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Apparel Summit begins on Feb 25

  • Published at 06:38 pm February 19th, 2017
Apparel Summit begins on Feb 25
As a sequel to the success of first Dhaka Apparel Summit held in 2014, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is organising the second edition with the theme “Together for a better tomorrow.” “The event aims to create a platform where the stakeholders would share their opinion and fix priority areas for ensuring sustainable growth in country’s apparel sector,” said BGMEA President Siddiqur Rahman while announcing the summit at a press conference on Sunday, according to a BSS report. He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the day-long largest expo on the US$28 billion apparel industry at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargoan in the capital. The summit will also showcase the progress of initiatives taken to improve the safety standard and condition of the workers in the RMG sector following the factory disaster in 2013. The event will be attended by representatives from buyers, brands, university scholars and workers’ representatives who would also find out the priority areas to the achievement of $50 billion export target. The day-long summit would have nine interactive sessions where over 85 speakers from home and abroad would participate. In addition, top representatives of over 25 brands and over 15 globally renowned academics would also attend in the DAS. There would be three main sessions in the summit. The first session titled “Business Policy and Environment: Towards a Better Bangladesh” while the second session titled “Collaborative and Responsible Souring for Sustainable Growth” and third session is concentrated on “Bangladesh Apparel Industry: Transformation and the road Ahead”. So far 3,245 people have been registered themselves to participate in the DAS.
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