KARACHI– Three-day textile and garments exhibition IGATEX Pakistan has kicked off at Expo Centre in Karachi.
More than 500 companies from 37 countries are exhibiting their products and latest technology.
IGATEX Pakistan is a pioneer exhibition being organized by the FAKT Exhibition since 2002. It is the 12th edition of this mega event.
The expo was inaugurated by the Acting President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and CEO FAKT Saleem Khan Tanoli along with other dignitaries, Abbas Mooraj, officials from Turkish, Chinese Consulates, Aarij Iqbal, Asif Inam, Rafiq Kabib Godel and others.
Talking to reporters after inauguration, chief guest Mirza Ikhtiar Baig congratulated organizers saying international community has expressed trust in the government run by Prime Minister Imran Khan. China is also showed its interest to do major investment in our textile industry, he told.
Travel advisory has now become better after improvement in law and order in Pakistan. Peace in neighboring Afghanistan will further bring betterment for economy situation. Investment by Saudi Arabia in Pakistan will also attract more countries, Mirza Ikhtiar Baig added.
Expo organizer, CEO FAKT Exhibitions, Saleem Khan Tanoli told that this pioneer event is being organized every year alternatively in Karachi and Lahore. It is aimed to enhance our exports and introduce the latest technology in this sector. This will also provide more employment opportunities in Pakistan, he hoped.
He said large number of foreign companies’ participation in this expo is evident of excessive opportunities in Pakistan. This mega event will benefit our industry and national economy.
More than 116 Chinese exhibitors form the largest exhibitor group at the exhibition followed by 92 companies from Italy, 75 from Germany, 25 each from Japan and Switzerland. Other countries present at IGATEX 2019 are France, Belgium, Austria, Korea, United Kingdom, United States of America, Brazil, Thailand and many more, he told.
We have country pavilions from Turkey and China. Department of Commerce of Zhejiang province in China has organised a pavilion for their best companies to showcase their machinery in textile finishing, nonwovens, spinning and garments technologies, Saleem Khan Tanoli added.