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LAHORE: The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) announced on Thursday to hold the 16th International Textile Asia Exhibition from Aug 27-29 in the provincial capital in collaboration with the Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan.

Terming it a trade fair of the Punjab’s biggest B2B textile, garments, embroidery and allied service, PRGMEA Chief Coordinator Ijaz Khokhar in a press statement said the three-day mega event was being held at the Lahore Expo Centre.

He said the event would provide an effective platform for joint ventures and collaborations to the textile sector’s SMEs, 80 per cent of which were located in Punjab, having no financial capacity to attend international exhibitions.

PRGMEA Senior Vice Chairman Sohail A. Sheikh said the local textile sector’s whole chain had also been invited to attend the show. “The exhibiting countries include: Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA etc. The Management of Apparel has also been invited to participate in the fair.”

Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan President Dr Khursheed Nizam said the international textile and garment machinery show was the only UFI (Paris) approved event of the industry in South Asia, which provided enormous opportunities of learning, information sharing, mutual cooperation and combined projects to all the stakeholders in the most apt sector of textile in Asia.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2016