DPS World attracted 10,000 visitors
The three-day Digital
Printing, Machinery & Signage Technology Exhibition and
Conference (DPS World) 2017 concluded successfully on 22nd
October at the Expo Center Lahore. Pakistan Textile Journal as a
strategic partner of DPS brings to its readers a comprehensive
post-show report for the interest of its global readers.
More than 150 local and international companies from 15
countries displayed latest machinery and equipment at their
stalls to attract local investors to adopt modern digital
technology for printing in textiles, fabrics, garments and
Around 10,000 visitors comprising local investors,
businessmen, representatives of textile, printing and media
companies and people from all walks of life and from different
cities visited the exhibition.
The latest machinery in laser cutting, computer printing on
cloth, signage cutting equipment and others worth billions of
rupees was sold in more than hundred B2B deals.
“This exhibition is a unique event as a display of modern
machinery and equipment for the digital sector will modernize
the machines in the printing world. This show will revolutionize
in the textile and printing industry in years to come with more
jobs and industrial growth,” said LCCI President Malik Javed
Tahir in his opening remarks after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
He said foreign companies are exhibiting their products for
joint ventures with local companies, which is beneficial for
Pakistan’s economy in the sense that local companies would be
able to manufacture modern equipment to save capital costs in
the long term.
He said,“LCCI will do whatever the organizers want from us to
help the local industry, that includes promoting more
digitalized products, seminars and awareness campaigns. We are
ready to form a committee to coordinate with the key players in
this sector to ensure a flourishing sector.”
He also urged the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
to facilitate the local manufacturers in importing latest
printing technology and then exporting the same technology
through Export Promotion Fund (EPF).
Replying to a question during media talks, he was of the view
that government has imposed unjustified duties on import of raw
materials, which is being resisted by the business community.
Around 500 textiles units have already been closed due to
unfavourable government policies. Such exhibitions will give a
boost to this crisis hit industry. The government should
facilitate the local industry to compete with India, China and
other countries of the world.
Earlier, LCCI President Malik Tahir Javed paid a visit to
different stalls and gained first knowledge about latest
machines on display.
Muhammad Saleem Tanoli, Chief Executive Officer FAKT
Exhibitions (Pvt) Ltd, while speaking at a press conference at
the conclusion of the three-day trade show, said the third such
exhibition has been organized to strengthen the local industry
and enhance exports.
He said that Pakistan has needed the latest technology to
cater to the increasing demand for digital printing in women
garments and apparel sector. It is also important to highlight
that many local businessmen and small to medium-sized companies
can not participate in the international exhibitions abroad,
therefore, ever since FAKT Exhibitions began arranging such
exhibitions in Pakistan, the local industry, manufacturers and
companies also reaped great benefits from seeing latest machines
and technologies in the digital textile and signage industry.
He informed the reporters that the B2B interactions in the
three days had struck machinery sale deals worth over a billion
Mr. Tanoli said the foreign exhibitors who participated in
the trade fair first time had a Pakistani image portrayed by
global media, but now they have found the image altogether
different. “The local representatives of these foreign companies
will portray Pakistan as a safe country with vast investment
opportunities to their counterparts. Another objective of the
exhibition was to highlight the soft image of the country.
He termed the exhibition a unique show of its kind in
Pakistan, saying the companies from Italy, China, Japan,
Germany, Austria, UK and USA participating in the exhibition
have also confirmed their space in next year edition of the DPS
World Digital Printing & Signage Exhibition to be held during
October 12-14, 2018, at Expo Center Lahore, Pakistan. He said
holding of such exhibitions in Pakistan would keep improving the
country’s image in the world.