As the Pakistan Plastic show 2016 reached its conclusion in Lahore, after featuring numerous insightful sessions, technologies and strategic discussions. This highly informative event received tremendous response from the industry professionals, media and the general public. The grand closing ceremony was chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of the Engineering Development Board – Mr Tariq Ejaz Chaudhry. During the concluding ceremony, each exhibiting enterprise was presented with a commemorative shield.
The Exhibition was held at the Expo Centre in Lahore from the 25th to 27th of March 2016. It was orchestrated by the Pakistan Plastic Manufacturers Association (PPMA). It featured more than 65 local and international exhibitors, and was thronged by over 60,000 visitors in three days. The visitors included plastic industry professionals, businessmen, students, housewives and general public. The visitors showed deep interest in the displayed technologies, machinery and products, with special interest in the as On-the-Spot manufacturing of various plastic items could be seen at the exhibition including; buckets, screw drivers, Plastic Cans and plastic chairs of different sizes and capacity.
The Chief Organizer of PAKPLAS 2016 – Mr.Nabeel Hashmi stated that: “It was a delightful experience to see this grand event conclude on a successful and vibrant note, as it paved the way for fresh collective initiatives, and engaged all major stakeholders of the Plastics-Processing Industry. The participants’ profiles included all important segments of this industry like; Raw-material producers, processors, plastics machinery manufacturers, makers of moulds & dies, traders & importers/exporters of plastics raw Material and producers of finished & semi-finished goods, who had pleasant interactions for learning and sharing their ideas, that can accelerate progress in this industry.”
Mr. Khalil Ahmed – SVC of PPMA stated that; “The show turned out to be a resounding success, as the 65 participating companies deeply appreciated the arrangements and the great response from the visitors. These participants included; industrial buyers, experts, entrepreneurs, regulators, investors and professional delegates from international and local enterprises and institutions, who were able to expand their business relations and deliberate on collaborative ventures to enrich this important sector of the economy. The experts from the renowned Bin-Rasheed Group conducted numerous insightful technical seminars where the professional participants took a deep interest, as the sessions provided technology updates and authentic knowledge.
The Patron in cheif PPMA and former President FPCCI – Mr. Usman Zakria commented that: “It was thrilling to see such enthusiastic participation from all key players of the industry and the general masses. The show also featured numerous informative sessions to highlight the productivity, capabilities, evolving trends and export potential of this essential sector of the economy.”
Mr. Tariq Ejaz Chaudhry, CEO of Engineering Development Board expressed his views and said that “ I am delighted to see that PAKPLAS has received overwhelming response from industry stakeholders, buyers & consumers and Appreciated the efforts of PPMA to organise such a wonderful and informative event he further said that PAKPLAS is the best platform for B2B meeting.
The PAKPLAS enjoys extensive support from the leading enterprises and associations operating in this sector. Some of the prominent participants include; Haitan, Haixning, Tederic, Aibim, Tongda, FCS, Shini, Mega, SML, Sunny, Bin-Rasheed, Euro Gulf, Indus Pencil, Dollar, Klass, Agha Plastic, King products, Combine Group, Plastifoam, Thermosole, Demag Plastic Group, Master, Sonex, Super Asia, Citizen, Boss, Toyo, Venus, Sonica, Al-Munawar, Tariq CLARIANT, K Group of Companies, Elegant marbles & Granite Industries, Popular Pipes, Royal Gold, IN Rehan Can.
The PPMA is a vibrant association committed to enhance cooperation, strengthen and promote the plastics processing industry in Pakistan, while it strives to raise the operational standards and quality of its products. The PPMA has created the PAKPLAS exhibition as a resourceful platform, which promises to develop stronger bonds among the key players and provide easier access to the national and international markets. This insightful show will also highlight the contributions of the Plastics Technologies Centre and other Polymer Technical Institutes.