Karachi, February 26: Three-day textile and garments exhibition IGATEX started here at Expo Centre, Karachi .Participation from 37 countries and more than 500 companies are exhibiting their latest products.
IGATEX, Pakistan is a pioneer exhibition, organized by the FAKT Exhibition since 2002. It is the 12th edition of this mega event.
Expo was inaugurated by the Acting President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and CEO FAKT Saleem Khan Tanoli. Other dignitaries Abbas Mooraj, officials from Turkish, Chinese Consulates, Aarij Iqbal, Asif Inam, Rafiq Kabib Godel and others are also present at the event.
Chief Guest, Mirza Ikhtiar Baig congratulated the Expo organizers and said, “International community has expressed trust in the government run by Prime Minister Imran Khan. China interest for major investment in our textile industry is highly commendable.”
Expo organizer, CEO FAKT Exhibitions, Saleem Khan Tanoli said, “This pioneer event held every year alternatively in Karachi and Lahore. It 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. 92 companies from Italy, 75 from Germany, 25 each from Japan and Switzerland are also participating. Other countries present at IGATEX 2019 are France, Belgium, Austria, Korea, United Kingdom, United States of America, Brazil, Thailand.
Commerce Department Zhejiang province, China is showcasing their machinery in textile finishing, nonwovens, spinning and garments technologies.