Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) team visits the OICCI to talk about EXPO 2020

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) team  comprising Mr. Abdul Karim Memon, Director General, Mr. Farooque Memon, Director, Dr. Mohsin Ali, Deputy Director and Mr. Faisal Awan, Assistant Manager, visited the OICCI for an interactive session with the OICCI members, on June 28, 2018, to familiarize the OICCI members with the effort being made by TDAP for a successful participation by Pakistan in EXPO 2020 and the benefits, for companies, of participating in the Expo.

The TDAP team mentioned that Expo is organized every five years in different countries. Pakistan was unable to participate in 2015 that was held in Italy, however, Pakistan participated in 2010, held in China, but it was not handled by TDAP. The prime objectives of Pakistan’s participation is to project the soft image of Pakistan, promote exports, showcase achievement of the country and to highlight CPEC and other activities ongoing in Pakistan.

The participants were informed that the theme of EXPO 2020 is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, and this has three sub-themes, namely, “mobility”, “sustainability” and “opportunity”. Pakistan pavilion has the theme of “Emerging Pakistan” and it would extend over 6,888 square metres. Furthermore, he shared the quantitative analysis of the pavilion of, including the size of the pavilion and the indicative cost to be incurred by companies that decide to participate in the Expo. Several recommendations were made by the participants to enhance the value of the participation and to stand out among other participating countries, including the need for extensive marketing of Pakistan’s true potential and displaying value-added products at the Expo.

The TDAP team requested OICCI to circulate their presentation to all members, who may TDAP if they were interested in participating in the EXPO 2020.

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