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Lahore School of Economics Eleventh Annual Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy

The Lahore School of Economics will be hosting its Eleventh Annual Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy on 25th and 26th March 2015 at its Main Burki campus. The focus of the Conference will be Pakistan as a Regional Manufacturing Hub-Prospects and Challenges. The conference is being held as an initiative to illustrate how Pakistan can be converted into a regional manufacturing hub, what are the challenges that Pakistan faces and what policies should be implemented to develop the capabilities to improve Pakistan’s position in the global industrialization setting.

The Conference will encompass seven sessions over the two days with each session focusing on a major theme for Pakistan as a Regional Manufacturing Hub. The sessions on 25th March will focus on Why Manufacturing Matters, Policy Environment and Manufacturing Performance, Pakistan’s Manufacturing Sector,What Makes Manufacturing Firms Succeed or Fail. The areas covered in the sessions on the second day of the Conference include Finance and Industrial Development, Innovation and Buildup of Technological Capabilities-Why Industrial Policy, Challenges for Pakistan’s Manufacturing-the global setting. The conference will end with a panel discussion on the Key conclusions from the Conference, the private sector’s perspective and a policy maker’s perspective.

The Conference will bring together distinguished economists, academicians and policymakers from both the national and the international spheres. Some of the notable speakers include Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Dean and Director, Institute of Business Administration; Dr. Robert Wade,Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics; Dr. Muslehud Din, Head of Governance and Public Policy Division; Dr. Irfan Ul Haque, Special Advisor, Financing for Development, South Centre, Geneva; Dr. Khalil Hamdani, Director (Retd) UNCTAD; Dr. Matthew McCartney, Director South Asian Studies, University of Oxford; Dr. Hafeez Pasha, Visiting Professor, Graduate Institute of Development Studies; Dr. Safdar Sohail, Economic Minister, Pakistan Mission to EU, Brussels; Dr Hanns Pichler, Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business; Akbar Noman, Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Dr. Inayat Mangla, Professor, Western Michigan University; Dr.Rajah Rasiah, Professor of Technology and Innovation, University of Malaya; Nazia Nazeer, University of Malaya; Imran Ahmad, State Bank of Pakistan; Mr. Sajid Minhas, Delta Garments Ltd; Mr. Tariq Saigol, Kohinoor-Maple Leaf Group; Sikander Mustafa Khan, Millat Group of Companies; Mr. Mujeeb Rashid, Mitchells Fruit Farms Ltd; Mr. Shahzad Khan, Getz Pharma; Dr. Rashid Amjad, Director,Graduate Institute of Development Studies and Mr.Muhammad Zubair,Chairman, Privatisation Commission.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/24/2015 10:48:00 AM,

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