Integrating Persons with Disabilities into Mainstream

12-14 March 2021

Free Visitor Registration


People Of Determination International Virtual Exhibition and Conference (12-14 March 2021)


According to World Health Organization (WHO), more than 32 million people in Pakistan are living with some form of disability. A lot is being done by the Government, NGOs, DPOs and Corporate Sector. But Pakistan being a developing-country has much bigger challenges than the efforts that are presently being made to accelerate progress towards integrating persons with disabilities into mainstream.

PODIEC Virtual aims to be a concrete step towards defining the Disability Landscape of Pakistan and providing a networking platform to all the leadership in inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities in Pakistan. For the first time in Pakistan, PODIEC is also identifying and engaging every stakeholder, who may contribute in transforming the lives of persons with disabilities. PODIEC Virtual invites you to help us take a step towards the future, where everyone is treated equally, with equal opportunities.



Supporting Organizations & Cause Partners
Supporting Organizations & Cause Partners




Aims & Objectives

PODIEC 2021 aims to provide a single platform to the entire government, business and civil community to:

Reflect the needs, aspirations and expectations of the people with disabilities residing in Pakistan

Provide an excellent opportunity to showcase and explore the best and latest innovations, technologies, products and services from around the world that will enhance the lives of people with disabilities

Gather all the stakeholders including representatives from government, policy makers, diplomats, healthcare professionals & providers, heads of donor agencies, civil society organizations and CEOs of private sector companies to get involved, exchange thoughts & wisdom and make concerted efforts for the betterment of PoDs

About Disabilities


Over 1 billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s approximately 15 per cent of our global population.

Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations. Disability is thus not just a health problem. It is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives. Overcoming the difficulties faced by people with disabilities requires interventions to remove environmental and social barriers.”

1/2 of people with disabilities cannot afford healthcare. They are 50% more likely to suffer catastrophic health expenditure. The out-of-pocket health care payments can push a family into poverty. The causes, prevalence and consequences of disability vary throughout the world, based on different socio-economic circumstances and of the different assistances that are made for its well-being by each society.

Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices can enable people with disabilities to be independent


Pakistan & Disabilities


The current population of Pakistan is 217 million which is equivalent to 2.81% of the total world population.

With many factors responsible for the rising numbers of disabled persons, the country witnessed an increasing global commitment in the last decade to bring persons with disabilities into mainstreaming, i.e. into education, employment & training. After ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by Pakistan on 5 July 2011, progress has been seen towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities in education, employment and in wider society; however, much more needs to be done.

For effective planning and policy-making, accuracy of data is crucial and many national and international NGOs have not only stressed upon accuracy of data, but also carried out surveys at their own. The need of research with the help of the medical and scientific community is there to identify causes of various disabilities and make efforts to create awareness in public to adopt practices that help prevent disabilities from happening.

Participation Package.

  • Option to select booth design.
  • Self Booth Branding.
  • LED Screen for Video Embedding.
  • Real Time View Reception for new Visitor and Invite to Booth.
  • Company Profile with Social Media Links.
  • Image Gallery for Leaflets, Offers, Pamphlets, Posters, etc.
  • Download Gallery for PDF Brochures or other Documents.
  • Five Booth Attendants.
  • Visitors List Download.
  • Integration of Exhibitor’s Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Streamyard.
  • Talk to Us Link to Exhibitor’s Whatsapp Group.
  • System Internal Instant Messenger.

Title Sponsor Package

  • Branding on Reception Area.
  • Option to select booth design.
  • Self Booth Branding.
  • LED Screen for Video Embedding.
  • Real Time View Reception for new Visitor and Invite to Booth.
  • Company Profile with Social Media Links.
  • Image Gallery for Leaflets, Offers, Pamphlets, Posters, etc.
  • Download Gallery for PDF Brochures or other Documents.
  • Five Booth Attendants.
  • Visitors List Download.
  • Integration of Exhibitor’s Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Streamyard.
  • Talk to Us Link to Exhibitor’s Whatsapp Group.
  • System Internal Instant Messenger.

Launch Partner Package (SOLD)

  • Branding on Reception Area.
  • Option to select booth design.
  • Self Booth Branding.
  • LED Screen for Video Embedding.
  • Real Time View Reception for new Visitor and Invite to Booth.
  • Company Profile with Social Media Links.
  • Image Gallery for Leaflets, Offers, Pamphlets, Posters, etc.
  • Download Gallery for PDF Brochures or other Documents.
  • Five Booth Attendants.
  • Visitors List Download.
  • Integration of Exhibitor’s Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Streamyard.
  • Talk to Us Link to Exhibitor’s Whatsapp Group.
  • System Internal Instant Messenger.

