A two-day international conference on “Emerging Trends in Knitting” was organised at the National Textile University Faisalabad (NTUF) in Pakistan.
The event that kicked off on February 7, 2018, was aimed to bridge the gap between the researchers and the professionals working in the knitting industry. The conference was attended by various CEOs, machinery manufacturers, Government personages, industrialists and technical experts from the industry.
The conference was also attended by Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PHMA) Chairman Mian Naeem Ahmad, textile workers and researchers.
At the event, State Minister for Textile Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari assured the industry of bringing amicable solutions to their problems soon in terms of support from the Government.
Textile, despite being the major source of revenue and employment generation for Pakistan faces challenges such as declining global market share, reach to new markets, decreasing profits and aggressive competition in the world market.
Ansari said that events like these can play a vital role in understanding latest innovations and emerging trends in textile knitting which can benefit the industry to a great extent in developing the products accordingly.
Notably, the venue of the conference – Faisalabad represents around 80 per cent of the entire textile and garment industry in Pakistan. The Province is also a home to the office of International Apparel Federation office (IAF) which was inaugurated in December last year at Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) building in Sialkot.