Pakistan 2019 brought the best of textile and garment technology
of Mr. Saleem Khan Tanoli, CEO, FAKT Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.
What were your expectations from
the show? We have seen a full product show starting from
spinning to the finished garments at IGATEX Pakistan 2019, what
is in your opinion the trend in the textile industry of
The expectations were very high as always and we received
more than 20,000 trade visitors to meet with representatives of
more than 500 textile technology suppliers, offering state of
the art equipment and solutions at Karachi Expo Centre from 26
– 28 February 2019. . It is also good to see that serious
customers are coming here right from the first day. Exhibitors
were happy and all over things were very good.
Mr. Saleem Khan Tanoli, CEO, FAKT Exhibition Pvt.
We always want to bring the companies that are a solution
providers and innovators to set the benchmark for this industry.
Since IGATEX is the pioneer and we have the edge on many other
things, we have a large number of customers and visitors as
well, and in the next editions, we will try to bring more people
in Pakistan as the things are getting better and everyone
expects that a couple of years are very good for the textile
IGATEX Pakistan has now developed into one of the largest and
well-established garments and textile machinery exhibitions in
You have an exhibition in Punjab
area and in Karachi And you rotate it according to the needs of
your exhibitors. So what is your unique strength of IGATEX?
As far as the IGATEX is concerned, in my opinion we have
three great strengths, a full-service company which covers
spinning weaving all the way to the finished garments and the
second strength is we rotate it to the two parts of the country
to create a gap between two shows to enable quality exhibitors
to come in the show.
Last, but not the least, the team behind every exhibition.
Our organization is far better than many in Pakistan, we have
received large number of comments from the many customers even
Mr. Ikhtiar Baig also told us that they have visited a number of
exhibitions in Pakistan and there is no match of those with the
IGATEX. So these are the things that make us ahead among other
FAKT also hosts a number of other
exhibitions like DPS World 2019 on value-added textiles sometime
in October would you like to talk about that?
Yes, we are also doing the digital printing exhibition called
the DPS World this is the offshoot of IGATEX since the digital
printing industry is growing in Pakistan so we thought that this
is the time to do an exhibition on this sector. So we have all
the principals in this sector that participated in our
exhibitions so the exhibition also growing. It means we are also
proving opportunities for the local industry to build a new
industry. There is also a big need in Pakistan of digital
printing. If you are not focusing on export you just focus on
the local market there are all the big companies like Gul Ahmed,
Nishat, Afroze, Al Karam and Saphire they are all working on
The DPS is not only for the textile sector it is for the
other sectors like ceramic plastic and food sector. It is the
value-added service for other areas in the value chain. DPS
means digital printing and signage and signage is for fabrics
and for other things also.
So these two exhibitions are complementary exhibitions and
DPS has further penetration into sign graphics media marketing
promotions and one of the sectors is textile and these
exhibitions are enhancing the businesses in Pakistan. Both
exhibitions are complementing each other’s and we are quite
happy with it and our customers are also very happy. We are
always bring new technologies new ideas to the industry.