Islamabad: The Asia Pacific Business Forum 2011 under the theme facing challenges, capturing opportunities commenced on July 25, 2011 in Bangkok . The forum inaugurated by H.E. Trairong Suwankiri, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand . H.E. Sarath Amunugama was organized by United National Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) in collaboration with the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking of Thailand (JSCCIB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Greater Mekong Sub region Business Forum (GMS-BF), the Mekong Institute, the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI).
Senior Minister for International Monetary Cooperation, Government of Sri Lanka and Chairman of the 67th Commission delivered opening address while Narayana N.R. Murthy, Chairman, Infosys Limited delivered keynote address “Regional Trade and Investment Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Crisis” The forum will be addressed leading representatives of the Privates sector, academicians, experts and Government officials from Asia and Pacific region.
Mr. Tariq Sayeed, Vice President CACCI and immediate Past President SAARCCCI shall be the panellist in Roundtable Discussion of Regional Representatives. Senator Ghulam Ali, President FPCCI and Mr. Waseem Vohra will address the sessions of the Forum while Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Tabish, Secretary General, SAARC CCI who is also Member Advisory Board of UNESCAPs Asian Pacific Business Forum will chair the session “Can Asia and pacific lead Global business?”. Begum Salma Ahmed, President Women CCI, Sindh will also moderate session on SMEs Development.
The Forum is well represented by Pakistan businessmen comprising FPCCI Vice Presidents Mr. Mohammad Akber Khan, Amir. Aamer Ata Bajwa, former Vice President Mr. Mansha Churra, EC Member, Muhammad Waseem Vohra. The other members include Ms. Mehreen Ellahi, Marketing Officer, TDAP and Mr. Sharif Hasan, CEO Index.
For more information, contact:
Malik Sohail Hussain
Chairman FPCCI Standing
Committee on Media and PR
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
Tel: +9251 2251 891-3
Fax: +9251 2251 894
Cell: +92333 5155300; +92321 5155500