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Dhaka Apparel Expo kicks off today

Staff Correspondent
14 Nov 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 14 Nov 2022 00:13:07
Dhaka Apparel Expo kicks off today

To showcase the apparel sector’s significant progress, Bangladesh is going to showcase an apparel exhibition.

The three-day long programme titled “Dhaka Apparel Expo” will be held from November 14-16 at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital.

The programme is a part of “Made in Bangladesh Week 2022” where the country’s apparel, textiles, and other related products are showcased under a single roof, open to the apparel manufacturers, fabrics and yarn, accessories, machinery, and chemical suppliers.

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is holding the week in partnership with the Bangladesh Apparel Exchange.

According to the organizer, nearly 60 renowned exhibitors, and around 200 brands, retailers and sourcing companies will participate in the expo. Besides, at least 3,500 visitors will visit the expo venue during the three days.

Among the foreign participants, China, France, USA, India and Germany buyers will visit the expo.

Commenting on the issue, BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said, “We want to brand Bangladesh. We want to showcase our capabilities and new innovations that we have developed in our factories. We want to showcase what we are doing and what we have done in the past several years,”

The president is expecting a big number of partners including manufacturers, suppliers, development partners and others to showcase what Bangladesh is doing.

BGMEA claimed that the expo will bring opportunities for global buyers and their representatives to have a look at the varied categories of Made-in-Bangladesh garments with the world’s most competitive sourcing offers.

The Expo will demonstrate Bangladesh as a value-added apparel-producing nation that has developed sustainably. International brands, retailers, and importers looking for sourcing and production partners in Bangladesh will be offered new and innovative business opportunities.

The President claimed that currently the country holds an 8 per cent global apparel market share by exporting $42.68 billion in FY22, and they planned to achieve $100 billion in export in 2030. If they would be able to succeed, Bangladesh’s apparel export share in the global market would reach 14 per cent.

“We expected that during the seven days week, many new buyers will come along with the tradition. They will also visit the Dhaka Apparel Expo venue. We believe that after the expo, we will be able to attract many new buyers.

“We have 178 LEED-certified green factories which are the highest in number in the world, another nearly 500 factories are waiting for certification. Bangladesh has 8 height rated green factories out of ten.”

“Our workplace environment is a role model there. We adopt many new technologies. During the week and expo, we want to show these to the world,” he added.