Made in Bangladesh Week to convene global stakeholders for fostering industry collaboration


Local and international stakeholders are going to a convent in the Made in Bangladesh Week to discuss the scope of pursuing excellence in the RMG industry of Bangladesh and ways of forging collaborations to build a more resilient and sustainable industry.

The mega event will host a gathering of more than a thousand people from home and abroad, including key stakeholders in the local and global fashion industry like buyers, garment and textile manufacturers, trade bodies, policymakers, economists, development partners, embassies, and journalists who are expected to share their insight on how to foster industry collaboration in fashion to drive positive impacts on the industry, thus on the lives of people and the planet.

The Dhaka Apparel Summit will feature nine interactive panel sessions covering the following industry topics:

  1. RMG Sector Roadmap: Towards a prosperous future
  2. Logistics infrastructure to take Bangladesh to the next level of economic growth
  3. From global to local value chains – Strategic Alliance and collaborative capacity building for a diversified and innovative Industry.
  4. Co-creating Sustainability – Shared risks and rewards
  5. Bangladesh’s LDC Graduation – Impediments and way forward
  6. Responsible business needs a global alliance on due diligence – the perspective of manufacturers and the Western buyers
  7. Ensuring Workers’ Well-being
  8. Addressing skill gaps – Technology and how It can shape the industry in the next 10 years
  9. Altering the chronicle of Bangladesh RMG Industry narrative

More than 60 local and international speakers join the sessions in the two-day conference to be held on 15th and 16th Nov during Made in Bangladesh Week.

The ticket can be purchased at:

Tipu Munshi MP, Minister of Commerce, Bangladesh; Salman F Rahman, MP, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh; Md. Atiqul Islam, Mayor, Dhaka North City Corporation; Faruque Hassan, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA); Joris Aperghis, CEO, WE Fashion; Katharine Stewart, Group Corporate Responsibility Director, Associated British Foods Plc; Peter McAllister, Executive Director, Ethical Trading Initiative; Avedis Seferian, President & CEO, WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production); Holly Syrett, Impact Programmes & Sustainability Director, Global Fashion Agenda; Felicity Tapsell, Responsible Sourcing Manager, BESTSELLER; Shwapna Bhowmick, Bangladesh country manager for Marks & Spencer (M&S); Rene Van Berkel, UNIDO Representative & Head, UNIDO Regional Office in India; Werner Lange, coordinator-Textile Cluster, GIZ; Tuomo Poutiainen, Country Director, ILO Country Office for Bangladesh will participate in the panel discussions as speakers.

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