Int’l trade shows begins in city

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:34, Jun 21,2019


Guests and dignitaries pose for a photograph during the inauguration of an international exposition of building, construction, architecture and woodworks at Bashundhara in Dhaka on Thursday. — New Age photo

Two international trade shows on ‘Building and Construction’ and ‘Wood and Woodworking Technology’ began at Bashundhara International Convention City in the capital on Thursday.

ASK Trade and Exhibitions Private Limited and Futurex Trade Fairs and Events Private Limited organised the three-day expos titled ‘5th edition Bangladesh BUILDCON International Expo 2019’ and ‘5th International JAT Presents Bangladesh WOOD 2019’.

The two tradeshows will focus on architecture, building and construction, showcasing materials, products, tools and machinery as well as technology for wood and furniture sector in Bangladesh.

Indian deputy high commissioner to Bangladesh Bishwadip Dey inaugurated the expos as chief guest in the morning.

Local government superintendent engineer ANM Enayet Ullah, Furniture Sector Industry Skills Council Limited chairman Md Abu Yousuf, Bangladesh Furniture Exporters Associations chairman KM Akhtaruzzaman, Futurex Trade Fair and Events Private Limited managing director Prem Anveshi and ASK Trade and Exhibitions Private Limited director Nanda Gopal and managing director Tipu Sultan Bhuiyan were also present at the inaugural ceremony.

A total of 250 exhibitors from 10 countries will display over 3000 products, including materials, equipment, machinery and technology relating to building and construction, roadways along with woodworking machinery for furniture production, hardware and tools, fittings and fixtures, laminates, boards, coating, abrasives and adhesives for the benefit of the wood and furniture sector of the country, said a press release.

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