The 13th Pakistan Auto and Parts Show will be held next year at the Expo Center Karachi between the dates of 3rd and 5th March. Auto parts manufacturers from across Pakistan will participate in the exhibition to showcase their products. The exhibition is going to be organized by Pakistan Association of Auto Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM). It wouldn’t only show the work of local auto industry players, but the foreign manufacturers will also take part in the event.
PAAPAM organized a brief introductory ceremony of the upcoming PAPS 2017 exhibition on 15th July 2016 in Karachi at a local hotel. The Senior Vice Chairman of PAAPAM, Mr. Mashhood Ali Khan, expressed the importance of such exhibitions saying that such events bring local auto parts industry to the limelight creating the chances of export of these parts, and bringing foreign revenue to the country. He also said that the increasingly strengthening economic situation of Pakistan has also brought such exhibitions to the center stage since foreign players who wish to invest in Pakistan also come to the event showing their level of interest.
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13th Pakistan Auto and Parts Show 2017 will exhibit products from various car makers, motorcycle makers, trucks, buses and other auto manufacturers. Other than that, auto parts makers, as well as the car importers will also be present at the show.
PAAPAM officials made several international visits and introduced PAPS to companies associated with the auto manufacturing. The officials also invited them to the upcoming PAPS 2017. Mr. Mashhood told the press that the organization received a positive response from firms in the US, Germany, Turkey, Korea, and Italy. Also, the business envoys from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chine, Japan, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK and South Africa are expected to make an appearance at the show.
The previous PAPS event was held in Lahore from 4th to 6th March 2016. According to a careful estimate, more than 100,000 people showed up on the first day of the show. Approximately 200 national and international companies displayed their products at the event. Companies like Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Isuzu, Hino, Messy Ferguson, Fiat, FAW and many others were present at the show.