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2024 IGATEX Pakistan International Garment, Textile, Digital Printing Machinery Exhibition
2024 IGATEX Pakistan International Garment, Textile, Digital Printing Machinery Exhibition
Time: 2024.05.01~05.04
Location: EXPO CENTRE, LAHORE, Pakistan.
2024 IGATEX Pakistan International Garment, Textile, Digital Printing Machinery Exhibition
Market introduction
The textile industry holds a pivotal role in Pakistan's economy, driving significant growth and development. Ranked fourth in global cotton production and ninth in textile exports, it stands as a critical economic pillar. Encompassing the entire value chain from cotton cultivation and processing to the creation of finished goods like fabrics and apparel, this sector is of immense importance.

An important aspect of the textile industry is its substantial impact on employment and value-added products. Approximately 40% of the country's industrial workforce is employed in this sector, providing livelihoods for many. Moreover, it contributes nearly a quarter of the industrial value-added products and constitutes an average of 60% of national exports.

As per the textile policy, the industry comprises 13.41 million spindles, 198,801 rotors, 375,000 power looms, and 28,500 shuttleless looms. As of June 2021, it comprises 517 textile units, including 40 composite units and 477 spinning units. Yarn production has been increasing, reaching approximately 3.441 billion Kgs in FY 2020-21. The global textile market, valued at $1 trillion in 2020, is anticipated to grow to $1.5 trillion by 2027 at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2020-2027.

Pakistan's complete textiles value chain sets it apart, particularly with cities like Lahore, Faisalabad, and Karachi acting as major industry hubs. The country boasts robust infrastructure encompassing spinning units, weaving facilities, dyeing and finishing plants, and stitching machines. Its extensive capacity in yarn production, including filament and synthetic fibers, further fortifies the industry.

Pakistan's textile exports have significantly boosted the economy and overall export growth. In the initial quarter of FY2018, textile exports surged by 7.91%, propelling overall exports from $4.7 billion to $5.2 billion. This consistent performance underscores the industry's contribution to export earnings.

The country's textile exports have seen continuous growth, achieving a record high of $19.33 billion in fiscal year 2021/2022. During this period, textile exports accounted for around 61% of the total exports, highlighting its crucial role in international trade. The presence of renowned global brands like H&M, Levi’s, Nike, and Adidas collaborating with local textile mills underscores the industry’s global recognition and market reach.

With abundant cotton resources, robust infrastructure, and an expanding international presence, Pakistan's textile industry continues to flourish, playing a pivotal role in the nation's economic development and global competitiveness.
2024 IGATEX Pakistan International Garment, Textile, Digital Printing Machinery Exhibition
Exhibition introduction
The IGATEX PAKISTAN exhibition stands as the largest and most esteemed showcase of garment, textile machinery, and accessories in South Asia, renowned for its excellence and industry recognition. This event offers a professionally enriching experience, providing textile machinery manufacturers with a platform to exhibit their products and connect with high-quality buyers and decision-makers in today's competitive global business landscape.

The primary objective of IGATEX PAKISTAN is to facilitate trade relationships within the textile sector and make cutting-edge equipment readily available to meet industry demands. Participation in this exhibition offers attendees invaluable insights into the latest trends and technologies driving the textile industry forward. The event's success is evident through its consistently growing number of visitors, boasting participation from 500 top-tier national and international companies representing 30 countries.

As IGATEX PAKISTAN gears up to celebrate its 22nd anniversary, it continues to draw over 11,000 visitors annually. This event remains an unparalleled and essential gathering for anyone engaged in the textile and garment industry, serving as a must-attend event due to its significance and influence within the sector.

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Exhibit Scope
Textile Machinery
Spinning preparation, chemical fiber production, spinning machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Winding, deformation, twisting machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Netting, bonding, and finishing machines for nonwoven fabrics and felting, as well as their auxiliaries and accessories
Weaving preparation, weaving, tufting machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Knitting machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Embroidery machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Knitting machinery and accessories
Washing, bleaching, dyeing, drying, finishing, rolling, shearing, and folding machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Printing and digital printing machines and their auxiliaries, inks and accessories
Clothing and other textile processing machinery and its auxiliary machinery and accessories
Laboratory testing and measuring equipment and their accessories
Transportation, handling, logistics, warehousing, and packaging equipment and accessories
Recycling equipment, waste reduction and pollution prevention equipment and their accessories
Software for design, data monitoring, processing, and integration
Dyes and textile chemicals for the textile industry
Textile machinery: pre-spinning machinery, handmade fiber production, spinning machinery and accessories; Winding, deforming, twisting machinery and accessories; Knitting and knitting socks, knitting and embroidery machinery and spare parts; Washing, bleaching, dyeing, printing, drying, finishing, cutting, winding and folding equipment and related matching facilities; Nonwoven fabric netting, bonding, finishing, shrinking machinery and accessories; Weaving preparation, weaving, tufting machinery;
Clothing machinery: sewing machine, sewing machine transmission and control system, sewing machine motor, edge locking machine, sewing machine accessories and parts, cutting equipment, laser equipment; CAD/CAM/CIM system; Clothing manufacturing machinery, ironing and dyeing equipment and accessories, grinding machines, knives and scissors, marking machines, washing machines, leather machinery;
Yarn: all kinds of fibers and yarns (cotton, silk, wool, hemp, spandex, tencel, polyester cotton, polyester, acetic acid, nylon, polyester viscose
Fabrics: Woven, knitted, chemical fiber, printing, cotton, hemp, silk/silk imitation, wool/wool imitation, functional fabrics, lace, yarn, fabric, embroidery Fabric, etc;
Accessories: Needle, pin, lock, rack, hook, buckle, lace, elastic band, ribbon, ornament, label, epaulette interlining, zipper, thread strap, Signs, buttons, webbing, lace, hangers, etc.
Dye chemical industry: textile dyes, chemical industry, printing and dyeing auxiliaries, etc.