Punjab News Express/Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: The five day long PITEX organized by PHD Chambers in association with Govt of Punjab concludes today amidst heavy footfalls of shoppers.
Being organized at Ranjit Avenue, here PITEX managed to draw over 2.45 lacs footfall over the span of five days, says Regional Director, PHDCCI Parveen Rathee.
Rathee said , “Likewise every edition, this year PITEX has also made its mark not in locals but also with the traders across the border and SAARC nation. PITEX ends in a very successful note and PHD Chambers will continue with such endeavors in Punjab in near future”
The main feature of this expo was Reverse Buyer and Sellers Meet which was well attended by over 150 traders of SAARC nations. A healthy business enquiry worth Rs 319 Crores was generated in which invited traders keen in investing in Agriculture, Packaging and Constructions.
Co Chairman, PHD Chambers RS Sachdeva,– Punjab thanks local administration for their arrangements. He assured PITEX will have further bigger dimension next year and more exhibitor and foreign participation will be strengthening the expo.
This expo was attended with over 400 exhibitors from India and abroad who showcase their products. The event also served as launching pad for the many big corporate, entrepreneurs, Govt enterprises and Self Help Groups.
Indian and foriegne exhibitors has participated in the trade expo, who are categorized into 11 pavilions namely agriculture, food and farm, travel, tour, auto and handicrafts, etc. Apart from expo, PHD Chambers organized a run to propagate the Organ Donor nationwide campaign and a visit of special children at PITEX.
The last mark the cultural program presented by Saraswati Swar Sangam under the aegis of Language and Cultural Department, Govt of HP. Twenty members team from Kangra regaled the audiences on Himachali folk which was well appreciated by all.
A Seminar themed on ‘importance of IPR’ was also organized under the aegis of PITEX which was attended by over 200 traders of the region. Mr. Piyush Shrivastava, Additional Development Commissioner, Minsitry of MSME, Govt of India urged the industry to create jobs in manufacturing sector. He emphasized that 18 percent of the people are engaged in manufacturing sector while in India it is 12 percent.