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2017

TRAINING ON CHANGE MANAGEMENT 2017

American Business Forum arranged a training on Change Leadership in collaboration with Training Impact Limited on March 8, 2017 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore.

Meeting with IMF HEAD 30-1-2017

Meeting with IMF head 30-1-2017

Meeting with MD safe cities Authority 25-1-2017

Meeting with MD safe cities authority 25-1-2017

2016

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

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 on June 29, 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 FOR U.S OFFICIALS

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

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

Meeting with U.S Consul General Lahore

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.

49 th Executive Committee Meeting:

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.

ABF LUMS Coordination Committee members met with Dr. Sohail Naqvi Vice Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on June 14, 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 June 9, 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.

Lunch in Honour of U.S Consul General Mr. Zachary Harkenrider on May 4, 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.

17 th General Body Meeting:

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.

seed out dinner 29-5-2016

seed out dinner 29-5-2016

Acting President ABF Mr. Afsar Mahmood called a meeting to discuss the upcoming activities

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.

The Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and American Business Forum (ABF) April 6, 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 March 25, 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 January 22, 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) on January 20, 2016

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

Dinner to welcome H.E David Hale, Ambassador of the United States of America to Pakistan on December 11, 2015

American Business Forum hosted a dinner to welcome H.E David Hale, Ambassador of the United States of America to Pakistan on December 11, 2015. Bilateral Trade and Investment Opportunities were discussed. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan along with the Executive Committee members presented the souvenir to U.S Ambassador. Mr. Zachary Harkenrider, U.S Consul General Lahore also graced his presence at the dinner. Other U.S officials were from political and economic section. Majority of ABF members attended the dinner.

2015

ABF’s Board of Governors met with Mr. Tokhir Mirzoev, Resident Representative of IMF on December 10, 2015

ABF’s Board of Governors met with Mr. Tokhir Mirzoev, Resident Representative of IMF on December 10, 2015 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. The matters related to Taxation Structure, Debt Policies and Legal Frameworks were discussed in the meeting.

ABF’s Board of Governors met with Mr. Rob Garverick, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ABF’s Board of Governors met with Mr. Rob Garverick, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the Chameleon, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. Ease of doing business in Pakistan, Investment Opportunities and Bilateral Trade between Pakistan and USA was discussed in the meeting.

American Business Forum arranged a training on Customs Valuation & Classifications on November 21, 2015

American Business Forum arranged a training on Customs Valuation & Classifications on November 21, 2015. The basic purpose of the training is to provide the knowledge about the customs procedure which is applied to determine the customs value of imported goods in general and for specific goods as well. Ch. Sakhi Muhammad, Principal Appraiser (Rtd.), Advocate High Court Lahore was the resource person of the trainig. Mr. Zulfiqar Younas, Director DGT&R Customs, Lahore, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee ABF and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Honorary Secretary General ABF shared their views with the participants. Mr. Zulfiqar Younus presented token of appreciation at the end. Training Certificates was presented to the participants at the end of the training.

Dinner in honour of Lord Shaukat Nawaz on October 16, 2015

A dinner was hosted in honour of Lord Shaukat Nawaz on October 16, 2015 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. Bilateral Trade between Pakistan & UK and Investment opportunities in Pakistan were discussed in the meeting.

ABF members met with Abraaj Group on October 12, 2015

ABF members met with Abraaj Group on October 12, 2015 at The Coca-Cola Export Corporation office.

ABF’s 45th EXCOM & BOG meeting on September 3, 2015

ABF’s 45th EXCOM & BOG meeting was held on September 3, 2015 at Expeditors International Office. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Afsar Mahmood Senior Vice President, Mr. Jahanzeb Q. Khan Vice President, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Vice President & Chairman Finance Committee, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Honorary Secretary General, and Mr. Younus Kamran Chairman IPR Committee attended the meeting.

American Business Forum arranged a training for the senior manager of ABF members companies

American Business Forum arranged a training for the senior manager of ABF members companies namely “Leadership Impact for Senior Manager” on August 8, 2015 at Dome, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore.

44th EXCOM & BOG meeting on July 7, 2015

44th EXCOM & BOG meeting was held on July 7, 2015 at The Coca-Cola Office Lahore. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh and Mr. Imran Butt attended the meeting.

Pakistan Customs WeBOC Orientation and Training Session on June 13, 2015

Pakistan Customs WeBOC Orientation and Training Session was held on June 13, 2015 at The Coca-Cola Office Lahore.

