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Dhaka International Trade Fair 2014

Curtain goes up on DITF

Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014

Published Date: January 13, 2014
Curtain goes up on DITF

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the 19th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) at the city's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on January 11. “My government will lend all kinds of support to the businessmen for maintaining high standard of exportable goods,” she assured the businessmen present at the ceremony. She reminded them that...

Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014

Published Date: January 13, 2014
Month-long extravaganza

Month-long extravaganza

Dhaka International Trade Fair 2014 (DITF2014), the biggest and most vibrant showcasing event in the country, is now open for visitors at the sprawling ground on the western side of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at Agargaon. DITF is organized by Export Promotion Bureau & the Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh every year...

Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014

Published Date: January 13, 2014
For diversification of exports

For diversification of exports

Bangladesh will start exporting of papadum, a non-traditional mouth-watering appetiser, soon as an initiative of export diversification drive, said a top official of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) yesterday.At the momentCountry's export is highly concentrated on garment items as the diversification is not taking place over the years.  “But, this year we will start exporting...

Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014

Published Date: January 13, 2014
An overview of Bangladesh furniture industry

An overview of Bangladesh furniture industry

Traditionally furniturein Bangladesh developed as cottage based industry. It is in early 90's when the furniture industry in Bangladesh transformed from cottage based industry to mechanized mass production oriented industries. Since then furniture businesses began to grow with modern machinery, innovative designs and use of diverse materials.The main varieties of furniture are produced...

Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014

Published Date: January 13, 2014
Highlights of the industrial policy

Bangladesh as a developing country needs a robust yet pragmatic industrial policy to see its economic activities bringing the coveted results. The present government is providing the needed guidelines to attain holistic economic development in all the sectors. The task is no doubt daunting as the government faces resource constraints and many other debilitating factors including political turmoil. And yet, considering the importance of the private sector, an all-out support is being provided to the private entrepreneurs - big,...

Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014

Published Date: January 13, 2014
The DITF: A fair of opportunities

It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) represents the consistent progress Bangladesh has been making in the realm of commerce and economy notwithstanding the illimitable political troubles. It offers the local traders and manufacturers, as stated in the official fair website (http://www.ditf-epb.gov.bd/), a unique opportunity to showcase  their products and produces before an audience which is comprised of both Bangladeshi and international citizens. At the same time, interested manufacturers and business...

Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014

Published Date: January 13, 2014
Stall-owners worried over unrest

Traders are worried whether sales would meet their expectations at the Dhaka International Trade Fair as fear of political violence is keeping potential buyers at bay.   "It seems sales would not be good this year as turnout is very thin. So far the sales are not good," said Mosharraf Hossain, who was selling veils at an Iranian pavilion at the fair venue at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital. Blockades and shutdowns enforced by the opposition parties have already taken a...

Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014

Published Date: January 13, 2014
Food industry in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has a rapidly growing consumer market and due to a large population base, the demand for food products is always on the rise. The market and the product range have evolved significantly over the last decade and many companies have entered the food business which was otherwise not into this level of diversification in the past. Golden Harvest sees a lot of potential in the growth of the food market. The rational consumer is inclined toward having a good...

Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014

Published Date: January 13, 2014
Brief history of trade fairs

Brief history of trade fairs

A trade fair (trade show, trade exhibition or expo) is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products, service, study activities of rivals and examine recent market trends and opportunities. In contrast to consumer fairs, only some trade fairs are open to the public,...