MCB Bank to sponsor SAFA Conference 2016

LAHORE (Staff Reporter): MCB Bank has sponsored South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) conference 2016, a two days conference where accounting and finance professionals from South Asia will discuss the opportunities in the region.

The conference is being organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), on the theme, “South Asia: Corridor of Opportunities” on January 29 and 30 in Lahore.

The conference will cover the key topics like China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), water and energy, fiscal and administrative governance, trade and business opportunities in South Asia.

“MCB Bank is proud to sponsor such a prestigious event and we are sure that this conference will help in projection of business friendly image of Pakistan,” said a spokesman of MCB Bank.

“We hope this conference will suggest innovative and feasible solutions to our problems including water and energy issues and will open new doors of opportunities in South Asia for the companies in the region,” he added.

Many intellectuals and policy makers will be addressing the conference including Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister Planning and Development; Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister Finance; Dr Miftah Ismail, Chairman Board of Investment; Musadiq Malik, Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Water and Power, Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha Managing Director Board of Institute for Policy Reforms and Enrique Blanco Armas Lead Country Economist World Bank, etc.

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