Japanese Products Steal the Show at Pakistan Expo 2015

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Officially staged by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), JETRO Pavilion at 9th Pakistan Expo 2015 received an overwhelming response from the local business communities, investors, importer and traders who witnessed a wide range of modern, high-quality Japanese products and machineries on show.
Including newly-introduced automobiles, electronics, industrial machinery, surgical instruments, home appliances, and retail items, etc., these made-in-Japan products outpaced the rest of the items displayed by other countries and regions here at the Pakistan Expo 2015. Set up in the prominent Hall 4 of the expo center, JETRO Pavilion appeared to be the highly-visited exhibition area so far, showing unsurpassed reputations which Japanese companies have earned globally during last few decades.
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO’s core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.
Acting as the main facilitator organization of the Japanese Government for business and trade, JETRO has always prioritized bilateral economic relations between Pakistani and Japanese business community in order to bring them together for the overall economic prosperity of the both nations.
Being held from February 26 to March 1 2015 at the Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan Expo tends to be the country’s biggest trade fair.

First International Textile Conference on February 28

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
The First ever International Textiles Conference and Textile Leadership Awards 2015 is scheduled to be held on February 28, at a local hotel, says Chief Organizer of the event Mr Naeem Qureshi.

He said that Chairman Board of investment, Miftah Ismail would be the Chief Guest on the occasion while Chief Executive, Trade Developemtn Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), S M Muneer preside over the function.

The event is being organized by Publicity Channel in coordination with Ministry of Textiles, TDAP, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), Pakistan Ready made Garments and Manufacturers Association (PRGMEA), Towel Manufacturers Association (TMA), and other related organizations.
Renowned personalities from textile sector i.e.Former Advisor on Textile Ministry, Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman TMA, Mehtab Chawla, Chairman PRGMEA Aijaz Khokhar, Chairman PHMA, Babar Khan, Anis Motiwala, Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, Jalaluddin roomi and former Chairman APTMA, Iqbal Ibrahim would speak on various issues including Benefits of GSP Plus, New Textile Policy, Value-Addition, Impact of Latest Technolgy and Investment Trends in textile sector. About 15 organizations would receive award of excellence on the occasion.

SHELL ECO-MARATHON ASIA 2015 COMMENCES

STUDENTS FROM ASIA, MIDDLE EAST AND AUSTRALIA TAKE ON FUEL EFFICIENCY CHALLENGE

Pakistan: Today at the historic Luneta Park in Manila, Asia’s most fuel-efficient vehicles built by students were flagged off, signalling the official start of Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015. The annual competition challenges the region’s aspiring young engineers to build vehicles of the future that can go the farthest on the least amount of energy. It brings together current and future leaders, along with a broader public and encourages debate around sustainable solutions to the challenge of rising global energy demand.

As the Shell Eco-marathon enters its 30th year globally, the sixth Asian edition of the student innovation competition welcomes new entrants from Australia, Bangladesh, Oman and Saudi Arabia for the first time in its history. A public festival celebrating innovative thinking and future mobility, Shell Eco-marathon will be held for the second time at a specially designed street circuit in Manila.

“Shell Eco-marathon is a crucible of innovation. A place where good ideas on energy efficiency and smart design can get their first real-world trials. Maybe one of these students will go on to design the car of the future,” said Shell’s Chief Human Resources and Corporate Officer Hugh Mitchell, as he led the flag-off ceremony.

A future generation of engineers and scientists, totalling 127 student teams from 17 countries all across Asia, the Middle East and Australia are competing at Shell Eco-marathon Asia until March 1, when the final results will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Manila Hotel.

Student teams will participate in either the Prototype or UrbanConcept vehicle categories of the competition and in any of the following energy types: gasoline, diesel, alternative gasoline (ethanol 100), alternative diesel (Shell Gas-to-Liquid or fatty acid methyl ester), battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), a new energy type introduced for the 2015 competition. Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015 will see three teams using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a source of energy for their vehicles.