MEGATECH Pakistan 2012
Irfan Kaiser Sheikh, President, Lahore Chamber of Commerce, inaugurated the 10th edition of the International Machinery Exhibition of Garment and Textile Technology – MEGATECH Pakistan2012, at the Lahore Expo Centre. Arif Mansoor Khosa, COO, Lahore Expo Centre, Haji Akram, President of Embroiders of Pakistan and Mian Zameer, Secretary General, Embroiders of Pakistan, were also present at the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Irfan Kaiser Sheikh said that Megatech Pakistan is the most comprehensive representation of the embroidery sector in the textile industry for value-added exports. He appreciated the efforts and encouraged holding of such mega events in future.he said that Pakistan needs to support local skilled labour and latest technology in order to attain a leading role in the international textile scenario. He also said that events like Megatech Pakistan provide interactive networking platforms for the growth of businesses in Pakistan.
Arif Mansoor Khousa unveiled his expansion plans for Expo Centre Lahore, which includes stateof-the-art business facilities, including a hotel and shopping centre at the exhibition venue.
The second day of MEGATECH Pakistan 2012 witnessed an overwhelming number of trade visitors from various cities such as Faisalabad, Karachi, Multan, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Sialkot, and Rawalpindi. Key textile industrialists as well as diplomatic representatives also attended the show. They appreciated the efforts of the organizers in putting up such an extensive exhibition of the latest textile machinery which is necessary to boost the current slump in the textile market.
Many notable textile industrialists took keen interest in the latest trend of energyefficient solutions and machinery with longer life. According to one industrialist, technology is an important aspect for advancement as it helps in increasing export volume of textiles from Pakistan. A few exhibiting companies also demonstrated machinery powered by solar energy as a step forward in green energy for the textile industry.
The International Machinery Exhibition of Garment and Textile Technology, MEGATECH Pakistan 2012, concluded on a positive note and received an overwhelming response from the participants.
Companies from China, Austria, Korea, Belgium, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, Japan, USA, and UK also demonstrated their equipment which also included machinery powered by solar energy to meet the current energy crisis. “This is a step forward in green energy for the textile industry,” said a customer. Machinery worth more than a million dollars was sold at the exhibition. Most exhibitors expressed their satisfaction over the outcome of the exhibition and have booked space for next year due to an overwhelming response from local industry buyers.