Tuesday, 7 December 2021
10:30hrs to 12:30hrs (Swiss Time)
14:30hrs to 16:30hrs (Pakistan Time)
The Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan and the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce kindly invite you to a webinar to get first-hand information on Swiss companies doing business in Pakistan.
Pakistan, home to over 220 million people, is one of the larger economies in Asia. As the country continues to develop, an additional 2.1 million middle-income households are expected by 2025. By all accounts, Pakistan is an underdeveloped market with a large potential for Swiss companies. Switzerland ranks amongst the top investors while exports are still low. A number of bilateral agreements (i.e. investment protection, double taxation, exchange on tax information) should enable the right framework to do business. Yet Pakistan suffers from a reputation of political instability and violence.
So how to do business in the country? What does it take to succeed and where are the pitfalls? And where are the future business opportunities? Join us and learn first-hand from Swiss and Pakistani experiences!
|10:30 – 10:40||Welcome and opening remarks
Embassy of Switzerland in Islamabad
|10:40 – 10:50||Remarks
Mr. Christoph Sprung, Chairman, Pakistan Committee, Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce
|10:50 – 11:05||Doing Business in Pakistan in collaboration with Local Agents:
Mr. Peter Spirgi, Sales Manager, Business Group Machines & Systems, Rieter Machine Works Ltd.
|11:05 – 11:20||Running a small business in Pakistan: The real deal from eight years’ experience:
Mr. Christian Herter, Managing Director, xtendum llc
|11:20 – 11:35||Sika Pakistan: a success story in the context of the CPEC:
Mr. Ahmed Naveed Chaudhary, former CEO, Sika Pakistan
|11:35 – 11:50||Archroma in Pakistan: 40 years of creating sustainable growth
Mrs. Heike Van de Kerkhof, CEO, Archroma International AG, Basel, Switzerland
|11:50 – 12:20||Q & A|
|12:20 – 12:30||Concluding Remarks
Mr. Alberto Groff, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan
We kindly welcome you to this webinar. Early registration is highly recommended!
Registration: Please register with the form below by Tuesday, 30 November 2021 at the latest.