Conference Sponsor Package

  • Branding in Conference Area.
  • Option to select booth design.
  • Self Booth Branding.
  • LED Screen for Video Embedding.
  • Real Time View Reception for new Visitor and Invite to Booth.
  • Company Profile with Social Media Links.
  • Image Gallery for Leaflets, Offers, Pamphlets, Posters, etc.
  • Download Gallery for PDF Brochures or other Documents.
  • Five Booth Attendants.
  • Visitors List Download.
  • Integration of Exhibitor’s Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Streamyard.
  • Talk to Us Link to Exhibitor’s Whatsapp Group.
  • System Internal Instant Messenger.

The salient features of PODIEC Virtual are:

Virtual Exhibition

Virtual Exhibition presenting the following:

• Main Hall for all stakeholders: Government Departments, NGOs, DPOs, Institutions, Corporate Sector and distributors of assistive and adaptive technologies, products and services

• Financial Pavilion – for Banks & Financial Institutions to raise awareness about their initiatives for financial inclusion of persons with disabilities

• Accessibility CAREERS to facilitate corporate sector meet qualified PwDs

• Accessibility STARTUPS to present innovations by Pakistani startups by-and-for PwDs

Virtual Conference

Virtual Conference with the theme of “Making Future Inclusive & Accessible”

Disability Data and Statistics in Pakistan: Objectives and Challenges.Disabilities and Poverty Reduction Strategies in Pakistan

Transforming Lives using Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Assistive Technology Products

Sustainable Development Goals and Disability Inclusion in Pakistan

Tackling Sexual Abuse of People with Disabilities.

Sports for Fitness and Rehabilitation of the Persons with Disabilities

Inspiration Lounge

Broadcasting inspirational success stories of PwDs in Pakistan

Inclusive Sports Lounge

Live Broadcast from Partner Special Education Institutions

Vocational Training Lounge

Broadcasting activities from different institutions

Webinar Lounge

Webinar Lounge on different disabilities and initiatives

Online Counseling Lounge

Online Counseling Lounge experts for the persons with disabilities and their caregivers

Product Demonstrations Lounge

Product Demonstrations Lounge for Assistive & Adaptive Devices, Products and Technologies

Why Exhibit - PODIEC

PODIEC Virtual is the first ever platform facilitating networking and collaboration among the Leaders in Inclusion and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities PwDs.

It is a podium to bring the impact you are making into limelight, for, the challenge Pakistan is facing requires replication of the work you are doing.

By exhibiting your services, projects, products and commitment, you will not only be joining the concerted efforts, but may also become an inspiration for others to follow and join you in making impact. You may have your supporters multiplied by showing your achievements.

Why Visit - PODIEC

Learn now innovative gadgets can make day-to-day lives of PwDs easier

Meet representatives of centres and services providers and learn new skills

Meet government officials, learn about initiatives already taken and about the future plans towards the empowerment of PwDs

Learn about CSR initiatives and the commitment of businesses & state owned organizations towards the empowerment of PwDs

Who should Exhibit

  • Country Pavilions
  • Pavilions of Provincial Governments
  • Aids For Children
  • Architects / Town Planners
  • Assistive technologies
  • Automobiles, van/conversions
  • Barrier-Free Living
  • Bathroom equipment
  • Beds, furnishings & accessories
  • Builders / Constructors
  • Chairs & accessories
  • Clothing & apparel
  • Daily living aids

  • Physiotherapy
  • Publications
  • Ramps/lifts
  • Rehabilitative care/services
  • Residential programs
  • Seating/positioning systems & accessories
  • Startups
  • Travel & hospitality services
  • Wheelchairs, scooters & walkers
  • Workplace And Occupation

Organizing Committee

Ripple Koncepts

Organizer

VCare Welfare Trust

Co Organizer

Zepta Technologies

Launch Partner

Exhibitors Tv - Determination Tv

Media Partners

Who should Visit

  • Academicians
  • Association for disabled people
  • Athletic Federation & Clubs
  • Beauticians
  • Business Tycoons and Philanthropists
  • Consultants & Professionals
  • Crews of Centres, Clinics and Hospitals for disabilities and rehabilitation
  • Dealers, Importers, Distributors, Retailers & Manufacturers of Medical Equipment Diplomats
  • Doctors – Physicians & Surgeons
  • Educators, Social Workers, Volunteers

  • Medical Specialists
  • Therapists, Physicians
  • Media
  • NGOs
  • Online and offline traders of disability products
  • Owners of Diagnostic & other Healthcare Centers
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Physiotherapists and doctors
  • Procurement Officials & Purchase Managers
  • Sports Authorities & Associations

  • Wellness and beauty enthusiasts and others

Contact

Our Address

C-218, Block 6, behind Board of Technical Education, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. PAKISTAN

Email Us

info@podiec.com

Call Us

+92 313 2123543

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