Where we accelerate agriculture

Agri-Connections 2024 was a roaring success.

See you all at Agri-Connections 2025 on the 12th and 13th of February, 2025, at the Karachi Expo Centre!

We are working towards helping Pakistan realize the potential of its agricultural industry by connecting the dots.

Watch DAY 1, Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Watch DAY 2, Thursday, April 25, 2024

Wondering what itʼs like to be at the event?

Watch the highlights of Pakistan Agricultural Coalition’s flagship Agri-Connections Conference & Expo held at Lahore Expo Centre on 24th & 25th April, 2024

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Our Team

Kazim Saeed

Chief Executive Officer

CH. M.Ashraff

Project Development Specialist


Senior Strategy Associate

Rabia Zulfiqar

Senior Strategy Associate

Saffa Imran

Strategy Associate

Our Patrons

Event Schedule

DAY 1, Wednesday, April 24, 2024

  • Welcome and recitation of the Holy Quran
  • Welcome by Mr. Arif Nadeem, CEO Pakistan Agricultural Coalition
  • Mr. Iftikhar Sahoo, Secretary Agriculture Punjab
  • Mr. Muhammad Nassir Salim, President HBL
  • Ms. Florence Rolle, FAO Representative in Pakistan
  • Maj Gen Shahid Nazir, Director General Strategic Projects LIMS/SIFC
  • 11:00 am to 11:15 am Tea break

National Foods Limited presents Seed to Table, a state-of-the-art initiative to reduce import dependence and strengthen the economy of Pakistan. This initiative brings together the best partners to provide the functional and technological expertise, contributing to producing high quality agricultural output. National Foods aims to showcase this initiative along with partner information at the PAC event in Lahore.

  • Ms. Naz Khan, Principal Country Officer, IFC
  • Mr Amro Ni,  International Sales Director, XAG China
  • Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, VC University of Agriculture Faisalabad
  • Mr. Afaq Tiwana, CEO Farmers Associates Pakistan
  • Mr. Nabeel Awan, Chairman P&D Punjab
  • 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Lunch

Get on a journey with Nishat Group and agriculture: to learn their transformation from their textiles to dairy and beyond

  • Mr. Olivier Durand, Senior Agricultural Economist, The World Bank
  • Mr. Jamil Memon, Sindh Dairy Live Stock and Breeding Farm
  • Mr. Mehboob Elahi, Manager Sustainable Agriculture, Nestle Pakistan.
  • Mr Anis ur Rahim, HBL Asset Management
  • Mr. Masoud Anwar, Secretary Livestock Punjab
  • 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm Tea break   

Engro Fertilizers on provides insights, facts & strategies to priorities for Pakistan’s Food Security

  • Mr. Naazer Minhaj, Head Agricultural Banking, HBL
  • Ms. Elise Lee, Commercial Head for Asia, Pula Advisors
  • Mr. Muhammad Aminuddin, CEO TPL Insurance
  • Mr. Rafique Buriro, Secretary Agriculture Sindh
  • Key messages from Day 1 – Conference Director Mr. Kazim Saeed
  • 5:00 pm – Close of Day 1

DAY 2, Thursday, April 25, 2024

  • Mr. Charles Schneider, Program Manager, IFC
  • Mr Hasan Khurram Hanif, Progressive Farmer
  • Mr. Shehzad Anwar, GM Pakistan, ADM Agriculture Pakistan
  • Mr. Shakaib Arif, CEO Naymat Collateral
  • Mr. Athar Khokar, CEO, Pakistan, Horticulture Development & Export Company
  • 11:00 am to 11:15 am Tea Break
  • Mr. Faraz Zafar Ahmed, Al-Karam
  • Mr. Faisal Iftikhar, CEO AquaHatch
  • Mr Nabeel Chaudhry, CEO Thai Union.
  • Mr. Muddasir Waheed Malik, Secretary Forestry and Fisheries Punjab
  • Dr. Ahsan Rana, Associate Professor, LUMS
  • Ms. Maria Saleem, GM Agri-Business, Fatima Group
  • Mr Hassan Raza, CEO Neelum Seeds
  • Mr Azeem Niazi, Grower Marketing lead BAYER. 
  • Dr. Anjum Ali Buttar, Advisor to Punjab Agriculture Dept
  • 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch
  • Mr. Norbert Havas, CEO ProofMinder (Hungary)
  • Mr. Abid Dar, Head of Agri-Sustainability, AgriLift
  • Mr Tabish Mahmood, Head of Digital, Syngenta Pakistan
  • Mr. Shahid Tawawalla, CEO Meskay & Femtee Trading/Kubota
  • Mr. Iftikhar Sahoo, Secretary Agriculture Punjab
  • Mr. Sam Knowlton, Global expert on regenerative agriculture
  • Mr. Taimur Malik, DrawDown Farms.
  • Mr. Shad Mustafa, CEO Textile Marketing Company
  • Brig (r) Zaheer ud Din Babar, Advisor on Special Projects, Soorty Enterprises
  • Mr. Wasif Khurshid, Secretary Irrigation Punjab
  • 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm Tea Break

ZarZaraat Agri start-ups pitching to investors (Sponsored by Bank of Punjab)                

  • Introduction by Mr. Raashid Anwer, Convener, Pakistan Agricultural Coalition
  • Results by Chair of the ZarZaraat Jury Ms. Naz Khan, Principal Country Officer  IFC
  • Pitches by 3 finalists and investors’ questions
  • Mr. Zafar Masud, President, The Bank of Punjab
  • Conference resolutions by Conference Director Mr. Kazim Saeed, Strategy Advisor Pakistan Agriculture Coalition.
  • Mr. Usman Manzoor, Programme officer – climate promise, UNDP
  • Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb, Federal Minister for Finance 
  • Vote of Thanks: Mr. Hadi Ali Rizvi, Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Coalition

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