MNA Business Desk: A three-day ‘Bangladesh Leather Footwear and Leathergoods International Sourcing Show-2017’ will begin in capital Dhaka on November 16.
The first-ever exposition of this kind will showcase a wide array of collection of quality leather products to attract buyers, global retailers and international sourcing agents.
The event, organised by the Leathergoods and Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association of Bangladesh in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce, will also facilitate direct interaction between manufacturers and exporters.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate this grand event at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB). The show is being held under the thematic tagline: ‘Think ahead, Think Bangladesh’, said the organisers at a press briefing at a Dhaka hotel on Sunday.
Leading leather manufacturing companies operating in/from Bangladesh will display an exciting collection of their products at seven pavilions and 25 stalls.
Commerce Secretary Shubashis Basu, President of Leathergoods and Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association Md. Saiful Islam, Deputy Head of Mission of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dhaka Michael Schultheiss, Director General of Brussels-based Foreign Trade Association (FTA) Christian Ewert and Managing Director of Patenga Footwear (Pvt.) Ltd. Chen Shao Tseng were present at the press briefing.
Michael Schultheiss said Germany is very keen to improve the country’s labour condition, as Bangladesh is the largest source country of footwear products for Germany