Pakistan Auto Show hosts symposium on industry’s future

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The second day of Pakistan Auto Show 2020 hosted a symposium on the “Future of Automotive Industry” in the country.

The motive of the symposium was to provide a platform for key industry stakeholders as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to come together and share their insights for sustainable growth and suggestions for policy realignments.

The experts on the occasion deliberated upon the prevalent challenges and opportunities in the auto engineering industry.

The symposium’s chief organizer Iftikhar Ahmed said, “The event focuses on the industry-government-academia linkage…to engage the stakeholders, engineers, OEMs, auto-parts manufacturers and the end-users to understand the evolving needs of this industry and devise more suitable policies for sustainable development of our sector and enhance its contributions to the national economy.”

Atlas Honda Limited Corporate Head Aamir H Shirazi, Millat Tractors Limited Chairman Sikandar Mustafa Khan, Hyundai Nishat Chairman Mian Mohammad Mansha, Engineering Development Board Chairman Almas Hyder and Feroz Khan, founder of Pakistan’s first indigenously built automobile, were among the prominent speakers at the symposium.

The three-day Pakistan Auto Show 2020 is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors. It is the largest exhibition of automobiles in the country, being held at the Expo Centre in Lahore. This initiative of the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) represents over 3,000 large, medium and small industries from all over Pakistan. The theme of this year’s event is “Make in Pakistan”.

Renowned companies from Japan, Germany, Korea, China, France, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan, England USA, UAE and Sri Lanka are displaying their products and services, while over 400 international visitors, including 150 global buyers and delegations are also participating in the expo.

Among the 100 exhibitors, there are 10 international enterprises and 90 domestic companies.

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