Expo Center of Lahore is located at Johar Town Lahore, which is used for Exhibitions, Conventions and trade fairs. It is owned by Ministry of Commerce & Trade Development of Pakistan along with Government of Punjab through its Industries Dept.
This Center is built on an initiative of Trade & Development Authority to facilitate Exhibitions, Corporate Functions, Entrepreneurs, Manufacturers, Exporters, Service providers and Traders to showcase their products in a huge perspective that obtains International Standards, and showcased items can be introduced to markets via different trade fairs and exhibitions.
This Expo center was completed in 2007 and was constructed by two organizations NESPAK & Nayyar Ali Dada Associated, while the construction contractors were SKB, Shalimar Constructions and Guarantee Engineers. Master Plan was approved by the Board of Directors, which was headed by Federal Minister of State and Commerce.
One billion rupee value plan extending over 400 channels looked as a world class showcase center. The master plan comprises four demonstration halls, each with an area of 6,000 square meters, a storeroom, a convention center with supplementary seminar rooms and a restaurant. Areas have also been reserved for a modern hotel, a tall office structure called technology tower and a shopping mall with amusement capacities.
The structure of the Lahore Expo Center has a distinctive charisma equivalent to the latest capabilities of international standard. The capabilities at EXPO Lahore include Trade Exhibitions, Consumer Fairs, Seminars, Conferences & Conventions, Convocations, Workshops & Trainings, Corporate Events, and Cultural Carnivals. The main lay out consists of 15 blocks, involving Tower, shopping mall, Office Tower, theater and demonstration hall entertaining a room for 1,500 Cars. Other services comprise nonstop power supplies 4.8 Mega Watt, powerhouse, storage area, foodstuff), phone, Internet, fax, medical first aid services.
The Lahore Expo Center Assured has the best possible safety system, satisfactory security staff on all gates. The Expo Center Lahore is protected by security wall all around protected with barrier and barbed wire. In addition to that, all vehicles are inspected at gates. Security is further covered by examining visitors with metal detectors, walk through gates, luggage scanners and with CCTV Cameras observing all areas.
Lahore Expo Center was inaugurated on 22 May 2010, and till that it has hosted more than 100 of events, Exhibitions, Trade Fairs, Convocations, Award ceremonies, Fashion Shows, Concerts, Book fairs and Talent shows in which prominent are:
- Dawn Life Style Expo
- Lahore International Book Fair
- International Conference & Exhibition of Halal Food Industries
- KFC Best Teachers Awards
- First Punjab Expo
- Collective Marriages Convention
- PFDC Sunsilk Fashion week.