baba Auditorium Abbottabad. The theme of the Tech Valley conference will be 3Ts; Travel, Tourism & Tech this year.
The conference includes notable speakers and panelists from diverse backgrounds with their expertise to highlight the potential in the untapped market of tourism. It would motivate students to initiate businesses related to tourism. There are panel discussions on the current status of the tourism industry and will foresee the future of tourism industry with technological advancements in Pakistan.
The projected audience for the conference is around 800-1000 within the age bracket of 18 to 45 years and focus on university attendees and their peers.
The key partners include Hashoo Group, TPL Maps, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board, Tourism Corporation KP, Sehat Kahani, Careem as logistics partner and ARY Digital as exclusive media partner with many other partners.
The academic partners include Hazara University, University of Haripur, IBA Karachi, UET Peshawar. Local businesses and tourism operators are also participating in the conference to showcase the potential adventures in Pakistan.
One of the key ideas behind organizing this conference annually is to invite all stakeholders to work together for a better future of tourism industry in Pakistan.
Various entrepreneurs, tech gurus, private sector investors, government authorities, academicians will be gathered at one place – Abbottabad – a hub of tourism activities and a gateway to northern areas of Pakistan.
Tech Valley Abbottabad has already started a tourism incubation program and planns to start a tourism accelerator to provide support to existing tourism startups. Few of the startups are Meri Waadi, Hazir janab, BeeBags,Textte, Taizraftaar, MannChalla, Shiffakhana, Technoenjoy and 3D prototyping machine.
With partners including Social Innovation Lab, British Council, Hashoo Group and The World Bank Group, Tech Valley aims to change the tourism landscape with inspiring entrepreneurial ideas and sustainable tourism start-ups.
This tourism conference will be one of its kind in the region and pave the way towards exploring various avenues of collaboration for local investors, start-ups and government bodies.
The conference will aim to enlighten people about the importance of ecotourism and sustainable travel. Eco-tourism is responsible travel that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and creates opportunities.
Tech Valley Abbottabad, as the First Tourism Incubation centre of Pakistan, has started exclusive Hospitality Job portal for the people of Pakistan.
Tech Valley has also launched various capacity building programs and youth empowerment programs including coding Boot-camps, Digital skills training, English Language courses, and Hotel & Hospitality Management courses.