The first international Construction Material, Property, Furniture, Stone and Technology Exhibition – Build Pakistan 2012 started at the Lahore Expo Centre on Saturday, which will be open for trade and corporate visitors only.
Federal Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, who inaugurated the exhibition, said such events would help revive the construction industry, which is the mother of allied industries and plays a vital role in economic revival.
Earlier, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Dr Nadeemul Haque visited the fair and met domestic and international exhibitors. He said the Planning Commission also recommended revival of construction activities in its growth strategy.
Representatives of foreign participants also held networking meetings with the Planning Commission deputy chairman.
The three-day fair is featuring over 100 exhibitors, ranging from major global suppliers to regional agents and distributors of building and construction material.
The exhibition provides an unrivalled platform for architects, consultants, interior designers, builders, landscapers, developers, contractors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and suppliers from the public and private sectors to network, source and specify latest building and construction products and services.
Event organiser Fakt Exhibitions CEO Saleem Khan Tanoli said “we take the initiative with the principal objective of building bridges between Pakistan and foreign countries by promoting commerce, trade and business through corporate exhibitions and conferences.”
Realising the importance of trade and commerce among different industrial sectors, the event manager has planned to organise nine events including five new ones in 2012.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2012.