The 19th version of Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) will begin in the city's Agargaon area tomorrow to showcase various goods from home and abroad.
Businesses got orders worth Tk 157 crore at the DITF last year.
“I hope the amount will be bigger this year,” said Shubhashish Bose, vice-president of Export Promotion Bureau, the state-owned trade promotion body and organiser of the annual show.
The preparations for the month-long exhibition have already been completed, he said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the show at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
Of the total 480 stalls and pavilions, 27 have been allotted to companies from 12 foreign countries this year, Bose said. Last year there were 497 stalls and pavilions.
The participating countries include India, Pakistan, the UAE, Singapore, Thailand, the USA and Turkey.