The next edition of the Bangladesh Denim Expo (17-18 May 2017, International Convention City, Bashundhara, Dhaka) is promising to be the most successful since the beginning of the show, created by the visionary idea of Md. Mostafiz Uddin. An event that has constantly grown in audience and exhibitors involved, and, most importantly, that has proved itself able to anticipate and foresee future trends and directions of the denim world. For the upcoming 6th edition, in fact, the main theme of the Expo is set on “Denim Networks”, highlighting not only the importance of increasingly develop long term relationships in the whole sector, but also to do it on a more and more international scale, with a great focus in mind: boost sustainable best practices to build a greener and better future for denim. To do so Bangladesh Denim Expo has expanded its spaces, for the first time the event will be running in two separate halls, increased its audience (with 10,000 pre-registered visitors the show is announce to double at least the numbers of the 5th edition held in November 2016), and created an always evolving and innovative storytelling on sustainability with several special events, seminars and special dedicated areas.
Since its beginning Bangladesh Denim Expo was conceived as an international strategic hub to attract the most interesting and innovative denim-related projects. A strategic vision that has allowed the show to mark a continuous growth in terms of visitors, spaces and exhibitors. For the 6th edition exhibitors from 12 countries are expected, such as China, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Pakistan, Japan, San Marino, Germany, Brazil, India, Hong Kong and Bangladesh. The “Trend Zone” area, the unique space dedicated to showcase the latest denim trends and most innovative products, has been expanded in parallel, incorporating also a new information exchange zone where visitors will be able to gain insight in denim fabrics, styling and finishing available in Bangladesh, together with a select offer of the most relevant denim publications.
Moreover, another important novelty, exclusively distributed at the Expo, will be the first edition of “Bangladesh Denim Times”, a back-to-back magazine for denim professionals and denim lovers. Being a non-profit, independent magazine that has amongst its purposes to quench the thirst of knowledge of professional in the sector, establishing a bridge between the local industry, international retailers and denim brands.
Last but not least, Bangladesh Denim Expo has been exclusively featured in the project “See Now, Buy now – Bangladesh 2017” that aims to connect international buyers with the local suppliers. The project is promoted by the CBI (Center for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries), an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with BGMEA, and will take place in May-June 2017 with two exclusive Buying Missions; the first of which will feature Bangladesh Denim Expo as crucial appointment.
Sustainability has always been the core value of Bangladesh Denim Expo since its first edition in 2014, and for the brand new one is even more at the center of activities. The crucial issue of building more sustainable and ecologic business and production models for the denim industry is implemented through the focus on “Denim Networks” that marks the upcoming show. One of the unmissable novelties of the Expo is represented by the “Sustainable Apparel Forum” (SAF), to be held the whole 17th May 2017 at Rajdarshan Hall, a unique event designed and organized by the Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE), the country’s only private initiative-led apparel sector promoter. “Making sustainability easier” is the official motto that will guide this first edition of the SAF, an exclusive appointment that will see speakers of international renown and top managers from apparel and textile companies in Bangladesh bringing in fresh perspectives on sustainability based on the needs of business and customers’ expectations through specialized workshops to discuss practical aspects of daily operations in factories. Through four specific so-called “knowledge sessions” experts will explore best practices and stimulate the whole Bangladesh apparel industry to cope with the next generation challenges.
“We want to connect experts, brands, retailers and industries top-player in order to share a global approach towards the main challenges of our times” claims Md. Mostafiz Uddin, Founder & CEO of Bangladesh Denim Expo “ and doing it with an international perspective, especially concerning the inevitable sustainable transition that we all must face and we all must learn to promote and diffuse as much as we can”.
Central attraction of the show will be the seminars and special events, to serve as a platform for knowledge and idea sharing with some of the top experts and leaders from the best companies and organizations of the whole global denim supply chain.
Read the full events and seminars program: http://www.bangladeshdenimexpo.com/seminars/