The three-day long two international trade shows on Building and Construction and Wood and Woodworking Technology began on Thursday at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital.
ASK Trade & Exhibitions Pvt Ltd and Futurex Trade Fairs & Events Pvt Ltd organised the expositions titled “5th edition Bangladesh BUILDCON International Expo 2019 and 5th International JAT Presents Bangladesh WOOD 2019.”Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka Bishwadip Dey inaugurated the exposition as the chief guest.
Engineer ANM Enayet Ullah, Superintendent Engineer of Local Government Engineering Department, Md Abu Yousuf Chairman, Furniture Sector Industry Skills Council Limited, K.M. Akhtaruzzaman, Chairman of Bangladesh Furniture Exporters Associations; Prem Anveshi, Managing Director of Futurex Trade Fair and Events Private Limited Nanda Gopal, Director, and Tipu Sultan Bhuiyan, Managing Director of ASK Trade & Exhibitions Private Limited, were also present in the inauguration ceremony.
A total of 250 exhibitors from 10 countries will display over 3000 products including, Materials, Products, Equipment, Machinery and Technology related to Building & Construction, Roadways along with Woodworking Machinery for Furniture Production, Hardware and Tools, Fittings and Fixtures, Laminates, Boards, Coating, Abrasives & Adhestives, for the benefit of the Woodworking and Furniture Sector of the country, organisers said.
Talking at the inauguration ceremony, Managing Director of ASK Trade & Exhibitions also organiser of the exposition Tipu Sultan Bhuiyan said, "we have organised the tradeshows in the country to focus on woodworking and furniture sector of the country enabling the sector to modernise and improving productivity and quality with exposure to the machinery, equipment, tools, materials being showcased by international exhibitors.”
“Similarly our shows focus on bringing global technology and materials close to the door steps of local manufacturers be it in the furniture sector or the building and construction sector of the country," he added.
International leading companies from China, India, Turkey, Hong Kong, USA, Sri Lanka, Austria, Malaysia, Italy and Bangladesh will take part at the shows.The shows will remain open between 11am to 8pm every day. Entry is free for all.