BIGTEX – Bangladesh Int’l Garment & Textile Machinery Expo 2017 will be held in Dhaka from November 30 to December 3 at the International Convention City Bashundhara. This is an international expo on Garment & Textile Machinery. China Textile Machinery Association, (organizer of ITMA + CITME) is the strategic partner of this expo. Garment and textile machinery, equipment, technology and accessories manufacturer, dealers, suppliers and importers will participate at this mega exhibition that is targeted at the entire textile, garment and apparel industry of Bangladesh.
Two more simultaneous exhibitions will take place: The Bangladesh Int’l Fabric & Yarn Expo 2017 and the Bangladesh Int’l Dyes, Pigments and Chemicals Expo 2017. The expo will have almost 180 stalls with products from 12 countries including Bangladesh, China, England, France etc. Bangladesh is the second largest apparel exporter in the world, is the top denim exporter to the EU and has become the world’s second largest knitwear exporter. Every third European wears a T-shirt made in Bangladesh and every fifth American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. To ensure continued growth the industry needs proper machinery and regular supply of raw materials, yarn, fabric, dyes and chemicals.
Bangladesh now has set a goal of earning $60 billion from exports. To achieve this target they need to focus more on value added, high-end apparel items rather than basic, traditional products to make the business sustainable in fiercely competitive markets in the global garment trade.