• SME Subcontracting Exchange (SMX) Opportunities for SMEs in Defense Equipment Manufacturing 15 May 2012 Gujranwala Business Center (GBC) Gujranwala Pakistan SME Subcontracting Exchange (SMX) is a project for creating linkages between SMEs of the Light Engineering sector with large scale OEMs. The Project aims at making SMEs competitive through developing inter-firm linkages, promoting large scale manufacturing to subcontract to smaller firms in clusters facilitating SME growth. Keeping in view the importance of creating linkages between defense equipment manufacturers and the vendors, SMX is organizing a one-day Seminar and Exhibition to highlight the opportunities for SMEs in defense manufacturing. The exhibition "Opportunities for Defense Equipment Manufacturing" is schedule for Tuesday May 15, 2012 at GBC, Gujranwala. The exhibition will be a high profile event with presence of leading OEMs and SMEs both from the public and private sectors. We have requested the Honourable Senior Minister for Industries and Defence Production, to inaugurate the exhibition. The primary purpose of the exhibition is to strengthen networking and identifying matchmaking opportunities between defense equipment manufacturers and SMEs for optimal utilization of their respective capabilities and capacities. The exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for SMEs who are interested in exploring business opportunities and collaborations with other SMEs and OEMs participating in the event. In this regard, you are requested to provide us with contact details of manufacturers who might be interested in visiting the exhibition and explore products and services at display. We would also like to request you to share with us the contact details of relevant business support organizations both from the public and private sectors whose participation may be helpful in forging SME-OEM linkages. Kindly send your contact list by May 4th, 2012. Kindly also disseminate the information among your network. Advertisement and Program for the Event is attached. Best regards, Hameed Ullah Khan Assistant Manager Policy & Planning Small & Medium Enterprise Development Authority 6th Floor, LDA Plaza, Egerton Road - Lahore, Pakistan Tel: 042 111 111 456 Email: [email protected]