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LAHORE: The “Pakistan Chemical Forum’, is all set to take place from March 4th to 6th, 2024, at the International Expo Centre Lahore.

Organized by B2B Media (Pvt) Ltd and the Pakistan Chemistry Council, the event aims to serve as the premier trade platform, attracting over 250 foreign delegates to showcase chemicals, raw materials, plants & machinery, analytical equipment, and finished products.

The forum seeks to foster Industry-Academia linkage and bolster Pakistan’s exports while enhancing the country’s international image.

The exhibition will feature several specialized expos, including the 10th Pakistan Coating Show, estimated to generate revenue of $50 billion with export volume reaching $19 million. Additionally, the 3rd PAKCHEM Expo will focus on Specialty and Commodity Chemicals, Petrochemicals, and Allied Industries, projecting revenue of $20 billion and export volume of $1.15 billion.

The 4th Pakistan Polyurethane Expo will highlight various applications such as Foams, Construction, Footwear, and Appliances, targeting revenue of $6.73 billion and export volume of $96.2 million. Lastly, the 5th PAKLAB Expo will showcase total lab solutions, including Analytical Instruments, Consumables, Testing services, and Furniture, expecting revenue of $1 billion and export volume of $407 million.

Dignitaries including the President of LCCI, Regional Chairman of FPCCI, and Provincial Minister will grace the inaugural ceremony on March 4th. The exhibition will host 350 stalls featuring a wide array of products from local and foreign companies spanning sectors like Paint, Footwear, Construction, Sealants, Textile, and more.

Participants can also attend seminars, conferences, workshops, and training sessions aimed at enhancing skills, knowledge sharing, capacity building, and interactive engagement. Additionally, the expo will feature ChemSMART, providing a platform for new graduates to present their innovative ideas to industry leaders during the Pakistan Chemical Forum.

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Regional Chairman Aijaz Zaki and Pakistan Chemical Forum organizer Moazzam Rasheed highlighted the significant hurdles encountered by the chemical sector. They identified inconsistent policies, soaring energy prices, unrealistic taxation, and high policy rates as key challenges.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024

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