Build Asias 209: I have attended and covered the 5th Build Asia 2009 – Int’l Exhibition incorporating Furniture Asia and Stonefair Asia. The event was organized by Pakistan’s # 1 event organizers E-Commerce Gateway from 1st August till 3rd of August 2009 in 3 Halls of Karachi Expo Centre, where more than 125 Exhibitors from 17 countries participated. The Event was attended by approx. 52 foreign delegates from China, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Turkey, UAE, and many more. A number of overseas Pakistanis also attended the Event.
---------------- 5th BUILD ASIA 2009 INT’L EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE: A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS
Karachi, Monday August 1 till August 3, 2009: 5TH BUILD ASIA 2009 INT’L EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE WAS A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS. Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, Ecommerce Gateway.
The 5th Build Asia 2009 – Int’l Exhibition incorporating Furniture Asia and Stonefair Asia was organized in 3 Halls, where more than 125 Exhibitors from 17 countries participated. The Event was attended by approx. 52 foreign delegates from China, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Turkey, UAE, and many more. A number of overseas Pakistanis also attended the Event.
The unique and colorful Inauguration Ceremony of 5th Build Asia 2009 Int’l Exhibition was held on August 1, 2009 at 04:00 p.m. with the “Multiple Ribbon Cutting” by Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Federal Minister for Industries and Production alongwith Javed Malik, Additional Secretary, Ministry of industries & Production; Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam, Director to Minister; Abdul Bari Khan, CEO – PIDC; Aftab Memon, Chairman EPZA; Matiullah Shaikh, Chairman Pakistan Gems & Jewellery Development Company; Zubair Habib, CEO – NIPS; Ahsan Ullah Khan, Chairman PASDEC; Zharrar, Director Pakistan Institute of Management and Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, Ecommerce Gateway.
4th International Conference on Construction Industry – ICCI 2009 with the theme of “Overcome the Barriers and Meet the Challenges of 21st Century” was held on August 01, 2009 in the Conference Hall of Karachi Expo Centre.
The conference was inaugurated by Zubair Motiwala, Advisor to CM & Chairman, Board of Investment, Sindh. The keynote speech was given by Asif Qadir, President, Engro Polymer & Chemicals on the driving force behind the PVC Indsutry in Pakistan. The speakers of the conference were Nadeem Azhar, General Manager, Human Resources, Lucky Cement, Ch. Zubairuddin, New Era Industries, Mohammad Shoaib, Zaka Sons, Zaki Ahmed Sharif, Engro Polymer & Chemicals, Tariq Ibrahim, GM Chawla Chemical & Metal Industries, Qasim Tariq, Engro Polymer & Chemicals. Whereas Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd was also present at the occasion.
The dignitaries visited Build Asia Int’l Exhibition in three-days were Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Speaker Sindh Assembly; Immamuddin Shokeen, Advisor to CM Sindh on Mines & Minerals; Riaz Hassan Khan, GM PTDC (South); Muhammad Zaka Ashraf, President/CEO Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd; Vice Admiral (R) Saleem Khalid HI(M), MD, Bahria Foundation and many more.
A large number of Trade/Corporate Visitors turned out to visit 5th Build Asia 2009 International Exhibition; the entry was allowed by invitation through corporate visitor passes. The total number of visitors was approximately 32,567 in three days.
In a Press Release, the organizers, Ecommerce Gateway has stated that the role and contribution of Pakistani diplomats abroad has been instrumental in promoting soft image of Pakistan globally and due to their efforts, foreign exhibitors and trade visitors have continued attending the B2B Events in Pakistan, including the 5th Build Asia 2009. The support from Foreign Diplomats in Pakistan and local & international Trade / Export Promotion Organizations is also appreciated.
President Ecommerce Gateway, Dr. Khursheed Nizam said that “the efforts and patronage from Board of Investment (BOI), Government of Pakistan; Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC); Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Defence; City District Government Karachi (CDGK); Government of Sindh; Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and law enforcement agencies could not be neglected.”
The schedule of 6th Build Asia 2010 was also announced during the Event as 27-29, July 2010 at Karachi Expo Centre.