Rawalpindi: (Umair Javed)The closing ceremony of five day International Rawal Expo 2019 being organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has been ended here at Topi Rakh Auditorium Ayub Park Rawalpindi. Commissioner Rawalpindi Jodat Ayaz was the chief guest on the occasion.
The Commissioner appreciated the role of RCCI in promoting business activities in the region and congratulated on successful organizing of Rawal International Expo 2019. Commissioner Jodat Ayaz commended the RCCI for organising the event, and said expos play a vital role in boosting business activity. He said his office is closely working with Chamber on Glorious City Rawalpindi project aiming to revive the beauty, heritage and historical landscape of the city to attract tourists. He also briefed participants on development projects in the city including Ring Road.
RCCI president Malik Shahid Saleem, senior vice president Muhammad Badar Haroon, vice president Fayyaz Qureshi, Group leader Sohail Altaf, Chairman Rawal expo Nasir Mirza, Senior vice chairman Khurshid Berlas, vice chairman Bilal Maqbool, members of the executive committee and a number of industrialists, business professionals and exporters attended the ceremony.
The Commissioner later visited various displays and commended the work of emerging entrepreneurs.
In his welcome address, Malik Shahid Saleem said the expo aimed to increase business activity and provide people with entertainment. He called on the government to provide a dedicated space for expos, which he said was a requirement for trade and industrial exhibition in the city.
More than twelve countries including China, Indonesia, and Thailand participated in the Expo. Defence Export Production Organization and Heavy Industries also displayed their products first time in Rawal Expo, he added.
Throughout the five day exhibition, industrial products were displayed and buyers had the opportunity to book orders on the spot. Industrial products, garments, leather goods and furniture showcased, and an auto-show, a Pet show, a food court and a children’s playing area, and a family gala, were also held as part of the expo.