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IAF World Fashion Convention to be held in Dhaka in Nov

Time Digital Report: The 37th IAF World Fashion Convention will be held in Dhaka in November this year.

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) will host the convention in collaboration with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA).

Besides, the "Made in Bangladesh Week" will be held simultaneously in Dhaka from November 12 to November 18.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan and IAF Secretary General Matthijs Crietee made the announcement at a press conference in the capital today, according to a press release of BGMEA.

They also unveiled the logos of the 37th IAF World Fashion Convention and the Made in Bangladesh Week.

Various programmes, including the board meeting of the IAF board of directors and a conference with the participation of local and international speakers, will be held during the three-day conference.

The annual convention will bring together the IAF members, including apparel industry associations representing 40 countries, leading brands and other stakeholders.

BGMEA will organize the Made in Bangladesh Week with an aim to promote the apparel industry of Bangladesh locally and globally by showcasing the compelling stories of the ready-made garments sector.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said, "As we have achieved a certain level of growth and momentum, it is now time for us to leapfrog to the next level of growth."

"Our progress and prospects have made us one of the most sustainable sourcing partners to the west and we have to work harder for safeguarding it," he said.

The convention will play an important role in initiating a greater collaboration with key actors in the supply chain including buyers and suppliers and global stakeholders to ensure more sustainable manufacturing and sourcing, Hassan said.

The "Made in Bangladesh Week" will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the impressive strides of Bangladesh's RMG industry, he added.

IAF Secretary-General Matthijs Crietee said, "Perhaps more than ever before garment manufacturers play a pivotal role in the industry transformation we all need. So on the international stage presented by the 37th IAF World Fashion Convention, the Bangladeshi apparel industry will show itself as a source of solutions to the industry's current major challenges."

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