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Monday, December 6, 2010

Pakistan Business, Investment Conference in Dubai on Dec 13

DUBAI Dec 6 : Pakistan Business & Investment Conference is being organized in Dubai on 13th December 2010 in which delegates from more than 20 countries will take place.

A high level delegation of businessmen led by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif is traveling from Pakistan to especially take part in this conference in Dubai which is being organized by International Business & Networking Forum (IBN Forum) in association with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Punjab Board of Investment & Trade, said Javed Malik, President of International Business Forum.The 100 strong delegation of Businessmen and top officials from Pakistan will also meet with UAE based business leaders and government officials.

Speaking about the objectives of the conference, the organizer Javed Malik said: "Pakistan and UAE share an excellent business relationship. However there is still a lot potential to further expand these relations particularly, trade and commerce activity between the two countries.

The close geographical proximity with UAE presents a wide range of possibilities particularly in trading and re-exports. There are additional opportunities in Joint Ventures, Public Private Partnerships and infrastructure development.

"We would particularly focus on expanding business to business relations and encourage Entrepreneurs from both countries to enhance their cooperation. We have been working closely with Dubai Chamber of Commerce, and other Chambers in Pakistan as well as Punjab Board of Investment with a view to institutionalizing the business relations" Malik said.

The presence of Chief Minister of Punjab indicates the high importance that is being attached to the conference. Pakistan's leading businessmen including Mian Mansha, Chairman Nishat Group, Arif Habib, Sultan Chawla, President Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as Chamber Presidents of different cities in Pakistan will also be coming over. This is probably one of the largest contingent of businessmen that is visiting from Pakistan to the UAE in recent times.

UAE Minister for Foreign Trade, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce Abdul Rehman Saif Al Ghuriar, Mian Mohammed Mansha,Chairman Nishat Group, Javed Malik, President International Business Forum, Arif Habib of Arif Habib Investments would join a host of other speakers, whereas the special keynote speaker will be Chief Minister of
Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif who will also chair the inaugural session.

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