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Visit of Mr. Pierre Lignot - Director UBIFRANCE, South Asia

Mr. Pierre Lignot, Director UBIFRANCE for South Asia, based in Delhi, visited Karachi from 5 to 7 April 2013 on the special invitation of PFBA on the occasion of its 9th Trade Performance Awards ceremony. Apart from attending the Trade Awards, Mr. Pierre Lignot spent a busy time meeting local businessmen. Before attending the networking session organized for him by PFBA at Alliance Francaise Karachi on 5th afternoon, he met the executive committee members of PFBA over lunch. A number of PFBA member companies were present at the networking. They had a lengthy exchange of information with Mr. Lignot regarding the business opportunities which need to be explored by the French companies especially in Agro-food, dairy, energy, electrical and industrial equipment sectors.

Mr. Lignot also had exchange of opinion with Engro Foods and Millac during his visit to their offices. On meeting these two major players in the dairy sector, Mr. Lignot was able to apprise himself of the huge potential that this sector has in Pakistan. Mr. Lignot also visited the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry where he met Mr. Haroon Agar, president of KCCI and other office-bearers.

Mr. Lignot also had a detailed exchange of views with Mr. Bangash the new Vice-president of Northern Chapter about the necessity for the French companies to explore the potential of bio-agriculture in Pakistan.

The visit of Mr. Lignot will contribute in a major way towards the establishment of working relations between PFBA and UBIFRANCE especially with regard to the participation of PFBA member companies in various trade events organized by UBIFRANCE in France and in India