BOI to hold B2B conference on CPEC on Dec 21

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Dec 20, 2021

ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 (Gwadar Pro) - Pakistan’s Board of Investment (BOI) will organise the Business Investment Conference on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on December 21.

The conference will be organised in collaboration with the provincial government of Punjab Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar who will address the audience at "CPEC Industrial Cooperation B2B Investment Conference,”

Minister of State and Chairman BOI, Muhammad Azfar Ahsan and Secretary BOI Fareena Mazhar will be the keynote speakers at the conference and Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar will grace the occasion as the chief guest. 

Other speakers at the event will include Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong, Pakistan's Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque and Minister of Industries and Commerce Punjab Mian Aslam Iqbal.

This is the Punjab edition of the conference in the series of countrywide conferences initiated by BoI early this year, said an official statement.

The first conference was held in Peshawar as KP Chapter in March 2021 which received an overwhelming response from Pakistani and Chinese private sector enterprises.

The conference aims to promote CPEC related Special Economic Zones (SEZs), facilitate public-private projects, matchmaking of Pakistani and Chinese enterprises for successful B2B Joint Ventures (JVs) and showcase Punjab's public sector projects.

The priority sectors at the conference as per their significance from Punjab's context include textile, agriculture and livestock, IT, housing and construction and green energy.

Several Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between private companies will also be signed on the sidelines of the conference.

The conference is hybrid in nature with options of both physical and virtual participation.

Many companies will be joining online from China to present their project proposals for which they are seeking JV partners in Pakistan.

BOI will be holding such conferences in future in other provinces with the next ones in Karachi and Gwadar, said the official statement.


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