Our Events

PBBC/PSBC Events 2017/18

 

Meetings, Events, Visits to Pakistan Activities March 2017 – March 2018

 

 

  1. 27 February 2018 – Meeting with Scottish Government

 

  1. 24 February 2018 – Annual Convention PHC, held at Nawaab Restaurant

 

  1. 25 February 2018 – Students Foundation, University of SOAS (PBBC on Panel)

 

  1. 14 February 2018 – Minister for Planning and Development and CPEC Project Reception Pakistan

 

  1. 13 February 2018 – Dinner Reception at the PHC in honour of the visiting Minister for Planning and Development Mr Ahsan Iqbal

 

  1. 14 February 2018 – Minister for Planning and Development and CPEC Project

To outline the PBBC current projects and the support it requires from GOP, particularly

 

  1. 17-25 January 2018 – RCP and PBBC visit to Pakistan

19 January Futurre Hospitals Conference in Islamabad, visit to Faislabad ABWA hospital, in Lahore held series of meetings with PBIT, Planning and Development Chairman, visits to hospital PKLI and Pharmaceutical (Ferozson). In Karachi visits, to Indus hospital, Link Technologies and attended a Wedding reception of a wealthy businessman which was attended by prominent business leaders.

 

  1. 21 December 2017 – Dinner with Governor of Sindh

Welcoming the Governor, the High Commissioner commended him for his contribution towards the economic turnaround of the country, as he remained an important member of the economic team of the government. He also underlined the trade and economic opportunities for Pakistan in the post-Brexit UK—a country Pakistan enjoys excellent and multi-faceted bilateral relations with.

 

  1. 29 November 2017 – Quaid’s Bust unveiled at the British Museum; installed at the Lincoln’s Inn

The High Commission for Pakistan, London paid rich tributes to the Father of the Nation, Quaid -i- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah by installing his Bust at his alma mater, the prestigious Lincoln’s Inn. The Bust was unveiled at the historic British Museum in a dignified ceremony on 28 November 2017. This was the grand finale of the year-long celebrations organized by the Pakistan High Commission London to mark the 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan who was the Chief Guest at the ceremony, unveiled the Bust at the China & South Asia Gallery of the British Museum. A large number of people from all walks of life were in attendance on this occasion.

 

  1. 23 November 2017 – Balochistan Speaker from Balochistan Assembly Visit UK

Welcoming the Parliamentarians, H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, the High Commissioner said that Balochistan is on the path of development especially after the initiation of the CPEC projects in the province. The High Commissioner stated that the whole of Pakistan and the entire region stand to benefit from up-gradation of Gwadar deep sea port.

 

  1. 16 November 2017 – Film Verna HUM TV Screening | Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, London

 

  1. 7 November Bestway Meeting Zameer Choudhri

 

  1. 25th October 2017 – Dinner Invitation RCP

PBBC invited to attend a reception hosted by RCP in honour of visiting Vice Chancellors and Clinicians from Pakistan. Other attendees included the President and CEO of RCP, senior NHS consultants and the Pakistan High Commissioner.

  1. 24th October 2017 Introducing PBBC to PwC China Business Group and CBBC

Met the Chairman of CBBC

 

  1. 19 October 2017 – 12:30pm Meeting with UBL CEO Muhammad Aminuddin
  2. 19 October 2017 – 3:30pm Meeting Andy Davison (Mayor of London)
  3. 11 October 2017 – Meeting Dr Qaiser of Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi

 

  1. Met the Chairman of CBBC

 

  1. PBBC, Scottish Government and Pakistan Consular Manchester 29th September 2017

 

  1. Pakistan Consular Manchester and DIT trade event 25th September 2017

 

  1. 22 September 2017 – Networking Event & MOU Signing Ceremony between PBBC & PUKBC

http://www.phclondon.org/newsletter/issues/2017-10.pdf

 

At the Pakistan High Commission London, on 22 September 2017, where an MoU was signed between the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Pakistan Britain Business Council (PBBC) for enhancing business and trade ties. The event was attended by CEOs and Directors of leading Pakistani and British companies, with representation from FPCCI, PBBC, London Chamber, Mayor of London office, London Stock Exchange, Standard Chartered, Marks & Spencer,Debenhams, UK Department of International Trade (DIT), UBL and HBL.

  1. 11-17 September 2017 – Visit to Pakistan

(meeting Kapco team, Chairman of Sindh Planning and Development Nahid Memon, Business Community, FPCCI, PUKBC Chairman Imran Khalil).

 

  1. 10th September Healthcare Conference London (CM, PHC)

Punjab Healthcare Sector Roadshow was held in London on 10 September 2017. The event was organized by the Government of Punjab in collaboration with the Pakistan High Commission London. Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif chaired the event. In his address on the occasion, the Chief Minister gave a detailed overview of the reforms to a wide range of British healthcare companies with a view

to seeking their feedback for further refinement of the service delivery in the healthcare sector. He shared with the British medical fraternity that the Punjab Government was planning to outsource major non-clinical services of hospitals to private partners. Mr. Shehbaz Sharif shared his Government’s initiative of introducing his new model of hospital administration through complete management out sourcing of newly established hospitals.

