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Bangladesh participates in the Fashion World Tokyo

Staff Correspondent
19 Apr 2024 21:04:01 | Update: 19 Apr 2024 21:04:01
Bangladesh participates in the Fashion World Tokyo
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Bangladesh participated in the Fashion World Tokyo held from Wednesday to Friday [April 17- 19] at the Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.

It is the largest trade show for the fashion industry in Japan with around 800 exhibitors from all over the world participating in this year’s event showcasing all kinds of fashion wear, apparel, bags, shoes, textiles, leather goods, fashion accessories and fashion sourcing.

Under the market development initiative of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh, 12 (twelve) reputed exporters belonging to the apparel industry as well as leather goods participated in this fair. In addition, six companies participated through their own arrangement.

Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed inaugurated Bangladesh pavilion on April 17 and visited Bangladeshi booths as well as NRB exhibitors.

In the evening on the same day, the Embassy of Bangladesh organised a Seminar on ‘Made in Bangladesh Textile, Leather, and Jute Goods’ at Tokyo Big Sight. Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmed delivered a welcome speech at the event. The Ambassador is his speech urged the Japanese companies to source more ‘Made in Bangladesh’ quality products from Bangladesh.

Kei Funaki, director and general manager, Overseas Business Office, Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center (QTEC), delivered presentations on their business experiences in Bangladesh.

Minister (Commerce) of Bangladesh Embassy in Japan, Dr Ariful Haque highlighted the opportunities for Japanese companies to do business in Bangladesh as well as support services to Japanese companies provided by the embassy. The seminar was supported by Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and UNIDO ITPO Tokyo.

Embassy of Bangladesh also organized an Opinion Exchange and Networking Event at the Bangabandhu Auditorium of the Embassy on 19th April with the participation of the business delegates, NRB Businessmen and embassy officials.

EPB has been participating in the fair with a good number of exporters along with leading sector players for over a decade. Japan is a promising destination for Bangladesh’s exports as total export to Japan in 2022-23 was 1.9 billion USD which was significantly higher than the previous year. To retain the prevailing market share and expand our exports to Japan market, Bangladesh’s participation in Fashion World Tokyo will play significant role.