Pakistan - Belgium Business Forum (PBBF) was formed in April, 1997 with 14 founder members under the patronage of Royal Belgian Embassy. His Excellency Mr. Wilfred Geens was the Ambassador of Belgium in Pakistan and Mr. A. H. A Ahmed was the first President of PBBF at that time. Mr. Abid Husain was the Trade Commissioner and fully supported the initiative. Thus, the credit for forming PBBF goes to these three "Founding Fathers". The Ambassador of Belgium is the Patron in Chief of this Forum. PBBF is accredited by Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Belgium and Luxembourg and has a MOU with Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry to encourage bilateral trade and business activities between the two countries. Our objectives are to encourage and promote business ties, mutual understanding and friendly relations between the business communities of the two countries whilst our membership of 80 companies encompasses a diverse range of business activities such as Shipping and Freight Forwarding, Textiles, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing of Building Materials, Cement, Glass, etc. with varying degrees of collaboration with Belgium. PBBF enjoys a tremendous reputation amongst other Fora as well as business and official circles.
Aims & Objectives
The aims and objectives of the PBBF are:
To encourage and promote business, mutual understanding and friendly relations between the business communities of Pakistan and Belgium.
To encourage and promote Belgian investment in Pakistan and vice versa and to do all things conducive for the development of Pakistan – Belgium business co-operation.
To promote the development of trade, commerce and economic co-operation between the two countries.
To foster and organize trade and investment delegations, trade fairs, exhibitions, symposia, lectures, etc and facilitate participation in international fairs and exhibitions in both countries.