Exhibitions have been playing a significant role in the development of the textile industries in Bangladesh. Global exhibitions such as The American Textile Machinery Exhibition – International (ATME-I), The Osaka Textile Machinery Show (OTEMAS), China International Textile Machinery Exhibition (CITME) and International Exhibition of Textile Machinery ITMA-Asia and The ITMA Europe are the most prominent shows over the year always displaying latest textile innovations and presenting opportunities for global sales to customers.
As the textile industry is changing, the exhibitions are also changing. Similarly, in Bangladesh a number of textile garment exhibitions are taking place from various extent and organizers. BATEXPO, KNITEXPO, TEXTECH and GARMENTECH are the remarkable exhibitions from different wings of the sector. However, certainly Dhaka Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG) is the largest in every dimension. Within four years of its history it has become the most fruitful and beautiful show.
Bangladesh Textile Mills Association and Chan Chao International Co. Ltd. of Taiwan jointly started the show at Dhaka Sheraton Exhibition & Conference Center in 2004. DTG 04 started with 200 booths and 95 exhibitors. In the 2nd occasion in 2005 it was over 380 booths and 175 exhibitors. Now, only after four years, number of participant reaches 415 and number of stalls to almost 730. These data shows the extensive rate of growth. From the year 2005 it started its operation in Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Center, the most modern exhibition venue of the country.
Flashback DTG 2007
The 4th Dhaka Int’l Textile and Garment machinery Exhibition (DTG 2007) was held from February 1st to 4th 2007. Hundreds of suppliers from the globe gathered in that mega industrial fair. About 420 exhibitors displayed their products in 620 booths. More than 300 international suppliers from 25 countries highlighted their products. Swiss and Turkish exhibitors group were remarkable at the exhibition. Bangladesh, India, Germany, Taiwan were in the leading positions regarding the number of exhibitors. Registered number of visitors was 23,762. Among them almost 58% intended to buy products. The 4-day’s event received spot order of more than thousands of machines worth US$150 million and received more in the end. The show also brought some opportunities of foreign investment. At the inauguration ceremony the chief guest, former industrial adviser, Mrs. Geetiara Safia Chowdhury said, “The exhibition will bring scopes to local industry to replace advanced technology for better productivity.” Truly the exhibition brought the scope of technology transfer among the exhibitors and customer -opined the industry concerns.
The 5th Dhaka Int’l Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition is going to begin from January 21st for four days. This year the same organizers -Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Malaysian ES Event Management SDN.BHD, and Hong Kong based Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Co. Ltd are to carry the massive job. Different Ministries, Chamber of Commerce, leading Trade Organizations and different government, and non- government organizations are going to support them in this program. This year, number of exhibitors will be 415 with 730 booths. The figure is almost half of the ITMA 2007 (International Textile Machinery Exhibition) that was held at Munich in Germany from September 13th to 20th 2007.Hopefully DTG will set a standard in Bangladesh as ITMA does in the whole world by time. Organizers are expecting more number of participants this year.
DTG 2008 offers
DGT 2008 will be the largest show of its kind in Bangladesh. It will feature an enlarged index of products that will comprise a wider variety of machinery and accessories in all sectors. The show offers machinery equipment and auxiliary machinery and accessories for the following sectors: Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Cloth processing, drying, printing, laboratory testing & measuring, waste reduction and pollution prevention, Laundry, Testing & Quality Control, Winding, Utilities (Boilers & Generator), Integrated Production Software, Automation Process, Embroidery, Cutting and Sewing, Finishing, Labeling, Packing, Pocket Welting and in some extent Shoe making machineries and accessories.
DTG 2008 is going to unveil an enormous business opportunity to the exhibitors.
- Exhibitors can demonstrate the latest machinery, equipment, accessories and development in the industry for test marketing and generating business.
- Scope of Transfer of high technology and scope for investment and joint ventures in Bangladesh
- Idea about sourcing output requirements from Bangladesh
- Scope of technology adaptation and up-gradation
- Supply of plant, machinery, process control equipment, projects and services etc
- Project collaborations
- One to one business meetings and networking opportunities
The exhibition will remain open from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM local time for the visitors. Total space of the exhibition is 15,000 sq. meters, which is divided into 9 halls. Hall 8 is sub divided into 8a and 8b. Visitors will be able to register themselves earlier or at the site. The Honorable Finance Advisor of Bangladesh Mr. A. B. Mirza Md. Azizul Islam is expected to open the show and deliver inauguration speech at the program as the chief guest.
Most of the exhibitions here in Bangladesh always suffer from renowned visitors. Now-a-days things are changing positively. DTG is always blessed with high profile visitors. This year also the exhibition authority is expecting a huge crowd including CEOs, Engineers Technocrats, Marketing Chiefs, Professionals and Consultants, Policy Makers, Diplomats and Officials, Industry Associations and Trade Delegations from Bangladesh and Abroad.
The end of January is a good time for fairs, shows and exhibition here in Dhaka. The mild cold and dry weather suits for exhibition and traveling as well. Hundreds of foreign visitors, exhibitors, technicians and experts will be pleased to pass a very good time by visiting the famous places round the city. The venue for Dhaka International Trade Fair ’08 is just a walking distance from the exhibition venue.
Bangladesh is one of the leading apparel producers in the world. Lack of innovation and technology transfer is making its journey difficult to grab the massive opportunity to increase its market share in export as well as in developing the backward industries. The exhibition will provide the opportunity to the local concerns to observe the global innovations and advancement of technology. Entrepreneurs and technicians will be able to act accordingly and make decision regarding their investment and process development.