Karachi, June 07, 2022: BankIslami, Pakistan’s leading Islamic financial institution, sponsored the Freelance Fest 2022 – one of the most comprehensive conferences on freelancing in the country.
The two-day event included keynote speeches, panel discussions, and training sessions regarding the gig economy and a blended lineup of Pakistan’s most noted members of the freelancing community, regulators, bankers, and the academia to collectively share insights on how each of these supports the future of work in Pakistan. The event was also attended by leadership from the public and private sectors to discuss the role of developing the economic sector in the nation’s future.
Topics covered in the Freelance Fest included the financial lifecycle of a contingent workforce; the legal, policy and regulatory future of the gig economy; a safety-net for the independent workforce; freelancers’ perspective to leading a new world of work; freelancers today, founder tomorrow; re-inventing the talent supply chain for online enable work; freelancing leading to agency; freelancing platforms versus independently; and the future of global e-commerce. Additionally, there were also various product launches.
Commenting on the occasion, BankIslami President & CEO, Syed Amir Ali noted, “Hundreds of millions of dollars can be earned via the gig economy, and the evolving economic and regulatory climate should bring confidence in the freelancers of Pakistan. Events like Freelance Fest are essential for the youth to not only be able to learn from the best in the industry, but find the path to success while being able to troubleshoot any obstacle novice freelancers face. Leaders from across relevant industries shared their knowledge and the visionary freelancers have had the chance to create lasting connections with their peers and the knowledge giants gracing the event. We are extremely pleased to be an important part of this outstanding opportunity, and look forward to seeing the resultant change.”
A conference of this magnitude draws attendees including business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and academia from around the world, promoting more opportunities for growth, collaboration and investment within the Islamic Finance ecosystem of Pakistan. BankIslami remains at the forefront of driving change across the Sharia-compliant banking industry in Pakistan.