14 May 2022, 19:08
Update : 14 May 2022, 20:11

IAF Fashion Convention to be held in Dhaka in November

DHAKA, May 14, 2022 (BSS) - The 37th International Apparel Federation (IAF)
World Fashion Convention and "Made in Bangladesh Week" will be held in Dhaka
in November this year.

The (IAF) will host the Convention in collaboration with the Bangladesh
Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and the Bangladesh
Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA).

The "Made in Bangladesh Week" will be held concurrently in Dhaka on November

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan and Secretary General of IAF Matthijs Crietee
made the announcement at a press conference held at a city hotel in the
capital today.

BKMEA Vice-President Fazlee Shamim Ehsan was also present at the press

They also unveiled the logos of the 37th IAF World Fashion Convention and the
"Made in Bangladesh Week".

The IAF convention will be a three-day event where a board meeting of all the
IAF Board of Directors will be held on the first day. A daylong conference,
to be participated by local and international speakers, will also be a part
of this convention.

The speakers including brands, retailers, suppliers, industry leaders, and
academic will shed lights on the current and future business trends,
challenges, possible solutions, with an aim to make industry-wide efforts to
create a better fashion industry for all.

The annual World Fashion Convention will bring together the IAF membership,
including apparel industry associations representing 40 countries, leading
brands and other stakeholders.
The convention will provide an opportunity for delegates and participants to
network, to learn and to gain insights into the future direction of the

The "Made in Bangladesh Week", which will be organised by BGMEA, aims to
promote the apparel industry of Bangladesh locally and globally by showcasing
the compelling stories of the ready-made garments sector, especially its
impressive strides in the areas of workplace safety, environmental
sustainability and workers' wellbeing.

Alongside sketching the encouraging stories, the potential of Bangladesh's
RMG industry, its strengths, capabilities and future priorities to remain a
preferred and competitive choice for global buyers will be highlighted among
global stakeholders and audience.

The week-long event will feature the 37th IAF World Fashion Convention, the
third Dhaka Apparel Summit, Bangladesh Apparel Exposition, Denim Expo, Award
ceremonies like- - Sustainable Fashion Award and Fashion Photography Award,
Fashion and Cultural Festival and Global Launching of BGMEA Innovation

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said, "As we have achieved a certain level of
growth and momentum, it's now time for us to leapfrog to the next level of
growth. Our progress and prospects have made us one of the most sustainable
sourcing partners to the west and we have to work harder for safeguarding

He said the 37th IAF World Fashion Convention will play an important role in
initiating a greater collaboration with key actors in the supply chain
including buyers and suppliers and global stakeholders to ensure more
sustainable manufacturing and sourcing.

Faruque also said the "Made in Bangladesh Week" will provide a unique
opportunity to showcase the impressive strides of Bangladesh's RMG industry
along with its continuous strive to pursue excellence in business
capabilities to strengthen its standing as a safe, sustainable and
competitive industry in the world.

Secretary General of IAF Matthijs Crietee said: "Perhaps more than ever
before, garment manufacturers play a pivotal role in the industry
transformation that we all need. So, on the international stage presented by
the 37th IAF World Fashion Convention, the Bangladeshi apparel industry will
show itself as a source of solutions to the industry's current major

BGMEA First Vice-President Syed Nazrul Islam, Vice-President Shahidullah
Azim, Vice-President (Finance) Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Vice-President Md.
Nasir Uddin, Vice-President Miran Ali, Vice-President Rakibul Alam Chowdhury,
Directors Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee, Asif Ashraf, Md. Khosru Chowdhury,
Inamul Haq Khan (Bablu), Barrister Vidiya Amrit Khan, Md. Imranur Rahman and
Neela Hosna Ara, BKMEA Vice-President Md. Akhter Hossain Apurbo were present
at the press conference which was moderated by BGMEA Director Mohiuddin



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