LCCI 3-day IT Ex­hi­bi­tion be­gins at Al­hamra

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Dream of eco­nomic sta­bil­ity can­not come true with­out equip­ping the busi­ness com­mu­nity with IT based knowl­edge. The LCCI three-day In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion will not only help pro­mote In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Ac­tiv­i­ties in the prov­ince but will also en­cour­age IT ex­ports.

He was ad­dress­ing at the open­ing cer­e­mony of the LCCI three-day In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion here at Al­hamra Art Gallery on Thurs­day. The func­tion was at­tended by the LCCI Pres­i­dent Sheikh Muham­mad Ar­shad, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Al­mas Hy­der, Vice Pres­i­dent Nasir Saeed, Con­vener LCCI Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Shahzad Ahmed Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Mem­bers Ab­dul Razaq, Am­jad Ali Jawa, Sheikh Muham­mad Ibrahim, Waqar Ahmed Mian, Ad­nan Khalid Butt, Sheikh Muham­mad Fayyaz Ahmed, for­mer LCCI chiefs, lead­ing busi­ness­men, econ­o­mists, IT ex­perts and peo­ple be­long­ing to var­i­ous walks of life.

The ex­hi­bi­tion was or­ga­nized in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Zong Pak­istan and Pun­jab govern­ment. Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter said that Pun­jab govern­ment is well aware of the fact and tak­ing in­no­va­tive mea­sures to pro­mote in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in the prov­ince. While laud­ing the LCCI ef­forts, he said that this ini­tia­tive would be proved a mile­stone in pro­mo­tion of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy amongst the busi­ness com­mu­nity. The LCCI of­fice-bear­ers said that the LCCI three-day In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion will un­der­line the im­por­tance of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in busi­ness suc­cess.

They said that the LCCI Ex­hi­bi­tion on In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy is a gi­ant to­wards pro­mo­tion of IT based econ­omy. He said that in to­day's world, IT knowl­edge is of prime im­por­tance as not only it un­locks the doors of progress and pros­per­ity but also pro­vides a chance to get ac­cess to global op­por­tu­ni­ties. "Knowl­edge race in the 21st cen­tury and rapid glob­al­iza­tion, the qual­ity of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy-based education has to be en­hanced to bring it at par with in­ter­na­tional stan­dards for bring­ing the coun­try out of eco­nomic mire. And to achieve the goal, the govern­ment would have to spend more on education as the ex­ist­ing bud­get is too mea­ger to pro­duce de­sired and re­quired re­sults", the LCCI of­fice-bear­ers added.

The LCCI of­fice-bear­ers urged the govern­ment to pro­vide max­i­mum fa­cil­i­ties to the po­ten­tial ex­hibitors as as fairs and ex­hi­bi­tions play an im­por­tant role for the eco­nomic sta­bil­ity of a coun­try. They said that fairs and ex­hi­bi­tions not only help at­tract for­eign buy­ers and bring in much needed for­eign ex­change but also high­lights the soft im­age of Pak­istan. Cit­ing the ex­am­ples of Ger­many

China, they said that their

and economies are thriv­ing to­day only be­cause of they're on ex­hi­bi­tions and ex­change of del­e­ga­tions. They said that Ger­many is the leader as far as sec­tor­spe­cific ex­hi­bi­tions are con­cerned as over 1000 ex­hi­bi­tions are held in Ger­many an­nu­ally. Now the pri­vate sec­tor in Pak­istan was also fo­cus­ing on hold­ing ex­hi­bi­tions and it was a good sign and a good omen for the eco­nomic well be­ing of the coun­try.

They said that the La­hore Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try has al­ways stressed the need for ex­change of busi­ness del­e­ga­tions and hold­ing of ex­hi­bi­tions for be­ing proven tools to pro­mote eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties. They said that ex­hi­bi­tions are one of the most ef­fec­tive mar­ket­ing tools for in­creas­ing sales fig­ures and ex­pand­ing mar­kets. The ex­hi­bi­tions help with find­ing new clients and part­ners be­sides in­creas­ing sales fig­ures through ex­pan­sion in ge­o­graph­i­cal range of their sales.

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