BATEXPO begins Dec 10
The most impressive event of the country’s textile manufacturing sector, BATEXPO (Bangladesh Apparel and Textile Exposition) will open in the city
on December 10. This is the largest annual export fair with participants from home and abroad gathering to show case their produce and put booking of merchandise.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the fair while BNP chief and leader of the opposition in Parliament Begum Khaleda Zia will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the three-day fair.
Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is organizing the annual trade show.
The apex chamber body of the textile and garment sector held a meeting with event sponsors to exchange views on the fair Monday. They will hold a press briefing on December 8 to share information on the BATEXPO preparations.
BGMEA sources said there will be several seminars in the sideline of the fair with experts speaking on the market trend and production and supply situation in the light of the economic recessions in Europe and USA.
The exchange of views would further help to chart out BGMEA’s production and marketing strategy to avoid setback at a time supply orders are on decline.
BGMEA acting president Siddiqur Rahman yesterday said preparations are moving in full gear. He hoped that a large number of buyers from the US and Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada and such other important buying nations are going to attend the fair.
They have already given booking of hotels, pavilions and stalls and those interested to show case their produce and machinery have already given booking for shipment.
The fair to be held at a local hotel will see the visits of local business groups and trade analysts at the event.