FAISALABAD – National Textile University (NTU) Rector Prof Dr Arshad Ali here on Monday said that a most promising and enduring textile industry show – Textile Asia 2015 Trade Exhibition – will be held at the Lahore Expo Centre – from August 29 to 31. He said that major participating countries in this trade exhibition included Pakistan, China, India, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Belgium and the United States.It is expected that over 100,000 corporate visitors from the globe will attend this exhibition. Dr Arshad Ali said that Pakistan textile sector had been seriously lacking the knowledge input for up-gradation with the technological development around the globe, which has led to declining textile exports. This year, the Textile Asia Summit 2015 will also include a conference focusing on value addition and innovation in textile sector. This conference on latest technology trends in textile is being jointly organised by the National Textile University Faisalabad, Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan and TexTalks International.He said that researchers from NTU would share industry focused research and the opportunity available for future of textile sector in Pakistan. This discussion and knowledge sharing exercise will open doors for Pakistan industry to venture into value-added textile products. Speakers from NTU will include Prof Dr Tanveer Hussain, Dr Yasir Nawab, Dr Munir Ashraf, Dr Abher Rasheed, Dr Sheraz Ahmad and Dr Muhammad Tausif from UET Faisalabad Campus will talk on technical textiles, textile composite materials, self-cleaning textiles, e-textiles, non-destructive testing of textiles and non-woven textiles, respectively.