PBC Seminar – Dubai

Seminar urges businessmen to tackle challenges in hospitality sector

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Feb 27, 2014

DUBAI: The hotel industry is a challenging business but it also promises great rewards. The investors should consider all aspects before investing in the sector especially in the light of Expo 2020 in Dubai and the impending growth.
This was stated by Sadruddin Hashwani, a prominent businessman while addressing the community of businessmen at seminar organised by the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) at Villa Rotana in Dubai.
Hashwani is also the chairman of Hashoo Group, which is one of the most diversified industrial groups in Pakistan with interests across hotel, tourism, travel, real-estate development, pharmaceuticals, IT and oil and gas. Image
“Ahead of Expo 2020, the hospitality sector in Dubai is expanding but one should not forget that the operating cost is increasing as well. All those who are willing to invest in the hospitality sector should consider the low cost and efficient projects,” he suggested.
Through narrating his life story, Hashwani shared many hurdles and challenges and the determination to overcome all the issues, leading to the building of a number of hotels across Pakistan and successfully launching many projects to providing employment opportunities to thousands of people.
He is also known to be a leading figure in the hospitality industry around the world and has been honoured with various awards for distinguished services in Pakistan.
“If you don’t grow, you shrink. All those who have resources should avail of the present opportunities with determination and courage to expand their horizon,” he said.
He also asked the community businessmen to benefit from the training being imparted by Sara Foundation in Pakistan to provide trained workforce to the hospitality sector in the UAE. The foundation is run by Sara Hashwani, daughter of Sadruddin Hashwani.
The foundation is working in different sectors in Pakistan and abroad to provide training to deserving students and reach community members in need through its welfare initiatives.
The chief guest at the seminar was Javed Jalil Khattak, Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai, Mumtaz Muslim, president of Pakistan Business Council (PBC), and other members.  
Khattak, in his address to the business community, said that the consulate was always ready to extend its help to the community and assured that the suggestions will be forwarded to the government level.
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~ by jamilkhan on February 27, 2014.

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