The American Business Forum delegation called on the Honorable Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana on 12th June 2015

The American Business Forum delegation called on the Honorable Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana on 12th June 2015 at the Governor House Lahore. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan briefed the honourable 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. The matters related to Intellectual Property Rights, Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan and Investment opportunities in Pakistan were discussed in the meeting. ABF delegation consisted of President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh, Mr. Younus Kamran and Dr. James Tebbe.

The meeting with the officials of Research Society of International law (RSIL) was held on 23rd May, 2015

The meeting with the officials of Research Society of International law (RSIL) was held on 23rd May, 2015 at The Coca-Cola Office, Lahore. The matters related to current IPR law of Pakistan were discussed. The President ABF, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Kha, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh, Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Mrs. Ayesha M. Hamid and Mr. Aamir M. Mirza attended the meeting. RSIL official Included Mr. Ahmer Bilal Sufi, Former Law Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Ali Sultan, Mr. Moghees Uddin khan and Ms. Maira Sheikh.

The membership committee meeting of American Business Forum on 8th May, 2015

The membership committee meeting of American Business Forum was heold on 8th May, 2015 at Expeditors International Office. Mr. Afsar Mahmood Chairman Membership Committee Chaired the meeting. Mr. Mahmood Ahmad and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh also attended the meeting.

2014

The meeting with the officials of Research Society of International Law (RSIL) December 23, 2014

The meeting with the officials of Research Society of International Law (RSIL) was held on December 23, 2014. The President Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh, Mr. Hasan Irfan Khan, Mr. M. Jahanzeb and Mr. Fahad Qadir attended the meeting. The RSIL officials included Mr. Ali Sultan, Executive Director, Ms. Maira Sheikh and Mr. Moghees Uddin Khan.

ABF’s 16th General Body Meeting December 05, 2014

ABF’s 16th General Body Meeting was held on December 05, 2014 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation office. Matters related to ABF’s Constitution, Term of Board of Governors & EXCOM and Future Policies were discussed in the meeting.

The Meeting of Board of Governors and 43rd EXCOM meeting December 5, 2014

The Meeting of Board of Governors and 43rd EXCOM meeting was held on December 5, 2014 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office. The President Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed and Mr. Imran Butt attended the meeting.

The membership committee meeting of ABF November 25, 2014

The membership committee meeting of ABF was held on November 25, 2014 at Expeditors International Office. Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh attended the meeting.

The membership Committee meeting to scrutinize new membership application October 2, 2014

The membership Committee meeting to scrutinize new membership application was held on October 2, 2014 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office. The Chairman of Committee Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh attended the meeting.

The Meeting of Board of Governors and 42nd EXCOM meeting was held on October 2, 2014

The Meeting of Board of Governors and 42nd EXCOM meeting was held on October 2, 2014 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office. The President Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh, Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed Mr. Sikandar Mustaf Khan and Mr. Fahad Qadir attended the meeting.

Iftar Dinner for ABF members along with their spouses July 17, 2014

An Iftar Dinner for ABF members along with their spouses was arranged on July 17, 2014 at Dome, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore.

The 41st Executive Committee meeting July 17, 2014

The 41st Executive Committee meeting was held on July 17, 2014 at Dome, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh attended the meeting.

The membership Committee Meeting of American Business Forum July 11, 2014

The membership Committee Meeting of American Business Forum was held on July 11, 2014 at Expeditors International Office under the chairmanship of Mr. Afsar Mahmood. Mr. Mahmood Ahmad and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh Attended the meeting.

Lunch was hosted to welcome the new U.S Consul General Lahore Mr. Zachary Harkenrider

A lunch was hosted by the President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan to welcome the new U.S Consul General Lahore Mr. Zachary Harkenrider and Farewell to Ms. Nina M. Fite (Outgoing U.S Consul General Lahore) on May 8, 2014 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore.

The 4th Annual dinner of the American Business Forum (ABF) was held on 12th April 2014

The 4th Annual dinner of the American Business Forum (ABF) was held on 12th April 2014 at Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore. The President, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan along with Executive Committee Invited H.E Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan as Chief Guests. Honourable Governor of the Punjab was the Guest of Honour. Other VIPS included Honourable Consul Generals from different embassies and well known businessmen. Amongst others were guests from the media and government.

