Lunch hosted for S.M. Muneer and Samir Dossal by Brampton Board of Trade, Canada

Islamabad, February 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Brampton Board of Trade (BBOT) CEO Mr. Steve Sheils, and Director Badar Shamim hosted a lunch in honour of Mr. S.M. Muneer, former President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Mr. Samir Dossal, Chairman of the Canada Pakistan Business Council.

They discussed the business and trade outlook in Pakistan and emphasized the need for building institutional linkages amongst BBOT and the Pakistani business community through the office of the Canada-Pakistan Business Council in order to facilitate networking and provide education about doing business in Pakistan and vice versa. CPBC and BBOT have agreed under a Memorandum of Undertaking to promote business and trade linkages between Pakistan and Canada.

While sharing his experiences as Vice Chairman of MCB Bank, the second largest publicly traded bank in Pakistan, as well as a senior executive for business associations in Pakistan, Mr. S.M. Muneer spoke about the overall business environment in Pakistan, the need for Pakistani exporters to make their presence felt abroad, and for Pakistani investors to consider Canada as an investment destination. He also spoke about past Canadian investments in Pakistani infrastructure, and stressed the need for better networking amongst Canadian and Pakistani businesses.

Mr. Samir Dossal outlined his vision for CPBC to be a proactive organisation for Canadian and Pakistani businesses, and extended an invite for BBOT members to formulate a delegation to Pakistan in 2013. A similar invitation was also extended by Mr. S.M. Muneer to the Canadian businessmen to visit Pakistan to see firsthand the tremendous business potential that exists and how businesses and businessmen from Canada can benefit.

For more information, contact:
Syed Masood Alam Rizvi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +9221 3587 4332

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