KARACHI: Alibaba, an ecommerce giant, has concluded its participation as Gold Sponsor in the 24th edition of South Asia’s leading textile trade show, Textile Asia International Trade Fair held at the Karachi Expo.

The event was brought together textile industry experts and businesses from around the world in Pakistan to explore the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the textile sector.

Over three days, the trade fair attracted the attendance of more than 35,000 visitors and over 450 exhibitors.

The Alibaba booth at the event attracted more than 500 visitors, who interacted with experts from Alibaba on-site to learn about the role of B2B e-commerce in transforming the way traditional businesses conduct global trade, as well as the opportunities and tools provided by Alibaba to support their export development.

Visitors also took part in interactive activities to win prizes, including coupons for free e-commerce training from Alibaba.

Engr Sami Abdullah Al Khanjari, Consul General, Sultanate of Oman also graced the Alibaba booth on the last day of the event. “We appreciate Alibaba.com’s effort in facilitating Pakistani textile companies’ global export journey through e-commerce. It shall open new business pathways for Pakistan,” he said.

“The textile industry has been the backbone of Pakistan’s export sector and we are dedicated to helping Pakistani textile companies grow to the next level by exploring online opportunities. To this end, we are greatly honoured to be able to meet hundreds of local industry players at the Textile Asia International Trade Fair to highlight the value of B2B e-commerce to them,” said Rocky Lu, Head of Alibaba Pakistan.

“We are delighted with the success of 24th Textile Asia International Trade Fair,” said Uzair Nizam, Project Director, Textile Asia Exhibition - Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, the event organizer.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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