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About Nutshell Conferences

For the last 17 years, we are in the business of convening, attracting, harnessing, and sharing excellence. The way we think, excellence a practice to innovate, and pivot to new paradigms. To put it in a nutshell, we strive every day to curate and convene stories of excellence from near and far, across businesses & economy, for the greater good of communities and this planet at large.

 

For us, this pandemic has provided an impetus for our spirit to forge ahead. As we see the splendor of our trademark physical summits fall to the wayside, we found ourselves taking our first steps into meeting friends through virtual meetings, and found that we were undaunted by the unfamiliarity. The virtual conference design has opened new horizons for our business, underscored by agility and perseverance, and belief that our work is more relevant today than ever before, to transcend geography, and has accelerated our efforts for diversity, outreach, and impact.

 

The year 2020 has been crucial for us to build our legacy of striving, of persistence, of innate agility in an uncertain world. We believe we are now perfectly poised to create a synergy between a safe return to physical conferences, and virtual forums in an inclusive format, aligned with our mission to convene journeys of excellence.

 

We cherish our learnings from a series of successes, in a varying economic climate, and have established ourselves as a trusted name in offering customized conference management, global business summits, and enriching conversations. Nutshell Conferences is committed in creating a difference with excellence at its heart. We believe this is our moment to play our part in history, where we see the people around us needing builders of bridges, of consensus, of human connections.

 

Nutshell Conferences remains committed to its role as a connector and bringing together leading minds and hearts of the world. We believe life is a team sport, and this is our moment.

Founder's Message
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Muhammad Azfar Ahsan is a global influencer, business connector, change activist, philanthropist, political analyst, and entrepreneur based out of Pakistan. Azfar is the Founder of CORPORATE PAKISTAN GROUP (CPG) which represents the elite of Pakistan’s national intelligentsia including corporate and business leaders, ministers, senators, governors, federal secretaries, politicians, distinguished academicians, energy experts, tech entrepreneurs, defence personnel, police officers, foreign policy experts, media practitioners, and movers and shakers
of the civil society.

 

As Founder of Nutshell Group an international conference management and training resource organization – he has organized more than 400 national and international conferences, seminars, training workshops and group discussions in Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, and Bahrain. He is the thought leader behind Pakistan’s largest corporate event – LEADERS IN ISLAMABAD Summit; an annual leaders’ conference in Islamabad that has attracted global leaders from various backgrounds as speakers. He has hosted hundreds of foreign nationals in Pakistan in last 16 years.

 

Azfar is also Member of Board of Directors of Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan, RYTS Global (Rytsglobal.com) and Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan. He is a Member Advisory Board of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital Karachi project, and also the Member Executive Council of Marketing Association Pakistan – an apex body of marketing in the country. He served as Chairman of MARCON, Pakistan’s flagship marketing event. In the last 18 years, Azfar has managed dozens of community projects all over Pakistan in the field of health and education. He is affiliated with several professional organizations including Pakistan US Alumni Network, OPEN – Organization for Pakistan Entrepreneurs in North America, International Federation for Training & Development Organizations – IFTDO, and English Speaking Union of Pakistan.

 

In December 2020, the US State Department selected and featured him from Pakistan in the list of 80 selected alumni of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) out of 225,000 alumni globally. Azfar also has a book in progress, titled ‘PAKISTAN: Charting Its Untapped Potential.’ The publication will share the ‘untold story’ of Pakistan with the world and shed light on the untapped potential of the country and its ample resources, to give impetus to a fastevolving scenario especially in the South and Central Asian regions.

 

Muhammad Azfar Ahsan
Founder

Nutshell Core Values
Innovation
Commitment
Ethics
Excellence
Integrity
Founder's Profile

Muhammad Azfar Ahsan is a global influencer, business connector, change activist, philanthropist, non-partisan political analyst, and entrepreneur based out of Pakistan. As Founder CEO of Nutshell Forum, an international conference management and training resource organization, he has organized more than four hundred national and international conferences, seminars, training workshops, and group discussions in Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, and Bahrain. He is the thought leader behind Pakistan’s biggest corporate event LEADERS IN ISLAMABAD Summit; an annual leaders conference in Islamabad attracted global leaders from various backgrounds as speakers. He hosted hundreds of foreign nationals in Pakistan in the last sixteen years.

 

He is Member Fundraising Advisory Board of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital Karachi project. He is the Member Executive Council of Marketing Association Pakistan, an apex body of marketing in Pakistan. He served as Chairman of MARCON, Pakistan’s flagship marketing event. Azfar also initiated to publish a book called “PAKISTAN: Charting Its Untapped Potential”. Azfar is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan, RYTS Global (Rytsglobal.com), and Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan.

 

Azfar is the Founder of CORPORATE PAKISTAN GROUP (CPG). CPG represents the elite of Pakistan national intelligentsia including corporate & business leaders, ministers, senators, governors, federal secretaries, politicians, distinguished academicians, energy experts, tech entrepreneurs, defense personnel, police officers, foreign policy experts, media practitioners and movers and shakers of civil society.

 

In the last eighteen years, he managed dozens of community projects all over Pakistan in the field of health and education. He is affiliated with several professional organizations including Pakistan US Alumni Network, OPEN – Organization for Pakistan Entrepreneurs in North America, International Federation for Training Development Organizations – IFTDO, and English Speaking Union of Pakistan. In 2008 US State Department invited him as State Guest under the auspices of International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP – the most prestigious program of US State Department) on “NGO Management”. Specialties: Image Marketing, Engagement of Civil Society, Conference Management; Corporate & Business Collaborations; and Management of Non-profit Organizations.