Lahore, November 15, 2012 (PPI-OT): Mr. Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, Chief Executive Officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) opened a two-day Regional Business Coordinators’ Conference today at SMEDA head Office. The conference was attended by 22 Regional Business Coordinators based in 22 business centers of Pakistan including the four provincial chiefs from Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Lahore office of SMEDA.
CEO SMEDA, while expressing his views on this occasion said that main purpose of the conference was capacity building of the RBCs working at remote stations. He observed that varieties of new initiatives were being undertaken at head office and regional offices of SMEDA, which needed to be understood at a common wavelength in the entire organization.
He hoped that the presentations to be given in the conference on the ongoing projects and services of SMEDA would fill in the gap by creating a working harmony in the regional and central offices. The information and knowledge to be shared on this occasion would definitely enhance capacity of the regional business coordinators (RBCs), he added.
In today sessions of the conference, six presentations were made by SMEDA experts on “Environmental Sustainability Leading towards Business Sustainability”, ER and PRO-GOL Projects, Economic Revitalization of KPand Fata and PSDAP Projects to be completed by SMEDA.
A special presentation was also made by Mr. Sajjad Bhutta, Director General Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) on importance of Intellectual Property Rights for SMEs.
In tomorrow sessions, RBCs of Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa and Punjab would give presentations on their activities to be continued for SME development and facilitation.
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