The meeting with the U.S Pakistan Business Council officials was held on March 19, 2014

The meeting with the U.S Pakistan Business Council officials was held on March 19, 2014 at Cosa-Nostra, Lahore. The President ABF Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Sikandar Mustafa Khan, Mr. Imran Butt, Mr. Salim Ghauri and Mr. Vaseem Anvar attended the meeting. The US.PBC officials included Mr. Miles Young Chairman, Ms. Esperanza Gomez Jelalian, Mr. Najeeb Ghauri and Mr. Taher A. Khan. Bilateral discussed between U.S and Pakistan was discussed in the meeting.

ABF Board of Governors attended a banquet hosted by Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan President

ABF Board of Governors attended a banquet hosted by Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan President, American Business Forum in honour of a team of U.S. Journalists from America at Heng Chang on February 6, 2014.

The 40th Executive Committee Meeting of America Business Forum was held on January 27, 2014

The 40th Executive Committee Meeting of America Business Forum was held on January 27, 2014 at Coca-Cola export corporation office. Matter related to ABF’s 4th Annual Dinner was discussed. The President Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad and Mr. Omar K. Sheikh attended the meeting.

The 39th Executive Committee Meeting of America Business Forum was held on January 27, 2014

The 39th Executive Committee Meeting of America Business Forum was held on January 27, 2014 at Coca-Cola export corporation office. Matter related to ABF’s 4th Annual Dinner was discussed. The President Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad, Mr. Omar K. Sheikh, Mr. Younus Kamran and Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed attended the meeting.

2013

ABF’s EXCOM Members met with the President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Engr. Sohail Lashari on December 23, 2013

ABF’s EXCOM Members met with the President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Engr. Sohail Lashari on December 23, 2013 at The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Taxation Matters, IPR and Environment Laws and Joint venture with LCCI were discussed in the meeting.

ABF’s EXCOM members met with Mr. Zubair Malik President of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry on December 24, 2013

ABF’s EXCOM members met with Mr. Zubair Malik President of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry on December 24, 2013 at FPCCI Regional Office Lahore. Matter related to Pakistan’s Current Economic conditions, Investment Opportunities in Pakistan, IPR Law and Environment Law were discussed in the meeting.

ABF’s 15th General Body Meeting was held on December 19, 2013

ABF’s 15th General Body Meeting was held on December 19, 2013 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation office. Matters related to ABF’s Constitution, Audit Report, Activity Calender and Future Policies were discussed in the meeting.

The meeting of the Board of Governors and 37th Executive Committee meeting was held on October 14, 2013

The meeting of the Board of Governors and 37th Executive Committee meeting was held on October 14, 2013 at Coca-Cola export corporation office. ABF’s Vision for the next 2 years, 4th Annual Dinner, Audit report and polices to be adopted for ABF were discussed in the meeting.

The 14th General Body Meeting of American Business Forum was held on October 4, 2013

The 14th General Body Meeting of American Business Forum was held on October 4, 2013 at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. the elections results were declared and the new board of governors of ABF taken over the charge. The office bearers of ABF were also elected in the meeting. The President ABF briefed the members about the roadmap of ABF for the next 2 years.

ABF’s 36th Executive Committee meeting was held on September 30, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office

ABF’s 36th Executive Committee meeting was held on September 30, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. Final review of ABF’s elections was discussed in the meeting.

ABF’s 35th Executive Committee meeting was held on August 26, 2013

ABF’s 35th Executive Committee meeting was held on August 26, 2013 at General Electric International Office. Accounts report, Formation of Election tribunal and ABF’s Elections matters were discussed in the meeting.

The meeting with Honourable Chief Minister of the Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif was held on July 31, 2013

The meeting with Honourable Chief Minister of the Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif was held on July 31, 2013 at CM office, 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Lahore. Matters related to Law and Order, Security and energy were discussed in the meeting.

The 34th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on June 30, 2013

The 34th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on June 30, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Younus Kamran and Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza attended the meeting. The matters related to the meeting with Hounourable CM Punjab were discussed in the meeting.

The 33rd Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on June 29, 2013

The 33rd Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on June 29, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan at 4:00PM. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed attended the meeting. The matters related to ABF’s elections and Newsletter were discussed in the meeting.

The Extra-Ordinary meeting to discuss the matters of security was held on June 29, 2013

The Extra-Ordinary meeting to discuss the matters of security was held on June 29, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan at 3:30PM. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed attended the meeting. Mr. Micheal T. Scollan, Mr. Anton Kot was also accompany the meeting.

