Wateen represents Pakistan at Horasis Forum
Wateen Telecom, Pakistan’s leading converged communications provider was recently invited as the only Pakistani company to participate in the globally recognized Horasis Global Arab Meeting for international dialogue, held in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Wateen CEO Naeem Zamindar was selected as a co-chair for the event. The only participant at the Forum from Pakistan was Makhdoom Amin Faheem, Senior Minister of Commerce.
The Horasis Global Arab Meeting takes place annually and aims at creating an opportunity for global leaders to meet, engage in business and discuss visions for a sustainable future. Horasis is a Zurich based independent think tank, as well as an interactive community of engaged business leaders. In addition to keynote speeches by industry luminaries, the meeting offers panelstyle boardroom dialogue sessions led by the event co-chairs, reflecting on specific opportunities and challenges in the global economic sphere. This year’s event was attended by over 300 participants from 35 countries.
The first of the two panel sessions co-chaired by Zamindar discussed the prospects of newly evolving political and economic alliances between the Arab world and other nations in the background of a waning Arab spring. The second panel session examined the role of technology as an incubator of social change.
Zamindar commented, “It was a great honour for me to represent Wateen – and Pakistan – at this incredible event. Not only was it a chance to interact with global leaders, it presented an opportunity to demonstrate Pakistan’s crucial role in the global technology and telecommunications stage. I hope that our participation this year will help define Pakistan’s socioeconomic relationship – one of partnership and cooperation – with the Arab world.”
Horasis meetings are usually held outside the respective geographic location of the ‘in-focus’ nation – in a host country. The events are a means for the countries ‘in focus’ as guests (China, Russia, India, and the Arab world) to promote benign relations with the world and to display soft power through co-option and cooperation. The meetings are also a platform for the respective host country to engage in a policy dialogue with the guest countries
H.H Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi