One day Business conferences to be held in Berlin, Munich on October 30

ISLAMABAD: The day-long business conferences on Pakistan would be held in Berlin and Munich (Germany) on October 30 and 31 respectively to further strengthen trade and economic relations, official sources said.

According to the sources, the conferences have been organized by Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK),Berlin in collaboration with Pak-German Business Forum (PGBF),Karachi.

The day-long conferences would be attended by a business delegation of about 60 to 70 persons from Pakistan led by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif and Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Yaseen Anwar.

According to details of the conferences in Berlin in the opening session Stefan W Dirck,Board International ,Association of German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr.Harald Braun State Secretary of the federal Foreign Office Germany, Anne Ruth Herkes ,State Secretary of Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology , Qasi Sajid Ali President PGBF would highlight the importance of the conference focusing on furthering trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Germany.

Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahzab Sharif would deliver his key note address in the opening session.

Similarly in the other sessions a round table discussions on Pakistan at cross roads -chances-opportunities would be held where Ambassador Michael Koch Federal government commissioner for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Yaseen Anwar Governor SBP, Muhammad Zubair Umar Chairman Board of Investment (BOI) , Qasim Niaz Secretary Commerce, Dr.Cyrill Nunn Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan, and Abdul Basit Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany would participate in the discussion.

In the panel discussions topics like how to promote sustainable Pakistan-German economic and trade relations-expectations and cooperation would be participated by Syed Maratib Ali Chairman Punjab Board of Investment , Tariq Bajwa Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Ahsan Bashir Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Associations, Faizan Mitha Country Manager Deutsche Bank AG, Dr. Andree Buhl Deputy head of division south east asia federal ministry of Economics and Technology, Rima Al Tinawi Director North Africa and Middle east ,Association of German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Felix Neugart Deputy Managing Director International Economic Affairs Association of German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.