 

  1. 7 September 2017 – University of Nottingham and China: London Reception, with His Excellency Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Ambassador to the UK, at Asia House (63 New Cavendish St, W1G 7LP).

 

  1. 6 September 2017 Meeting Pakistan High Commissioner & CM of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif

PBBC requested to support the Healthcare Conference and discussed wider trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan, Punjab in particular.

 

  1. 11 July 2017 Pakistan is open for Business – (PBBC & LCCI business networking & MOU signing http://www.phclondon.org/newsletter/issues/2017-08.pdf

The Pakistan Britain Business Council (PBBC) and its sister company Pakistan Scotland Business Council (PSBC) in collaboration with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) signed a Memorandum of Un-derstanding (MoU) to strengthen the links between the three organisations at a Networking Reception hosted and supported by the Pakistan High Com-mission London. The event was well represented by all main stakeholders including FPCCI, PBBC, LCCI, FCO, DIT, and Mayor of London office, besides several main stream British business houses.

The purpose of the collaboration is to promote and strengthen the development of economic and trade relations and cooperation between the member companies of each organization in the United Kingdom and countries.

 

  1. 30 June Hum TV Symposium

 

  1. 29 June Launch of Film Premier ‘Yalghaar’ HUM TV

 

  1. 27 June 2017 – ABP Ceremony To Mark the Start of Construction

the Conference Embracing Business Opportunities in London through China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

 

  1. 25 June 2017 – Eid Celebrations at the Residence of the Pakistan High Commissioner

H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, hosted Eid-ul-Fitr Open House at his official residence, “Pakistan House” in London on 25 June 2017, to celebrate the auspicious occasion with the Pakistani community in the UK and friends of Pakistan in the British society. The guests included Mayors, Ambassadors/High Commissioners, Councillors, community leaders, prominent business persons, members of the Pakistani and British society, representatives of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and Department for International Development (DFID), officers from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, officials of the High Commission as well as their families and media representatives.

 

 

  1. 20-29 May 2017 – -Exploratory visit (Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad)

PBBC signed an MOU with PBIT and separately with PUKBC, met with Sindh Government (TDAP, Planning and Development Chairman), Punjab Government particularly CM of Punjab,

 

  • Includes attending ISBOP from 22-24th May.

The Seminar and the Expo was specially designed to encourage effective interaction of the interested parties through direct meetings (i.e., B2B, B2G) on the sidelines so as to target highest possible materiality for all. Such direct meetings was fully supported and facilitated by the Punjab Board of Investment & Trade (PBIT’s) team through the pre-event interactions and matchmaking between the willing parties and their local partners in order to enable them to substantiate their efforts through signing of agreement(s)/MOU(s) during the course of the event.

ISBOP focused on CPEC and Pak-China collaboration which is pivotal to the overall industrial and infrastructural growth in the country, especially in the Punjab. Inspired by the pace of development under the CPEC and the anticipated magnitude of expansion in the economy in its next phase; immense investment and trade opportunities are on the offering to investors across several economic and social sectors, especially in the areas of agriculture, energy, manufacturing, mines and minerals, civic services, health, education and tourism.

With a great success against the menace of terrorism and resolution of the energy crisis, the Government of Punjab is fully geared towards attracting investment, both from its local and foreign partners, by offering good governance, transparency, liberal and progressive provincial policies and regulatory reforms.

  1. 6 May 2017 – Military Academy celebrating Graduates reunion at Sandhurst

Pakistan’s 70th Anniversary celebrated at Sandhurst A memorable evening with Ata-Ul-Haq Qasmi

Pakistan’s 70th Anniversary was celebrated at an event “From Kakul to Sandhurst, Celebrating 70 Years

Re-lationship” at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

 

  1. 5 May 2017 – meeting visiting Army officers from Pakistan at MOD Wellington Barracks During

the visit of NDU (National Defence University)

 

  1. 30 March 2017 meeting with Peter Bishop London Chambers of Commerce (LCCI)

 

  1. 35. Pakistan Independence Day 23 March 2017

Hosted by the Pakistan High Commission London, at Carlton Tower Hotel, to commemorate the 77th Pakistan Day. Mr. Owen Jenkins, Special Representative of the British Prime Minister was the Chief Guest at the ceremony.

  1. 8 March 2017 – A high-level UK Trade Partnerships conference at Chelsea FC

The conference entitled Pakistan as a Digital Powerhouse will focus on senior business collaborations between Pakistan and the UK, particularly within the Digital & IT sector.

Panel Addresses, Executive Discussions and Keynote Speeches will present case studies, address the current business climate and infrastructure, and identify market opportunities.