ITMA is the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition, to be held on 20-26 June 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Punjab Chairman Adil Bashir said Tuesday the reemerging textile industry of Pakistan has an opportunity in the shape of ITMA 2019 to avail opportunities future transformation of industry, adopting innovative and sustainable solutions across the entire value chain.
He was talking to a visiting delegation of ITMA Services, led by its Marketing Communications Department head Daphne Poon. The purpose of visit was to call on the APTMA Punjab management to persuade the textile millers to attend the event. Apart from showcasing the latest technology of textile industry right from spinning, weaving and processing to garmenting etc., the event would also provide knowledge and networking opportunity to the participants to understand and practice sustainable production initiatives including the challenges of the use of better cotton initiative and water and chemical management, i.e., zero discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC). The event organizers have offered special package and facility for group participation in the ITMA 2019.
Chairman APTMA Punjab proposed the visiting delegation to introduce Pakistan as a reemerging textile industry in the exhibition.
Senior Vice Chairman APTMA Punjab Rahim Nasir said Pakistan carries opportunities like GSP+ and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to attract investment in the textile industry from across the globe, including China.
He said the APTMA management was working with the government to solicit a policy enabling the industry for balancing, modernization and replacement of its existing technology and putting up greenfield projects to overcome structural imbalances as well as production of exportable surplus to regain its lost share in the international marketplace.
Both the sides agreed to jointly promote Pakistan as a reemerging textile industry destination in ITMA 2019.