After a one-year’s interlude, the Pakistan Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) pitched its well awaited largest show (PAPS 2022) in the country in Lahore. The show was to be held in Karachi, but the space issues the show was driven up to Lahore for 29-31 July 2002, at Expo centre Lahore. Hectic preparations substantiate the organizers’ claims of breaking all previous records of participation. The organizers looked enthused and optimistic about enticing the exhibitors to showcase their innovations worldwide.
The kaleidoscopic launching ceremony held at Lahore and attended by a large number of automobiles and parts manufacturers across the country. The government had announced many incentives for the auto sector a couple of months ago, followed by the prime Minster Visit to China especially focussing on new investors for this growing market of 220 million.
The major auto brands (OEMs), auto parts manufacturers, and ancillary industries’ leading figures packed the hall on its launching ceremony for its forthcoming 17th edition of PAPS 2022. Mr. Anas Haroon unleashed the new features of the show in detail. Syed Nabeel Hashmi, the chief organizer, said about 150 international and local producers of cars, tractors, buses, antiques, motorcycles, heavy bikes, rickshaws, parts manufacturers and tool makers showed their interests to showcase a wide range of their products. He saw a major role PAPS 2022 would play in the auto sector, service industries, and machinery producers.
Talking to the charged participants, Rehan Riaz, the Convener of PAPS 2022, said that agents of international Exhibitors from all over the world like Germany, China, the UK, Iran, Bangladesh, Japan, Taiwan, India, Malaysia were present on the occasion to secure the space for their principles. The Convener also informed about inducting a Virtual-Cum-Physical show for the foreign and national exhibitors, who wish to exhibit their products remotely in PAPS-2022. Muhammad Akram, Former Chairman of PAAPAM, was also among the speakers who added that mega-event had become the trademark of the PAAPAM and Pakistan.
Abdul Rehman Aizaz, Senior Vice Chairman, said that the previous event was visited by thousands of local and international visitors and buyers from Belgium, South Africa, China, Sudan, Nigeria, UAE, Sri Lanka, India, etc. They were anticipating an unprecedented footfall, much more than before, to this event at provincial metropolitan, he added. Abdur Razzaq Gauhar, Chairman PAAPAM thanks the major brands like Suzuki, Honda, Millat Group of Companies, MG and Proton to show their keen interest in exhibiting their new arrivals.
While stressing the significance of roadshows, he said they were the modern platform to bridge the business gaps across the globe. To him, exhibitions were the most effective tools of business promotions, investment, and connections. Pakistan being the 6th largest market, had a great space for the new players, and they were providing them the opportunities to enter into this potential market. Gauhar thanked the guests for an overwhelming response, which showed their confidence in this show. – PR