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9th Pakistan France Trade Performance Awards.
The President Mr. Jamil Hamdani and Executive Committee members of Pakistan France Business Alliance hosted the 9th Trade Performance Awards ceremony on April 05, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel Karachi under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Philippe Thiebaud the Ambassador of France to Pakistan also the Chief Guest for the evening.
The French Consul General Mr. Christian Ramage and other members of the diplomatic community were present at the event.
Mr. Pierre Lignot, UBI France, Head of South Asia specially flew in from New Delhi at the invitation of the PFBA Secretariat to attend this flagship event.
PFBA members with the highest trade figures with France in 22 key categories for the year July 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012 were honored.
The Steering Committee in charge of organizing the event consisted of:
Ms. Sadia Khan Chairperson
Mr. Saeed Allawala Member
Mr. Anis Khan Member
The principle sponsor for this memorable event was SIND Medical Stores.
Other sponsors included:
Total Oil Pakistan
Grand Parent Poultry
The management of Emirates Airline contributed a Business Class Return Ticket Karachi/Paris/Karachi as the grand raffle draw prize
L'Oréal Pakistan also provided gift bags as draw prizes.
The 1st Prize Award Recipients (2011-2012) are listed below:
PHARMA RAW MATERIAL
DIAGNOSTIC & LAB. EQUIPMENT
OIL & GAS
SHIPPING & FREIGHT FORWARDERS
LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN
VETERINARY SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PRODUCTS
TRAVEL & OUTDOOR
This year brought an added French feel to it with the flowing service of French cheeses and authentic French cuisine prepared by the French Chef at the Sheraton Mr. Philippe Pinaud.
After dinner members and guests enjoyed the musical performance by Alicia who won the hearts of the French community by singing classic French songs.
This was followed by the main artist, the very versatile and exceedingly talented multilingual Ms Beo Rana Zafar who further entertained the diplomatic community with songs but this time not only in French but also German and Italian.
Beo kept the audience in high spirits and laughter with her array of comedy skits.
Overall the PFBA Trade Performance Award ceremony was a successful and memorable evening, a perfect balance between keeping to traditions yet bringing about a subtle change in the format of the evening.