A three-day exhibition on ‘Made in Bangladesh’ would begin on January 28 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre in Qatar.
Under patronise of the Export Promotion Bureau, Bangladesh Forum Qatar with the assistance of Bangladesh embassy would be organising the fair.
More than 70 diverse companies from Bangladesh would showcase a wide-range of exportable products and services in exhibition.
A delegation, headed by prime minister’s private industry and investment adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, would attend the expo.
Other members of the delegation were state minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam, additional secretary of the commerce ministry Md Shakhawat Hossain, director general-2 (joint secretary) of EPB Mahbubur Rahman, project director (joint secretary) of EPB Mohammad Rezaul Karim, private secretary to private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister (deputy secretary) Md Zahidul Islam Bhuiyan, director of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority Mahmudul Kabir Murad, director of the Public Private Partnership Authority Md Anwar Hossain and senior assistant secretary of the Bangladesh Zones Authority Md Tanvir Hasan Ruman.
Talking to the news agency, BFQ founding president Iftekhar Ahmed said the event would go a long way in rebranding Bangladesh as an economic powerhouse and breaking the stereotype of being a supplier of low-cost human resources.
The exhibition, he said, would enable Bangladeshi companies to showcase their products and services.
He said Made in Bangladesh was the first initiative in Qatar to enhance Bangladesh-Qatar bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and investment leveraging the potentials from enviable socio-economic progress of Bangladesh for last one decade.
On the side-line of the exhibition, Iftekhar Ahmed informed that there would be seminars and panel discussions to showcase toll manufacturing opportunities, business process and outsourcing opportunities.
He said the first day of the exhibition would have formal opening ceremony, seminars, cultural show under the theme ‘Rhythm of Bangladesh’, fashion show on Dhakai Jamdani and Katan. The second day events would include seminars, cultural show under the theme ‘Seasons of Bangladesh’ and the instrumental fusion and tribute to musical legends of Bangladesh, he added.
Ahmed said the third and closing day would have seminars, cultural show under the theme ‘The Bengal Beats’, folk festival, and formal closing ceremony and gala dinner.