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International Conference on Emerging trends in knitting

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The knitting industry of Pakistan is growing on a rapid pace and gaining market shares across the globe

Faisalabad (Staff Report): Pakistani economy has gone through leaps and bounds yet we managed to compete with the rest of the world in textiles. Time is changing in terms of competition, pricing, market share, innovation and diversification. The development of new skies to prosper and new horizons to conquer is in need of time. Pakistani exports are on the verge of decline in common fields as our competitors are playing well with quality and price.

The knitting industry of Pakistan is growing on a rapid pace and gaining market shares across the globe

We, at National Textile University, are striving to help our industry in the fields they are lacking i.e. product development, innovation and cost effective production. We are building an industry- academia relationship for strength and growth of our industry. This industry-academia bonding is practiced across the globe for industrial innovation and growth but the concept wasn’t implemented in Pakistan with effective results.

Department of Knitting arranged a two days conference on “Emerging Trends in Knitting” from 7-8 February, 2018 at National Textile University, Faisalabad. The objective of the conference was to enhance interaction between researchers and professionals working in the field of Knitting.

Minister of State for Commerce and Textile, Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari was the chief guest. Chairman hosiery manufactures and exporters association, Mr. Mian Naeem Ahmed also graced the occasion. Ansari said that events like these can play a vital role in understanding latest innovations and emerging trends in textile knitting which can benefit the industry to a great extent in developing the products accordingly. Minster also assured the industry of bringing amicable solutions to their problems soon in terms of support from the Government.

Six international speakers including Prof. Lubos Hes from Czech Republic, Dr. Meltem Yanilmaz from Turkey, Dr. Ridwan Bin Ishak from Malaysia, Mr. Yasuhiro Shoda, JICA Japan, Ms. Aya Fujita JICA Japan, Mr. Bernhard Hartleitner from GIZ Germany and 30 national speakers spoke on various subjects of Knitting technology.

Many CEOs, machine manufacturers, government personages, industrialists and technical experts attended conference.

The participants of this conference got a podium to listen, share and invigorate applied research and recent advancements in Knitting. “Knit to Achieve”, a competition of innovative products, from industry and academia was also part of the event in which more than 35 projects related to Knitting were displayed. Among winners’ cash prizes worth 0.1 million were distributed.

Addressing the closing ceremony Rector NTU Prof. Dr. Tanveer Hussain and Conference Chair Dr. Hafsa Jamshaid assured all participants to continue working to uplift the textile sector which supports our national economy.

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