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When
25 Feb 2017
Starting 08:00 am
Where
Pan Pacific Hotel Sonargaon

Dhaka Apparel Summit 2017

Together for a Better Tomorrow


February 25, 2017

Pan Pacific Hotel Sonargaon, Dhaka.



The ready made garment industry in Bangladesh has undergone a massive transformation to ensure workplace safety,well being of workers and environmental sustainability. A significant progress has already been achieved and every day improvements are being made. Moving forward with a vision to achieve US$50 billion worth of apparel export by 2021, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) feels the importance of open discussion to chalk out future priorities and plans towards sustainable growth.

The second edition of Dhaka Apparel Summit is going to be organized by BGMEA to create a better future together through ensuring collaboration among the stakeholders. The day-long event will bring together some of the best global minds to formulate strategies toward a more sustainable apparel supply chain with special focus on society,ecology and innovation; thus complementing the global sustainable agenda 2030. Honorable Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Dhaka Apparel Summit 2017.

It will be a true inspiration for us to see you in the summit.




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ABOUT THE GARMENT INDUSTRY IN BANGLADESH


The story of RMG industry in Bangladesh is unique in that it tells how a resilient nation can break free from the poverty cycle with the help of an industry. Despite all the hurdles and obstacles in the national and international arena, the RMG industry has witnessed tremendous growth over the past few decades, playing a major role in industrialisation, employment, poverty alleviation and empowerment of women in the country. Today the industry is serving as the base of the country’s development pyramid. The apparel industry emerged at a time when Bangladesh began its new struggle for achieving economic emancipation and leading the country to prosperity with its limited resources.

We started our journey in 1978 with 12,000 US Dollar exports. Last year we reached 26.6 Billion US Dollar exports, making Bangladesh the second largest apparel exporting country in the world. The industry employs 4.4 million people, of whom 70% are women, contributes more than 13% to the GDP, helps women empowerment and poverty reduction. We have set a target to achieve 50 Billion US Dollars in exports by 2021 when Bangladesh will be celebrating her 50th anniversary of independence.

BANGLADESH - THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN SOUTH ASIA


Recent years have seen Bangladesh achieve remarkable progress in its economic development, with GDP recording growth of 7.11% in the financial year 2015-16.

Per capita income has increased from 676 US Dollar in 2009, to 1466 US Dollar at present, and imports and exports have increased from 38 Billion US Dollar to 77.43 Billion US Dollar during the same time period, with the foreign exchange reserve reaching new records every month, and currently standing at 32 Billion US Dollar.

The poverty level has fallen from 40% in 2009 to 24% at present, and the Government’s target is to further reduce this to 15% by 2021. The Government has undertaken a broad scope of projects aimed at improving infrastructure, and the power and energy sectors and has plans to set-up a further 100 economic zones in next 15 years. Electricity generation capacity has increased to more than 14000 megawatts and the target is to achieve 40000 megawatts power generation capacity by 2030.

The progressive initiatives of the present government under the leadership of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have made Bangladesh a lower middle income country already. The Government has set targets of per annum growth of 8% until the year 2021, offering huge potential for both public and private investments in the country.

Program schedule

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Inaugural ceremony

  120 minutes
  Starts at 11.00AM

Inaugural ceremony to be attended by Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina as Chief Guest

Lunch

  60 minutes
  Starts at 1.00PM

SESSION-1: BANGLADESH APPAREL INDUSTRY: TRANSFORMATION, NOT JUST CHANGE - ROAD AHEAD

  90 minutes
  Starts at 2:15PM

Bangladesh’s apparel industry has taken great strides against many internal and external challenges. The tragic building collapse was the most unfortunate part that brought significant global attention to supply chain responsibility issues. In the recent years the industry has been making tangible progress in occupational health and safety as well as structural integrity and harmonious industrial relations. There remains more to be done. The panelists in this session will share their perspectives on transformation, challenges faced and the road ahead. The session will also highlight the importance of modernization and resilience of the industry and moving up the ladder of responsible value chain for creating better opportunities for all.

Session 2: BUSINESS POLICY & ENVIRONMENT:TOWARDS BETTER BANGLADESH

  90 minutes
  Starts at 4.00PM
Bangladesh’s apparel industry has taken great strides against many internal and external challenges. The tragic building collapse was the most unfortunate part that brought significant global attention to supply chain responsibility issues. In the recent years the industry has been making tangible progress in occupational health and safety as well as structural integrity and harmonious industrial relations. There remains more to be done. The panelists in this session will share their perspectives on transformation, challenges faced and the road ahead. The session will also highlight the importance of modernization and resilience of the industry and moving up the ladder of responsible value chain for creating better opportunities for all.

Session 3: COLLABORATIVE AND RESPONSIBLE SOURCING FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

  90 minutes
  Starts at 5.45PM

In the global supply chain all need a mutually beneficial, predictable and responsible business practices and actions by all stakeholders to ensure sustainability. This requires closer cooperation. Agenda 2030 for global sustainable development speaks of inclusive development and resilient industrialization. These issues are also in focus in various global forums, e.g. UN, OECD and G7. The other side of the coin is that fierce competition among the buyers and suppliers not necessarily is healthy and sustainable for all stakeholders in the supply chain. This session will discuss the importance of stakeholders’ collaboration and economics of sustainability for meaningful persuasion of sustainability agenda within the apparel supply chain.

Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 1-2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 4

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 3

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 4

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
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  • VENUE + ACCOMMODATION

    Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel
    107 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue,
    Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh

    (To enjoy discounted rates for accommodation at Sonargaon Hotel, please contact the Fair Department of BGMEA at: fair@bgmea.com.bd).
  • VISA

    BGMEA will provide invitation letters for foreign guests to enable application for a Bangladesh visa.
    Please send your requests for invitation letters to: fair@bgmea.com.bd
  • LOCAL CURRENCY

    Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)
    1 US Dollar equals to 78.90 BDT
    1 Euro equals to 83.28 BDT

  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    BGMEA Head Office:
    BGMEA Complex,
    23/1, Panthapath Link Road, Karwan Bazar
    Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
    Tel: +88-02-55027910-21 Fax: +88-02-55027922-3
    Email: info@bgmea.com, fair@bgmea.com.bd