The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) of Bangladesh plans to take more initiatives to encourage the country’s entrepreneurs to participate in the expo to popularize their products in the region
With Bangladeshi products increasingly popular in China, participating in the China-South Asia Expo will help Bangladeshj exporters strengthen their position in the Chinese market.
The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) of Bangladesh plans to take more initiatives to encourage the country’s entrepreneurs to participate in the expo to popularize their products in the region.
“We want to brand Bangladesh before the world. We have already achieved second position in exporting ready made garments (RMG), so the demand for our products in the world market is present beyond any question,” said EPB Director General, Avijit Chowdhury.
He also said “Bangladesh has a strong tradition. Entrepreneurs of the country are participating in many expos across the world with our goodwill. The EPB is providing all sorts of support to participants at these expos.”
Bangladeshi enterprises will take part in the China-South Asia expo with more quality products for future prospects with the Chinese community, added Avijit.
This year, 16 Bangladeshi entrepreneurs participated in the expo – Hridoy Silk Kuthir and Industries, Join Handicrafts, Oshin Enterprise, Naya Craft, Nishorgi, Style File, Rupantor, Ittadi Handicrafts, Lights Creation, Trade Breeze, Nakshi International, Sunbird Trading Company, Alif Handicrafts, Asian 1-99, Design by Rubina, and Tasmiya Fasion House.
Avijit Chowdhury said the EPB will arrange promotional activities over the next year to increase participation.
Talking to BSS, proprietor of Tasmiyah Fashion House, Shahina Akter, said the response to Bangladeshi products at the expo was huge. “Many people visited my stall every day. Our sales went very well,” she added.
Director of Asian 1 to 99, M A Habib, said Chinese people are very happy with Bangladeshi products. “We will take part in the fair in future with more diversified and quality products,” he added.
The seven-day 5th China-South Asia Expo concluded on June 20 in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. The theme of the expo was, “Integrating into the Belt and Road Initiative, Promoting Win-Win Cooperation.”
More than 3,800 companies from 87 countries and regions attended the week-long exposition, with over 40% of the enterprises from overseas.
The exposition featured 19 exhibition halls with around 8,500 booths covering an area of 190,000 square meters.
A total of 16 series’ of more than 60 events were held simultaneously with the expo to encourage a win-win cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.
The expo attracted about 800,000 visitors, and sales volume is estimated to reach about ¥250 million this year, according to organizers.