According to the sources, roughly 140 foreign delegations have confirmed their availability and participation in mega International Carpet Expo in Lahore from October 5, 2017.
Senior Vice Chairman of Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) and Chairman Exhibition, Riaz Ahmed admired the role played by Trade and Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). TDAP has been helping hand for financing the exhibitions in and out of the country.
TDAP has released a significant portion of funding to International Carpet Exhibition, Director General TDAP Lahore Mian Riaz Ahmed helped out in resolving traders pending issues besides his endeavors to boost the carpet exports. He urged the government to increase the workforce in TDAP in order to streamline the trading processes and improve efficiency to increase carpet exports.
The Senior Vice President PCMEA also asked the government to open up new offices in various cities and deploy hardworking and talented officers; this initiative will help traders to increase their exports while resolving administrative issues in carpet exports.
He demanded the release of the remaining amount of the funds allocated for the exhibition by TDAP so the final arrangements can be done on time regarding the upcoming expo. The International Carpet Expo at Lahore would bring more opportunities for Pakistani manufacturers and traders to expand their products into the global stage, TDAP has been playing an important role in promoting the expo around the world, he added.
Pakistan’s carpet and rug products are unique in the world, Pakistani carpets and rugs are recognized globally for the quality, art, and culture, the only missing thing is the cooperation of government departments to effectively promote the carpet industry in other parts of the world.