6th Interiors Pakistan Exhibition to start from Nov 25Hafsa Ahmed
The three-day 6th Interiors Pakistan Exhibition is starting from 25th November 2016 at Expo Centre, Johar Town, Lahore. More than 30 foreign delegations are participating in this event organised by the Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC).
PFC Chief Executive Mian Muhammad Kashif Ashfaq told reporters that the sole purpose of these exhibitions is to promote furniture and other associated products made in Pakistan.
He said that the delegations from China, Italy, Hong Kong, Turkey, United Kingdom (UK), Bangkok and Thailand have expressed their interest to participate in the exhibition.
More than 50 major local furniture companies and designers will exhibit their products at the event and it is expected that around 200,000 to 250,000 people will visit this great exhibition.
According to Ashfaq, the upcoming exhibition will provide a platform for young and enthusiastic designers and architects to comprehend market trends and display their work alongside many other professionals working in the industry.
PFC is endeavouring to take Pakistan’s furniture industry to a whole new level of success by making it possible for Pakistani designers, architects in Lahore and furniture manufactures to present their work in the international market.
Pakistan’s wood industry is growing day by day and seizes around 95% of the total furniture market of the country. Pakistan has more than 700 wood furniture manufacturing units and Chiniot alone fulfills 80% of the demand for furniture in the country. International-standard furniture is produced in Gujrat, while Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore are also deemed important for wooden furniture production.
Furniture industry is connected with the handicraft industry and around 50,000 people are working in these industries. The PFC chief executive is of the view that if we expand our local furniture industry, we can have more job opportunities in this sector.
Pakistan will be the leader of the furniture industry if we give more value to our designers and architects. If Pakistani furniture designers will get access to the international market they can make a huge difference.