ACCA Pakistan to Launch SME Survival Kit

KARACHI (February 12, 2010) – Acknowledging the contribution of the SME sector to the economic growth, ACCA Pakistan in partnership with stakeholders like Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) and local chambers has been focusing on enhancing accounting, bookkeeping and taxation skills and knowledge of SME owner managers.

ACCA Pakistan SME sub-committee has commissioned an SME Survival Kit that aims to provide practical guidance to SMEs on managing challenges like access to finance, succession planning and maintaining reliable and relevant accounting records.

To formally launch the SME Survival Kit and deliberate over challenges common to SMEs, ACCA Pakistan is organising a DEBATE “SME Survival Kit: Supporting Enterprise Growth” at the Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore on 18 February 2010 at 1500 hours. The panellists include Mr Syed Salim Raza, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Mr Shahid Rashid, Chief Executive Officer, SMEDA, Mr Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, President Lahore Chamber of Commerce, Dr Afra Sajjad, Head of Education and Policy Development, ACCA Pakistan and Mr Hamid Ikram, Chairman ACCA Pakistan SME sub-committee.

This debate will feature top management executives from banking and business community to share their views and reflections on the topic under discussion.

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