Report on Orientation Session with Pastic : Dated: 14th February 2019

Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information (PASTIC) is a subsidiary organization of Pakistan Science foundation, under the umbrella of ministry of science and technology. This organization is the premier platform for dissemination of science and technological information to the scientists, researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, industry across Pakistan. Islamabad women chamber of commerce & industry conducted an orientation session in collaboration with Pastic on SAARC WE PORTAL on 12th February 2019.
The session started with the warm welcome note and introduction of Dr. Saima Huma Tanveer, the Project Director of the Networking & capacity Building of Women Entrepreneurs (SME’s) from SAARC Countries. This project basically deals with the networking and connectivity of all the Women entrepreneurs running up their own businesses across Pakistan. It also provides a platform to which they can get themselves registered to the online portal called Women Entrepreneur Portal, this portal intends to register women entrepreneurs for the database and it will also serve as a linkage to connect with other women entrepreneurs to SAARC region.

Mr. Muhammad Usman, the Web Portal Development Lead of the project talked about the applications, that are available online to grow, promote and accelerate business. He explained in detail about the existing platform available to measure footfall of the visitors to your web portal. He also explained the important of portal and gave brief presentation about the registration procedure. There were approximately 50 women entrepreneur who attended the session and ask various questions, not only about the portal but also their concerns regarding online marketing.

After the presentation about the WE portal Ms. Naima Ansari gave a detailed presentation approximately about 25 minutes to the women entrepreneurs about the product development hub and facility it had formed regarding the creation, redesigning, manufacturing and innovating the products of the clients according to the international market standards.

Later on IWCCI former President Ms. Reem Abbasi told about the two activities women chamber is looking forward to organize. The 1st one is the Khadija Awards in which women entrepreneurs are going to celebrate women in business by offering/nominating the lead women in businesses from all over Pakistan. She mentioned about the 14 categories they have formed for nomination of award ceremony.
And the Wibfest is going to serve as a market place for women entrepreneurs which is going to take place on 17th march at lok virsa, Islamabad.
The session came to an end with the question & answer session between the panelists and participants.