FAQs

For over three decades, the Pakistan American Business Association (PABA) has served as an economic bridge between the United States and Pakistan, providing business networking, leadership training, and opportunities to explore avenues for mutually beneficial collaboration. It has hosted many successful business conventions and job fairs over the years, both in Pakistan and in the USA. Recognizing today’s youth as the future of tomorrow, PABA is also actively working to open new doors for our youth by providing opportunities for education and training to build a prosperous future and become useful

citizens and leaders. PABA is the only 501 (c) 6 non-profit business association specifically aimed at promoting trade between the United States and Pakistan. More information about PABA may be found at http://pabausa.org

With the motto “Building Trust Through Trade,” the Pakistan American Business Association Trade Show & Conference (PABA 2019) is an excellent opportunity for cross-industry groups as well as small and medium size businesses to build contacts and develop prospects for lucrative trade deals. The show brings together buyers, importers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs from both Pakistan, and the United States. By integrating all players, the show promises to deliver a comprehensive value-added experience for the participants and visitors. More than that, the event affords a chance to create and grow networks of people in related industries and to establish contacts with potential distributors and dealers. It will also feature a panel discussion with industry and professional experts to analyze emerging marketing trends and business opportunities.

Beyond the traditional areas of existing trade between the United States and Pakistan, the event is open to all business sectors with a particular emphasis on small and medium sized enterprises.  Participants in high tech and emerging technology fields are particularly encouraged to participate.

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Any U.S. or Pakistani firm in good standing is welcome to register for an exhibit space. Purchase of tickets for the evening dinner event is open to all.

For detailed information on charges for participation please see http://pabaevents.com/tickets

The standard exhibit space fee includes two tickets for dinner and the evening event. Companies with multiple product lines may purchase multiple exhibit spaces. Additional individual tickets are also available for purchase for companies wishing to bring more than two individuals per exhibit space.

You can register online at http://pabaevents.com and click on the ATTEND button, click on the REGISTER tab on any page, or go directly to https://pabaevents.com/tickets/

Payment is accepted online by credit card or Paypal. Contact Brand Media brandmedia.company@gmail.com if you need to make other arrangements.

PABA can not ensure that anyone receives a visa.  However, we have visited with representatives of the U.S. Consulates in Karachi and Lahore and of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad so that each location is familiar with the event and its aims.  There are also a few tips we have that may increase the likelihood of your visa be approved.  1) In your application make it clear that the benefits of returning to Pakistan (family, business, home, etc.) outweigh any benefits of staying in the U.S. 2) Specifically refer to the PABA Trade Show & Conference 2019 and how attendance will benefit your business through increased collaboration with U.S. business partners. 3) Above all else, make sure your application is complete and accurate—misleading statements are quickest way to have your visa application denied.

If your visa application is submitted in a timely fashion, before August 15, 2019, PABA will refund $1,000 of your $1,500 registration fee, if your application is denied.

Applications for exhibit space close on October 4, 2019—however, it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that they have a visa and have made travel arrangements and submitted all required documents to Brand Media by October 10, 2019.  Purchase of tables and single tickers close on October 11, 2019.  A limited number of dinner tickets may be available at the door.