The 19th edition of South Asia's largest textile industry trade fair "Textile Asia 2018 International Exhibition" got underway in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday.
The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan are jointly organizing the three-day fair, said a press statement on Tuesday.
Speaking on the opening ceremony, Pakistan's Federal Secretary for Commerce Mohammad Younus Dagha said the South Asian country's exports of readymade garments have increased in the international market while its prices have also gone up. He said the holding of this event would be beneficial for the local textile industry and the display of the modern machinery will also bode well for this sector and those associated with it.
Central Chairman of Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association Shaikh Mohammad Shafiq said the trade fair is expected to host more than 2,000 foreign delegates as well as 65,000 visitors from trade and corporate sector. The focus of the trade fair is value addition in the textile industry to increase the country's exports of value-added textile and garments products.
The three-day trade fair is regarded as South Asia's biggest B2B textile, garment, embroidery, digital printing machinery and chemical and allied services Fair. More than 1,000 international brands displayed their products in over 800 booths from over 20 countries.