A 100-member delegation of Chinese businessmen, private-sector entrepreneurs and investors, will visit Pakistan next month to explore business and investment opportunities.
The delegation’s visit from January 18 to 22 next year is the outcome of the fruitful efforts of the China-Pakistan Friendship Association (CPFA).
Under the umbrella of the Ministry of Commerce, the CPFA will organise events in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.
An official in the Ministry of Commerce said around 100 prominent businesspersons of China will arrive in Pakistan in order to explore trade and investment opportunities in the sectors of energy, infrastructure, textile, agriculture, engineering, information and communication technology and mining.
The Ministry of Commerce, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Pakistan Business Council (PBC) will invite 100 to 120 eminent Pakistani businesspersons in the corresponding fields to attend events in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, the official added.
According to the schedule, the Chinese delegation would kick start its trip with a two-day business opportunities conference on January 18 in Islamabad. The conference will be organised by the Ministry of Commerce with the support of Board of Investment, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and World Bank.
The delegation will then travel to Lahore to have business-to-business (B2B) sessions with prominent CEOs and senior executives of top companies headquartered in Punjab. These sessions will be held on January 20 and will be organised by the LCCI.
Also, the government of Punjab will arrange field visits for the delegation to major industrial areas on January 21.
At the last leg of the visit, the delegation will proceed to Karachi, where the Pakistan Business Council, with the support of Sindh government and TDAP, would host an event, which would include B2B sessions with premier Karachi-based businesses on January 22.