An event showcasing the entire denim supply chain in Bangladesh and beyond is to feature a seminar covering investment trends and global sourcing dynamics.

The Bangladesh Denim Expo is billed as a one-stop sourcing platform all aspects of jeanswear, from denim mills, laundries and finishers to garments and production equipment. It will take place for the second time in May, following the success of the inaugural show in November.

The show will comprise a number of seminars covering the dynamics of research & development needed to create innovative denim products; pioneering Greenscreen certification for safe chemical use; Made in Bangladesh; and key denim trends.

A special seminar will take place on the first day of the show in collaboration with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA).

This session will cover present business and investment trends, global sourcing dynamics and potentials for Bangladesh. It will also discuss prior issues to support growth potentials such as infrastructure/port, compliance issues, supportive policies and coordination between different government agencies, and product & market diversification.

The discussions will focus on devising a strategic action plan to overcome the existing challenges and realise the potentials.

Special guests for the seminar will include Hedayetullah Al Mamoon, Senior Secretary of Bangladesh Ministry of Commerce, Sophie Aubert, Ambassador of France to Bangladesh, and Roger Hubert, country head of H&M Bangladesh.

The first Expo attracted more than 2,500 fashion and textile professionals, including representatives from international retailers including Primark and H&M, according to the organisers.

This year, exhibitors include Absolute Denim from Thailand, Raymond Uco from India, A&E from the US, and Garmon from Italy, plus Bangladesh mills including Partex and manufacturer-laundries such as Denim Expert.

The Bangladesh Denim Expo will take place on 11-12 May at the Radisson Blu Water Hotel in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. Click here for more details.

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