The eleventh edition of GAPEXPO-2020 (Garment Accessories and Packaging Exposition) will be held on January 15 to showcase the latest accessories and packing products to make it familiar to the apparel makers.
The four-day international exhibition on garment accessories, packaging, raw materials and machinery will be held between January 15 and 18 at the International Convention City, Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi is expected to inaugurate the exposition as Chief Guest, while Salman F Rahman Private Industry and Investment Advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Dr. Rubana Huq will join the event as Special Guests.
Meanwhile, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun will join the closing ceremony and distribute awards to the top accessories exporters and the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Sheikh Fazle Fahim will join as Special Guest.
Bangladesh Garment Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA), ASK Trade and Exhibition Private Limited, India, and Zakaria Trade and Fair International jointly will organize expo.
The fair is aimed at showcasing the latest products, machinery and raw materials to attract the global as well as domestic buyers, said a press release issued by BGAPMEA.
“The contribution of garment accessories to overall apparel exports growing gradually as the local manufacturers of the backward linkage industry are now able to meet local demands,” said BGAPMEA President Abdul Kader khan.
In the given situation, we are creating an opportunity for the local apparel makers as well as accessories producers to showcase the latest trend and innovative products through the expo, said Kader.
“The 11th edition of the international exposition on garment accessories and packaging is aimed at showcasing the latest innovative products and machinery under a common roof to establishing a bridge between the buyers and manufacturers,” he added.
In addition, the show will help the Bangladeshi manufacturers to attract the attention of global buyers as the country is now an exporter of garment accessories also, said Kader.
About 270 companies from 20 different countries are expected to participate in the mega exposition to showcase their latest garment accessories products and latest technology and machinery for the sector.
A very wide range of latest garment accessories and packaging products including zippers, buttons, labels, interlining, tissue paper, drawstring, sewing thread, elastic/non-elastic lace, belt, narrow fabrics, gum tape, scotch tape, masking tape, paper adhesive tape, polybag, hanger, padding and quilting, screen printing, foil printing, embroidery, collar insert, collar bone and butterfly will be displayed in the expo to attract the buyers.
In addition, there will be a display of all kinds of modern machinery and cut edge technologies of garments accessories and packaging industry and many more.
More than twenty countries are participating at GAPEXPO-2020. These countries are Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Thailand, USA, Finland, India, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and Turkey.
In the last exposition, about 30,000 local and international visitors joined, while this year the organizer is expecting 40,000 visitors.