Collaborative growth: business leaders converge on capital

Collaborative growth

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Islamabad: The 7th edition of the Leaders in Islamabad Business Summit (LIIBS), set to take place on April 23 and 24 at a local hotel, promises to be a significant event on Pakistan’s corporate calendar.

With its theme of ‘Collaborating for Growth,’ the summit aims to tackle pressing global challenges and explore potential solutions, according to a press release.

Bringing together a diverse range of national and international speakers, LIIBS provides a platform for meaningful dialogue, idea-sharing, and collaboration.

By emphasizing the importance of working together to achieve common goals, the summit underscores the collective responsibility of stakeholders in advancing regional and global economies.

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The event is jointly hosted by the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) in collaboration with Nutshell Group, Unity Foods, Faysal Bank and InfraZamin Pakistan.

Senate Chairman Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani, Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal, Finance minister Aurangzeb, Minister for Petroleum Dr Musadiq Malik, Minister for energy Awais Ahmad Leghari and state minister for IT and telecom Shaza Fatima Khawaja, will also attend the Summit besides other speakers.

Muhammad Azfar Ahsan, the Founder and CEO of Nutshell Group, is not only recognized for his pivotal role in creating the prestigious LIIBS event but also for successfully orchestrating six previous editions.

As the visionary behind LIIBS, Ahsan aims to enhance Pakistan’s image through thought leadership, collaborative frameworks, and innovative excellence.

In explaining the theme for the 7th edition Ahsan emphasizes its significance in showcasing Pakistan’s potential through global collaborative opportunities. This theme serves as a prism through which the optimization of Pakistan’s capabilities can be viewed, fostering growth and prosperity on both regional and international scales.

Farrukh Amin, the CEO of Unity Foods, will deliver the opening remarks as the co-host of the 7th edition of LIIBS. Amin’s innovative and forward-looking approach has left an indelible mark on Pakistan’s agricultural landscape and food industry. His dedication to enhancing indigenous resources and addressing the critical issue of food security reflects a commitment to sustainable development.

Faysal Bank Limited, the Platinum partner of the event, brings forth the rapidly expanding realm of Islamic financial instruments and their ethos of prosperity to collaborative plans.

Maheen Rahman, CEO, InfraZamin Pakistan, the Strategic Partner for LIIBS 7th Edition, will also be delivering a keynote and will be participating in panel discussions.

The two-day event will serve as a convergence point for over 15 global experts and more than 1000 delegates representing diverse industries from both the public and private sectors. With such a diverse gathering, the primary focus will be on fostering dialogue and exploring avenues for potential partnerships at various levels — individual, business, and national.

The 7th Edition of LIIBS will have corporate and public sector leadership from across the world, including: Abdul Haseeb; Ahmed Khan Bozai, ex-PAF chief Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman; Arshad Saeed Husain, Asif Peer, Ayla Majid; Boo Hock KHOO, Dr Amjad Waheed, Emilio Cattaneo, Ghazanfar Azam, Hatem Bamatraf, Muhammad Hamayun Sajjad, Javed Ghulam Mohammad, Jeff Malin, John LEE, Karen Tsang-Hounsell, Konstantin Makarov, Lasha Tabidze, Layth Al Falaki, Lucia Real Martin, Marisa Taylor, Mike Ying, Moustafa H. Moharram, Muhammad Hamayun Sajjad, Mujeeb Zahur, Nadeem A. Malik, Philip Skinner, Praveen Thakur, Ruhail Muhammed, Saira Awan Malik, Sajjeed Aslam, Saquib Ahmad, Syed Moonis Abdullah Alvi, Usman Yousuf,  and Zarrar Hasham Khan.

These discussions will not only facilitate networking opportunities but also pave the way for collaborative initiatives aimed at advancing Pakistan’s economic growth and development.

Through shared insights and strategic alliances, LIIBS aims to catalyze positive change and unlock new opportunities for the country’s sustainable progress.

Both Nutshell Group and Unity Foods Limited are committed to driving transformative initiatives and fostering innovation to benefit not only Pakistan but also contribute to regional and global development efforts.

With LIIBS 2024 boasting an impressive lineup of distinguished speakers from Pakistan and beyond, the event promises to be a remarkable showcase of collaborative excellence.

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