Stakeholders collaborating to attend Small Medium Enterprises Forum 2014 in Karachi

Lahore, August 04, 2014 (PPI-OT): All key stakeholders are collaborating to impact the 8TH Pakistan SME Forum 2014 organized annually by SHAMROCK Conferences International ( to be held on August 19, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel, Karachi. This year’s theme is “Bringing SMEs to the forefront of National Priorities”.

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Commercial Banks, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), Business Support Fund (BSF), Sindh Enterprise Development Fund, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, IFC-World Bank, Sindh Finance Ministry, Sindh Investment Board, Women Entrepreneurs and Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) will be participating in the forum.

Menin Rodrigues, Chairman, SHAMROCK Conferences International and Convener of the conference said, “We are expecting a good turnout of people, both at government and private levels, who are directly involved in addressing the issues pertaining to the sector in Pakistan and hope that the deliberations will result in a positive outcome for SMEs in Pakistan.”

Meanwhile, Zulfikar Thaver, President, Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has urged the government to take responsibility to facilitate, encourage, support and motivate the sector for rapid growth of the economy. He emphasized the need for providing finance to SMEs at affordable markup and with repayment facilities on pay-as-you-earn schemes.

Eminent speakers and representatives of several sub-sectors of the SME sector in Pakistan will be dilating on subjects that range from regulatory inconsistency, difficulties in SMEs access to finance, banking services, taxation, transportation of goods, power and energy issues, and security concerns. A special session on women entrepreneurs is also carded in the program. Participants may register at the conferences website at

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