The Ceramic Expo Bangladesh 2017, the first ever international exhibition on the ceramics industry in Bangladesh, ends on Saturday (Dec 2) with a success at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka.
It brought all the local manufacturers, exporters and suppliers of ceramics and allied products onto a single platform and showcase their achievements, earned through creative entrepreneurship and hard work over the years, to the world.
Dr. Towfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury, advisor for Energy, Power & Mineral Resources, Ministry, was the chief guest of the closing ceremony at a city hotel. State Minister for Finance M A Mannan was the special guest of the occasion.
Md. Shirajul Islam Mollah MP, President of Bangladesh Ceramics Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BCMEA), and Irfan Uddin, General Secretary of BCMEA & Chairman, fair organizing committee, were present at the event
Earlier, on Thursday (Nov 30), Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed inaugurated the expo as the chief guest.
Later, the minister also opened a four-day Bangladesh International Garment & Textile Expo (BIGTEX 2017) as the chief guest, which also kicked off at Hall-1 & Hall-2 of the ICCB on the day.
The BIGTEX 2017, organised by RedCarpet365 Ltd with China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) as strategic partner, displayed latest garment and textile machinery, equipment, world class technologies and accessories.
CTMA vice secretary general Zhao Xiaogang, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) senior vice president Faruque Hassan, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BKMEA) first vice president Mansoor Ahmed, Bangladesh Garments Accessories & Packaging Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) president Abdul Kader Khan, and Bangladesh Indenting Agents Association (BIAA) president Muhammad Ayub were also present on the occasion.
Manufacturers, dealers, suppliers and importers of garment and textile machinery and accessories from 12 countries, including Bangladesh, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka and Turkey were participated in the exhibition.