12th Xi­a­men In­ter­na­tional Stone Fair, 2012

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The Trade De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity of Pak­istan (TDAP) suc­cess­fully par­tic­i­pated in the 12th edi­tion of the Xi­a­men In­ter­na­tional Stone Fair (XISF) held from March 6 to 9 in Xi­a­men, China.

A dom­i­nant mix of about 120,000 in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als from the stone sec­tor, in­clud­ing 25,000 over­seas vis­i­tors from 140 coun­tries, at­tended the event. About 350 for­eign com­pa­nies shared 23,000 sqm of ex­hi­bi­tion area which was 26 per­cent more than the 11th edi­tion. Be­sides Pak­istan, the par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­tries in­cluded Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Egypt, Por­tu­gal, Spain, France, Fin­land, Mex­ico, Iran and In­dia. A wide va­ri­ety of stone prod­ucts in­clud­ing mar­ble blocks, slabs, mo­saics, com­put­er­ized stone cut­ting, quar­ry­ing and pol­ish­ing ma­chin­ery and equip­ment was dis­played. XISF is pre­dicted to be­come the first big­gest an­nual event for the stone in­dus­try in 2013.

TDAP sub­si­dized five lead­ing Pak­istani com­pa­nies to present true po­ten­tial of Pak­istan’s Di­men­sion Stones Sec­tor and fa­cil­i­tated them to es­tab­lish new links with po­ten­tial Chi­nese and in­ter­na­tional buy­ers.

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