ISLAMABAD: Chairman Martin Dow Group Jawed Akhai in collaboration with Nutshell Forum & the Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms inaugurated the 2nd “Leaders in Islamabad” Business Summit on 14th March at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad.
In his inaugural address while welcoming all the guests, Jawed Akhai quoted the BMI Research from the World Economic Forum website that claimed that Pakistan is among the 10 emerging countries and is expected to contribute the most to global growth over the next decade.
The Leaders in Islamabad Business Summit is Pakistan’s most prestigious and well-attended business summit. This year the summit features 20 international speakers including distinguished professors from Ivy League Universities and global CEOs. Business delegations from China, GCC and other regional countries are amongst the 800 delegates present at the Leaders in Islamabad Business Summit 2018.
The theme for this year’s summit is “Disrupting the Future” where innovators, leaders and future thinkers have come together to present their ideas. Some of the speakers at the first day of the summit included Naeem Zamindar, Minister of State & Chairman Board of Investment, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior and Planning, Development & Reforms, Mohammad Zubair, Governor of Sindh, Bruno Olierhoek, President, OICCI – Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Anusha Rahman Khan, Minister of State for IT & Telecom.
Mr. Jawed Akhai, Chairman, Martin Dow Group speaking at the event stated: “It is the need of the hour for us to come together under one platform with the international business community and aim towards growing together.” He further added that disruption, which is the theme for the summit, had also been discussed and debated at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year. “Martin Dow group also had the privilege to launch The Pakistan Pavilion for the first time at the World Economic Forum, which allowed our entrepreneurs, IT specialists, the media, financial services and philanthropists to interact with the international community which helped highlight a positive image of Pakistan. Disruption works only when we let others interact, support and engage with people of higher learning and experience.”
Martin Dow has been a host with the Pathfinder Group for the Pakistan Breakfast at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the past several years.