Ceramic industry saw 200 pc growth, 20 pc increase in investment last 10 years

Three-day Int’l Ceramic Expo from Nov 24

Published : 19 Nov 2022 08:44 PM

Bangladesh’s ceramic industry has experienced 200 percent growth and a 20 percent increase in investment in the last 10 years, said Md. Sirajul Islam Mollah, President BCMEA on Saturday. 

He was addressing a press conference organised by BCMEA ahead of the “Ceramic Expo Bangladesh-2022” at Dhaka Reporters' Unity.

The three-day international ceramic exposition will be held in the capital from November 24 with the participation of 90 exhibitors and 200 brands from over 15 countries, including host Bangladesh.   General Secretary of the organisation, Irfan Uddin and senior office bearers were also present on the occasion.

Bangladesh Ceramic Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BCMEA) is organizing the fair titled “Ceramic Expo Bangladesh-2022” from 24 to 26 November at the International Convention City Bashundhara, ICCB here for the third time in the country since 2017. The objective of the fair is to give a worldwide exposure to the country’s ceramic manufacturers and exporters in order to enable them to seize a larger share of the global market with their international standard products.

“Ceramic industry of Bangladesh is a booming sector and its growth potential in both domestic and international markets indicate it may become one of the biggest foreign exchange earners for the country,” Mollah said.

Commerce minister Tipu Munshi will inaugurate the fair at ICCB while Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment advisor Salman F. Rahman will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the capital.

The BCMEA president said the exhibition will be spread out over a 15,000 sqm fairground at ICCB and is expected to be visited by over 300 delegates from different countries making it one of the largest ceramic exhibitions in all of South Asia.  

On the sideline of the fair, five seminars on relevant and crucial issues of the ceramic industry in Bangladesh, B2B and B2C meetings and job fair will be held.