PM to inaugurate 2nd Dhaka Apparel Summit


widenews desk: The second Dhaka Apparel Summit, hosted by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), will be held on Saturday in a bid to create a better future together through ensuring collaboration among the stakeholders.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Summit, the signature annual event in the global textile hub, at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka.

Representatives from buyers, brands, university scholars and workers’ representatives will attend the day-long event to discuss the possible road map to achieve the $50 billion export target, said the organisers.

This year’s event will feature discussions targeted at establishing a more sustainable apparel supply chain with the specific aim of creating a better future together.

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.

The summit will also showcase the progress of initiatives taken to improve the safety standard and condition of the workers in the RMG sector following the factory disaster in 2013.

The second edition of the Summit will take place at a time when our ready-made garment (RMG) industry, following a massive transformation in workplace safety, is entering a new era which promises a brighter future for the sector, Md Siddiqur Rahamn, President of the apex trade body of clothing industry.

“We believe that the suggestions that will be made by our panel of experts and industry professionals at the 2nd Dhaka Apparel Summit will provide illuminated guidelines for setting the priorities towards achieving a sustainable RMG industry”, he added.

The readymade 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.


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