Abacus sponsors Mobile Commerce Conference 2016

LAHORE (PR): Abacus Consulting, the leading consulting, technology and outsourcing firm, sponsored the 9th International Mobile Commerce Conference 2016 in collaboration with its technology partner SAP (NYSE:SAP) at a hotel of Karachi for the 6th consecutive year. The conference emphasized on the advancement of digital revolution in the financial segment of Pakistan. Ashraf Mehmood Wathra, Governor State Bank of Pakistan, and recognized thought leaders from financial and telecom added to the prestige of this event. Abbas Ali Khan, Managing Director AbacusConsulting, expressed his views by stating that, “Banks understand the challenges of fast changing landscape and are also preparing themselves to compete in a new digital world which is essential to be the winner in tomorrow’s industry.

Hence banks must fast develop their digital strategy and to execute their plans they must acquire reliable partners to build technology platforms.”

Thorsten Georgi, Director, Mobile Consumer Solutions and Innovation at SAP, acknowledged the huge potential of financial inclusion in Pakistan. He said “The mobile money transactions have significantly increased in Pakistan over the past five years, enabling consumers to access financial services anytime and anywhere.”

Paper Clip appoints business unit head

LAHORE (PR): Paper Clip, the multi-purpose stationery store, has appointed Farooq Raza Malik as its business unit head. Farooq will be overseeing the foreign procurement and corporate business development. His experience in senior management positions will play an important role in his new position.

Bank Alfalah’s Rising Talent award

LAHORE (PR): Four emerging designers showcased their collections through the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent platform at the opening of the PFDC Fashion Week. Bank Alfalah Rising Talent Programme aims to motivate, inspire and recognise young and upcoming talent in the country and provide them with opportunities to showcase their talent.

The four debut designers contending for the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent award and trying to make a mark in the Pakistani fashion industry include Unza Khalid, Hira Ali, Ghulam Dastgir, and Saiqa Raheem from the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design. The four designers exhibited their collections for the very first time at the first day of the PFDC Fashion Week, amid encouraging response from the audience.

Through the award, the Bank provides a prestigious platform for young designers to showcase their designs and an opportunity for the winner to stock up designs at the PFDC stores for six months. The best designer, chosen through a transparent voting of jurors and public, will be announced on 12 March 2016.

Tree plantation drive

ISLAMABAD (PR): Serena Hotels, in collaboration with the CDA, initiated the spring tree plantation campaign. The event was attended by a large number of ambassadors, high commissioners, government dignitaries and corporate executives. The tree plantation campaign was organized under the Serena Hotels SEED Programme.

The programme focuses on areas of culture, environment, governance and society.

Dell announces new data centre solutions

LAHORE (PR): Dell has announced the addition of new data center solutions aimed at building future-ready enterprises and workforce. From PCs and thin clients, to servers, storage and networking products, Dell’s solutions equip businesses with the agility and resilience to keep up with a dynamic marketplace and define the future of the connected workforce.

Dell is supporting the Pakistani business environment with its suite of future-ready solutions. In conjunction with the Dell Pakistan Future-Ready 2016 in Pakistan, Dell introduced new additions to its portfolio of commercial products in the country.

“The ICT industry developments in Pakistan in recent years have been impressive, though more can be done to bridge the digital divide in the market. As more organizations look into modernizing and transforming their IT infrastructures, we will continue to deliver a best-in-class customer experience and our top priority is to ensure that customer needs are met. Dell also remains committed to invest in research and development and the channel, and through our ability to pursue a long-term strategy with 100 percent customer focus, Dell increasingly stands alone as the provider of end-to-end solutions that matter most to customers” said Mir Saadat Ali, Country Manager Pakistan & Afghanistan.

Huawei sponsors ‘PFDC’

LAHORE (PR): Huawei has turned into a master entertainer alongside being a leading global technology brand. Huawei, which has already sponsored a number of shows, games and campaigns, again came up with a new style in PFDC’s fashion week. Huawei sponsored the show, PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2016.

In the fashion world where style and glamor are the distinct attributes, Huawei offers its elegant and exquisite products to complement the style statement and to shine the glamor confidently.

ICI Dulux at IAPEX

LAHORE (PR): ICI Dulux showcased its products at the IAPEX here from the 3rd to 5th of March. The decorative paints giant displayed its innovative products developed with class leading technologies and produced in their state of the art production facility to a wide audience hailing from amongst the country's leading architects and general public.

Jehanzeb Khan, Chief Executive, AkzoNobel Pakistan Ltd, said "The management of IAPEX has done wonderfully to provide the industry with a platform for showcasing new products and technologies. We are one of the pioneers of the paint industry in Pakistan and have always strived to provide innovative, sustainable and safe products to our customers.”

SAARCLAW’s president

KARACHI (PR): Barrister Mehmood Mandviwalla was unanimously elected as the next president of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operations in Law (SAARCLAW) at the 13th SAARCLAW Conference and the 10th Chief Justice Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

SAARCLAW, now in its 25th year, is an association of the legal communities of the SAARC countries comprising judges, lawyers, academicians, law teachers, public officers and is duly registered with the SAARC Secretariat at Kathmandu as a Regional Apex Body of SAARC.