Pakistan Mergers & Acquisitions Conference 2016 (PMAC’16) will be held on Wednesday, 7th December, at a local hotel in Karachi.
This day-long conference is being held in collaboration with KPMG as the conference knowledge Partner while the CFA Pakistan Society, Business Recorder and ProPakistani are the supporting, media and online media partners respectively. Simfotix, TerraBiz’s sister-concerned executive education company in Dubai, is the international partner for the event.
PMAC is being organized when Pakistan recorded a 4.7 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for FY 2016, the highest in last 8 years with a projection of 5.4 pc growth in 2018 by the World Bank. Keeping in mind a series of positive economic developments, many national and multinational companies today plan to increase and sustain their investments in Pakistan. M&A is one important strategy to this effect and will be discussed in great detail by the experts in the conference.
Hamza W. Hashmi, CEO, TerraBiz, while giving the details of the event said,
“The conference will be attended by over 250 professionals comprising of chartered accountants, investment bankers, CFOs, financial advisors, lawyers and transaction services professionals, private equity players, business owners, corporate development and M&A teams”.
PMAC is poised to become an event for the professionals who want to explore the art of successful M&A deal formation. Attendees will be presented with a number of keynote sessions and panel discussions highlighting the importance of mergers & acquisitions for Pakistan’s economy, global trends and key insights.
The moot will also explore the recent M&A deals and will bring the core learning outcomes into limelight. Role of advisors in M&A transactions and the regulatory regime will also be brought into discussion.
The panel of speakers/moderators include: Nadeem Hussain, Founder, Tameer Microfinance Bank; Aamir Ibrahim, CEO, Mobilink & Warid Telecom; M. Jawed Akhai, Chairman, Martin Dow; Naved A. Khan, Ex-President & CEO, Faysal Bank and Independent Director, Dubai Islamic Bank; Farid Khan CFA, CEO, HBL Asset Management; Shazad Dada, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank; Murat Olcayto, CFO, Dawlance [Arçelik A.S., Turkey]; Muhammad Ali Tabba, Chief Executive, Lucky Cement Ltd.; Samad Dawood, CEO, Dawood Hercules Corporation ltd.; Fawaz Valiaani, CEO, Elixir Securities Pakistan; Syed Irfan Ali, Executive Director Banking Policy & Regulations Group, State Bank of Pakistan, Adnan Rizvi FCA, Partner & Head of Deal Advisory, KPMG – Taseer Hadi & Co.; Mehmood Mandviwalla, Senior Partner, Mandviwalla & Zafar Associates and President SAARCLAW; S. M. Shabbar Zaidi FCA, Senior Partner and Chairman, A. F. Ferguson & Co. [PwC Pakistan]; Muhammad Sajid, CEO, Core Advisors. Abbas Iqbal, Senior Consultant and Corporate Trainer, TerraBiz will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
Martin Dow Pharmaceuticals is participating in the event as the Platinum Sponsors, while Adamjee Life insurance limited, Al Meezan Investment limited, Fauji Fertilizers Bin Qasim Limited are the silver sponsors. Lipton is the tea sponsor for the event.