Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was present as the chief guest at the programme where she also unveiled the new logo of the association.
Former BGMEA president Abdus Salam Murshedy, incumbent vice-presidents Md Shahidullah Azim and Miran Ali and directors were, among others, present on the occasion.
Earlier in 2014, the BGMEA announced $50 billion export earnings by 2021, but it was yet to reach the target.
In the immediate past 2021-22 fiscal year, Bangladesh’s overall export earnings increased to $52.08 billion, where the RMG sector, the largest contributor to the national exports, earned $42.61 billion.
The apparel sector insiders claimed that due to the Covid-19 pandemic and global political crisis, they failed to meet the target.
“We have made some strategic plans. After the end of the current year (2022), our export share in the global market will rise by 7 per cent and it will reach 10 per cent by 2025,” BGMEA President Faruque Hassan told the programme.