PABA2019 is the event to explore the opportunities in waiting. Join us in October 2019 for the two-day event to meet your future business partners, and even conclude on-the-spot deals. Save your DATE, if you want to be part of this extravaganza. Complete the website form to request a booth. Deadline for submission: Sep. 25, 2019

Tentative Program Agenda

8:30a.m. - 9:00a.m.

Registration & Networking Opportunities

9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.

PABA 2019 Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speakers

  • Siddique Sheikh- PABA Founder & Chairman
  • Asad Majeed Khan - Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States
  • Luis G. Lobo – BB&T Bank, Executive Vice President, Multicultural Banking
  • Andy Hall, Managing Director, NASDAQ New Listings
  • Debbie Jones - Prince William Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO


PABA 2019 Event Begins

10:00am. - 10:45am.

Pakistan Economic & Trade Trends and U.S. Capital Markets Overview

Sajjad H. Qamar - Ernst & Young LLP, Senior Manager and PABA Board Member.
Andy Hall - NASDAQ Stock Exchange, Managing Director, New Listings

11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Bank on Your Success-Financial Literacy & U.S Banking

Join BB&T’s Bank on Your Success seminar focused on homeownership and personal financing opportunities. At this seminar, you will learn nuts and bolts of mortgage and personal financing options.

Presenters: Rohita Choudhary and Dawar Gobar, Vice-Presidents and Market Leaders

Noon - 1:00p.m.

Lunch Break

(on your own)


PABA 2019 Event Resumes

1:00pm. - 1:45pm.

Bank on Your Success - Commercial Lending and Business Financing

Join BB&T’s Bank on Your Success seminar focused on Growing your Business. Through this presentation, you will learn about various commercial lending programs available to you and to your business.  Further, you will learn key attributes of each commercial lending program, processes involved and lending requirements to qualify for various available programs.

Presenter: Lianne Wang, Small Business Specialist

4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.


5:00p.m. - 5:45p.m.

Networking Event & Reception

5:45p.m - 6:00p.m.

Seating / Banquet Hall

6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Pakistan-U.S. Bilateral Trade: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Sajjad Qamar, Ernst & Young, Senior Manager and PABA Board Member (Introductions)
  • James Witte, George Mason University, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Immigration Research (Moderator)
  • James Moran, Former U.S. Congressman
  • Tulu Kaifee, BB&T Bank, Vice President
  • Mahveen Azam, American University, Program Manager for the School of International Service
  • Lance Thom, McGriff Insurance, Vice President
  • Qaiser Malik, The Forward Group

7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Speakers and Invited Guests

  • Haroon Sheikh, business leader
  • Master of Ceremonies- Tom Davis, Former U.S. Congressman
  • Rob Wittman, U.S. Congressman, VA
  • Asad Majeed Khan, Ambassador from Pakistan to the United States
  • George Allen, Former U.S. Senator and Governor of Virginia
  • Vanessa O’Brian, Women’s Leadership and Pakistan Good-Will Ambassador
  • Dick Black, State Senator (VA-13)
  • Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County, VA Board of Supervisors, Chairman
  • Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., Fairfax County Police Department, Chief of Police

8:00p.m. - 9:30p.m.

Fashion Show & Dinner

9:30p.m. - Close