SHMA Connect Fest 2023: A Splashing Recap of Our Annual Poolside Gala!

April 3, 2024by SHMA

The sun dipped below the Karachi skyline, casting long shadows on the shimmering waters of the Regent Plaza pool. But the warmth of the evening belonged not to the fading sun, but to the incredible energy of our SHMA family, gathered for our annual poolside gala!

This wasn’t just an evening of delicious food and laughter under the stars. It was a vibrant tapestry woven with interactive segments, ice-breaking activities, and candid moments that brought us closer than ever. New faces mingled with familiar ones, as laughter echoed across the poolside, building bridges of connection and camaraderie.

The night unfolded like a well-rehearsed symphony. Our esteemed directors took the stage, their voices weaving tales of our company’s achievements, ambitious initiatives, and the open, inclusive culture that makes SHMA a place to truly thrive. Their words weren’t just pronouncements, but invitations to join the journey, to be part of something bigger than ourselves.

And then came the moment that had everyone in stitches! Renowned comedian Natalia Gul took the stage, her wit as sharp as a diamond and her timing as smooth as the pool’s surface. Jokes flew, observations sparked recognition, and before long, tears of laughter were replacing those of joy. It was a side-splitting hour that reminded us: we may work hard, but we most definitely know how to play harder!

And to add to the magic of the night, our very own founder, Omer Morshed, graced us with his online presence! His warm message resonated across the poolside, sharing his heartfelt thoughts about the company, his unwavering vision for the future, and, most importantly, his deepest gratitude to every one of us for being the driving force behind our success. It was a powerful reminder that we are not just employees, but a family united by a shared dream, and his words filled us with renewed energy and commitment to continue on this extraordinary journey together.

But the real highlight of the night was the recognition of our own. The air crackled with anticipation as trophies were unveiled, each one a testament to the dedication and excellence of our colleagues. Seeing individuals celebrated for their contributions, large and small, reinforced the profound truth that each of us plays a vital role in our collective success.

As the night drew to a close, with music still playing and stars winking above, it was clear that this wasn’t just an annual dinner. It was a reaffirmation of who we are: a family bound by shared goals, driven by ambition, and united by a spirit of inclusivity and fun. We left the poolside not just as colleagues, but as a team, ready to dive headfirst into the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead.

So, here’s to another year of shared success, to the memories we made under the Karachi sky, and to the future we’ll build together, one splash at a time!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the event’s coverage on SHMA’s LinkedIn page for a glimpse of all the fun!