• Dhaka Apparel Summit 2017
Together for a better tomorrow

The Dhaka Apparel Summit 2017 was organized by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on 25 February to aid in the development of Bangladesh’s apparel and textile industry. The Summit brought together some of the world’s leading experts in their field to share their experiences and thoughts and to discuss ways in which the RMG industry could realize sustainable growth well into the 21st Century.

The discussions targeted at establishing a more sustainable apparel supply chain with the specific aim of creating a better future together.

The Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, inaugurated the Summit.

Three panel discussion sessions were held in the Summit in an open and inter-active with full participation from audience.

Being the facts that the apparel industry of Bangladesh is at the dawn of a new era in its development, unprecedented safety standards adopted and great strides taken towards achieving environmental and sustainable targets and there is a strong desire to continue the growth of the industry with these principals in mind; the Summit offered a forum where visionary views for the future were discussed and expressed. A broad spectrum of proposals were come forward in the discussions to further improve the industry’s environmental and sustainable credentials and also brought into light various methods to achieve these goals.

Summit Speakers

Honorable State Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
    Senior Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)
      Ministry of Commerce Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
        Director at BGMEA and Honorary Consul of Slovak republic in Bangladesh
          Country Head Marks & Spencer Bangladesh and Myanmar
            U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh
              Managing Director of the Rising Group
                Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bangladesh
                  Ambassador of Sweden to Bangladesh
                    High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka
                      Managing Director of Shafi Processing Industries Limited and Senior Vice President, BGMEA
                        Vice Chairman of Newage Group of Industries
                          First Vice President The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI)
                            President of the Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI)
                              Research Director at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)
                                CEO of the Danish industry association Dansk Fashion & Textile
                                  Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
                                    Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to Bangladesh
                                      Managing Director of Apex Footwear Ltd.
                                        Executive Director, ETI
                                          Executive Director South Asia Global Affairs Canada Government of Canada
                                            Vice President (Finance) at BGMEA
                                              Chief Economist for the South Asia region of the World Bank
                                                Country Director of ILO Bangladesh
                                                  Chairman of United Commercial Bank Limited
                                                    Policy Analyst Textile & Garment Responsible Business Conduct Unit Investment Division Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
                                                      Honourary International Advisor of BGMEA
                                                        Program Manager, PaCT
                                                          Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark to Bangladesh
                                                            Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute, London
                                                              Head of PSES, GIZ
                                                                Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford


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