LAHORE: The Pakistan Textile Summit 2014 is scheduled to held on November 27 in Lahore, which would see representatives of the industry from across the globe.

The summit, which will also be attended by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is being organised by the ministry of textile industry in collaboration with All Pakistan Textile Mills Association, All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA), Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) and Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA).

The summit will see keynote speeches and presentations from senior level officials from the government, relevant associations and representatives from local and international textile companies.

Federal textile minister Abbas Khan Afridi will open the one-day summit in the morning. Other key speakers along with their topics included PRGMEA ex-central chairman Sajid Salim Minhas (Market Challenges), PRGMEA Coordinator Arshad Aziz (Garments sector potential), APTMA chairman SM Tanveer (Overview of Pakistan Textile industry), Gohar Ejaz (textile sector sustainability issues), FCCI President Rizwan Ashraf (value addition), ex-PTEA chairman Kurram Mukhtar (GSP Plus reflections), Sitara Fabrics CEO Mian Javed Iqbal (Examining textile industry potential) etc.

Joint Secretary of Textile Training at the Ministry of Textile Neelofar Hafeez said the objectives of the summit are to promote the country’s industry, showcasing research and development in the sector.

The summit is aimed at exploring latest innovations in machinery and technology, providing a networking opportunity for local and international textile industry professionals. This would, in turn, give Pakistan a first-hand look at what the market wants. –salman Abduhu