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36th IAF World Fashion Convention

BGMEA chief presents RMG stories in IAF

  • Special Correspondent
  • 10 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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BGMEA president Faruque Hassan presented the stories of Bangladesh achievement in ready garment sector at an international event in Belgium.

He was giving the closing remarks at the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention in Antwerp, Belgium on Monday, said a press release.

Hassan told the audience about the current status of Bangladesh’s RMG industry and its impressive strides, especially in the areas of workplace safety, environmental sustainability and workers’ wellbeing.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) president attended the Board Meeting of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) in Antwerp and also took part in the General Assembly of IAF members.

Faruque Hassan invited all to the next IAF Fashion Convention in Dhaka, Bangladesh in November 2022.

Hassan was elected a IAF Board member at the General Assembly on 19 May 2021 and was the first from the BGMEA board joining the IAF in 2013.

BGMEA vice-president Miran Ali attended the opening keynote panel of the IAF Convention as a speaker. He discussed responsible purchasing practices.

The outgoing IAF president Han Bekke handed over the IAF presidency to CemAltan during the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention.BGMEA director Abdullah Hil Rakib also participated in the IAF Convention.

IAF is the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, their associations, and the supporting industry.

It represents the interests of apparel companies in different stages of the supply chain, including brands, retailers and manufacturers.  IAF’s membership includes apparel manufacturing associations as well as brands from more than 40 countries.

BGMEA has been a member of the IAF since 2013.  The IAF provides its members with valuable information and guidance.

It represents members on several international platforms working incessantly on more industry standardization, harmonisation, industry collaboration and inclusiveness of global solutions.