Three international exhibitions targeting the entire garments and textile industry ‘BIGTEX 2017′ will start from November 30 at the International Convention City Bashundahara (ICCB) in Dhaka. Briefing newsmen at the National Press Club on Sunday on the upcoming four-day events, the organizer of the expo RedCarpet365 said the three expos are being organized to make available machineries to the garments and textile industry at the stakeholders’ doorstep. They said, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will be present as chief guest in the inaugural ceremony of the expo. The three expos- Bangladesh International Garment and Textile Machinery Expo 2017, Bangladesh International Fabric and Yarn Expo-2017, and Bangladesh International Dyes, Pigments. CEO of Redcarpet365 Ltd Ahmed Imtiaz mentioned that some 180 stalls with products from twelve countries including Bangladesh, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka Turkey will take part in the expo. Garments and textile machinery, equipment, technology, and accessories will be showcased while manufacturer, dealers, suppliers, and importers from home and abroad will participate at this mega exhibition. He said they are expecting participants from entire Asia, Europe, and USA. Sr. Joint Secretary (Administration) of BKMEA Moazzem Hossain has briefed about BKMEA’s role in this exhibition and in the textile industry of Bangladesh while, Chairman and CEO of Well Group, Syed Nurul Islam, gave his inputs about the importance of theses exhibitions and recent needs of quality manufacturers and exporters. Editor and Publisher of Textile Focus, Islam Riyadh, briefed about their seminar on “Bangladesh Green Industry” moving ahead. They also mentioned that Bangladesh is the 2nd largest apparel exporter in the world, top denim exporter to EU and has become the world’s 2nd largest knitwear exporter in the world.
Every 3rd European has a t-shirt made in Bangladesh. Every 5th American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. To keep this growth in continuation basis the industry needs proper machinery, raw materials, yarn, fabric, dyes and chemicals in regular basis. They also added that Bangladesh now has set a goal to become a middle income country and a target of earning 60 billion USD from export by 2021. We need to focus more on value added, high-end apparel items rather than basic, traditional products to make the business sustainable throughout the fierce competition in the global garment trade to achieve this target.