LAHORE  - Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association is holding Pakistan Hand Knotted Carpet Exhibition, its annual four-day mega show, from October 22 to 25 (Tuesday-Friday) at Pearl Continental Hotel.

The hand-knotted carpet show will be inaugurated by Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Punjab minister for finance on Oct 22 (Friday).

The newly-elected central chairman Akhtar Nazir Khan Cooki said that the Carpet Show 2013 is going to be the largest showcase of Pakistan’s handmade carpets. The event will be visited by a large number of buyers from across the world while over 50 national manufacturers will display their products in the exhibition.

He said that the PCMEA will focus more to ensure maximum participation of local new home owners, interior designers, architects and general public in order to create awareness about the carpets as pieces of art created by local artisans. Mr. Cooki added that delegates from across the world have been invited and it is expected that over 100 foreign companies will visit this magnificent carpet show.

PCMEA Vice Chairman (NC) Kamran Razi said that that trade fairs represent a significant opportunity for exporters to enhance their brand and product visibility and to promote new and existing products.

He said that carpet fair will not only facilitate the entrepreneurs and business owners but also highlight the soft image of the country. The exhibition will provide an excellent opportunity of connecting in the areas of interest.

Mr. Razi urged the government that Pakistan should regularly organize such events that would not in increasing the export of Pakistani products to earn valuable foreign exchange, but would also boost the declining tourism sector.

The vice chairman stated that China, Germany and Dubai are excellent examples of well-organized international trade fairs, where businessmen from all over the world converge to enhance mutual trade.