PIDE to Host "EconFest-2023" Economy Festival: A Platform for Economic Dialogue

Islamabad, October 26, 2023 (PAKONOMY): The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) is gearing up to host the second edition of the “EconFest-2023,” a two-day Economy Festival in collaboration with the Research for Social Transformation & Advancement (RASTA) program and the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE). This festival, scheduled for October 28-29, is set to be an engaging and informative event that aims to address the critical economic challenges facing Pakistan.

EconFest-2023 will take place at the Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad and will play host to an impressive lineup of leading economists, public policy experts, practitioners, professionals, academicians, and prominent figures from various fields. The festival’s primary goal is to foster meaningful dialogues and generate valuable insights into Pakistan’s pressing economic issues.

One remarkable aspect of this event is its accessibility. PIDE has announced that there will be no registration fee, making the festival open to all interested participants. This inclusivity is designed to encourage a broad cross-section of the public to engage directly with the genuine issues impacting the national economy.

EconFest-2023 promises to be an unforgettable experience, offering attendees a diverse array of activities and opportunities. The event features a collaboration with 33 esteemed partners, offering 27 enriching sessions where over 200 experts will share their insights. Visitors can also look forward to a vibrant cultural show, a cutting-edge tech exhibition, an inclusive academic exhibition, a literary journey at the book exhibition, exciting experiences at the fun zone, and delectable delights at the food court.

Furthermore, the festival boasts the active participation of students and faculty members from various universities, including LUMS, University of the Punjab, Arid Agriculture University, and more. Their involvement highlights the collaborative nature of the event and its appeal to a wide range of stakeholders in Pakistan’s academic and professional communities.

In a statement, PIDE Vice Chancellor Dr. Nadeem ul Haque emphasized the importance of working together to attain the festival’s aims of fostering meaningful dialogues and generating insights into the economic challenges facing Pakistan. This collaborative effort between academia, experts, and the public promises to provide a unique platform for addressing and better understanding Pakistan’s economic challenges.

EconFest-2023 is set to be a significant event in Pakistan’s economic calendar, bringing together experts and the public to engage in meaningful dialogues and explore solutions to the country’s economic challenges. With a rich tradition of convening experts, PIDE is well-placed to facilitate these important discussions and initiatives. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the conversation and contribute to the economic dialogue in Pakistan.

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