Batexpo ’11 to attract huge foreign buyers

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Batexpo ’11 to attract huge foreign buyers

Bangladesh’s largest apparel fair Bangladesh Apparel and Textile Exposition (Batexpo), scheduled to be held in December, is expected to attract huge foreign buyers, says the chief coordinator of the event on Monday, reports UNB.

“It’s a reunion for both foreign buyers and local manufacturers. It’ ll attract foreign buyers,” chief executive officer of the Well Group and chief coordinator of the Batexpo-2011 Syed Nurul Islam told the news agency.

He said the fair would help expand global market for Bangladesh’s readymade garments.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally inaugurate the mega event on December 8 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city, Islam said.

Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia will attend the closing session.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is the organiser of the three-day event.

Local manufacturers of textiles, clothing and accessories, and foreign buyers will participate in the fair.

A good number of buyers from the USA, Canada, the UK and the Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries are expected to join the biggest fair of its kind in Asia and the Pacific region.

Replying to a question, Islam said, “There’ll be cultural programmes, family night and fashion show. But we’ll bring about changes in cultural events and this time it’ll purely be based on our local culture.”

He said there would be 200 stalls and 30 percent of them for foreign buyers.

Earlier, the BGMEA at its board meeting nominated Syed Nurul Islam as the chief coordinator of the fair.

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