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Meeting with U.S Officials (07-12-2016)

The President ABF Aamir Mirza hosted a luncheon meeting for U.S officials on December 7, 2016 which included Honorable U.S Consul General Lahore Yuriy Fedkiw, Rob Garverick US Embassy’s Economic Counselor, Andrew Doehler (Political / Economic Officer at U.S Consulate General Lahore), Hassan Raza Commercial Specialist U.S Consulate Lahore, Aftab Qamar Senior Commercial Specialist U.S Consulate Lahore. The purpose of the meeting was to brief ABF Board of Governors on the recent visit of USTR Froman, TIFA negotiations, and U.S. economic and commercial policies in general.

50th EXCOM and Board of Governors Meeting (07-12-2016)

The 50th Executive Committee and Board of Governors meeting was held on December 7, 2016 at Monsanto Pakistan office.

49 th Executive Committee Meeting (08-11-2016)

The 49th Executive Committee meeting of American Business Forum was held on November 8, 2016 at Monsanto Pakistan office. Matters related to activity calendar and formation of new committees were discussed in the meeting.

Meeting with U.S Consul General Lahore (03-11-2016)

American Business Forum hosted a Luncheon meeting in honour of new U.S Consul General Lahore Mr. Yuriy Fedkiw on November 3, 2016 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. Majority of ABF members attended the meeting. Bilateral Trade & Investment were discussed in the meeting.

17 th General Body Meeting (28-10-2016)

The 17th General Body Meeting of American Business Forum was held on October 28, 2016 at the Chameleon, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. Matters related to ABF Elections and Audit Report were discussed in the meeting. Majority of ABF members attended the meeting.

Roundtable meeting with Mr. Asad Umar Head, Media & Marketing and Chairman, Policy Council Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) – (22-07-2016)

American Business Forum arranged business roundtable meeting with Mr. Asad Umar Head, Media & Marketing and Chairman, Policy Council Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). The President Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan welcomed the members and guests for attending the meeting. Matters related to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan, Taxation Structure and Pakistan’s economic reforms were discussed in the meeting. Mr. Asad Umar thanked the President and members for invitation. Some questions were raised by members and guests which were answered by Mr. Asad Umar. Mr. Afsar Mahmood Senior Vice President thanked Mr. Asad.

Iftar with Dinner for members and their spouses (29-06-2016)

American Business Forum hosted Iftar with Dinner for its members and their spouses on June 29, 2016 at Cosa Nosta Lahore. Majority of ABF members attended the event.

Meeting with Dr. Sohail Naqvi Vice Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) – (14-06-2016)

ABF LUMS Coordination Committee members met with Dr. Sohail Naqvi Vice Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on June 14, 2016 at The Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office. The President ABF, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Convener LUMS Coordination Committee and Honorary Secretary General ABF, Mr. Ahmad Irfan Khan Member LUMS Coordination Committee and Mr. Fahad Qadir Director Public Affairs The Coca-Cola Export Corporation attended the meeting.

48th EXCOM and meeting of Board of Governors ABF (09-06-2016)

48th EXCOM and meeting of Board of Governors ABF was held on June 9, 2016 at Expeditors International Office. Matters related to LUMS way forward, ABF new committees and financial matters were discussed in the meeting. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Afsar Mahmood Senior Vice President, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee ABF, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Honorary Secretary General ABF and Mr. Younus Kamran Member Board of Governors ABF attended the meeting.

Seed Out Dinner (29-05-2016)

Mr. Usman Ashraf Director MDS Foods Pvt. Ltd. (Hardees) invited ABF members at Seed Out Dinner on May 29, 2016 at Cosa Nostra.

Lunch in Honour of U.S Consul General Mr. Zachary Harkenrider & Farewell to Ms. Nina Fite (04-05-2016)

American Business Forum hosted a lunch in Honour of U.S Consul General Mr. Zachary Harkenrider on May 4, 2016 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. Majority of ABF members attended the event.

One Point Agenda Meeting (25-04-2016)

The Acting President ABF Mr. Afsar Mahmood called a meeting to discuss the upcoming activities of American Business Forum. Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee ABF and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Honorary Secretary General ABF attended the meeting.

MoU signing ceremony between Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and American Business Forum (ABF) – (06-04-2016)

An initiative was taken by the President ABF, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan for the research on IPR, Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan, Good Governance & Best Practices, FDI in Pakistan and Improving Tax & Revenue Collection. In this regard, the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and American Business Forum (ABF) was held on April 6, 2016 at LUMS. The President ABF, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan and Mr. Sohail Naqvi VC LUMS signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of media. ABF delegation consisted of the President Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Afsar Mahmood Senior Vice President ABF, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee, ABF, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh, Honorary Secretary General ABF, Mrs. Ayesha M. Hamid, Mr. Safdar Butt, Mr. Aamir M. Mirza, Mr. Khurram Niaz, Mr. Assad Ullah Khan, Mr. Asghar Malik and Mr. Khalid Ahmad Malik. Other guests were from Business Adminitration, Economic and Law department of LUMS. A token of appreciation was presented to VC LUMS at the end of the ceremony.

ABF’s 47th Executive Committee meeting and the meeting of Board of Governors ABF (25-03-2016)

ABF’s 47th Executive Committee meeting and the meeting of Board of Governors ABF was held on March 25, 2016. The President ABF, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Honorary Secretary General ABF, Mr. Younus Kamran Member Board of Governors ABF, Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed Member Board of Governors ABF and Mr. Sikandar Mustafa Khan Member Board of Governors ABF attended the meeting.

ABF’s meeting of Board of Governors and 46th Executive Committee meeting (22-01-2016)

ABF’s meeting of Board of Governors and 46th Executive Committee meeting was held on January 22, 2016. Matters related to ABF’s Audit of accounts and Calendar of events were discussed in the meeting. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan Chaired the meeting. Mr. Afsar Mahmood Senior Vice President, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Honorary Secretary General, Mr. Younus Kamran Member Board of Governors and Mr. Imran Butt Member Board of Governors attended the meeting.

Hosted a lunch for Ms. Meena Hewett Executive Director of Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) – (20-01-2016)

ABF hosted a lunch for Ms. Meena Hewett Executive Director of Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) on January 20, 2016.