Singapore Business Federation is organizing its first Business Mission to Pakistan from 24 Feb – 3 Mar 2019 (travel dates inclusive). The delegation will be visiting Karachi, the country’s largest city, principal seaport and its main commercial and industrial hub. Other cities include the capital city of Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city.
This mission aims to gain a first-hand understanding of the market dynamics and emerging sectors, and establish useful business and official contacts through SBF’s network of business chambers and associations, investment promotion & economic development agencies as well as professional service multipliers.
The following sector-specific industry tracks are being arranged. Other industry tracks may also be included, which will be dependent on the final delegation’s industry composition and relevance.
Track 1: Construction, Infrastructure / Urban Development / Built Environment
Track 2: Oil & Gas
Track 3: Agriculture
Track 4: Trading and Distribution (including Textile, FMCG, Agro-Commodities and Seafood)
Track 5: Education & Vocational Training
Track 6: ICT
Mission Program Highlights
Briefing sessions on the market’s’ latest developments, investment and business opportunities, tax and legal system, industry specific overviews and insights
Meetings and site visits with various local conglomerates and government ministries where relevant
Business matching and networking with members of the respective local business communities, and representatives of the chambers and associations, government ministries and key conglomerates
Please contact Ms Stella Ng (firstname.lastname@example.org / 6827 6842) or Mr Alan Tan (email@example.com / 6827 6894) to indicate your participation interest, and to be kept updated on latest details of the program and costs.
Key Facts about Pakistan
- Huge domestic market with a population of 207 million
- A member state of D-8, an organization for development cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey, providing access to a market of over 1 billion consumers with its Preferential Trade Agreement
- GDP in 2017 recorded at USD300 billion and is expected to remain above 5 percent for 2018 and 2019.
- Construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a 3,218km trade route between Kashghar and Gwadar,will open doors to immense economic opportunities not only to Pakistan but will physically connect to China to its markets in Asia, Europe and beyond
- Listed as one of the next 11 countries along with the Brics nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), to have a high potential of becoming one of the world’s largest economies in the 21st century
- Sectors of Opportunity
- Agriculture, Consumer goods, Oil and Gas equipment, Information and Communications Technology, Airport and Ancillary Facilities, Construction / Architectural Services, Urban Development, Franchising, Waste Management, and Healthcare.