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  • The All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) organized one day conference titled “Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan” on 5th April, 2017 at the Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore. The Institute of Trade and Com



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  • The 2nd International SME Conference organized by Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) and UMT School of Business and Economics is being held from March 15-16, 2017 at PC Hotel La



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  • Institute of Trade and Competitiveness (ITC) participated in “6th Invention to Innovation Summit” held at Punjab University Lahore on 8-9 March, 2017. The Summit aimed to provide a great learning expe



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  • Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Vice-Chancellor Dr. Asad Zaman along with his team members visited UMT to sign Tri Party Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 8th February, 2017. Th



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  • GIZ Gmbh representative Mr. Hans-Ludwig Bruns visited UMT to discuss and explore various areas of bilateral cooperation. He visited UMT on the invitation of Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi CEO ITC. Mr. Hans met w



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  • APBF organized one day conference titled “Impact of Violent extremism on Pakistan’s Economy & Potential Private Sector “at PC hotel Lahore on September 8, 2016.APBF aimed to find answers to following



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  • Mr. Crispian Robinson & Ms. Lisa Gordillo from Japan Times visited UMT on 23rd August 2016, Lahore. They visited University of Management and Technology (UMT) on the invitation of Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi,



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  • University of Management and Technology has launched Institute of Trade and Competitiveness to promote bilateral global trade and strengthening the public, private and international linkages. Institut



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Research & Development

R&D became a major contributor for improving factor market efficiency. Firms could formulate superior corporate strategies for growth and sustainable competitive advantage in an improved knowledge intensive environment. ITC has established specialized capabilities to provide advisory and consultancy services to all the stakeholders involved in trade, economic planning, business and management sectors in Pakistan and also in selected world regions and countries. It is to identify relative competitive advantages of Pakistan domestic industry and service sectors in comparison to our trading partners.

International Linkages

The establishment of ITC shall prepare businessman, managers, students, engineers and economic planners, traders and commerce men to meet the challenges of global knowledge economy and effectively take advantage of global knowledge based competitiveness shifting paradigm by developing a critical insight into global system of production and value creation.

Serve as a regional and international center of excellence for creating points of interaction to develop partnerships among Pakistan’s and international business community in selected countries.

Trade opportunities

The WTO regime created new structural dynamics of global competition amongst the world economies. There is a growing census among global leaders, economists and industry to harmonize tariffs, customs across the globe and once implemented, it’s in the benefits of both advanced and emerging markets. In this view, Pakistan needs to respond the challenges and opportunities of global free trade and investment policies. To promote specialization, competition, competitive advantage and national competitiveness as strategy to integrate into global trade, investments and technology transfer opportunities (ITC) is established in Pakistan.


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Institute of Trade and Competitiveness a hallmark for promoting global trade

ITC has been inaugurated on Friday, April 1, 2016 at University of Management and Technology. ITC is a project of UMT that fosters global trade opportunities for stakeholders to bring economic prosperity. Dr. Hassan Sohaib Murad, Rector UMT, was the chief guest of the ceremony. During the inauguration Dr. Hasan Murad said “There are areas such as service exports which are mainly untapped. The main reason for this is the lack of knowledge and awareness about the global knowledge based economy and competitiveness. This lack of knowledge in our businessmen and economists is causing a huge loss of global trade opportunities and Institute of Trade and Competitiveness will serve as a mile stone to fill this gap.” ITC has an agenda to discover new markets, to access new technologies, to build new



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