30 Apr Pakistan-UK Tech Initiative Launched in the UK
TLA Pakistan LAUNCH
TLA Pakistan is a platform to connect to the wider TLA global network, cross border exchange and learning opportunities. The working group aimed to connect, collaborate, inform and share best practice across the London and Pakistan tech ecosystems through tech, trade, culture and growth opportunities. It also provided a rich gateway to the powerful Global Tech Advocates and members across the world.
TLA Pakistan is a working group of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates – an unrivaled collection of tech leaders, experts and investors uniting to form the most influential group in tech. With no government backing, this is the voice of the private sector in London looking to connect the world.
With the UKs expertise and the untapped potential of Pakistans’ burgeoning sector, tech is a potentially high growth area for further collaboration, creating jobs and prosperity for both our countries.
The TLA Pakistan was launched on Wednesday 24th April 2019 by one of our Co-Founders Naheed Afzal. She has stated ‘We are witnessing a new and emerging Pakistan. One that is young, vibrant and enterprising. This initiative creates a platform for tech businesses and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate and share positive ideas and opportunities to the benefit of both the UK and Pakistan, countries which share such close links. The initiative will seek to create a Pakistan-UK tech corridor, providing a gateway for greater connectivity between the two countries.’
Pakistan and the United Kingdom has launched an initiative to establish a tech corridor, to promote greater links and economic growth between the two countries. The initiative was launched in the British Parliament in London.
The speakers who you could hear from during the launch were:
- High Commissioner Pakistan to the UK – HE Mohammad Nafees Zakaria
- British Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan – Elin Burns
- Chair TLA Pakistan Co-Founder and CEO Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting Ltd.- Naheed Afzal
- Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates – Russ Shaw
- National Incubation Centre Pakistan TeamUp – Parvez Abbasi
- Venture Partner at Merian Ventures – Priya Guha
- Lopa Patel – MBE Digital CEO & NED
- Yasmin Quereshi MP
- Merian Ventures
- Co – founder Elipses and Chairman at Yielders – Abdul Basit
- CEO Seers Group – Adnan Zaheer
High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria said:
‘There is an enormous human and knowledge capital potential with 64% of 220 million population under the age of 29 and almost 30% in the 15 to 29 age group. Pakistan is ranked 3rd most financially attractive location in the world for offshore services,’
Have a look at the rest of the amazing speech from Mohammad Nafees Zakaria here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMrR2eN_sJ0
Whereas UK Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan Elin Burns stated:
‘London is ranked the second most connected place globally for tech. With the UK’s expertise and the untapped potential of Pakistan’s burgeoning sector, tech is a potentially high growth area for further collaboration, creating jobs and prosperity for both our countries’
Chair of Tech London Advocates Pakistan, Naheed Afzal said the initiative aims to create a platform for tech businesses and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate and share positive ideas and opportunities to the benefit of both the UK and Pakistan, countries which share such close links. To hear more of this speech from Naheed Afzal go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp62E4BesEU
This initiative will seek to create a Pakistan – UK tech corridor, providing a gateway for greater connectivity between two countries.