KARACHI: The most popular Pakistani trade show in India – Made In Pakistan has become the centre of attraction for the people of Mumbai as thousands of visitors and buyers have thronged the venue first day of mega event kicked off on Wednesday, April 3, 2014. According to the PRGMEA (Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association) sources the Chairman PRGMEA SZ, Arshad Aziz received the prominent guests of honour when the show began at World Trade Centre’s Exposition Complex this morning after soft launch.
Aziz said that the 5-day mega event would prove to be a great success as we are having visitors more than we expected. He said that the formal launching of the 5-day extravaganza would be held on Thursday as the Governor Maharashtra, Shri K. Sankaranarayanan is expected to inaugurate the mega event on Thursday at11 a. m. in the morning “A Festival of Friendship” is the theme of the five days extravaganza that would have other activities including a catwalk, B2B meetings, etc. besides exhibition of Pakistan made products to be displayed in the event for promotion of our various famous brands in the Indian market”, said Aziz.
The main feature of the event and my thrust would be on arranging meetings of our exhibitors with their Indian counterparts so that they could procure long-term export orders especially for the readymade garments and other fabrics that’s why PRGMEA has initiated this venture and is trying to establish this event as a regular feature in India.
He said that India is a lucrative market for Pakistani garments and textile made-ups. He said that many prominent personalities from both the countries. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in India, Secretary, Ministry of Textile Industry, Rukhsana Shah are also coming to witness Made in Pakistan at Expo Centre of WTC. Pakistani High Commissioner would also accompany the state governor of Maharashtra.
Aziz said that the maximum number of B2C and B2B meetings between the Pakistani exhibitors and manufacturers with Indian buyers would be arranged, so that Pakistani exhibitors could avail maxim benefit of the event. He said that the event is being organized in collaboration with a leading event management company EVECON at Mumbai’s World Trade Centre.
He said that there would be an excellent opportunity for potential exhibitors throughout Pakistan to display, market and sell their products mainly readymade garments including yarn, garments, makeup’s, readymade clothing, fashion clothing, home textiles.
In the past, Made in Pakistan shows have been quite successful amongst the residents of Mumbai and the visitors’ turnout has been enormous and the exhibitors returned satisfied to breakeven the expenditure the exhibitors will be allowed to spot sale.
Aziz said that Made In Pakistan would become a permanent feature of PRGMEA if the current event becomes a great success. He said that ministry of commerce, ministry of textile industries and both the high commissions in Islamabad and New Delhi were fully supporting the event.