A three-day virtual exposition of textile fabrics will begin on March 22, aiming to create a matchmaking platform for the local and international traders, thus helping boost the country's economy.
Titled '17th Dhaka International Yarn and Fabric Show 2021-Winter Edition (Virtual Expo)', the event is expected to facilitate the recovery of the textile sector from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organisers made the announcement on Monday at the conference centre of the Economic Reporters' Forum (ERF) in the city's Paltan area.
CEMS-Global, a US-based event organising firm, in collaboration with the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT TEX) is organising the event.
Meherun N Islam, President and Group Managing Director of the CEMS-Global USA & Asia Pacific; Tanveer Qamrul Islam, Executive Director of CEMS Bangladesh; and Abhishek Das, Country Director of CEMS-India; were present at the press conference.
The virtual platform will be accessible from any part of the world on the scheduled days from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Bangladesh time.
Briefing the reporters, Meherun N Islam said the company is organising the event on a virtual platform considering the need for maintaining social distance in the wake of pandemic.
"We have developed our own platform so that we can equip the digital solutions as per the compliance with the health safety guidelines," she said.
Buyers will be able to virtually connect and schedule meetings with manufacturers or even initiate a live chat, call, and video conference, she said.
According to organisers, more than 80 exhibitors from China, India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Morocco and other countries will take part in the virtual event, to showcase a wide range of textile products, latest technologies in yarn, fabric, industrial fabrics, accessories and many more.
Interested buyers, traders and enthusiasts can learn more about the procedures to participate in the business to business (B2B) virtual exhibition visiting the CEMS-Global official website: www.cemsonline.com
It is the second virtual exhibition for CEMS-Global after the 'Global Yarn and Fabric Sourcing Show 2020-Virtual Edition' held between November 9 and 14 last year, the organisers said.