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Pakistan Lifestyle Furniture Expo 2019
3-days mega exhibition on January 4 th , 2019 to January 6 th , 2019 Expo Centre Karachi hall #6, Governor Sindh Mr. Imran Ismail inaugurated the Pakistan lifestyle furniture Expo 3-day mega furniture exhibition held at HALL # 6 EXPO CENTER KARACHI from Friday, 4 th January till Sunday 6 th January 2019.
This mega event attended by members of the diplomatic corps, Government bodies leading businessmen, Karachi Chamber of Commerce, TDAP, ABAD, Consulates,IDC, FPCCI delegation and stakeholders of the furniture industry and foreign delegations and in this regard delegations from , Morocco, Indonesia, and Yemen,
The top 50 Furniture brands exhibited at the event. Master Molty Foam was the official sponsor of the event, while Master Celeste, Trendz Furnishing, Siesta Interiors, JF Homes, Interwood, Samar Furnishers, Samar Designer Collection, Chinese Craftsmen, Cilek, National Drapery & Furniture, Habitt, etc. were the other major exhibitors.
Visitors on the lookout for buying furniture were able to enjoy special discount of up to 40% on different items exhibited at the event.
This exhibition also provided the younger designers and architects to see the market trends and display their own work alongside that of more established professionals.
Pakistan’s wood industry is well developed and captures 95% of the country’s total market for furniture.The country has more than 700 units of wooden furniture with Chiniot, alone meets 80% of furniture demand in the country, Gujarat, with world-class furniture, Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi being important centers.
Director of Pakistan lifestyle furniture expo said that import of furniture items could create a viable threat of unemployment in local furniture industry. The furniture industry in Pakistan has great potential as it can be both a labor intensive and capital-intensive sector. Skilled craftsmen can create unique pieces while large scale factories can produce many identical units in both cases adding to the employment. “He said local furniture industry has a great potential and there is only a need of the patronization of the government and if furniture sector will be given a status of an industry, he is optimistic that it will bring multiple socio-economic benefits. He further demanded that the government must provide subsidies for growth of furniture sector especially in the preliminary stages besides removing hurdles in the promotion of furniture sector in Pakistan.
Mr. Syed Khursheed Shah was the Chief Guest of the closing ceremony of this mega furniture expo.