Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)
HR Knowledge Cafe (HKC) organized TechRfest 2023 HR Knowledge Cafe (HKC) Smashed a Record as Pakistan’s Largest Tech HRs Appearance on 7th February 2023 with 500+ HR Professionals from IT companies across Pakistan attended TechHRFest 2023 at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore. It was a great honour to have The Governor of Punjab, Mr. Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman as The Guest of honour with us who emphasized the importance of Government, Industry and Academia working together to support the training and education of women in industry. “Through delegation between government, industry and academia we can develop overseas programs to support the education and training of women in the field of IT, increase their access through credit and financial services and provide them with opportunities to participate in the workforce” said Governer of the Punjab.
He added that Government of Pakistan has taken several initiatives to promote women empowerment in the country including Benazir Income Support Program, Kamyab Nojawan Program, Youth Business Loan Schemes, Women Empowerment Packages, National Commission on Status of Women. The Guest Speakers we had on the agenda; Habiba Sulman, Sajjad Kirmani, Ayesha Zaman, Afsheen Iftikhar, Rashda Abbas, Iftikhar Hussain, Syed Umer Javaid, Maria Zamir Syed, Kanwal Cheema and Sabahat Bukhari did honour to the fascinating concepts of “Women in Tech: Challenges vs Opportunities” and “HR as an Intrapreneur.” The Co founders of HR Knowledge Cafe, Sheraz Chaudhry, Haroon Akhtar, and Waqas Ali along with their fantastic team members worked tirelessly to make the event a huge success.
Sheraz Chaudhry spoke about the purpose of the platform and the Tech HR Fest, which is to minimize the gap between industry and academia and to educate HR Professionals on the norms and regulations required to support their company and overall IT industry. Haroon Akhtar expanded on this idea by adding ” Tech HRs – in HR Knowledge Café – get together with the intent of knowledge management, meet and greet, to understand market trends, and to discuss what global trends of companies are being introduced in Pakistan.”
The impact of the event was greatly increased by the live media coverage by Lahore News, GNN News, Hum News, Bol News, News NewsHD, City 42, Imaginations, and many other TV and YouTube channels. We warmly extend our gratitude to the Deserving Sponsors who Confided in HKC with their Generous Sponsorships. Thanks to our Gold Sponsors (Raydiex Group of Companies & Euphoria XR (AR-VR apps and gaming), Silver Sponsors (Hazel Mobile, 9D Technologies & ZUFTA Travel and Tours), Bronze Sponsor (PureLogics, KIA Motros and KingsGate & Stewart Pvt. Ltd). Special Thanks to PSTD – Pakistan Society for Training & Development, Popcorn Studios and Women Business Network (WBN) for the considerable support.
The HR experts were ecstatic and thrilled to experience a pleasant meet and greet environment at TechHRFest’2023.