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17th Executive Committee Meeting (09-12-2011)

The 17th Executive Committee meeting was held on December 9, 2011 at The Coca-Cola Export Corporation office

16th Executive Committee Meeting (18-11-2011)

16th Executive Committee Meeting was held on 18th November 2011. Audit & Taxation Matters, Office Workers Compensation, Paperless Environment, Social Networking Sites, Accounts Report, Meeting with US AID Officials and Activity Calendar were discussed in the Meeting.

Meeting with OSAC Steering Committee (03-11-2011)

An OSAC meeting was held between The ABF and representative of OSAC to form a committee and nominations. The representative of OSAC consisted of Kirby W. Rosenbluth, Regional Security Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore, Mr. Dustin Wiltshire, Assistant Regional Security Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore, Mr. Hassan Raza Commercial Specialist, US Consulate General, Lahore, and Mr. Tayyab Salman, US Consulate General, Lahore.

Meeting with US AID Officials (02-11-2011)

A Business meeting was held between The ABF and representative of US AID to discuss Analysis and research work on the present state of the local economy of Pakistan. The representative of US AID consisted of Thomas Morris, Chief Economist USAID, US Embassy, Islamabad and Philippe Accilien, USAID Project Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore.

Finance Committee Meeting (29-10-2011)

Finance Committee Meeting was arranged to discuss the matters of Taxation and Audit of ABF Accounts

Meeting with U.S Officials (25-10-2011)

A Business meeting was held on 25th October 2011, between The ABF and representative of US AID and American Consulate to discuss future ventures of U.S Investment in Pakistan. ABF Executive Committee consisted of President ABF Salim Ghauri, Ibrahim Qureshi, Senior Vice President, Vaseem Anwar, Vice President, Zahid Bashir, Vice President, Ms Ayesha M. Hamid, Honorary Secretary General, Afsar Mahmood, and Younus Kamran. The representative of US AID and American Consulate consisted of Ms. Nina Maria Fite, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General, Lahore, Mr. Andrew B. Sisson, Mission Director, USAID Pakistan, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Mr. Robert Hawkins, Economic Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Lahore, Mr. Ted Gher, US AID Director Punjab, Ms. Gale Spenser Democracy Officer and Mr. Robert Ewing, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad.

Extra-Ordinary -15th Executive Committee Meeting (25-10-2011)

The Extra-Ordinary -15th Executive Committee Meeting was held on 25th October, 2011. Annual Dinner, Update on US AID, Accounts Report, Events Gazette, Press Releases and Finance Committee Meeting for Audit & Tax Purpose were discussed in the meeting.

Meeting with Honorable Governor of the Punjab Sardar Latif Khosa (19-10-2011)

The American Business Forum (ABF) delegation called on the Honorable Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa on 19th October 2011 at the Governor House Lahore. President ABF Salim Ghauri briefed the Governor about the objectives of ABF and scope of its activities during the meeting. He also mentioned that the ABF has been playing active role for rehabilitation of Pakistanis facing natural calamities like earthquake and floods. The Governor Punjab appreciated the ABF initiatives and contribution of multinationals in Pakistan economy through job creation. He stressed the delegation to look into investment opportunities in energy sector of Pakistan. Meanwhile, issues relating to security situation and regional trade were also discussed during the meeting.

14th Executive Committee Meeting (14-10-2011)

The 14th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 14-10-2011. Annual Dinner Details, ABF Diaries, Discuss Activity Calendar, Audit of Accounts, Creating additional funds possibilities were discussed in the Meeting.

Events Committee Meeting (13-10-2011)

Members of the Events Committee, American Business Forum met to discuss Annual Dinner and other activities of the Forum during 2011-12 at the residence of Mrs. Ayesha M. Hamid Honorary Secretary General ABF.

Meeting with Ms. Diana Swane (13-10-2011)

The Meeting of ABF Members with US AID Team was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 13th October 2011. Ms. Nina Fite (U.S Consul General), Ms. Diana Swain (Agriculture Specialist US AID), Mr. Ted Gher (US AID Director Punjab) and other U.S Officials Ms. Gale Spenser (Democracy Officer) and Mr. Hassan Raza (Commercial Specialist) attended the Meeting. The Basic purpose was to promote the US AID activities in Punjab

ABF Meeting with OSAC (Overseas Advisory Consul) officials (05-10-2011)

An OSAC meeting was held between The ABF and representative of OSAC to form a committee and nominations. The representative of OSAC consisted of Kirby W. Rosenbluth, Regional Security Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore, Mr. Dustin Wiltshire, Assistant Regional Security Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore, Mr. Hassan Raza Commercial Specialist, US Consulate General, Lahore, and Mr. Tayyab Salman, US Consulate General, Lahore.

ABF Elections & 10th General Body Meeting (05-10-2011)

The 10th General Body Meeting was held at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club on 05th October 2011. Announcement of Election Results, Announcement of Office Bearers and Accounts Report were discussed in the Meeting.

Farewell to Ms. Carmela Conroy and Welcome to Ms. Nina M. Fite (19-09-2011)

A Dinner was arranged to Welcome to Ms. Nina Fite U.S Consul General Lahore and Farewell to Ms. Carmela Conroy at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club on 19th September 2011.

9th General Body Meeting (19-09-2011)

The 9th General Body Meeting was held at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club on 19th September 2011. Election Rules and Schedule, Resolution for Amendments in Article of Association and Appointment of Election Tribunal were discussed in the meeting.

13th Executive Committee Meeting (26-08-2011)

The 13th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 26th August 2011. Election Rules and schedule, Resolution for Amendments in Article of Association, and Appointment of Election Tribunal were discussed in the meeting.

12th Executive Committee Meeting (29-07-2011)

The 12th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 29th of July 2011. Following matters were discussed at the meeting: Election Rules and schedule, Articles for Newsletter, Monthly Dinner, Farewell to Ms. Carmela Conroy and Staff Salary and New Membership requests.

ABF Dinner with Dignitaries (24-07-2011)

A Dinner for ABF Members & Guests was arranged at Royal Palm Country & Golf Club on 24th June 2011. The President, Mr. Rizwan U. Khan invited Ms. Carmela Conroy (U.S Counsel General Lahore) along with other U.S Officials, Govt. Officials & CEO’s from other business communities.

Extra-Ordinary 11th Executive Committee Meeting (15-04-2011)

The Extra-Ordinary 11th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 15th April 2011. Committee for Guests Speakers – Updates, USAID – Updates, Committee of CSR and Education – Updates, OICCI Committee – Updates and Annual Dinner Details were discussed in the Meeting.

10th Executive Committee Meeting (08-04-2011)

The 10th Executive Committee Meeting of ABF was arranged at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 08th April 2011. Membership Committee – Updates, Committee of Banking Matters – Updates, Committee for Guests Speakers – Updates, USAID – Updates, Committee of CSR and Education – Updates and Annual Dinner Details were discussed at the Meeting.

Farewell to Ms. Jessica E. Berlow (Economic Officer) (22-03-2011)

A Farewell Dinner was arranged for Ms. Jessica E. Berlow (Economic Officer) at Veranda Bistro on 22-03-2011. Ms. Carmela Conroy (U.S Counsel General) was also present at the Dinner.

9th Executive Committee Meeting (27-01-2011)

The 9th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 27-01-2011. Banking Matters, New Membership Updates, Guest Speakers for Next AGM, ABF Diaries Updates, and Fund Raising Function Details were discussed at the Meeting.