The 32nd Executive Committee meeting was held on May 29, 2013

“The 32nd Executive Committee meeting was held on May 29, 2013 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mrs. Ayesha M. Hamid, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Aamir M. Mirza and Mr. Younus Kamran attended the meeting”.

The meeting with the U.S Pakistan Business Council officials was held on April 26, 2013

The meeting with the U.S Pakistan Business Council officials was held on April 26, 2013 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. The President ABF Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Vaseem Anvar, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mrs. Ayesha M. Hamid, Mr. Aamir M. Mirza, Mr. Younus Kamran and Mr. Imran Amjad attended the meeting. The US.PBC officials included Mr. Miles Young Chairman, Ms. Esperanza Gomez Jelalian and Mr. Taher A. Khan. Following U.S Consulate and Embassy officials accompany the team of U.S PBC, Mr. Aftab Qmar, Mr. Hassan Raza, Mr. Shahid Abbas and Mr. Matan Mayer. Bilateral discussed between U.S and Pakistan was discussed in the meeting.

The 31st Executive committee meeting was held on April 19, 2013

The 31st Executive committee meeting was held on April 19, 2013 at Hardee’s restaurant which was hosted by Mr. Sohail Yousaf Chairman Consumer Goods & Services ABF. Mr. Zahid Bashir chaired the meeting. Other excom members included Mrs. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Sohail Yousaf and Mr. Aamir M. Mirza. The matters related to the meeting with US Pakistan Business Council were discussed in the meeting.

The 13th General Body meeting of ABF was held on March 5, 2013

The 13th General Body meeting of ABF was held on March 5, 2013 at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. Majority of members attended the meeting.

The 30th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on March 01, 2013

The 30th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on March 01, 2013 at Monsanto Pakistan Office. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza and Mr. Younus Kamran attended the meeting.

The 29th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on February 08, 2013

The 29th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on February 08, 2013 at Expeditors International Office. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Naeem Shafique, Mr. Sohail Yousaf, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan, Mr. John Seward attended the meeting.

2012

The 27th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on December 28, 2012

The 27th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on December 28, 2012 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mr. Vaseem Anvar, Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Sohail Yousaf, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan and Mr. Hasan Irfan Khan attended the meeting.

The Social Dinner of ABF was held on December 22, 2012

The 27th Executive Committee meeting of ABF was held on December 28, 2012 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. The President Mr. Salim Ghauri, Mr. Zahid Bashir, Mr. Vaseem Anvar, Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Aamir Mahmood Mirza, Mr. Afsar Mahmood, Mr. Sohail Yousaf, Mr. Younus Kamran, Mr. Rizwan Ullah Khan and Mr. Hasan Irfan Khan attended the meeting.

The Eid Milan Dinner of ABF was held on November 2, 2012

The Eid Milan Dinner of ABF was held on November 2, 2012 at the residence of the President ABF.

The 26th EXCOM meeting was held on November 2, 2012.

The 26th EXCOM meeting was held on November 2, 2012.

The 25th Executive Committee meeting was held on 17th September 2012

The 25th Executive Committee meeting was held on 17th September 2012 at ABF’s head office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan.

The 12th General Body meeting of ABF was held on August 2, 2012 at Hospitality Inn Lahore

The 12th General Body meeting of ABF was held on August 2, 2012 at Hospitality Inn Lahore

ABF’s Executive Committee met with Mr. Mifta Ismail Vice Chairman PBIT

ABF’s Executive Committee met with Mr. Mifta Ismail Vice Chairman PBIT, Mr. Amlesh DIG Police, Mr. Nadeem Aslam Additional Secretary Home and other officials from PBIT on August 2, 2012 at PBIT office to discuss the matters of security. The Officials from U.S Consulate included Mr. Mark RSO, Mr. Hassan Raza Commercial Specialist and Mr. Shahid Abbas

Iftari was arranged in honour of the Chief Minister of the Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif on July 26, 2012

Iftari was arranged in honour of the Chief Minister of the Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif on July 26, 2012 at Crystal A, Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore.

A Farewell Lunch was hosted for Mr. Bryan McCleary U.S Commercial Counselor on July 17, 2012

A Farewell Lunch was hosted for Mr. Bryan McCleary U.S Commercial Counselor on July 17, 2012 at ABF’s head office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan

The meeting to discuss the matters of OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Consul) was held on July 17, 2012

The meeting to discuss the matters of OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Consul) was held on July 17, 2012 at ABF’s head office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan

The 24th Executive Committee meeting was held on 17th July 2012

The 24th Executive Committee meeting was held on 17th July 2012 at ABF’s head office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan to discuss the matters of 12th General body Meeting.

