Delegation of the businessmen of MEDEF International in Islamabad and Karachi (8-11 April 2019)
MEDEF International, with the support of the French Embassy in Islamabad and the Pakistani authorities, organized a visit of a delegation of about thirty businessmen from 8th to 11th April 2019 in Pakistan. This delegation was led by Mr. Thierry PFLIMLIN, Chairman of the France-Pakistan Business Council and President of Total Global Services.
This was the largest business delegation in Pakistan with the number of participants (29) and companies (19), representing very diverse sectors: energy, water, chemicals, air treatment, production/ management/ supply and food security, electronics, banking, product life cycle management, construction, urban mobilization.
The content of the exchanges and the quality of the speakers over the course of a four-day program in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, allowed the French representatives, on the one hand, to deepen their knowledge about the country’s potential and its economic priorities and on the other hand, to present their offers and services in order to meet Pakistan’s objectives and needs.
The delegation had the honor to meet the Pakistani authorities at the highest level, including a special exchange with the Prime Minister, Mr. Imran Khan and then with the President of the Republic, Mr. Arif Alvi.
The exchanges continued with:
Ministers from key sectors: the Minister of Trade, Textiles and Industry, the Minister of Energy, the Minister of Petroleum, the Minister of Food Security and the President of the Board of Investment;
The business community: in particular with the Pakistan Business Council (MEDEF counterpart), the president of the Chamber of Commerce of foreign investors, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Pakistan French Business Alliance.
Visit of Nishat Chunian and MGA Industries companies in Lahore.
This visit marks the renewed interest of our companies for the important prospects offered by the Pakistani market and will help to update the image of the country in France within the economic circles. The reception that was reserved for this delegation by the Pakistani authorities also underlines the desire of the country to diversify its partners.