KARACHI - Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) successfully participated in 12th edition of Xiamen International Stone Fair (XISF), which was held in Xiamen China from March 6-9, 2012.

A wide variety of stone products including marble blocks, slabs, mosaics, computerized stone cutting, quarrying and polishing machinery and equipments were displayed.

TDAP subsidized five leading Pakistani companies to emphasize true potential of Pakistan’s Dimension Stones Sector. An area of 81sqm was covered by Pakistani exhibitors to showcase their quality products in a befitting fashion.

Pakistani exhibitors conducted series of B2B meetings which generated new leads. TDAP’s participation in the event opened new avenues for Pakistani Dimension Stone exporters by facilitating them to access and establish new links with potential Chinese and international buyers which will eventually contribute in the enhancement of export of the sector.

XISF is the world’s second biggest annual event for the stone industry and predictable to be No.1 in 2013 with expansion of 30,000 sqm provided by the under-construction exhibition center. The exhibition had 115,000 sqm covered area with a total of 5,900 standard stalls including outdoors space. About 120,000 dominant mix of industry professionals from stone sector thronged this colossal event, including around 25,000 overseas visitors from 140 countries.

350 foreign companies shared 23,000 sqm exhibition area which was 26% more than the 11th session. Besides Pakistan, the participating countries included Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Egypt, Portugal, Spain, France, Finland, Mexico, Iran, India, etc.