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Anaar Group

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Anaar Group

  1. 2. First trip to kabul….in 2002 <ul><li>First trip to Kabul in Aug 2002 on invitation </li></ul><ul><li>of old time Afghan friends </li></ul><ul><li>Signs of turmoil and destruction could be </li></ul><ul><li>seen everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for rebuilding a whole nation </li></ul><ul><li>from the ground up in all sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Warm welcome by Afghan People </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreunurial spirit of Afghan People </li></ul>
  2. 3. First Venture…..Anaar Restaurant <ul><li>Decided to focus on service sector considering the logistical constraints and the core competencies of India in the service sector </li></ul><ul><li>No good restaurants serving Vegetarian Food </li></ul><ul><li>Sensing Opportunity opened Anaar Restaurant alog with Mr. Rahim Walizada in Dec 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Chefs and cooks from Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Anaar Restaurant immediately became popular among the afghans and the large expat community </li></ul>
  3. 4. Anaar Group was born…. <ul><li>“ One of Kabul’s loveliest restaurants”- Lonely Planet – Central Asia 2004 Edition – Author’s Choice </li></ul>
  4. 5. INDIAN AIRLINES - GSA <ul><li>Sensing the huge untapped demand for travel services, set up Anaar Travels in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Main gateway s to Kabul - Dubai and Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed GSA for Indian Airlines ( now Air India) in early 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Employed three experienced staff from India to manage key functions – Sales, Finance, Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Trained 20 local staff in all operational function incl. sales, customer care, passenger handling, baggage handling, ground handling </li></ul>
  5. 6. Indian Airlines in Kabul
  6. 7. Airlines <ul><li>Indian Airlines resumed operations to Kabul after almost a decade in March 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Started with 2 flights a week between Delhi – Kabul – Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Received a tremendous response with high sales and seat factor </li></ul><ul><li>Now operating 4 flights a week </li></ul><ul><li>High Demand for Airlines and related services </li></ul><ul><li>Kabul Airport modernization & expansion underway </li></ul><ul><li>New Private Airlines have been set up – Kam Air, Safi Air, Pamir Airways </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>FCm Travel Solutions is a superior global force in strategic corporate travel and expense management. </li></ul><ul><li>A worldwide team of market leaders delivering exceptional service, high-value solutions and measurable cost compression. </li></ul><ul><li>Best rates of the day, unprecedented control of travel spend, online efficiencies, and 24/7 emergency assistance </li></ul>Afghanistan
  8. 9. <ul><li>Opportunity in Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>High regard for Indian doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Set up operations for Max Healthcare in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Information and Facilitation centre to facilitate Afghan patient who need to come to India for specialized care. </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiologist posted full time in Kabul </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Health Camps in Afghanistan with free check ups & consultation with specialists from India </li></ul><ul><li>We provide specialized services for evacuation by air in critical cases. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Anaar Consulting <ul><li>Anaar Consulting provides services covering areas such as media, legal, technical, financial , procurement , transport and logistics. </li></ul><ul><li>We have a team of professional based in Kabul besides having a tie-up with well established professional companies in India who provide specialized support to undertake and provide services of specialists / consultants as per the requirements of the projects. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Historic Concert in Kabul <ul><li>Jagjit Singh performing live in Kabul </li></ul>
  11. 12. Event Management <ul><li>Organized Sham-e-Ghazal with ZEE Network where Jagjit Singh – Ghazal King performed for the first time in Kabul in March 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Event was attended by over 3000 people who were enthralled by his performance in this unique largest indoor event of its kind in Kabul </li></ul><ul><li>Historic concert as per Jagjit Singh himself who was deeply touched by the warmth, love and affection of the Afghan people </li></ul>
  12. 13. Media <ul><li>Considering all the negative media reports about Afghanistan by the Indian Media focused on terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Zee TV Programme Full Circle , a program exclusively designed for Asians in the Asia Pacific. Full Circle , showcases lifestyles, festivals, culinary skills, exotic locales. </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Production of Full Circle Series on Afghanistan in Oct 2006 for ZEE NETWORK. </li></ul><ul><li>Shot in locations in Kabul, Paghman, Panjsher Valley, Mazar-e-sharif </li></ul><ul><li>Full Circle series on Afghanistan consisting of 4 episodes was telecast in 13 countries in Asia Pacific region and was re-telecast on popular demand from the viewers. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Advisor - AISA <ul><li>Advisor Afghanistan Investment Support Agency ( AISA) formed by Presidential Decree to Promote and facilitate private investment and trade in Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Accompanied H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan on State Visit to India in April 06 as part of his Business Delegation. </li></ul><ul><li>Played Instrumental role in initiating MoUs between AISA and FICCI and CII </li></ul><ul><li>Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries ( FICCI) </li></ul><ul><li>Organized several business conferences in India on behalf of AISA in partnership with CII and FICCI to promote Investment and Trade between India and Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Trade Missions from Afghanistan to India and one to one meets between Indian and Afghan business leaders. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Promoting Investment in Afghanistan <ul><li>Business Delegate in European Road Show organized by AISA and German Chambers of Industries - Feb 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Represented Afghanistan in AISA North American Investment Promotion Road Show Oct. 29- Nov. 6, 2006; </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in AACC/ AICC US-Afghan Business Matchmaking Conference 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in 2 nd Regional Economic Conference on Afghanistan and organized the Business Conference on behalf of AISA in partnership with FICCI in Nov, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Represented Afghanistan in April 2007 in the South Asia CEOs Conference organized by CII as part of the SAARC( South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation ) Summit. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Regional Integration <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Afghan Delegation attending the South Asia CEO Roundtable (from left to right): Haifizi, Chairman, AICC; Dr. Farooqi, CEO, AICC; Ms. Kamela Sediqi, CEO, KBDS; Subodh Bhargava, Chairman of South Asia CEO Roundtable; Mahmood Kazrai, CEO, AIC and Sumeer Bhasin, Advisor, AISA. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Highlights <ul><li>Look not only at Afghanistan in isolation but also as a gateway to Central Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Innumerable Regional opportunities as Afghanistan is part of SAARC Region </li></ul><ul><li>Large presence of Indians in Afghanistan in various sectors such as Telecom, Banking, construction,etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Afghans are very supportive to India and Indians working in Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Close Cultural and Media ties </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of setting up business - AISA </li></ul><ul><li>100 % Foreign Investment open in most sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Huge opportunity for SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Sectors – Trade, Agriculture , Healthcare, Media, Infrastructure, Technical Services, Education, Transport & Logistics, Telecom, Banking , Mining, Energy, Hospitality, Aviation, Tourism </li></ul>
  17. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>“ If you are an Entrepreneur with a vision of exploring untapped opportunities, Afghanistan is open for business” </li></ul><ul><li>His Excellency Hamed Karzai </li></ul><ul><li>President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan </li></ul>

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