KARACHI: All preparations are complete for the biggest ever Expo Pakistan which will commence here from September 26.
This was stated by an official of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), on Tuesday.
More than 1,000 buyers from about 70 countries are expected to attend the four-day event.
The major delegations are expected from Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Brazil, Poland, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Libya, China, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, USA, Morocco, United Arab Emirates.
Major interest of the buyers was stated to be in textile, leather, garments, sports goods, surgical equipment, agro products, engineering goods and traditional items.
Besides this, the trade missions have also sent confirmation of 44 international chain stores’ participation in the event. Some 550 exhibitors would be showcasing their products in six halls at the Karachi Expo Centre- the venue of the event.
The inaugural ceremony of the event is scheduled to take place on September 25.
The organisers were of the view that over the last eight years, the Expo Pakistan has developed into a reputable international event where the Pakistani exhibitors showcase their products to the international buyers. Most of the buyers represent large buying houses and reputed foreign brands.
They further stated that the Expo is a one stop forum for the foreign buyers to view the full range of Pakistani export products and develop long term business relations for enhancing exports from Pakistan.