Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) in close collaboration with Solutions Inc. here on Tuesday hosted a session to introduce Pakistan Business Investment and Franchise Forum (PakBIFF) 2018 and the associated investment road show scheduled to be held in the metropolis on February 27.
SBI Chairperson, Naheed Memon said the event was part of the government's efforts to promote a climate of investment in the province and the country.
“Positive macroeconomic indicators coupled with marked improvement in security situation has generated tremendous opportunities for foreign investments in Sindh as well as in other parts of the country,” she said.
The event being a manifestation of close public – private sector endeavour was said to involve business and professional associations as well as forums such as SMEDA, PASHA (Pakistan Software Houses Association), OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs Network), Tech Pakistan, Momentum, Jump Start, IBA-CEIF, Digitrends and Digital Care and so-forth.
Kamran Saeed, CEO, Solutions Inc, speaking on the occasion said the event would be a unique match making activity for investees who require investments for their ideas, projects and companies with local/international investors.
“This will be first of its kind of road show planned to promote investment opportunities in Sindh and the country at large,” he said.
Companies and groups pertaining to varied categories as start-ups, software houses, e- commerce, logistics, asset management, real estate, food, special economic zones, healthcare, stocks and securities, IT and franchisors were said to be participating in the show.
Kamran Saeed responding to a query, said more than 150 (and counting) investors have so far been registered for the event including capital investors, corporate investors, high net worth investors, retail investors and franchisees.
International investors from US, Canada, UK and UAE were said to have also registered themselves for the event and will be connected through video conferencing.