Mrs. Shaista Pervaiz Malik member national assembly and Italian Ambassador in Pakistan Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo inaugurated the Pakistan Auto Show 2018 at the Expo Centre in Lahore on behalf of Federal Minister Pervaiz Malik. This annual event will continue from the 2nd to 4th of March 2018. Organized by the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), this impressive event features more than 200 exhibitors comprising of local and international auto-manufacturers and related enterprises. The Pakistan Auto show is the initiative of the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers Association. PAAPAM represents over 3000 large, medium & small industries all over Pakistan. This year’s PAPS show theme is “MAKE IN PAKISTAN”.
This ground-breaking exhibition highlights the tremendous growth and enormous potential of Pakistan’s Automobile industry. Along with being the cheapest source of tractors in the world, Pakistan is on target to becoming the future hub for auto manufacturing.
While addressing the media at the inaugural ceremony, the chief guest Mrs. Shaista Pervaiz Malik member national assembly and Mr. Shiekh Ala-ud-din Provinicial minister for industries Punjab stated that: “The automobile industry of Pakistan is a cornerstone of the national economy. It not only vitalizes the economy but plays an essential role in elevating Pakistan’s image as a progressive country with a thriving industrial base. The government’s strong commitment to this industry helps to encourage large-scale investments and creates a business friendly environment for the automotive and engineering sectors as well. I offer my heartiest congratulations to our local industrialists and engineers who have achieved remarkable success in establishing a robust engineering sector, which is generating remarkable new opportunities for value-added exports.”
The Chief Organizer of Pakistan Auto Show 2018 and the former Chairman of PAAPAM – Syed Nabeel Hashmi said that: “Pakistan Auto Show 2018 is setting new benchmarks and trends for the automotive industry. Today, this mega event attracts more than 100,000 visitors a day from all over Pakistan and internationally. International buyers attending are expected to be over 275 and International visitors over 400 attending the largest Auto Show in Pakistan.
People are passionate about seeing the latest revolutionary technologies being deployed in Pakistan. Some of the participants this year include the global Automobile Brands, along with spare-parts manufacturers, component suppliers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM vendors), automobile traders, investors, buyers and enthusiasts, who want to expand their business networks and gain more information about the innovations and products in this sector.”
The inaugural day at the show, saw an overwhelming response from industry stakeholders, international large-scale buyers and diverse consumer segments, as the Pakistan Auto Show features; cars, tractors, trucks, buses, 4X4, Motorcycles, three wheelers and exotic cars, while promoting a wide array of advanced technologies and solutions, including; Engines, Casting, Forging, Sheet Metals, Jigs & Fixtures, along with electronics, car-paints, tools, tires, batteries, plastic parts, Rubber parts and accessories. During the event, the visitors can also acquire valuable information on Car-financing, Auto-insurance, Service-centers and other relevant offerings.
The three day event also facilitates valuable training sessions, cohesive initiatives and technological collaborations among the Auto-engineering and trading communities in the industry, to accelerate industrial development. The event also attracts relevant Government officials, regulators, precision-engineering experts, Raw Material suppliers, used-car dealers, service, repairs, body-work professionals, Automobile Financing companies and other Service Providers. The industry experts will hold extensive deliberations to overcome the challenges and devise collective growth strategies. Several prestigious universities will present their insightful Academic projects during the event.
The International participating companies include leading auto manufacturers from several industrially advanced countries, including England, USA, UAE, Japan, China, Germany, France, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan and Sri Lanka. The largest Auto Show in Pakistan will feature sponsors and support by world renowned organizations like Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Total Parco, JW FORLAND and many more. International delegations attending include, NRB Thailand, MAN Diesel, Sparex UK, TVH Belgium. International media attendance from Daily NNA from Japan and also invited is Research Publication from England to cover the event. For more information and queries, please visit: www.pakistanautoshow.com.