The 23rd EXCOM meeting will be held on June 6, 2012

The 23rd EXCOM meeting will be held on June 6, 2012 at ABF’s Head Office, Netsol Technologies Pakistan. Accounts Report, Dinner with Chief Minister of Punjab, Letter from U.S Ambassador Mr. Cameron P. Munter and Matters of PAKPUR foundation were discussed in the meeting.

The 22nd Executive Committee Meeting was held at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office on May 11, 2012

The 22nd Executive Committee Meeting was held at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office on May 11, 2012. Acknowledgement of 2nd Annual Dinner by ABF Team, Annual Dinner Details, Police Reforms, Audit Report, USAID matters, Flood Relief Fund disbursement and CSR Strategy were discussed in the meeting.

The 2nd Annual dinner of the American Business Forum (ABF) was held on 28th April 2012

The 2nd Annual dinner of the American Business Forum (ABF) was held on 28th April 2012 at Bab-ul-Shams, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore. The President, Salim Ghauri along with Executive Committee Invited Honourable Mr. Cameron P. Munter (US Ambassador) along with his spouse Dr. Marilyn Wyatt as Chief Guests. Other VIPS included Honourable Consul Generals from different embassies, Ms. Nina M. Fite (U.S Consul General) along with U.S Consulate Officials, USAID Officials. Amongst others were guests from the media and government.

The One Point Agenda Meeting # 3 was held on 27st April 2012

The One Point Agenda Meeting # 3 was held on 27st April 2012 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office to finalize the arrangements of 2nd Annual Dinner of ABF

The 21st Executive Committee meeting was held on 13th April 2012

The One Point Agenda Meeting # 3 was held on 27st April 2012 at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office to finalize the arrangements of 2nd Annual Dinner of ABF

The Meeting between ABF Executive Committee Members and Mr. Munir Qureshi Secretary Board of Investment was held on 11th April 2012

The Meeting between ABF Executive Committee Members and Mr. Munir Qureshi Secretary Board of Investment was held on 11th April 2012 in Islamabad.

The Meeting between ABF Executive Committee Members and Mr. Mumtaz Haider Rizvi Chairman FBR was held on 11th April 2012

The Meeting between ABF Executive Committee Members and Mr. Mumtaz Haider Rizvi Chairman FBR was held on 11th April 2012 in FBR House, Islamabad.

The USAID Committee Meeting was held on 26th Match 2012

The USAID Committee Meeting was held on 26th Match 2012 at Echowest International Office under the chairmanship of Mr. Vaseem Anvar. Mrs. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Osman Khalid Waheed and Mr. Naeem Shafique attended the meeting

The 20th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Ferozsons Laboratories Pakistan Office on 6th March 2012

The 20th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Ferozsons Laboratories Pakistan Office on 6th March 2012. 2nd Annual Dinner details, Accounts Report, Membership dues, Membership committee report and USAID Committee Meeting details were discussed in the meeting.

The 11th General Body Meeting was held on 17th February 2012

The 11th General Body Meeting was held on 17th February 2012 at Dome, Royal Pal Golf & Country Club Lahore.

The 20th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Ferozsons Laboratories Pakistan Office on 6th March 2012

The 20th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Ferozsons Laboratories Pakistan Office on 6th March 2012. 2nd Annual Dinner details, Accounts Report, Membership dues, Membership committee report and USAID Committee Meeting details were discussed in the meeting.

The 19TH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING was held at A.S.I.A American School on 14th February 2012

The 19TH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING was held at A.S.I.A American School on 14th February 2012.

ABF Members attended Businessmen Interactive Session with Indian CEO’s on 13th February 2012

ABF Members attended Businessmen Interactive Session with Indian CEO’s on 13th February 2012.

2011

The 17th Executive Committee Meeting was held on 09th December 2011

ABF Members attended Businessmen Interactive Session with Indian CEO’s on 13th February 2012.

16th Executive Committee Meeting was held on 18th November 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.

An OSAC meeting was held between The ABF and representative of OSAC to form a committee and nominations.

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.

A Business meeting was held on 25th October 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.

The Extra-Ordinary -15th Executive Committee Meeting was held on 25th October, 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.

ABF AT THE GOVERNOR HOUSE LAHORE ON OCTOBER 19th, 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.

