About PABA

The Pakistan American Business Association (PABA) is a global member-based, not-for-profit business organization serving as an economic bridge between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Founded in 1986, by Mr. M. Siddique Sheikh in Washington, D.C., PABA has provided leadership training, community service, business networking, and hosted highly successful business conventions and trade shows. PABA’s mission is to create economic prosperity for both the United States and Pakistan through collaboration and partnership.

PABA functions as not-for-profit and is registered as a 501(c)(6) organization with the U.S. IRS. An eleven member-based board of directors, elected by the PABA membership, serves for two years. Since 1986, PABA has become a premier business networking and advocacy organization embracing both cultural and business objectives of Pakistanis and Americans throughout the world.

What PABA Offers Our U.S.-Based Members:

  • Official PABA Member certificate and Member card
  • Free resume posting on PABA website
  • Monthly newsletter blasts
  • Networking opportunities including free entry to monthly mixer
  • Member-to-Member business product and services discounts
  • Free or discounted access to associated workshops, events, classes and more
  • Listing and access to “Member Only” directory on the PABA website
  • Opportunity for business development at monthly mixers and networking events
  • PABA support in ribbon cutting, special events and grant openings for your business
  • One free business advertisement in the PABA monthly newsletter and on the PABA website as well preferred pricing for event and future advertising opportunities
  • Opportunity to display your business card and literature at PABA office and at various events
  • Opportunity to receive PABA assistance in nominations for appointments, awards, and letters of recognition
  • Opportunity to participate in PABA’s Virginia business legislation policy and economic development advocacy efforts
  • Complimentary full-time job postings on the PABA website and in the monthly PABA newsletter
  • Complimentary major business event postings on the PABA website and in the monthly PABA newsletter
  • Discounted ticket to the annual PABA Gala
  • Opportunity for special recognition and signage at PABA events
  • First right of refusal for exclusive event sponsorship
  • Invitation to VIP receptions at PABA events

What PABA Offers Our Non-U.S.-Based Members:

  • Opportunity for joint venture business development within the U.S.
  • Business networking with U.S.-based PABA member businesses
  • Introductions to U.S.-based business and government service organizations to include the Embassy of Pakistan, U.S. Embassy, Trade and Investment, Small Business Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, and State Economic Development Organizations (EDOs)
  • Opportunity to participate in all major international PABA business conventions and trade shows
  • One free business advertisement in the PABA monthly newsletter and on the PABA website as well preferred pricing for event and future advertising opportunities
  • Listing and access to “Member Only” directory on the PABA website
  • Official PABA Member certificate and Member card
  • Monthly newsletter blasts

Please contact the Pakistan American Business Association (PABA) TODAY and we’ll show you how to customize your membership experience that develops both you and your business for even greater success. please call (703) 440-1111 or e-mail info@pabausa.org.