On December 19, 2015, Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) organized its most highlighted event of the year: an Investment Road Show in the city of Multan in commemoration of the launch of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). Supported by the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), this event was arguably the biggest Capital Market event in the history of Multan.
Several representatives of Pakistan Capital Market were invited as speakers at the event. Mr. Iftikhar Naqvi, Joint Registrar of Companies – CRO Multan SECP, Mr. Haroon Askari, Deputy Managing Director – Karachi Stock Exchange (now Pakistan Stock Exchange), Ms. Mashmooma Zehra Majeed, CEO – Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan (MUFAP) and Mr. Shariq Naseem, Head of Product Development and Marketing – CDC, addressed the audience to share their thoughts and insights on the opportunities associated with the launch of Pakistan Stock Exchange.
The spotlight of the show was a grand exhibition area, organized by CDC for the conference attendees. Several leading capital market entities participated in the exhibition which included; MCB-Arif Habib, Atlas AMC, UBL Funds, HBL AMC, AKD Investments, Alfalah GHP, Primus, NAFA, Almeezan, First Capital Investments, JS Global, Rafi Securities and KASB Securities.
The Guest of Honor at the occasion, Mr. Fareed Mughis Sheikh – President Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry expressed his appreciation for CDC’s efforts in organizing this mega event. He further commented that there should be a greater collaboration between MCCI and Pakistan Capital Market, including the establishment of an Investment Desk at the premises of MCCI for the benefit of local investors. He praised the Sarmayakari Markaz established in Abbottabad and stressed on the need for the establishment of a similar Sarmayakari Markaz in Multan.
The event received overwhelming response from a crowd of 600 plus attendees, who further appealed to increase the frequency of such events in future. The event was concluded with a dinner.