PITEX will strengthen industrial ties with many nations: Khaira

No. PR - 155
December 1st, 2021
New Delhi
PITEX will strengthen industrial ties with many nations: Khaira
           Deputy Chief Minister OP Soni to inaugurate five-day long international trade expo today.
                                          15th edition of PITEX is themed on Tourism
Amritsar, December 1, 2021 : Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) will strengthen industrial relations with many nations as Amritsar being the host for this five day event, will provide a new dimension to the city and vicinity  in terms of  trade and commerce. These sentiments were echoed by Gurpreet Singh Khaira, Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar while addressing a press conference on the onset of PITEX will strengthen industrial ties with many nations: Khaira
Dy.Chief Minister to inaugurate five-day long international trade expo today.
15th edition of PITEX is themed on Tourism
Amritsar, December 1, 2021 : Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) will strengthen industrial relations with many nations as Amritsar being the host for this five day event, will provide a new dimension to the city and vicinity  in terms of  trade and commerce. These sentiments were echoed by Gurpreet Singh Khaira, Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar while addressing a press conference on the onset of PITEX being organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI) on Wednesday.
The expo has been hosted by Punjab Govt over the last 14 years. PITEX has built its image not only in Punjab but also in abroad with massive international participation over the years. The Deputy Commissioner appealed to the locals to participate enthusiastically in this event, taking special care of the Covid 19 guidelines as city has kept the tradition alive of this gala hosting which is always a matter of pride for this city. 
Earlier, R.S Sachdeva, Chair Punjab State Chapter, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in his address said that PITEX will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister O.P Soni. Punjab Industries and Commerce Minister Gurkirat Singh will be the special guest on this occasion.
He informed that apart from national and international participation, various departments of Punjab Government like Markfed, Punjab Tourism, Punjab Agro Industry Corporation, Punjab State Cooperative Milk Federation, PEDA, Amritsar Development Authority, Punjab Small Industry and Export Corporation, Punjab Cooperative Bank, PUNSUP, Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, Mandi Board and others are participating.
A number of Central Government departments like Ministry of MSME, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, NSIC, National Jute Board are ensuring their participation in PITEX.
In his address, Karan Gilhotra, Co-Chair, Punjab state Chapter, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that this edition of PITEX is themed on Tourism to explore the potential in the state. There would be an experience sharing on rural entrepreneurship and farm tourism followed by a session on meeting challenging and cashing opportunities in this sector. Further a seminar is being organized on December 3rd to promote MSMEs. He said that there would be a massive participation from Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Thailand and Afghanistan. The Expo will also be marked by the presence of traders from Jammu and Kashmir, West Bangal, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand.
Speaking on the occasion, Jaideep Singh, Convener Amritsar, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) said that all the stalls are ready before the Inauguration of PITEX.  Naveen Seth, Assistant Secretary General, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that four hundred fifty stalls have been set up in eight hangars with utmost safety and surveillance. Tracing down the history of PITEX, Seth informed that the first edition of PITEX in the year 2005, nearly 150 traders had participated with the footfall of around 50,000 visitors. “The expo has seen tremendous growth over the years with the increase in traders and visitors participation. PITEX is expecting more around 2 lakhs visitors in this edition.” Said Naveen Seth
PHDCCI’s event  was supported by Annual Sponsors such as, Multani Pharmaceuticals Limited; P G Industry; Uflex Ltd; DLF Limited; Continental Carriers Pvt Ltd; Belair Travel & Cargo Pvt Ltd; Radico Khaitan Limited; Crystal Crop Protection Ltd.; Paramount Communications; Superior Industries Limited; JK Tyre & Industries Ltd; Comtech Interio; R E Rogers; AYUSH Herbs Private Limited  ; Apeejay Stya Group; EaseMyTrip; Blossom Kochhar Beauty Products Pvt Ltd; MV Cotspin Ltd; Synergy Environics Ltd; Ajit Industries Pvt Ltd; P S BEDI & Co.; Indian Farmer & Fertilizers Corporation Ltd; Jindal Steel; Hindware Sanitary; Modern Automobiles; Livit Ltd.
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Media Division
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry