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Renowned experts showcased their presentations at the two day event, highlighting various technical aspects. The event was mainly designed for the key stakeholders from oil and gas, energy, process industry and infrastructure sector.

Karachi, Pakistan - SGS Pakistan organized a two-day technical conference on 24th & 25th April 2019 to launch SGS Academy as a platform for the professionals who face challenges in the industry  offering them global solutions. Renowned experts showcased their presentations highlighting various technical aspects.  The event was mainly designed for the key stakeholders from oil and gas, energy, process industry and infrastructure sector. Deputy Head of Mission for Swiss Consulate Mr. Bernard Furger was the guest of honour at the ceremony followed by numerous leaders of the industry as esteemed guests were also present. Managing Director-SGS, Mr Abdul Razzak Lakhani gave the official introduction of the company. Later, many industrialists also endorsed this great initiative of SGS Pakistan in their speeches


Dr. Imran of Asim Jofa group and honourary ambassador of Philippines congratulated the SGS Academy and emphasized that the capacity building is being missed in the country, he mentioned that the best human potential lives in Pakistan, he mentioned that SGS Pakistan believes in personnel development before they make them ready for professional development.


Mr. Kalim Farooqui of Technology Links congratulated SGS Pakistan he mentioned that SGS Switzerland can be proud of SGS but he mentioned that we are proud of SGS Pakistan, he endorsed the initiative great initiative. He mentioned the experience of the people who work with SGS Pakistan and appreciated the experience which they get from SGS Pakistan cannot be compared with others in terms of level of expertise and knowledge which SGS people have and said it is umatched.


Mr. Fuji of Mitsubiishi Corporation mentioned that SGS’s name is every where. He mentioned that the products inspections and specifications is critical and said that Mitsubishi Japan is in very well coordination with SGS and hoped that the people trained at the Academy would be contributing in the industry and help in business between Pakistan and Overseas as well.


Major General Asghar Nawaz of Foundation Power , Chairman National Disaster Management who flew from another city to attend the inaugural, mentioned that awareness and advocacy in capacity building is important and at the time where the country is facing economical and financial issues certain opportunities are still there to exploit that is the human capital and the youth bulge that we have, that can be capitalized with SGS’s platform.


Mr. Khalid Subhani ex Engro Corporation endorsed that it is a great initiative and mentioned on the vacuum of the quality of skill set of the human resources of the country and to have a meaningful engineer or human resources and emphazied on the importance of investing in human capital, research and development and technological advancement, new management systems and nurturing new ideas, without which he mentioned the country cannot make progress.


Mr. Sohail Bashir, Chairman IEP & CEO Saita Pakistan mentioned on a collaborative approach for the young engineers


Mr. Bernard of Swiss said that he was proud and honoured to be part of the opening ceremony and to invite him at the event.  He congratulated on the initiative of launching the academy and investing in the capacity building of the youth. He mentioned that there are about 20 companies that are representing Swiss businesses.


The technical conference included series of sessions on important topics related to the industrial issues and development. It served as an excellent opportunity to associate with the various practitioners of the field. Around 1200 nominations were received for multiple sessions for the two day conference and over 500 people attended the two-day conference which encompassed the official launch of the SGS Academy in Pakistan. The technical conference consisted of back to back and simultaneous sessions on various topics that directly or indirectly were related to all the services that SGS Pakistan offers under one roof relating to oil and gas, energy, process industry and infrastructure sectors, topics included Efficient Energy Management in Buildings/Green Buildings, Evolution in Thar Coal in Pakistan Market, Success Stories on Energy Management, Best Practices in Electrical Asset Management Program just to name a few. The topics were entitled as per the critical need of the hour and got people interested in enrolling for the same. All sessions were complimentary in a class room setting conducted by their respective and industrial experts. Laboratory tours were also provided as part of the learning program.



For further information, please contact:

Sadia Quddus
SGS Pakistan (Private) Limited
t: +92 21 111 222 747, ext. 140