Buyon.pk in collaboration with Pakistan E-Commerce Consortium, organized discussion based activities at E-Commerce Lounge – Momentum Tech Conference 2018, which was held at Expo Centre Karachi. It was 2 day event, in which both days had different topics of discussions around e-commerce in Pakistan. The objective of this activity was to discuss about the challenges, future possibilities and network around all the areas of e-commerce (businesses, logistics, payments etc).
First day, pioneers of e-commerce industry in Pakistan Saad Jangda (symbios.pk) and Shayaan Tahir (homeshopping.pk) came to share their journey and encourage new entrants, they shared about bootstrapping. Mesum Raza Hemani (Karachi.AI) is an artificial intelligence enthusiast; he shared the ways AI can incorporate with e-commerce for future growth. Wasim Asif (Qavi Technologies) and Kamran Shamim (Apex Solutions) shared their extensive experience of technology management, they shared how to increase conversions by providing better user interface.
There were many on the run discussions happened at e-commerce lounge. In one of them Badar Khushnood (Fishry), Anum Kamran (Buyon.pk – PEC) Shahzeb Saeed (Shazeb Saeed clothing), Bilal Mumtaz (Sehat) and others discussed about the future plans and possibilities of Pakistan E-commerce Consortium.
Second Day started with more energy and the amazing panel of major logistics companies in Pakistan discussed about the challenges and opportunities lying in the industry . Syed Shoaib Ahsan (Unity Retail) moderated this panel with panelist from TCS (Qasim Awan), Leopards Courier (Qasim Anis), Blue-ex (Imran Buxamosa) and Trax Logistics (Hassan Khan). This panel was the focus of all audience because better logistics operations are the key for e-commerce growth in Pakistan. Ali Qureshi (BDL – Pakistan at Facebook) also came to share how e-commerce businesses can use facebook for effective marketing. At the end of second day, Hira Saeed (Digital Doers) moderated a discussion about most emerging topic of e-commerce industry “wallet payments”. The panelists were Qasif Shahid (Finja-SimSim) and Saad Khan Niazi (Keenu Wallet). This discussion was focused on educating e-commerce startups about the payment systems and future potential of fintech.
These two days were full of excitement, networking and learning. More collaborations are also result of this conference, and Pakistan E-Commerce Consortium will share more news about the happenings in future.