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Apparel Exporters of Bangladesh Organizing Made In Bangladesh Week (12-18th November)


Sheikh Hasina is to inaugurate the weeklong event starting on Nov 12

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA), in partnership with Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE), is organizing “Made in Bangladesh Week” from 12th to 18th November this year.

The week-long initiative will present physical events comprising summits, expositions, exhibitions, awards, factory tours, cultural shows and networking dinner.

Bangladesh is the world’s 2nd largest apparel exporting country. The country exports ‘Made in Bangladesh’ apparel to over 160 countries in the world.

‘Made in Bangladesh Week’ is a signature event of Bangladesh which aims to bring under one roof all the stakeholders of Bangladesh apparel industry to initiate collaborations as well as discuss prospects and roadmap for the future. In addition, the event will work towards a collective promise of promoting sustainability and responsible business.


Events During the “Made in Bangladesh Week”

dhaka-apparel-summitAbout The Event

The apparel industry of Bangladesh is at the dawn of a new era in its development. Exceptional safety standards have been adopted, and great strides have been taken to meet environmental and sustainable targets. With these principles in mind, there is a strong will to keep the industry growing. The Summit will hold a forum allowing visionary views of the future to be expressed and discussed.

A broad spectrum of proposals for improving environmental and sustainable credentials will be made, bringing to various light methods to achieve these goals. The Summit will hold interactive panel sessions and keynotes, offering a more open, interactive environment and allowing full audience participation and the opportunity for a valid exchange of ideas.

bangladesh-denim-expoAbout The Event

Bangladesh Denim Expo is a must-attend show in the international denim calendar. Bangladesh Apparel Exchange will organize the 13th edition of the expo during Made in Bangladesh Week.

The exhibition is a new comprehensive showcase of the entire denim value chain: fabric, finishes, washes, and accessories. The trade show celebrates and explores the world of denim. It’s an exclusive event only for authorized trade visitors.

Dhaka Apparel Show


About The Event

A two-day apparel exhibition is scheduled during Made in Bangladesh Week. Dhaka Apparel Expo is a platform to showcase the country’s apparel, textiles, and other related products under one roof, to be held on November 15th and 16th, 2022. Dhaka Apparel Expo is open to manufacturers of RMG, fabrics and yarn, accessories, machinery, and chemical suppliers.

The Expo will bring opportunities for the global buyers and their representatives to see the varied categories of Made-in-Bangladesh garments with the world’s most competitive sourcing offers. The Expo will demonstrate Bangladesh as a value-added apparel-producing nation that has developed sustainably. International brands, retailers, and importers looking for sourcing and production partners in Bangladesh will be offered new and innovative business opportunities.


About The Event

The Sustainability Leadership (TSL) Award will recognize the best practices of Bangladesh apparel factories in environmental, social, and innovation areas. The objective is to motivate factories to adopt sustainable practices to transform the image of Made in Bangladesh in the world market as modern, safe, and green. The award is divided into 3 categories: Social Excellence, Environmental Excellence, and Innovation Excellence. At the same time, these recognitions will inspire factories to follow best practices and brand the sustainability strides of Bangladesh’s apparel industry globally.



About The Competition

The Sustainable Design & Innovation Award aims to offer a platform for talented young professionals and students to find creative and innovative sustainable design process innovations in the country through a rigorous selection process.

An esteemed jury board will evaluate the selection process in terms of innovation and elaboration, functionality, aesthetics, and responsibility. The award will encourage multi-disciplinary approaches to design, advance diversity, and more environmentally sustainable solutions.

Award Categories

Product Design Development
Process Innovation


About The Event

The Made in Bangladesh Photography Award will reward photographers who portray the beauty of Bangladesh’s cultural history and the country’s immense natural resources. It is a great chance to unleash your imagination in your photography. The photo contest aims to look for photos showing the beauty of Bangladesh’s heritage and its abundant natural resources that riverine communities rely on for livelihood. Photographers are encouraged to use their imaginations to capture fascinating photos highlighting the diversity of culture, heritage, industry, and landscape.


Award Categories

Culture and Heritage
Industry and Economy
People and Landscapes

non-resident-bangladeshis-awardAbout The Event

A large number of Non-Resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) are involved around the globe. For Bangladesh’s next level of growth, it is highly imperative to engage these NRBs in the development blueprint. NRB Award will recognize non-residential Bangladeshis working towards creating a better Bangladesh. The program is scheduled during Made in Bangladesh Week.

fashion-innovation-showAbout The Event

Fashion Innovation Runway Show will be held during the Made in Bangladesh Week for apparel manufacturers. The runway show will showcase innovative products in a wearable manner. The products showcased in the runway show will represent the full spectrum of Bangladesh and be produced responsibly and in the most sustainable manner.


About The Event

Home to the world’s highest number of Green Factories. These factories use energy-efficient and environment-friendly technology and practices that save water and energy and minimize pollution. The green factory tour will take place during Made in Bangladesh Week. The day-long tour will include multiple factory visits and in-depth progress of the Bangladesh apparel industry.

photo-exhibitionAbout The Event

landscape diversity

To the global stakeholders and audience, this exhibition focuses on the encouraging stories and potential of Bangladesh’s industry, its strengths, capabilities, and social inclusion. The exhibition will highlight cultural, heritage, people, and landscape diversity.


About The Event

The innovation center is a platform established by BGMEA to drive sustainability and technological innovation in the apparel industry. The center is facilitated by a well-equipped resource library, research lab, training center, and exhibition museum through which one can experience innovations shaping the apparel industry towards sustainability. The global launching of the center will be organized during Made in Bangladesh Week.


About The Event


Speaker Title
VIDHURA RALAPANAWE Executive Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability, Epic Group.Board Member, Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
DENIS CHIARELLO Area Sales Manager, Tonello
NICOLAS PROPHTE Vice President, Global Denim Center, PVH
RENE VAN BERKEL UNIDO Representative & Head, UNIDO Regional Office in India.

Renowned international experts listed above will conduct technical workshops focusing on sustainability and innovation to prepare and equip the Bangladesh apparel industry to take the lead in producing state-of-the-art apparel. The workshops will be held at the BGMEA Fashion & Technology University (BUFT).

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