September 18, 2018: Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) has announced to hold three-day mega 10th “Interiors Pakistan” Expo-2018 in December to promote local furniture industry worldwide. Along with boosting exports, it will also provide an opportunity for the furniture industry to attract local and foreign investors and buyers of quality furniture.
PFC Chief Executive Mian Kashif Ashfaq said the expo aims to introduce and promote Pakistani interiors, furniture and accessories within and outside of Pakistan.
PFC will also extend invitation to furniture producers and retailers of China, Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Denmark, Thailand and Bangkok, while delegations from other countries will also be invited to participate in the upcoming exhibition, he added.
Members from diplomatic corps, leading businessmen, stakeholders of the furniture industry and foreign delegation would also attend the event, he maintained.
More than 70 leading local companies and interior designers will be displaying their products whereas nearly 250,000 to 300,000 people are likely to attend the mega exhibition, as per previous trends.
Mian Kashif has urged the government to establish exclusive expo centres for furniture industry in Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Peshawar and Quetta, especially in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.
He hoped that establishment of new expo centres with greater facilities would encourage more people to come to these cities and further increase their trade with foreigners and local investors.
PFC chief said that this activity intends to uplift socio-economic condition of the community and connect the entrepreneurs with direct buyers. With a little innovation, investment and government support, the furniture industry can generate even more employment and income from sustainable economy, he added.