A five-day national SME fair will kick off in the capital from today as part of the government’s efforts to create a platform for local SMEs so that they can find easy marketing solutions for their products.
SME Foundation (SMEF), the state-run umbrella organisation for small entrepreneurs, is organising the national fair alongside an award giving ceremony at the city’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. It is globally acknowledged that SME sector plays a very important role in economic development and job creation, but local SME entrepreneurs, scattered across the country, have to struggle for finding out marketing channels despite having produced quality products.
Arranging national SME fair is one of the initiatives of SMEF being taken to give a solution to this problem. The Foundation hopes that the fair will create a link between the buyers and the sellers apart from facilitating publicity and business expansion.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu is expected to inaugurate the fair that will remain open for all from 10am to 8pm until April 7, says an SMEF release. Some 183 companies from across the country will take part in the fair 193 stalls where locally produced jute and leather goods, food and agro products, electrical, electronics, light engineering, plastic, and IT products, handicrafts, and fashion items will be displayed.
Besides, there will be buyer-seller meeting booth, media centre, information booth and blood donation programme at the fair.