LAHORE: The CAC Pakistan Summit and the Pak-China Agro Chemical Expo will be held from August 5-6, 2014 at the Lahore Expo Centre, according to a Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) statement.
LCCI President Sohail Lashari addressed the press conference on Monday, along with former vice president Sheikh Muhammad Arshad and Javed Saleem Qureshi. Lashari said that it was a matter of pride that the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Chem, which is a well-known Chinese organisation, have partnered with LCCI in connection with holding the CAC Pakistan event.
He said that there are about 120 stalls booked by major companies of Pakistan and China related to agriculture and its sub sectors.
The LCCI president said that this would add another chapter of success in the history of international exhibitions in Pakistan that around 23 Chinese companies are participating in this exhibition.
He informed participants that leading groups and companies of Pakistan associated with different sectors of agriculture have confirmed their participation. He further said that these companies will manifest their range of products on almost 60 stalls to visiting importers, distributors and farmers from Pakistan and neighbouring countries.
“Pakistan is an agrarian economy but we lag far behind in terms of obtaining the desired level of knowledge and ways to combat with potential threats to our food and cash crops existing in the form of pests, unnecessary herbs and scarcity of water” he said.
“CAC Pakistan promises to display and convince the use of modern technologies developed over the period of time through research and development in the field of agriculture.”
The LCCI president further said that the CAC Pakistan will provide a joint forum to government officials and industry professionals to highlight the benefits of using pesticides, fertilizers, processed seeds, affordable agriculture equipment and machinery.
“There lies an immense potential of agro-chemicals in Pakistan,” added Lashari. “Agro-chemicals have contributed significantly in raising agricultural yield and there is still a lot of room to bring improvement in this sector.
Lashari said that they are very glad to coordinate with CAC, which sets up world’s largest agro-chemical trading platform in China every year with most updated policies, products, technologies and market dynamics.
He said that CAC has broadened its network by exhibiting in Europe, Brazil and other locations in the world. It is going to be the first time that CAC is holding such an event and summit in South Asia.
“We would like to welcome them to Pakistan and make all possible efforts to make it a successful show,” he remarked. “I wish that CAC Pakistan may take place every year in Pakistan and our agriculture sector could grow by leaps and bounds.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2014.
Like Business on Facebook, follow @TribuneBiz on Twitter to stay informed and join in the conversation.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