The eighth international garment, textile machinery and accessories exhibition, IGATEX, was held in Pakistan from October 21 to 24. IGATEX 2014 gave textile machinery manufacturers the opportunity to directly market their equipment to quality buyers and decision makers in an exceedingly competitive global business environment. The show included working and stand alone demonstrations of various cutting edge industry tools and technology.
This is the largest textile machinery and accessories exhibition of the textile sector in Pakistan. It was attended by leading textile houses. The event hosted over 550 exhibitors from 35 countries including China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Turkey, Taiwan and Switzerland. A huge number of trade buyers and business professionals visited the exhibition. It facilitates the textile industry by providing networking opportunities.
World renowned manufacturers of textile machinery get the opportunity to introduce new technology to the Pakistan textile industry in the backdrop of the recent GSP Plus duty-free facility allowed by the European Union to Pakistan from January 2014 for 10 years.
The textile industry is considered the backbone of Pakistan's economy. Pakistan has an edge with state-of-the-art plant, machinery and technology in the textile sector. It is considered one of the important regional textile hubs for quality textile products.