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8th General Body Meeting (26-11-2010)

The 8th General Body Meeting of American Business Forum was held at Millat Tractor Office on 26-11-2010. The Following points were discussed: Audit Report, USAID MOU, US AID Committee Members, and OICCI Committee Members.

Dinner with H.E. Cameron P. Munter U.S Ambassador to Pakistan (06-11-2010)

A Dinner was arranged to welcome The New Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Cameron P. Munter on November 06, 2010 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club, Lahore. Ms. Carmela Conroy U.S Counsel General to Pakistan were also attended the dinner. CSR Projects for Flood, Law and Orders, IPR and Energy Crisis of Pakistan were discussed at the Event.

Farewell to Ms. Caroline Dow (31-10-2010)

A Farewell was arranged for Ms. Caroline Dow on October 31, 2010 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office.

Dinner with Mr. John Simmons, U.S Commercial Counselor for Pakistan & Afghanistan, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad (13-10-2010)

A Dinner was arranged at Cosa-Nostra to welcome Mr. John Simmons, Commercial Counselor for Pakistan & Afghanistan, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad. He was accompanied by Ms. Carmela Conroy, Ms. Caroline Dow, Ms. Jessica Berlow, Syed Aftab Qamar & Mr. Hassan Raza on 13th October 2010. Security Matters, Taxation Matters, Political Matters and Flood Relief Efforts were discussed at the Dinner.

8th Executive Committee Meeting (05-10-2010)

8th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Expeditors International Office on 05th October 2010. The Agenda of the Meeting was update of the current economic situation’ which will include the facilitation of flood efforts etc’, Initiative for Clean drinking water in Flood affected areas by Ferozsons, Update of Meeting with US AID Official etc.

Farewell to H.E Anne W. Patterson U.S Ambassador to Pakistan (01-10-2010)

A Farewell HI-Tea was arranged for U.S Ambassador Anne W. Patterson at OPM The Food Club on 1st October 2010.

US AID Committee Meeting (31-08-2010)

A meeting of US AID Committee Members was arranged at Coca-Cola export Corporation office on 31-08-2010 to welcome Ms. Caroline Dow and bid farewell to Mr. Richard C Jao.

7th General Body Meeting (25-08-2010)

The 7th General Body Meeting was held at Pepsi-Cola International office on 25-08-2010. The Agenda of the Meeting was “Flood Relief Efforts”.

7th Executive Committee Meeting (5-08-2010)

The 7th Executive Committee Meeting of American Business Forum was held at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office on 5th August, 2010. The Agenda of the Meeting was, US AID – Update, Flood Relief Fund and New Membership Requests – Updates.

6th General Body Meeting (30-06-2010)

The 6th General Body Meeting of American Business Forum was held at FPCCI (The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry) Regional Office Lahore Cantt on 30th June, 2010. The Agenda of the Meeting was, US AID signing MOU – Update, Confirmation of Accounts & Quarterly Accounts Report, Security Persons – Update and Adoption of Different Policies.

Meeting with US AID Delegation (26-05-2010)

The Meeting with US AID delegation was held on May 26, 2010 at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office. US AID delegation consisted of Mr. Paul Sabatine (US AID Program officer), Mr. Richard C. Jao (Chief of political & Economic Section), Ms. Jessica Berlow (Economic Officer) and Mr. Aftab Qamer (Commerce Specialist).

6th Executive Committee Meeting (26-05-2010)

The 6th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 26-05-2010. The Agenda of the Meeting was USAID – Signing of MOU, Adoption of Different Policies and New Membership Requests.

1st Annual Dinner (01-05-2010)

The first anniversary dinner of the American Business Forum (ABF) was held on 1st May at the Garrison Country and Golf Club. The President, Rizwan U. Khan along with Executive Committee Invited Anne Patterson (US Ambassador) as Chief Guest. Other VIPS included Sirdar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa, Salman Siddique, Carmela Conroy, Pervaiz Malik and Bryan D Hunt. Amongst others were guests from the media and government.

One Point Agenda Meeting (08-04-2010)

The meeting to discuss the arrangements of 1st Annual Dinner was held on April 8, 2010 at Netsol Technologies Pakistan office.

5th General Body Meeting (02-04-2010)

The 5th General Body Meeting was arranged at Chapter 1 Restaurant on 02-04-2010. The basic Agenda of Meeting was the Proposal that the Chairman of three committees to become members of Executive Committee, ABF to be an advisory / Monitoring / implementing body for U.S. AID, IGI Insurance presentation, Annual Function’s Discussions, Budget Proposals, Security matters and Audit Report.

Dinner With Ms. Carmela Conroy U.S Consul General Lahore and Mr. Robert Blake (27-3-2010)

A Dinner was arranged by ABF Executive Committee members for Robert Blake (Assistant secretary for the bureau of south and central Asian affairs) along with Matt Lowie (Special assistant Robert Blake), Carmela Conroy (Principal Officer, US Consulate) and the Consulates Ms. Nafeesah Allen, Mr. Richard Jao, Ms. Jessica Berlow on March 27, 2010 at Cokoo’ Den. Following matters were discussed at the dinner; Energy Sources, Security Issues, Industrial Sector Development, Potential on Natural Gas, Fuel Problems and Political Clashes. Mr. Robert Blake (Assistant secretary for the bureau of south and central Asian affairs) shows his committing to help ABF members in particular and Pakistan business community in general.

U.S Indepedance Day Celebrations (25-03-2010)

The Consul General of the Consulate General of the United States of American Ms. Carmela Conroy has invited the ABF Members for U.S Independence day Celebrations on March 25, 2010 at her residence. A movie Premier “The September Issue” was also previewed. The September Issue is a documentary film, produced by Sadia Shepard and Directed by the award wining R.J.Cutler, unraveling the making of the September Issue of Vague in 2007.

5th Executive Committee Meeting (11-03-2010)

The 5th Executive Committee Meeting of ABF was held on 11th March, 2010 at The Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office.

Luncheon Meeting with H.E Anne, W. Patterson, Ambassador of the United States of America- (08-02-2010)

Lunch Meeting with the US Ambassador (Anne, W. Patterson). This was held at the US Consulate on 8th Feb. The following points were discussed:
a). FBR Agenda
b), Budget proposal
c). Liaison with US Consulate

Labard event with the US Ambassador Anne, W. Patterson

Labard event with the US Ambassador (Anne, W. Patterson) on the recommendation of ABF, she donated US $ 200,000 for LABARD.

Meeting with Ms. Carmela Conroy (29-01-2010)

Meeting with Ms. Carmela Conroy U.S Consul General Lahore was held on January 29, 2010 at her residence.

Meeting with James P. Rizer (27-01-2010)

The meeting with Mr. James P. Rizer International Group, Inc. (Consultants) was held on January 27, 2010 at The Coca-Cola Export Corporation office.