08 May 2024, 17:52

29th US Trade Show begins tomorrow

DHAKA, May 08, 2024 (BSS) - The three-day 29th Annual US Trade Show will
begin in the city's InterContinental Hotel tomorrow.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) and the United States
Embassy are the cosponsors of the three-day trade show from May 9-11.

Salman Fazlur Rahman, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime
Minister, will attend the opening event as the chief guest at 10:30 am.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and
Information Technology, will remain present as the special guest.
AmCham President Syed Ershad Ahmed and US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter D.
Haas will also remain present at the inaugural function.

This year, over hundreds of US products represented by 44 exhibitors from
home and abroad will be on display in 79 booths in the show venue.

In addition to the exhibition of American products and services, there will
also be five seminars during the event. On the first day tomorrow, two
seminars- "Inclusive Innovation: Empowering Women in the Al Era" will be held
at 3:00 p.m. and "U.S. Export Licensing for Importers" will take place at
4:30 p.m.

On the second day on Friday, three seminars will be held. First one on
"Studying in the U.S. and Student Visas" will take place at 10:30 a.m.,
second one on "USAID Development Work with the Private Sector" at 3:00 p.m.
while the third one on "Doing Business with the U.S. and Business Visas" will
take place at 4:30 p.m.

The show will remain open for visitors all three days from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00
p.m. The entry fee for this year's show is Taka 30 per person. Students in
uniform or with identity cards will be allowed free entry. There will be
attractive prizes for a few lucky visitors, based on a raffle drawing of
entry ticket coupons after the Trade Show.

This year's Trade Show will be taking place during World Trade Month (May)
which has been recognized in the US since 1938 and promotes the importance of
International Trade to the US Economy. Since 1992, this three-day-long
exhibition has emerged as Bangladesh's premier annual business event, drawing
thousands of visitors each time.

According to the US Embassy, the US is the largest investor in Bangladesh
having worth over $4 billion of investment. The US government as well as its
private sector is looking forward to the measures which would make the US
investments a lot easier in Bangladesh as well as how Bangladesh makes
further improvement in investment climate.


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