The 14th International Textile Asia Exhibition, organised by the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), booked orders worth $150 million on the opening day, while deals worth more than $300 million were agreed to during the three-day mega textile fair. PRGMEA and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan have also signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly conduct the mega textile event for the next five years in Lahore.
According to PRGMEA Central Chairman Ijaz Khokhar, around 55,000 people visited the exhibition. “This year’s show was dominated by Chinese companies, but next year we intend to invite companies from Germany as well as from across Europe to showcase their brands.
“The fair provided the local small textile industry the best opportunity as more than 350 international brands from around 29 countries displayed their products in more than 500 stalls,” said PRGMEA Vice Chairman Malik Naseer.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2015.