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Bringing together OPEN Entrepreneurs and Professionals worldwide

A transformative experience awaits OPEN Charter Members at the OPEN Global Retreat 2024, a premier gathering designed exclusively for our Charter Members. This unparalleled event brings together OPEN Entrepreneurs and Professionals worldwide, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Members from 13 chapters across 4 continents will have the incredible opportunity to meet and network with the foremost minds in New York City, the global hub for finance, media, and tourism. To add to the excitement, we are thrilled to announce that legendary Pakistani cricketers will participate in a Fireside Chat, making this event extraordinary.


Date Event
June 7th Fireside Chat & Dinner
June 8th Full-Day Conference & Banquet with Entertainment
June 8th Schedule
Time Event Speakers Moderator
8:00 - Onwards Registration    
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast & Networking    
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome Tariq Khan (Chairman, OPEN NY) Shanzeh Shunaid (Emcee)
9:10 - 9:25 About OPEN Abu Bakar (President, OPEN Global) Emcee
9:25 - 9:30 Ambassador Welcome Ambassador Masood Khan (Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States) Emcee
9:35 - 10:20 Morning Keynote - Leadership Fireside Chat Sabir Sami (Global CEO, KFC) Tariq Khan
10:20 - 11:00 Fireside Chat - Success Story Jabran Niaz (CEO, Utopia Deals) & Omair Tariq (CEO & Founder, Abu Bakar
11:00 - 11:20 Networking Break    
11:20 - 12:00 Opportunities in Gulf Naveed Sherwani (Chairman, President & CEO at RapidSilicon) & Aneela Haider (Advisor, Saudi Arabia AV-2030) TBD
12:00 - 12:45 Financial Services Mavens TBD Zaeem Shahid
12:45 - 1:45 Lunch and Expo Floor    
1:45 - 2:30 US Multi-Generation Success Story Tariq Farid (Founder & CEO of Edible) & Somia Farid (President, Edible Brands) Farwa Aamer
2:30 - 3:00 Tech Houses Cap Najeeb Ghauri (Founder & CEO at NETSOL Technologies Inc.) & Akif Tarique (Global Head of Insurance Practice, Visionet Systems Inc.) Noshin
3:00 - 3:45 Panel Mahmood Khan (CEO, Hevolution Foundation) & Hassan Ahmed (CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman, Sway AI | Technology Entrepreneur) TBD
3:45 - 4:15 OPEN Success Stories Farrukh Usman (Founder & CEO, Byonyks Medical Devices, Inc) & Umber Ahmed (Founder & CEO, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery) Aamir Chalisa
4:15 - 5:15 Breakout Speed Date Sessions - OPEN Tank Pitch Competition   Abdullah/Farhan/Zahid
5:15 - 5:30 Closing TBD Faisal
6:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Network    
7:00 - 8:00 Welcome Family and Awards Sponsors, Recognitions, Top Diaspora  
8:00 - 9:30 Family Dinner    
9:30 - 11:00 Entertainment Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad  
June 9th India/Pakistan Match Screening Breakfast

Entertainment Gala

Fareed Ayaz Abu Muhammad Qawwal

Register Now To Book A Spot!

The registration cost for Charter Members is as follows and includes meetings and most meals.

Add a family member for $299

Bring your spouse, guest, and children over 18 years old to enjoy a banquet, meals, entertainment, and a screening of the cricket match. Please note that the guests are not allowed to participate in meetings. Kids under 18 years of age are not permitted.


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Keynote Speakers

Jabran Niaz

CEO, Utopia Deals

Sabir Sami

Global CEO, KFC


Abu Bakar

President, OPEN Global

Akif Tarique

Global Head of Insurance Practice, Visionet Systems Inc.

Aneela Haider

Advisor, Saudi Arabia AV- 2030

Farrukh Usman

Founder & CEO, Byonyks Medical Devices, Inc

Hassan Ahmed

CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman, Sway AI | Technology Entrepreneur

Mahmood Khan

CEO, Hevolution Foundation

Masood Khan

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States

Najeeb Ghauri

Founder & CEO at NETSOL Technologies Inc.)

Naveed Sherwani

Chairman, President & CEO at RapidSilicon

Omair Tariq

CEO & Founder,

Somia Farid Silber

President, Edible Brands

Tariq Farid

Founder & CEO of Edible

Tariq Khan

Chairman, OPEN NY

Umber Ahmed

Founder & CEO, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery


The Westin New York at Times Square, 270 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, United States.
Don't miss this chance to connect with the best and brightest at the OPEN Global Retreat 2024. Register today!