LAHORE (Staff Reporter): The 33rd Pakistan International Handmade Carpet Exhibition, organised by the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association in collaboration with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, will start on Tuesday (today). Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir will open the four-day exhibition at Faletti’s Hotel at 11am along with provincial industry minister Ch Shafiq and TDAP Chief Executive S M Muneer.

The Carpet Exhibition Committee Chairman Major (r) Akhtar Nazir Khan Cooki said that a high level delegation from China is also attending the ribbon cutting ceremony. On this occasion the newly elected PCMEA central chairman Kh Shakir, vice chairman Atiqur Rehman and the immediate past chairman Usman Ghani will address the opening ceremony.

He added that delegates from across the world have been invited and it is expected that over 150 foreign companies will visit this magnificent carpet show.

He said that this year Carpet Show 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 65 national manufacturers will display their products in the exhibition. Exhibition chief organizer Qamar Zia 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.

He 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.