The 14th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 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.

The 10th General Body Meeting was held at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club on 05th October 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.

The 9th General Body Meeting was held at Fairways, Royal Palm Golf & Country Club on 19th September 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.

The 13th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 26th August 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.

The 12th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 29th of July 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.

A Dinner for ABF Members & Guests was arranged at Royal Palm Country & Golf Club on 24th June 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.

The 10th Executive Committee Meeting of ABF was arranged at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 08th April 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.

A Farewell Dinner was arranged for Ms. Jessica E. Berlow (Economic Officer) at Veranda Bistro on 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.

The 9th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 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.

2010

The 8th General Body Meeting of American Business Forum was held at Millat Tractor Office on 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.

A Dinner was arranged to welcome The New Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Cameron P. Munter on November 06, 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.

A Dinner was arranged at Cosa-Nostra to welcome Mr. John Simmons, Commercial Counselor for Pakistan & Afghanistan, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad.

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 was held at Expeditors International Office on 05th October 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.

A Farewell HI-Tea was arranged for U.S Ambassador Anne W. Patterson

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

A meeting of US AID Committee Members was arranged at Coca-Cola export Corporation office on 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.

The 7th General Body Meeting was held at Pepsi-Cola International office on 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”.

The 7th Executive Committee Meeting of American Business Forum was held at Coca-Cola Export Corporation Office on 5th August, 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.

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 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.

The 6th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Netsol Technologies Pakistan Office on 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.

The 5th General Body Meeting was arranged at Chapter 1 Restaurant on 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.

A Dinner was arranged by ABF Executive Committee members for 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.

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

The 5th Executive Committee Meeting was held at Coca-Cola Export Corporation on 11th March, 2010. Agenda of the Meeting was, Proposal that the Chairman of three committees to become members of Executive Committee, ABF to be an advisory / implementing body for US AID registration process, Budget Proposals, Security , Annual Report. And Non-Payment of Subscription.

2009

Lunch with Carmela Conroy (Principal Officer US Consulate, Lahore) & Paul Brinkley (Deputy Under Secretary for Business Transformation, U.S. Department of Defense)

Lunch with Carmela Conroy (Principal Officer US Consulate, Lahore) & Paul Brinkley (Deputy Under Secretary for Business Transformation, U.S. Department of Defense)

Farewell Lunch in honor of Mr. Bryan D. Hunt, Principal Oficer, US Consulate, Lahore – July 9, 2009

Farewell Lunch in honor of Mr. Bryan D. Hunt, Principal Oficer, US Consulate, Lahore – July 9, 2009

Dinner with US Delegation at Cosa Nostra – May 25, 2009

ABF hosted a dinner honoring a visiting US delegation led by Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE), Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee. Also attending were Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), Senate Armed Services Committee and Senator Mark Begich (D-AK), Senate Armed Services Committee.

The visitors were greatly impressed by the event and the presence of a significant number of ABF members. They expressed their appreciation of the initiatives taken by ABF to represent the interests of its member companies. ABF members made an excellent use of this opportunity to apprise the delegation of their concerns and problems. The visiting senator assured the members of their support to address their concerns.

Inauguration of American Business Forum – 21 May, 2009

The groundbreaking event of American Business Forum was held at Pearl Continental Lahore. H.E. Anne W. Patterson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan graced this occasion along with Federal Mister for Investment Senator Waqar Ahmed, Senior advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa and Bryan D Hunt, Principal Officer to US Consulate in Lahore. Leading businessmen, Government officials and media personalities also attended the ceremony. Talking about the launch of ABF, Ambassador said that the establishment of ABF is a positive signal and we welcome this initiative. ABF can play an important role in strengthening relations between Pakistan and US.

Speeches were followed by certificate distribution ceremony in which members were awarded membership certificates by the Chief Guest. As a token of thanks, H.E. Anne W. Patterson, H.E. Bryan Hunt and H.E. Iftikhar Khosa were presented beautiful plaques by the Executive Committee of American Business Forum. This was followed by an appetizing lunch which was enjoyed by the guests.

We would like to thank the ABF team and all our members for helping us in making this event a success.

Inauguration of American Business Forum – 21 May, 2009

Farewell Lunch in honor of Mr. Bryan D. Hunt, Principal Oficer, US Consulate, Lahore – July 9, 2009

3rd General Body Meeting 12-8-2009

3rd general body meeting at rising sun institute at12-8-2009.