Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah will inaugurate the 14th sequel of My Karachi – Oasis of Harmony exhibition of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Karachi Expo Center in which local and foreign exhibitors will be showcasing their products and services in front of around 1 million visitors. The three-day long exhibition, which will conclude on April 9, 2017 (Sunday), will provide a perfect platform for Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer meetings, besides providing expanded recreational facilities to Karachiites who densely participate in this glittering event every year.
Highlighting the journey of My Karachi Exhibition, President KCCI Shamim Ahmed Firpo recalled that Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, during the year 2004 as President KCCI, felt there was a need to clarify the negative perception about Karachi, which mainly emerged due to negative projection by the media, particularly the western media. Hence, KCCI initiated My Karachi Exhibition in 2004 which is regularly being staged every year without any break and this mega event has become an icon of success for Karachi Chamber, he added. President KCCI said that My Karachi Exhibition keeps on improving every year thanks to all the Former Presidents of Karachi Chamber from time to time who made untiring efforts with a focus on further improving this exhibition as compared to previous ones. Consequently, this exhibition has become one of the biggest events of the city and has expanded from three halls to all six halls of Karachi Expo Center. KCCI has been regularly organizing this exhibition without any commercial objective but with a vision to promote the positive image of Karachi and the tag line of ‘Made in Pakistan’ worldwide, he added.
Shamim Firpo also appreciated the support extended by Sindh Government, Governor Sindh and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan for making this event successful. He was of the view that despite numerous problems confronting the economy, the business community remains steadfast to face the challenges and remove obstacles impeding the pace of commercial and industrial activities.
At 14th My Karachi – Oasis of Harmony Exhibition, domestic as well as foreign businesses will once again be participating with a view to synchronize their trades. “Russia, Belarus, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Romania, Ukraine, Malaysia, Iran and Turkey are participating in this year’s event whereas Thailand has also booked 30 stalls and Indonesia has reserved 10 stalls for establishing huge pavilions”, he added. He was confident that 14th My Karachi exhibition will provide an excellent chance to explore true trade potential of Karachi in particular and Pakistan in general, which is home to natural beauty, traditions and cultural heritages. We have designed fourteenth sequel of “My Karachi – Oasis of Harmony” exhibition to expose the great potential of regional trade. We have doubled the capacity of Food Court and Kids Playing areas where many new recreational facilities will be provided to visiting families”, he added. President KCCI, while welcoming the support extended by Government of Sindh and TDAP, hoped that this year’s exhibition also succeeds in achieving the desired objectives.
Highlighting various arrangements and recreational facilities to be offered at My Karachi Exhibition, Chairman Special Committee for My Karachi Exhibition, Muhammad Idrees stated that around 280 stalls showcasing Pakistani products and services have been established at this year’s exhibition which will be spread over all six halls of the Expo Center. All out efforts have been made to attract maximum number of visitors and foreign exhibitors at this event with a view to promote the positive image of Karachi which is the economic and financial hub of the country, he added.
Muhammad Idrees further informed that for the third consecutive year, a dedicated Designers’ Lawn Fabric Pavilion has been established at My Karachi Exhibition this year in which some of the well-known brands of Pakistan will be showcasing their lawn fabrics. In addition to dedicated Food Court and Kids Playing area, special arrangements have been made to organize Pets & Birds Shows whereas massive fireworks will also take place at the Expo Center during the exhibition for the entertainment of visiting families, he added.