2nd Edition of the Largest textile Sector Exhibition of Pakistan – TEXPO , holds 11 – 14th April, Expo Centre, Lahore

Pakistan is one of the few countries which have achieved excellence in entire value chain of textile industry. Pakistan boasts a huge textile manufacturing base right from production of fine cotton to high value added finished products catering to delicate aesthetics.

The sector accounts for exports of more than $ 13.2 Billion which amounts to around 60% of total exports of the country. Pakistan industry has been exporting products to the quality conscious and highly competitive markets of USA, UK, EU, Middle East and Far East.

Competition encouraged investments in R&D which resulted in better products at competitive rates. Under the banners of the flagship branding initiative of Emerging Pakistan, textile industry of Pakistan is keen to expand its reach towards Africa and take advantage of the value supply chain opportunities offered by Africa.

In order to develop efficient value chain connections and comprehensively display achievements of Pakistan in textile, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is organizing the 2nd Edition of the largest textile sector exhibition in Pakistan scheduled from 11 – 14 April, 2019 in Expo Center, Lahore. TEXPO has been conceptualized as the biggest platform for the textile industry.

First Edition of the TEXPO held in 2016 turned out to be an amazing success as delegates from 52 countries participated in the event. More than 700 specilaised B2B meetings were organized between international buyers and exhibitors. Post event details of the First Edition of TEXPO including clips of event, lists of exhibitors, can be accessed on http://www.texpo.tdap.gov.pk/.

TEXPO 2019 will cover categories like Bed Wear, Home Textile, Terry Towel, Cloth, Fashion Garments, Fashion Garments, Foundation garments, Foundation garments, thread, Yarn, Silk and Synthetic Textile, Garment Accessories, Knitted or Crocheted, Knitwear & Hosiery, Leather Garments and Accessories, Raw Cotton, Readymade garments, Carpets, Tulle lace / Embroidery, textile fabric woven, Canvas and Tents, Bags, Towels, Hosiery, Textile Handicrafts, Bed Linen, Textile Machinery etc. Details can be accessed on www.texpo.tdap.gov.pk, www.tdap.gov.pk.

It may be noted that the historic city of Lahore is the cultural center of the country. The historic monuments of the city including Lahore Fort (Built in 1566), Badshahi Mosque (Built in 1671), Old Walled City with multiple Mughal Era Buildings (From 1526 to 1857) coupled with a huge list of Anglo-Mughal Architecture sites (From 1857 to 1947) and modern marvels like Orange Line Train, Metro Bus Service, international airport, mega malls, hotels, culturally adorned food street and motor ways connecting Lahore with major cities offer a great experience.

Companies engaged in imports, distribution, marketing and manufacturing of textile products or excelling in any stage of textile value chain from all over the world are expected to attend the event in a big way to explore possibilities of building business contacts and joint ventures. Companies from West Africa are also examining the potential areas of textile for developing mutually beneficial business ties.

Mr. Tahir Abbas, Commercial Secretary shared that the textile industry of Pakistan is open to joint ventures with the Nigerian industry in textile value chain. He also informed that the visiting delegates will be extended all necessary facilitation for attending this big Textile Show. Visa details can be retrieved from website of High Commission of Pakistan i.e. http://www.mofa.gov.pk/nigeria or Commercial Section of High Commission.