Punjab International Trade Expo 2008 concluded under strict security arrangements on December 07, 2008. This trade fare is one of the most successful events the holy city witnessed in the recent past. As a consequence of Mumbai terrorist attacks, many exhibitors from Pakistan and other countries started to withdraw their nominations. However on the assurance of Amritsar Police to ensure adequate security, exhibitors from Indian States as well as from neighbouring countries took keen interest in the expo.
The International Trade fair turned out to be a huge success as the exhibition managed to do a business of worth Rs 100 crore, while another Rs 100 crore was negotiated during the five-day fair under strict security surveillance provided by the police. The process has started to work for further business ventures to the tune of Rs 50 crore.
The PHD chamber which organised this expo was very enthusiastic to announce that the Expo will be an annual event in the Holy City and the next exhibition would be held in the holy city from December 2 to 6 in 2009. .
Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Amritsar speaking at this occasion assured the organisers to provide foolproof security to the exhibitors as well as at the site of the expo in future also. He stressed that it is the utmost duty of the police to contribute in the growth of economy of the country. Lauding the efforts made by the police to make it a successful event, the organisers honoured the police officers on duty in the presence of Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, the District Police Chief.