In celebrating its 10th anniversary, Dhaka Int’l Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG2013) were held from January 31st to February 3rd at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). It is the largest gatherings for the textiles and garments manufacturers in Bangladesh. With 850 exhibiting companies taking up more than 1050 booths showcasing state of the art machineries and technologies, attracting more than 30,830 international and local visitors. The immense event was jointly organized by Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Chan Chao International Co., Ltd., and Yorkers Trade and Marketing Service Co., Ltd., Hong Kong. FBCCI President Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed formally inaugurated the mega event highlighting the importance of textile industry for its contribution to the country’s economy.
Textile and clothing industry has been playing the most dominant and expanding role in the Bangladesh economy. World-wide textile and RMG players are increasingly taking interest in Bangladesh in their investment planning, which shows a clear sign of tremendous potential of the country’s clothing industry due to big domestic and overseas market. The 10th Dhaka Int’l Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition offered an ideal platform to demonstrate new products and technologies, as well as meet with manufacturers, traders and buyers, and exploit business opportunities.
1050 booths were filled up with world’s leading brands from 31 countries including, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, U.K, and U.S.A. The categories of exhibits included spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing, finishing, sewing, iron & hanger system, CAD/CAM, testing and other related machinery, equipments and spare parts.
Most of the participants were satisfied with the performance and fruitful outcome of the exposition, and 90% of the exhibitors showed interests in participating in DTG2014. All 10 exhibition halls was crowded with professional visitors and buyers who came to place orders, make inquiries and learn about the latest industrial technologies. More than a thousand machines were sold during the 4-day events, total of US$175 million on site orders was received, and are likely to receive more as a result of the exhibition.
DTG not only provided the opportunity for an excellent gathering of the international suppliers and buyers to expand business to global markets, but also brought in foreign investment and provide diverse and driving force to production and economic growth of Bangladesh. The successful event has become a definite hub for textile and garment related industries in South Asia every year.
DTG2014 is set to be held in February 12th to 15th, 2014. The organizers have received a lot of space reservation demand during DTG2013, and they are all confident that DTG2014 will be successful and thriving as previous years.