Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) was established in 1960 to run the affairs and work to promote carpet manufacturing industry of the country. The association is divided in two circles, Northern and Southern, with respective offices in Lahore and Karachi. The association has around 500 active members from all four provinces of the country. An executive body is elected every year comprising 24 members (12 from each circle). In 2014, Usman Ghani was elected the central chairman.
Annual carpet exhibitionEdit
PCMEA holds an annual carpet exhibition and invites international importers, retailers and buyers to attend the fair. PCMEA provides the foreign visitors with airfare and lodging to attend the fair that is normally held for 3 or 4 days.
Here is a list of past exhibitions:
|2017||5-7 October||Faletti's Hotel, Lahore|
|2016||4-6 October||Faletti's Hotel, Lahore|
|2015||28–30 September||Faletti's Hotel, Lahore|
|2014||14–17 October||Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore|
|2013||22–25 October||Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore|
|2012||7–9 October||Expo Centre, Lahore|
|2011||22 October||Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore|
|2008||28–31 August||Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore|
|2005||28–30 August||Expo Centre, Karachi|
|2004||28–30 August||Old Airport, Lahore|
|2003||28–30 August||Expo Centre, Karachi|
|2002||29 August - 1 September||Lahore|
- ^ "Qamar Zia new SVC of Carpet Association". The Nation. 2014-09-27. Retrieved 2014-10-24.