Over the past few years, Bangladesh has seen rapid development of its export-oriented textiles industry. The country is now the second largest RMG exporter in the world. The textiles and garment industry is the most important segment of Bangladesh's manufacturing industry, accounting for more than 80 per cent of total export earnings and employing 4.4 million people. The 14th edition of the Dhaka International Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG), which gets under way on February 23, will be not-tobe-missed opportunity for business networking.
The 14th edition of the Dhaka International Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG), the largest trade fair of its kind in Bangladesh, will be held from February 23-26, 2017. The fair is likely to be attended by over 1,000 exhibitors from 33 countries including India, the UK, the US, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and Hong Kong among others. Exhibitors are expected to showcase a variety of equipment, products and technologies as well as services and information related to the textile and garment processing and production aspects such as spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing, finishing, testing, washing, embroidery, sewing and more. Being jointly organised by the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Chan Chao International Co Ltd and Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Co Ltd, the fair will include the Celebrity Hall for the first time this year. The hall, located on the ground floor of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), will be used to highlight high end overseas apparel fabrics and accessories brands.
Inspired by prosperous economic outlook and competitive labour force of Bangladesh, many international brands are expected to attend the fair to develop an impressive presence and tap better business opportunities in the country. Among them are the world's leading brands covering comprehensive textile and garment supply chains such as Mayer & Cie, Pai Lung, Santoni, Shima Seiki, Stoll, Terrot, Picanol, M&R, CTMTC, Fong's, Groz-Beckert, Karl Mayer, LMW, Rieter, Saurer, Truetzschler and Toyota.
Ever since its inception, DTG has been known for its high turnout of international exhibitors and trade visitors. It is widely seen as a must-visit textile and garment machinery fair in the country. Visitors are able to source a wide range of quality machines, learn about the latest industrial developments, and partner with key industry players. It provides one of the best opportunities to build contacts with potential business partners, and access the global textile and garment value chains.
Over the past few years, Bangladesh has witnessed and greatly benefited from the rapid development of the export-oriented textiles industry. Bangladesh is now the second largest RMG exporter in the world. The textiles and garment industry is the most important segment of Bangladesh's manufacturing industry, accounting for over 80 per cent of total export earnings and employing 4.4 million people.
Bangladesh also enjoys duty-free exports to the European Union (EU) under the most privileged Everything but Arms (EBA) trade scheme, and gains a lot of support from its global trade partners. Among them, Germany, now the single largest export market for Bangladesh-made garments next to the US, has promised to help the country's garment industry double its export volume. With these advantages, Bangladesh is the new garment manufacturing hub in Asia.
DTG showcases new technology, state-of-the-art equipment, materials and services, as well as offers an excellent avenue for international suppliers and visitors to expand business to the lucrative market and accelerate Bangladeshi technological advances that will impart effective quality, high-speed and competitive cost to gain that all important edge in textiles and garment industry.
DTG 2016 had successfully ended on January 31, 2016. During the four-day event, over 1,000 leading brands from 33 countries and regions, covering 1,160 booths, attracted 38,192 international and regional trade visitors, topping all previous records. Over 90 per cent exhibitors were satisfied with the results and were interested to participate in the next edition. More than 70 per cent exhibitors indicated that they wished to have bigger booths next year.
In the last 13 years, DTG has become the best B2B platform and increasingly significant textiles and garment event in Bangladesh, with its scale setting new records year by year. The scale of DTG is now seven times larger than its first edition.
Number of visitors in 2015 and 2016
About the Organisers
Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA): BTMA is a 1,350-member association representing spinning, weaving and dyeing-printing-finishing mills of Bangladesh, with a total investment of over 4 billion. The main tasks of the association are to promote and safeguard the interests of its members, and insist the government in formulating textile industry policies.
Chan Chao International Co Ltd and Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Co Ltd: Chan Chao and Yorkers have been leaders in organising exhibitions and trade fairs in ASEAN countries, South Asia and China for over three decades, having organised numerous machinery-related events in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Pakistan, Myanmar, Taiwan and Vietnam over the years. Having amassed abundant experiences in the field, Chan Chao and Yorkers are sure that their fairs can serve as the best platforms for exploring opportunities in emerging markets.
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