National SME Fair begins on April 4


DHAKA, April 3, 2018 (BSS)- “National SME Fair-2018” will begin in the city on April 4 with a view to promoting SME products, including their publicity and expansion of market at local and international levels.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the five-day fair at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), said industries minister Amir Hossain Amu at a press conference here yesterday.

SME Foundation and the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) are jointly organising the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) fair for the sixth time.

Amu said a total of 274 SME entrepreneurs, including 183 women, will exhibit their products, including jute, agriculture and leather products, electrics and electrical items, light engineering products, handicrafts and plastic and synthetics items.

No foreign products will be allowed to sell in the fair, he added.

He said the SME Foundation will give the “National SME Entrepreneurs Award-2018” at the fair. Each winner will be given Taka 100,000, a trophy and a certificate, Amu told journalists.

“There will be a sellers-buyers meeting booths, media centre and information stall besides the display of SME products and blood donation programme will also be arranged at the fair venue,” he said, adding that three seminars on the promotion of SME entrepreneurs and SME products will be organised during the fair.

The fair will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm for visitors and there will be no entry fee.