Sectoral exhibitions play important role in trade, commerce promotion: Jashim

Published : 03 Aug 2022 08:24 PM

FBCCI President Md. Jashim Uddin on Wednesday emphasized on organizing sector wise exhibitions, citing that the trade exhibition can play a crucial role in expanding and flourishing different sectors.

Joining virtually in the first meeting of the standing committee on International Trade Fair and Foreign Delegation held at the FBCCI, Federation chief said that international exhibitions have played a role in the development of the sectors like plastic, textile, and pharmaceutical. Small and medium entrepreneurs could find the world's renowned suppliers and buyers under a single umbrella. 

Hence, the chief urged the standing committee to identify potential sectors and to hold international exhibitions on these sectors.

Md. Jashim Uddin further said, the government's several organizations arrange exhibitions and road-shows abroad. To make this initiative more effective, they should associate the counterparts, he suggested.

Vice President and Director In-Charge of the Committee Md. Amin Helaly said, the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) should incorporate the private sector in organizing and participating fairs and exhibitions. To do so, he called for forming a joint committee of EPB, Commerce Ministry and private sector.

Committee Chairman Mohammad Nizamuddin Jitu called for the creation of the new export market and variation in export basket to keep the economic pace afloat. He further urged for utilizing the experiences gathered from foreign delegations in the development of domestic industry.

Issues related to exporting non-traditional products to South America, Africa and Pacific countries, inclusion of real exporters in foreign delegations, land allotment from government in port areas for local trade fairs and sectoral exhibitions, emphasis on exporting various GI products such as jamdani, hilsa fish were discussed in the meeting.

Among others, FBCCI Vice-President Md. Habib Ullah Dawn, Co-chairmen of the committee Mizbahur Rahman Bhuyan (Ratan), Liakat Ali Bhuiyan Milan, Md. Nzarul Islam Babul, Golam Sarwar Milon, Md. Alauddin Manik, Dr. Mahbub Hafiz, Md. Amarat Hossain Sohag, Shabbir Ahmed Bokshi, Alimuzzaman Alam, FBCCI Director Hafez Harun, Former Director Mahbub Islam Runu and Secretary General Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque were also present at the meeting.