I convey my best wishes to the Organizer FAKT Exhibitions (Pvt) Ltd., for organizing IGATEX Pakistan 2018—the 11th International Garments, Textile Machinery and Accessories Exhibition and Conference being held from 26th to 29th April, 2018 at Lahore Expo Centre.

The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) is appreciative of efforts that highlight opportunities as well as disseminate information on latest developments that aim at productivity improvement. The textile sector in Pakistan plays an important and significant role in the country’s strategic economic and commercial well-being. Pakistan is one of the largest exporters of Textiles to Europe, Africa and Latin America and has immense potential in value-added products destined for diverse markets across the world. In this context it is important that the latest, innovative and cost effective tools and equipment are introduced in the textile industry.

Being the premier textile industry association of the country, APTMA plays an important part in the promotion of the textile industry and works for the well-being of the entire value chain of the industry. I wish the best for this exhibition to be meaningful and for it to contribute to enlarge trade and business prospects, new venture development and innovation and expansion. It is also good to learn that FAKT Exhibitions have succeeded to attract 550 exhibitors from 35 countries across the globe which is a source of encouragement for the Textile Industry.

I extend my sincere admiration to all exhibitors and visitors and hope that his endeavor would contribute significantly in trade and business commercialization. I commend the organising company FAKT Exhibitions PVT Ltd and its CEO Mr. Saleem Khan Tanoli for the tremendous effort of launching IGATEX Pakistan 2018.