On 8th September 2019, GOTS is hosting the `GOTS Bangladesh Seminar 2019`(GBDS19) with the theme `Connecting for Success` at the International Convention City Bashundhra (ICCB) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The seminar serves to bring key players from brands, exporters, certifiers, chemical industry, and other significant stakeholders together, says a recent press release.
Bangladesh is second, after India, in terms of the total number of GOTS-certified facilities worldwide. The seminar will provide a platform to sustain this growth and to facilitate networking opportunities among international value-chain experts e.g. from China, Europe, and India.
The following topics will be covered in the seminar:
- Sustainable Retail: Recent trends, priorities, and experience of conscious buyers.
- GOTS Technical Criteria and its Implementation: Latest criteria and experiences from implementation partners for technical aspects of the standard.
- Connecting on the Job – Workers and Management: Exploring working conditions at garment (and other) factories in Bangladesh, connecting workers and factory owners to discuss relevant social compliance issues.
- Connecting Supply Chain Partners: Connecting key supply chain partners including garmenting, wet processing, testing, certifiers, and chemical suppliers.
The Seminar 2019 is the second GOTS-event held in Bangladesh. The first one took place in November 2016, counting 180 people from 5 countries. The seminar will be conducted in English. For more details please visit the seminar website and download the seminar agenda.