The 1st Trade Performance Awards Ceremony of Pakistan France Business Alliance was held on October 03, 2015 at a local hotel in Karachi with Her Excellency Mme Martine DORANCE, the Ambassador of France to Pakistan as the Chief Guest.
This was the 1st Trade Awards ceremony since the registration of PFBA with the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan as a business entity.
As a bilateral economic forum grouping together the companies having a stake in the development of economic and trade relations with France, PFBA has grown into a country wide bilateral business forum. It is considered both in Pakistan and France as an indispensable actor in the development of economic and trade relations between the two countries.
The principal sponsors of this year award ceremony were Sind Medical Stores and Infotel Pakistan.
The event was well attended with the presence of senior PFBA members, diplomats and government officials including Mr. Rahmat Saleh Baluch, the Minister of Health of Baluchistan.
The PFBA Chairman/CEO Mr. Jamil Hamdani in his speech expressed satisfaction over the improved security situation in the country as a result of firm anti-terrorism actions, and also highlighted the economic challenges faced by Pakistan.
He said that the energy crisis particularly the electricity shortage in the country is killing the economy in the same manner as the terrorists had been sapping the vitality of our society.
Her Excellency Mme Martine DORANCE, Ambassador of France also spoke briefly on the subject of trade relations between the two countries and later distributed trophies to the leading exporters and importers to and from France in Pakistan.
After the distribution of the awards there was a raffle draw followed by a scrumptious dinner and musical performance by the very vibrant, versatile and melodious Ms. Zoey Viccaji.
Overall the evening and its offerings were enjoyed by the members and guests present at the event.