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Trade fair provides platform for Pakistani companies to enter Chinese market

China Economic Net September 15, 2020


The representation of Pakistan at an international forum, like the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), is a moment of pride as the country showcases its services and shares business opportunities for shared prosperity, said Obortunity Director Operations Maaz Qureshi.

“We are getting a very good response online and we hope that we will get more collaboration and business opportunities in our line of services through this participation,” he added while talking to the China Economic Net (CEN).

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, Obortunity - Pakistan’s premier Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)-focused firm - recently participated online in CIFTIS, which was held in Beijing.

Qureshi considered CIFTIS a great platform for Pakistani companies in the services industry to enter the Chinese market and avail themselves of business opportunities.

“That is why we are also promoting CIFTIS in Pakistan by live streaming different conferences and sessions on our social media platforms,” he explained.

The company has been previously active in arranging CPEC and BRI-related services, including bridging the gap between private and government stakeholders, which is a key challenge for the successful implementation of industrial phase under CPEC.

International CPEC workshop was also held in April last year and was attended by more than 50 executives across Pakistan. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed between the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Obortunity for arranging an annual investment and trade exhibition under the BRI in Pakistan and China alternatively.


Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2020.

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