'Megatech Pakistan 2009'- Expo on textile & garment machinery
Pakistan's textile industry is the major contributor to the national economy in every aspect, be it exports, share in manufacturing or employment generation. Pakistan holds the distinction of being the world's 4th largest producer of cotton as well as being the 3rd largest consumer of the same. In the period July 2007 - June 2008, textile exports were US$ 10.62 Billion and accounted for 55% of the total exports.
The International Machinery Exhibition of Garment and Textile Technology (MEGATECH Pakistan) is a leading annual exhibition that is organised by Pegasus Consultancy to boost the capabilities of the Pakistani textile industry. The 7th edition of the show will be held at the Karachi Expo Centre from 3rd to 6th March, 2009.
MEGATECH PAKISTAN 2009 will broaden opportunities for the foreign textile machinery manufacturers to enter Pakistan's textile market and engage in profitable business ventures. More than 300 international and local companies are expected to participate in the show mainly from Italy, Turkey, China, Germany & Taiwan.
At the same time, the leading local textile and garment players as well as prominent buyers from the Middle East and South Asian region will witness new technologies for upgrading their production facilities. Exporters, importers and trade associations will benefit greatly by interacting with their international counterparts and exploring new avenues for expansion of textile trade.
Another important feature of MEGATECH PAKISTAN is the 2nd Technical Textiles Conference, scheduled to be held from 4 – 5 March, 2009. The conference is a joint collaboration of Pegasus Consultancy and Textile Institute of Pakistan to highlight the application of nonwoven fabrics as technical textiles. The conference will be addressed by eminent international speakers from countries like U.K., Hong Kong, India and Turkey. Distinguished professors from the leading textile universities of Pakistan will also present technical papers at the conference.
The show is endorsed by the Ministry of Textile Industry & Textile Commissioner's Organisation, while it is also actively supported by government bodies and trade associations including Board of Investment (BoI), Engineering Development Board (EDB), Textile Machinery Manufacturers and Supplier's Association of Pakistan (TEXMAP), All Pakistan Bedsheets & Upholstery Manufacturers Association (APBUMA).
Others include Pakistan Bedwear Exporters Association (PBEA), Pakistan Cloth Merchants Association (PCMA), Pakistan Knitwear & Sweater Exporters Association (PAKSEA), Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA), All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA), Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA), Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) and Towel Manufacturer's Association of Pakistan (TMA).
MEGATECH Pakistan 2009 willalso be covered by a large number of local as well as foreign media partners, including 15 supporting publications from different parts of the world.