The seventh International Garments Accessories and Packaging Expo-2016 (GAPEXPO-2016) will begin in the capital on Wednesday to showcase the latest products and collections of RMG exporters and buying houses.
Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA), ASK Trade and Exhibition Private Limited, India, and Zakaria Trade and Fair International jointly will organise the four-day fair at the International Convention City, Basundhara.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will inaugurate the fair at 11 am on Wednesday. State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan and mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Annisul Huq will be present on the occasion. Two other events -- Garmentech Bangladesh 2016 and Yarn and Fabric Sourcing Fair -- will be held during the GAPEXPO-2016, BGAPMEA president Rafez Alam Chowdhury told a press conference at a city hotel on Sunday.
He said the GAPEXPO 2016 will provide a showcasing platform for the stakeholders concerned to display the latest products and collections. It will also act as a platform for sourcing of yarn, fabrics, machinery and modern technology from the concurrent shows from all parts of the world, Rafez Alam said. He said some 300 business firms from three countries, including Bangladesh, will take part in the exhibition.
RMG machinery of top business firms from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, England, Srilanka and Bangladesh will be put5 on display at the show, according to UNB. -Mithun