On the second day of TEXPO 2023, foreign delegations from Germany, South Africa, Australia, Algeria, Madagascar, Egypt, the UK, Rwanda, Zambia, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe met with Mr Zubair Motiwala, Chief Executive of TDAP, and Dr Fareed Iqbal Qureshi, Secretary of TDAP. They discussed special bilateral trade challenges and opportunities and explored ways to address them to enhance trade with Pakistan.
• To facilitate foreign delegates, 997 B2B meetings were conducted between foreign buyers and local exhibitors. Based on estimations from these meetings, it is expected that Pakistan will receive orders worth over USD 500 million.
• The event-maintained momentum as buyers and sellers engaged in productive business negotiations. The day included a busy schedule of meetings between foreign buyers and their Pakistani counterparts.
• The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) also organised an official reception for foreign delegates at the Governor House in Karachi. Mr. Kamran Khan Tessori, Governor of Sindh, graced the occasion and welcomed the distinguished foreign guests and local exhibitors to the three-day TEXPO. He emphasised that the warm hospitality of Pakistanis would leave a lasting impression.
• The distinguished foreign guests and local exhibitors appreciated the arrangements and the opportunity for cultural exchange.
• Prominent players in the textile industry, including Sapphire Linen, Alkaram Towels, Shades Home Décor, United Textiles, Legacy Textiles, Siddiq Sons, Combine Textile Sourcing, Interloops, US Apparel, Nova Leather, Combine Holding, Chotani, Soorti, Fateh Industries, and Limton Corporation, are supporting this TDAP initiative.
• The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) collaborated with TDAP and interacted with delegations from Senegal, China, Malaysia, Madagascar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Russia. The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) also conducted extensive interactive sessions and B2B meetings with Deutsche Messe, Dakar, Senegal, Malaysia, China, the Netherlands, Kenya, and Germany.