A snapshot of CPBC’s recent accomplishments

 

Canada and Pakistan Trade Exceeded $1 Billion – CPBC played a key role

 

  • Participated in 2nd Pakistan Investment Conference Organized by the Board of Investment at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad
  • Co-led delegation to Pakistan with Honourable Patrick Brown
  • Hosted Mr. Nadeem Naqvi, President Pakistan Stock Exchange, in collaboration with Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration & International Trade and Pakistan Consulate.
  • Facilitated visit of Pakistani Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony to Aga Khan Museum
  • Hosted Iftar for Honourable Jason Kenney, Federal Minister of Defence and Multiculturalism
  • Welcomed Tariq Azim Khan, Pakistani High Commissioner
  • Attended Inaugural Session of Pakistan Stock Exchange
  • Collaborated with Aga Khan Park to Welcome the Pan Am Games Flame
  • Supported Just White Shirts, founded in Pakistan, now a global enterprise with presence in Turkey, Canada & USA
  • Signed MOU with Canada Turkey Business Council under the leadership of Consul General Erdeniz Sen
  • Welcomed Dr. Ikhtiar Baig, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Mr. S.M. Muneer CEO, Trade Development Authority Pakistan.
  • Signed MOU with Punjab Board of Investment & Trade
  • Partnered with Pakistani community for a very successful Pakistan Day Event
  • Met with heads of educational intuitions to explore mutually beneficial opportunities
  • Met with York University President Mr. Mamdouh Shoukri
  • Met with Seneca College President Mr. David Agnew to facilitate a visit to Northern Pakistan for CIDA based project
  • Met with Higher Education Commission in Pakistan
  • Held the Annual Gala and Awards Night in 2016, another successful event resulting in a commitment of two visits to Pakistan: Minister of Immigration Hon. John McCallum and Minister of Research and Innovation, Hon. Dr. Reza Moridi
  • Engaging with Dr. Zulfiquar Bhutta on a collaboration between Aga khan Hospital and Sick Kids Hospital.
  • Invited to partner with Mississauga International Partnership Program.
  • Ongoing interaction with Minister of Immigration, Refugees ad Citizenship, Hon. John McCallum, now expected to visit Pakistan in 2017
  • Engagement and interaction with Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr. Perry Calderwood
  • Launch of CPBC NexGen to engage and encourage youth involvement
  • Invited to be an active partner of Canada Pakistan Friendship Group, initiated by Premier of Ontario.
  • Held a successful farewell dinner to honour the efforts and unconditional support of outgoing Consul General of Pakistan Mr. Asghar Ali Golo. Welcomed incoming Consul General of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Siddiqui, and introduced him to members and stakeholders.
  • Hosted dinner in honour of Ambassador Ghalib Iqbal, previous Consul General of Pakistan and a strong advocate of CPBC at the foreign office in Pakistan
  • Maintains strong relationship with Sri Lankan High Commissioner Mr. Ahmed A. Jawad. CPBC hosted a dinner to welcome the High Commissioner and had strong engagement with the Sri Lankan community
  • Worked with Minister Michael Chan, Ministry of International Trade, to plan a seminar on ‘Doing Business in Pakistan’
  • A CPBC member has reached $50 million within 3-4 years of starting his company
  • Facilitating the establishment of warehouse and manufacturing of Group from Canada to set up 80,000 SF warehousing and manufacturing
  • A Canadian company is in advance stages of setting up manufacturing in leather/shoe industry in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Several CPBC members are engaging in agricultural trade, which comprises over 50% of bilateral trade
  • Facilitating several members to engage in high tech business in Pakistan