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Garment tech fair starts on Jan 13

Three international tradeshows on the garment industry will begin in Dhaka on January 13.Tofail Ahmed, commerce minister, is scheduled to open the 15th edition of Garmentech Bangladesh 2016. The events to be held under one roof are expected to pull in about 300 companies from over 30 countries.Zakaria Trade and Fair International, ASK Trade and Exhibitions and Bangladesh Garment Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) are jointly organising the events, organisers said in a statement yesterday.Exhibitors will display apparel machinery, yarn and fabrics, garment accessories and packaging equipment.The organisers made the announcement at a press meet at La Vinci hotel in Dhaka yesterday where Rafej Alam Chowdhury, president of BGAPMEA, was also present.The garment sector, the life-line of Bangladesh economy, is moving ahead to reach the target of exporting $50 billion of garments by 2021,” said Tipu Sultan Bhuiyan, CEO of Zakaria Trade and Fair International.The four-day Garmentech will help in modernising, upgrading and increasing the value chain of the garment sector, he said. “The concept of the four-day international tradeshows under one roof from leading international firms has been well appreciated, as it brings a tremendous sourcing opportunity for all the stakeholders in the textile and garment industry,” said Nanda Gopal K, a director at ASK Trade and Exhibitions.“The use of such technology will help increase productivity, quality, compliance and value addition — the key challenges being faced by the industry in the country.”Some of the machinery will be launched for the first time in Bangladesh at the show, according to the organisers.In the yarn and fabrics sourcing fair, the latest collection of natural and synthetic yarn and fabric and its blends for woven and knit sectors will be showcased by overseas companies from Bangladesh, India, China and Singapore. The GAP Expo will showcase the largest collection of garment accessories and packaging used by the garment industry.The show will continue from 11am to 7pm every day and is free for all.