The Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (ICCIA) will conduct the 5th round of the “Best of Entrepreneurship Pakistan (BOE)” series in Karachi. The theme of the event is Green Entrepreneurship in Pakistan and will highlight the opportunities it has in store for private sector representatives and entrepreneurs related to the green economy transition and the challenges they face on an everyday basis.
The Best of Entrepreneurship series has been designed and developed by the ICCIA. The events include a series of complimentary activities implemented at different levels, including panel discussions and entrepreneurial stories with an open space to share policy recommendations and trends that will shape and create a sustainable future.
The objective is to generate momentum for increased entrepreneurial activity in Pakistan by sharing sector-specific information and best practices with leading entrepreneurs and private sector representatives about their journey and available support being provided by ecosystem stakeholders.
“On behalf of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture, I believe that it is important now more than ever to create awareness and find indigenous solutions for transitioning to green energy, managing plastic waste, and understanding the contribution of all these factors towards climate change. Such initiatives, like the Best of Entrepreneurship Series Pakistan, create visibility about the work that is being done in sector-specific areas and enhance ecosystem-wide knowledge and synergies,” Ms. Aalia Jafar, Director of International Relations, Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (ICCIA), said about the upcoming BOE event.
The event’s first session will be titled “Greening the Energy Sector: Opportunities & Challenges.” It will be moderated by Sajjeed Aslam- Regional Lead, ACCA, ESG, & CEO. The guest speakers for the session will include Mujtaba Khan, CEO Reon, Zain Haq, Vice President/Global Head – Agriculture & Forestry, Chairman of Board SPL PLC, Shell, and CEO K-Solar.
The second session will be “Plastic Pollution: Local Solutions to a Global Problem.” Guest speakers session include Dr. Yasir Nawab, Associate Professor / Dean SET, National Textile University, Shiza Aslam, Head of Circular Plastic Institute, KSBL, Khawaja Bilal Hussain, Senior Vice president, Head of Strategy, Sustainability and Business Development, Engro, Shariq Vohra, Former President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry & Executive Committee Member of FPCCI, and Waleed Bin Ayub, Sr. Packaging & Sustainability Development Manager at Unilever. The session will be moderated by Syed Saad Ali Pasha, Head of Business Development at ICCIA.
Other notable personalities such as Farhan Adil Mehboob, Director S.Mehboob & CO, Ahmad Shabbar, Founder, Director, and CEO of Garbage Can, Kumayl Khaleeli, CEO of Zephyr Power, Hamza Nisar Kushtiwala (Author of BEHIND THE GREEN), and Andeel Ali (Head of M&E department at the National Incubation centre, Karachi) will also be present at the event.
The session will be held on December 8th, 2022, between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL), Karachi.