SAARC CCI Strategic Planning Workshop

SAARC CCI Strategic Planning Workshop was held on May 4, 2019 in Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal, chaired by President of SAARC CCI, Mr. Ruwan Edirisinghe. The Strategic Planning Workshop was attended by the Senior Vice President of SAARC CCI, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Malik, the Vice Presidents of SAARC CCI, the Executive Committee Members and General Assembly Members of SAARC CCI, the Secretary General of SAARC CCI, Ms. Hina Saeed and the Deputy Secretary General SAARC CCI, Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Butt and other SAARC CCI officials.

The objectives of the workshop were to update the participants about the context in which the SAARC CCI is working, the challenges and opportunities it faces along with the SAARC CCI mission, vision and policies. Furthermore, it was to collectively develop a joint understanding and a road map for SAARC CCI to carry out in a stipulated period of time.

While addressing the participants at the strategic planning workshop, Mr. Ruwan Edirisinghe, President of SAARC CCI stated that business can and should be a mean to help resolve some of the socioeconomic challenges for the full realization of the economic potential of the region to achieve prosperity.  For this, he further added, SAARC CCI needs to become an effective platform for facilitating business and trade across the region. He stated that the SAARC CCI must aspire to become one of the strongest chambers of commerce in the world by 2030.

Group activities were conducted to develop a set of ideas and recommendations that would be further discussed and improved in the next SAARC CCI Executive Committee Meeting.

Group picture of participants of Strategy Workshop

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