On March 27, 2012, the Partners for a New Beginning chapter in Pakistan co-sponsored and participated in the Young Entrepreneurs Conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. This forum, geared toward “Inspiring a New Wave of Entrepreneurship” in Pakistan was convened under the patronage of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
The conference was sponsored by PNB Pakistan members Engro Corporation and Coca-Cola, City University in Peshawar, KMR Chartered Accountants, Warid Telecom, among others. Conference partners included the Aspen Institute, the Partners for a New Beginning Secretariat, the US Embassy in Pakistan, USAID, CIPE, Junior Chamber International, and the Ministries of Higher Education and Planning & Cooperation.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the conference via video message, and Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan Cameron Munter gave keynote remarks.
Conference tracks included examining the keys to building an ecosystem for entrepreneurship in Pakistan and the roles of the public and private sectors in facilitating entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Breakout sessions facilitated recommendation-driven discussions on social entrepreneurship, women’s entrepreneurship, and leveraging the diaspora.
For more information, please see: http://yec2012.com/