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3rd SME Conference Agenda & Presentations
   

INAUGURAL SESSION

09.00 am - 10.00 am

Keynote & Pleasantries
Mr. Saquib Mohyuddin
, Chairman, National Institute of Competitivenes

 
 

Chief Guest Address
Mr. Shahid Rashid
, Chief Executive Officer, SMEDA

 
Session I : POLICY AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK  
10.15 am - 11.15 am

CHAIR: Mr. Mansoor H. Siddiqui, SME Director, State Bank of Pakistan

 

  

Mr. Shahid Rashid, CEO, Small & Medium Enterprise Devlp. Authority
Title of Presentation:
Facilitating SMEs with Support Service Programs

 

Mr. Ahsan Elahi, SVP & Head of Research, National Bank of Pakistan
Title of Presentation:
SME Entrepreneurs - Building Blocks for National Economy

 

Mr. Asad Zahoor, Component Leader, Empower Pakistan FIRMS
Title of Presentation:
Importance of Sector Driven Policy Support for SME Development

 
Session II : FINANCING & TAXATION - Ensuring SMEs Growth  
11.15 am - 12.15 pm :

CHAIR: Mr. Menin Rodrigues, President & CEO, Shamrock Communications (Pvt.) Ltd.

 

 

Mr. Sohail Hasan, Senior Partner, A.F. Ferguson PricewaterhouseCoopers
Title of Presentation: Income TAX made Easy to Optimize SMEs Growth

 

Ms. Shafqat Sultana, President/CEO & Chairperson, First Women Bank Ltd
Title of Presentation:
Enabling a Quantum Leap in Women Entrepreneurship

Engr. Zafar Choudhry, Managing Director, Pakistan Systems Registrar
Title of Presentation:
Hindrances in the Implementation of the SME Policy

 
Session III INFRASTRUCTURE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT  
12.15 pm - 01.15 pm :

CHAIR: Mr. Anjum Nisar, President, Karachi Chambers of Commerce & Industry (KCC&I)

 

 

Mr. Zaman Gulzar, EVP (Corp Services & Product Development), PTCL
Title of Presentation:
Managed Services for SME’s in Pakistan

 

Mr. Faheem Ahmed, President & CEO, JCR-VIS Credit Rating Co Ltd
Title of Presentation: Substantiated Rating - The Path to Factual Prosperity

 

Mr. Mazhar Iqbal Shaikh, Certification Manager (S&SC), SGS Pakistan
Title of Presentation: Enabling SMEs to Comply with Quality Standards

 
BREAK :  Networking LUNCH  
01.15 pm - 02.15 pm :    
     
Session IV TECHNOLOGY, HR, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT  
02.15 pm - 03.15 pm :

CHAIR: Mr. Muhammad Raza Haroon, Minister Information Technology, Government of Sindh

 

 

Mr. Javed Iqbal, VP, OVEX Technologies
Title of Presentation: SMEs Compatible Technologies in Pakistan

 

Ms. Lubna Asrar Siddiqi, CEO, HYACINTH
Title of Presentation: Realizing Infinite Human Potential

 

Mr. Mujeeb Beig, EVP & Head of Research, Dawood Islamic Bank Ltd
Title of Presentation: Augmenting Islamic Finance in Pakistan

 
Session V :  FUTURE PLANNING & NATIONAL GOALS  
03.15 am - 04.15 am

CHAIR: Barrister Shahida Jamil, Former Federal Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs

 

 

Mr. Saleemullah, Director Devlp. Finance Support Dept, State Bank of Pak
Title of Presentation: Opportunities for SMEs in Agricultural & Traditional Items

 

Mr. Ali A. Rahim, Director, SME Leasing Limited
Title of Presentation: The Role of SMEs in Building a Nation

 

Mr. Mehboob Haq, J. Investment Advisor, BoI, Ministry of Investment, GoP
Title of Presentation: Resources for Foreign Investment in the SME Sector

 
     

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