The second edition of Bangladesh Fashionology Summit, with focus on changing supply chain practices and digitization, is all set to roll out its carpet on 2 May 2019 at International Convention City Bashundhara, Dhaka.
Under the theme ‘Digitization – The next Destination, the summit is aligned with the country’s Digital Bangladesh Vision 2021.
The event is being organised by Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE), an organisation to promote Bangladesh’s apparel sector. This announcement was made during a press conference in Dhaka on 18 April by Mostafiz Uddin, Founder and CEO, BAE in the presence of Faruque Hassan, Senior Vice President, BGMEA and Mohiuddin Rubel, the newly elected BGMEA Director and Managing Director of BAE.
“In particular, the ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh is changing at a rapid rate, with an unprecedented rate of industrial and technological upgrading taking place. Many factory owners have invested millions to ensure that they are prepared for the shifting landscape in apparel production, including the move to higher value-added products, more sustainably produced clothing and, of course, automation,” commented organisers.
The seminal conference intends to offer a vital opportunity for Bangladesh to open its doors to the outside world and kick-start a much-needed debate about the future direction of the country’s apparel sector, which is of huge strategic relevance to garment supply chains worldwide.
About 25 speakers will participate in the event and speak on the most pressing problems that the manufacturers are facing. The five scheduled sessions are digitalisation of the supply chain to cut costs and reduce lead time; transparency in the global supply chain; innovation for the era of the fourth industrial revolution; technology for decent work and environment; and policy dialogue on future skills development.
The show also includes a Digital Tech Fashion Runway Show that will exhibit fashion, innovation and design aesthetics as well as a Tech Innovation Zone for start-ups to showcase innovation and technologies in the industry.
“The eyes of the world are on Bangladesh right now, and not always for the right reasons,” says Mostafiz Uddin.
He also added “With the debate around factory safety and the future of the Bangladesh Accord, what has often been forgotten is that the RMG industry in the country has made huge progress in recent years. Technological upgrading in the garment sector is ongoing, and our country’s garment sector is rightfully taking a lead on these issues.
Furthermore, all the key stakeholders of the Bangladesh apparel and textile industry will come together at Bangladesh Fashionology Summit to show and discuss the latest products, technologies and innovations that will shape the future of the industry.