PIDE 3rd Economy Festival will be held on 25th & 26th May, 2024, at the Gandhara Citizens’ Club, Islamabad


Islamabad, May 22, 2024 – The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), in collaboration with the Research for Social Transformation & Advancement (RASTA) programme and the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE), is excited to announce the third edition of the Economy Festival – EconFest. This highly anticipated event will be held on the 25th and 26th of May, 2024, at the Gandhara Citizens’ Club, Gate No. 5, Fatima Jinnah Park, F-9, Islamabad.

EconFest is a premier initiative aimed at bringing together leading economists, public policy experts, practitioners, professionals, academicians, and business, political, and thought leaders to discuss and address the economic challenges facing Pakistan. The festival will feature a range of activities including leaders’ viewpoints, expert talks, panel discussions, debates, book launches, poster exhibitions, and screenings of documentaries covering various aspects of the economy and society.

According to the press release issued from PIDE office, Dr. Nadeem ul Haque, Vice Chancellor of PIDE, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming event, stating, “EconFest is a vital platform for dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders from diverse fields. We are thrilled to continue this tradition and look forward to the valuable insights and solutions that will emerge from this year’s discussions.”

Following the overwhelming success of EconFest Lahore at Alhamra Art Centre in March 2023 and EconFest Islamabad at Pak China Friendship Centre in October 2023, this year’s event is expected to attract a large turnout of participants from various walks of life, providing an ideal opportunity for visibility, networking, and collaboration. There is no entry fee for the event, and families are most welcome to attend. The detailed program is available at PIDE’s website for your kind consideration.

PIDE invites all interested individuals to join us in making EconFest 2024 a resounding success. We look forward to your participation and fruitful discussions.