Pakistan’s largest tech expo, Future Fest 2023 concludes on Sunday with setting the future of the Information Technology (IT) sector in Pakistan. The three-day event attracted more than 70,000 attendees, more than 100 exhibitors, 250 local and international speakers and a number of activities.

The Future Fest also witnessed the signing of an important MoU, under which Tracking.me, a company that sells Saudi-made hardware and software, is acquiring Telematics Private Limited, a local distributor in Pakistan known for selling Saudi-made tracing devices. This follows the powerful announcement earlier on the eve of Future Fest from HRH Prince Fahad bin Mansour Alsaud, on the establishment of a dedicated Saudi – Pakistan Tech House and his announcement of creating a further 300+ projects for his company Isla Interactive with 100 Million project value, creating more than 1000+ jobs in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and globally.

Day 2 of Future Fest witnesses over 10’000 attendees, 70 exhibitors, and 60 speakers including a powerful keynote from Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Shaza Fatima Khawaja

Day 2 also featured an interactive meditation performance, “How to awaken the giant” by Naeem Zamindar, Founder Neem. Keynote sessions were given by Ikram Sehgal, Chairman, Pathfinder Group, Usman Asif, CEO, DevsInc, Sadaffe Abid, CEO, Circle, AVM(R.) Dr Rizwan Riaz, Pro-Rector Research, Innovation, Commercialization, RIC NUST, Khawar Naeem, Country Head, 10 Cent, Wasif Hussain, Creative Director, Collabs, Haasan Rizwan, Founder/CEO, SABAQ, Habib Saqib, Founder, Head of Business, FasalPay, Adnan Qureshi, Project Director, vFairs, and Hassan Rizwan, Founder & CEO, SABAQ.

Later in the day, an approximately 50 sessions were held including master classes, fireside chats, and panel discussions from top industry leaders who talked about diverse subjects ranging from web3, scaling tech, worldview, gaming, storytelling, policy, governance, EdTech and Skills.

Indeed, Future Fest 2023 is hosting a historic delegation of Saudi startups and venture capitalists who are meeting Pakistani companies and key stakeholders to explore investments, partnerships, acquisitions, and talent recruitment. Dedicated to using technology to pave the way for the future of Pakistan, the event has brought together leaders from more than 50 industries to foster discussion on the future of life itself. Entrepreneurs, decision makers, policymakers, thought leaders, investors, and innovators are engaged in discussions about the most important aspects of current times and how technology can play a positive role in #SaveTheFuture.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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