ISLAMABAD - Chairman Board of Investment Saleem H Mandviwalla has said that the representation of trade and industry in investment promotion forums should be enhanced, and we are willing to partner with each other to promote foreign investment and trade in the country. This was highlighted during a meeting between Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee Malik Sohail & Chairman Board of Investment (BOI), Islamabad. Malik Sohail said that our cordial relations could be further strengthened in the shape of increased trade and investment in the country and this is a highly welcome development, which we may exploit/utilize to our maximize advantage. Chairman BOI praised the amplification in bilateral trade over the past few years but remarked that it was far below the real potential and the GoP needs to formulate an effective strategy to address concerns of the foreign traders & investors if it wants to bring about a paradigm shift in attracting businesses to Pakistan. The Chairman BOI announced that Board of Investment (BOI) in collaboration with FPCCI is holding a trade & investment conference in China during September 2011 and it would prove to be a useful instrument for BOI & FPCCI. This Conference is organized for the businessmen seeking lucrative investment opportunities in power, textile, home textile, leather & leather products, construction & infrastructure, mineral development, sports, shipping, auto manufacturing, dairy, agriculture and food processing chain stores etc. He further elaborated that the event will provide an excellent opportunity to businessmen/investors to interact with each other and get first hand information on joint venture business/investment opportunities in various sectors of the economy. The CEOs/businessmen of the leading Chinese/Pakistani companies are participating from various sectors. A Business-to-Business (B2B) interaction with Chinese investors will hopefully allow the initiation of joint ventures in trade and investment of different sectors.