Dhaka Apparel Summit Gathers Top Garment Industry Executives, Asian Retailers, Business Leaders And Academics In Bangladesh

WASHINGTON — Decemer 3, 2014 — The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) will sponsor the Dhaka Apparel Summit to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 7-9, 2014. The summit will address key issues impacting the country’s ready-made garment (RMG) industry, including workplace safety and labor relations, as well as the industry’s economic impact on Bangladesh.

More than 50 speakers are scheduled to attend, including Wilma Wallace, Deputy General Counsel of Gap. Inc.; Ian Bailey, Chief Operation Officer of Kmart Australia; Nate Herman, Vice President of the American Apparel and Footwear Association; Harvard Law School Professor Arnold M. Zack; and Kihak Sung, Chairman and CEO of South Korean apparel-maker Youngone Corp.

The summit will be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center. The summit’s theme is “Bangladesh RMG 2021: $50 Billion on 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh.”

Summit sponsors include HSBC, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, GE and the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group.

Posted December 9, 2014

Source: BGMEA