ISLAMABAD: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is organising for the first time a Textile Sector Texpo from April 7 to 10 at the Karachi Expo Centre.
“This event is expected to open new horizons for investors to invest in the textile sector,” said TDAP Secretary Rabiya Javeri Agha in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Highlighting the Texpo-2016, she said that the event would be organised in four halls of the expo centre in which the entire value chain of textile sector would be on display.
To give TEXPO-2016 a momentous head start, a soft launch of this sector specific exhibition was held on Tuesday in Karachi, which was inaugurated by Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan.
Rabiya Javeri Agha, Towel Manufacturers Association Patron-in-Chief Mehtab Chawala, Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Senior Vice President Khalid Tawab British Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan and John Tucknott were also present on the occasion.
The TDAP secretary said that major textiles associations like TMA, PRGMEA, Carpet Association, PHMA, Sports Goods Association, APUBMA, PTEA, PTA and PLGMEA have reserved major spaces in different halls to showcase the trendy and stylish textile products of Pakistan.
The main objective of this event, she said was to build a strong business relationship of Pakistan’s exporters with the importers of textile worldwide. The Texpo, she informed was going to held in four halls with 230 exhibitors from textile, value added textile and high-end fashion.
Many renowned brands like Gul Ahmad, ChenOne, Shabbir Textile, Fashion Pakistan Council, Master Textile, Sapphire Textile Mills, Kohinoor Textile Mills, Reshma Textiles, Colony Textile Mills, Mahmood Group, Soorty Enterprises, Digital Dura Prints, Sitara Chemicals, Mima Leather, Faisal Fabrics, Gohar Textiles, Din Industries, Al-Karam Towel, Bari Textile, Afroze Towel, Hasam Towel, Bil Exporters etc. have reserved their spaces in Texpo, 2016.
She added that apart from exhibitors, around 600 foreign delegates are confirmed from 51 countries and more recommendations are coming in. Many top foreign brands like B&C collection (Belgium), Shinatomo, ITO-Yokado, Yonex, Marubeni Intex, Marubeni Tex (Japan), Lotte Mart, Shinwon (South Korea), Simmons-
The leading US bedding brand, Hertex, Standerton, Polo Africa (South Africa), Super Muffato (Brazil), Apacinti (Indonesia), Septwolves (China), Teddy SPA (Italy), Fifth Factory (Spain), Basic Resources, Green Source (USA), Gargo Way 10, DET 10-10 (Vietnam), Firma Gamma (Russia) have confirmed to attend Texpo, 2016, she remarked.
British Business Centre of UK Deputy High Commission, which is set up by the British Government to facilitate bilateral trade and investment between UK and Pakistan, is mounting a 25-member delegation from UK, which will visit under the leadership of Baroness Nausheena Mubarik, she informed.
The commerce minister on the occasion highlighted the efforts of Ministry of Commerce and TDAP in product and market diversifications and stated that the newly approved Strategic Trade Policy Framework 2015-18 will boost our overall export sectors.
Representatives of trade bodies have appreciated the holding of Texpo 2016 and expected to take benefit in shape of new orders and signing of MoUs with their counterparts.
Source: Daily Times