Garment accessories fair starts in Dhaka Wednesday
A four-day trade show on garment accessories and packaging industries will begin in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) in association with ASK Trade & Exhibitions Pvt Ltd and Zakaria Trade and Fair International will organise the ninth edition of the show—Gapexpo-2018—at International Convention City Bashundhara.
Some 450 exhibitors from 24 countries, including India, China, Japan, South Korea and Bangladesh, will showcase their apparel manufacturing technology, yarn and fabrics and garment accessories and packaging, printing technology and machinery.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith will inaugurate the fair in presence of National Board of Revenue's Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, said BGAPMEA President Md Abdul Kader Khan.
The manufacturers are now exporting garment accessories and packaging products after meeting local demand, Khan said at a press meet in the capital yesterday.
"If the government provides the sector with proper policy support, we will be able to earn $12 billion from the sector by 2021."
Two other events—Garmentech Bangladesh 2018, an apparel machinery and allied products tradeshow, and the ninth edition of the International Yarn and Fabrics Sourcing Fair—will also start at the same venue and at the same time.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will hand over export trophies given by the association, in the fourth day of the fair.
Tipu Sultan Bhuyian, CEO of Zakaria Trade and Fair International, and Nanda Gopal K, director of ASK Trade and Exhibitions, were also present at the press meet.