LAHORE  - Foreign businessmen showed keen interest in food and packaging exhibitions at Expo Centre here and saw great potential for their machinery and technology in the fast growing food processing and packaging market in Pakistan.

A foreign exhibitor said while talking to media on Friday that they were having good business at the PLASTI & PACK-IFTECH- Pakistan 2014 exhibition being held at Expo Center, Lahore.

He said Pakistan had productive market for food processing machinery, but there was need to create awareness among buyers about the benefits of value addition. On the third day of the exhibition, there will be a professional B2B activity at the expo centre, by the title, "Annual Packaging Forum", with the theme, "Technologies that shape up the future of packaging", in which International and local speakers from Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore and UAE will be presenting their papers and highlighting latest dairy, meat and other packaging industry trends and practices.  Industry visitors from various cities of Pakistan including Faisalabad, Karachi, Lahore, Kasur, Gujranwala, Shekhupura and  Gujrat have visited and appreciated the exhibition, while a larger numbers of visitors are expected to visit on the third day.

The exhibition has gathered more than 200 local and international companies from around 23 countries, which includes:  Canada, China, Germany, USA, UK, Italy, Spain, Turkey; UAE, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Luxemburg, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Switzerland & Netherland, showcasing latest in plastics, printing, packaging and food processing materials and machinery for all manufacturing and processing industries.