PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority to hold a public-private dialogue on “Role of Government in SME development”

Lahore, May 29, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) is going to hold a public-private dialogue on “Role of Government in SME development in Pakistan” on Thursday 31st May 2012 at a local hotel.

Mr. Sartaj Aziz former federal minister and the present Vice Chancellor of Beacon House National University will be the Chief Guest on this occasion. Whereas, Mr. Yousaf Naseem Khokhar CEO, SMEDA will deliver address of welcome to the participants.

The thematic areas to be covered in this dialogue include “Issues in Sees access to finance, Human Recourse and Skill Development, Infrastructure and Technology for SMEs, SME Definition, Regulatory Environment for SMEs and SMEs penetration into international Markets.

The panellists participating for this dialogue from private sector include, Mr. Zulfiqar Thaver President UNISAME, Mr. Mohsin Sayed, CEO Hybrid Technic, Mr. Almas Hyder, CEO, SPEL Industries, Mr. Muhammad Salim, CEO National Automotive Components, Mr. Khawar Rafiq, Rafiq Engineering Industries Pvt. Ltd and Sheikh Abdul Waheed Sandal, Vice President, Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Whereas, the panellists proposed to represent public sector include, Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chief Manager, State Bank of Pakistan, Mr, Liaqat Ali Dolla, Joint Registrar, Secretary and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Ch Muhammad Ali, Director General, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Mr. Farhan Aziz Khawaja, Managing Director, Punjab Small Industries Corporation and Mr. Nasir Ghauri, GM-Policy and Planning, SMEDA.

This is notable that SMEDA has published an SME development Report 2010-2011 in order to take cognizance of the initiatives launched by the Federal and provincial Governments during 2010_11 to catalyze growth of this vital segment of the economy. The report is an attempt towards initiating a monitoring mechanism of development of the SME sector.

For more information, contact:
Liaqat Ali Gohar
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA)
6th floor, LDA Plaza, Egerton Road, Lahore
Tel: 111-111-456
Fax: (042) 6304926
Email: helpdesk@smeda.org.pk
Website: www.smeda.org.pk

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