PROFILE OF APFEA

Executive Summary

All Pakistan Furniture Exporters Association (APFEA) is the representative body of the furniture exhibitors/exports across the country Pakistan that is one of the leading trade bodies of Pakistan that plays its vital role in strengthening the furniture industry at national and international levels.

So far APFEA has coordinated with the organizing committees of the exhibition managements which were held at various parts of the world.

Statical Profile

Name All Pakistan Furniture Exporters Association (APFEA)
Number of APFEA member / furniture exporters 160
Number of Executive Committee Members 11
Name of current Executive Mr. Hamayun Laiq Chairman Mr. Asif Jabbar Khan Vice Chairman(NORTH) Mr. Farhan Sikandar Sheikh Vice-Chairman (SOUTH)
Member-Executive Committee Mr. Irfan Ullah Khalil Mr. Laiq Ahmed Mr. Muhammad Ali Mr. Turhan Baig Mr. FurrukhSaeed Ansar Mr. Zahid Ali Raza Mr. Muhammad Usman Sheikh Mr. Asif Nisar
Annual export (PKR) (in millions) US $12
Number of fairs held so far at National Level 7 Internaitional Level 12
Number of mega events held: National Level 2 International Level 10
Address and Phone # G-2, Hamilton Court, Block 7, Main Clifton Road, Karachi Tel # 021-35861961-2 / 34829398
APFEA website & Email Address www.apfea.com.pk info@apfea.com.pk apfeachairman@gmail.com

Annual Export of Furniture from Pakistan

Furniture industry representing four main wooden products:

Antique reproduction

Mughal

Modern (Italian)

Oriental Styles

Furniture exported to countries

Italy

U.S.A

Canada

Japan

U.A.E

Saudia Arabia

Important features that strengthen the furniture industry

Skillful workforce and artisans
Raw material providers are ready available
Availability of local tools related to furniture industry
Availability of local tools related to furniture industry
Around 8,000 people an estimate, are affiliated with this sector
Reasonably significant background of artisans and craftsmen

Descriptive Profile

Introduction

All Pakistan Furniture Exporters Association (APFEA) with its Head office at Karachi, with its presence in Lahore, Gujranwala, Chiniot, and so on is a reputed trading body working with close coordination with other trade bodies of Pakistan, to make the furniture and handicrafts sector extremely productive for all its stakeholders, to facilitate the members affiliated with us, and ultimately they could get maximum financial, technical, and professional backstopping they need from APFEA whilst exporting and trading with foreign companies, to promote the furniture and handicrafts industry, with a view to flourish this sector day by day, and ultimately they could penetrate into all national and international commercial centers dotted all over the globe.

Ever since the APFEA has been established, it has played its major role in:

Making efforts to provide a platform to the furniture entrepreneurs of our country to participate in the international trade fairs and exhibitions around the world

Have a network of quality exhibitors who have been regularly participating fairs and exhibitions, and have organized exhibitions in countries ikeso UK, USA, GERMANY, NETHERLAND, TURKEY, SRILANKA, CHINA, So on and so forth

APFEA management is very happy to inform you that our association has officially been selected By the Government of Pakistan, and China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

Future Plans

APFEA management forecast that by displaying the highest quality products of furniture industry of Pakistan, we would penetrate in new commercial centres of the world, would participate in the forthcoming furniture expos, and would increase the number of buyers at national and international level. That would be helpful in the areas-such as:

Pakistani furniture exhibitors/exporters would play their best role to increase the revenues that would be helpful to increase the export share of our country.

Pakistani furniture exhibitors/exporters would make on spot sale as well as will surely get remarkable number of bulk orders through the exposition.

By dint of expo the large volume of revenues would increase the economy of our country.