Thursday, 26 May, 2022
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Jewellery Expo

Gold industry enters a new era

The first-ever Bangladesh Jewellery Expo-2022 organised by Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BAJUS) at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital marking the golden jubilee of the country’s independence and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman successfully ended yesterday. Bringing all stakeholders under the same umbrella, attracting the attention to Bangladesh’s handmade gold ornaments and tapping the industry’s potential were the main objectives of the three-day expo, where goldsmiths, participants and the majority of the visitors were seen expressing their satisfaction over their respective aspirations.

The businessmen of the country never thought of organising such an event to showcase their jewellery products and the potential of the industry until Bangladesh Jewellery Samity (BAJUS) gets new president Sayem Sobhan Anvir who with his visionary leadership helped others think bigger and believe that the gold industry can be a game-changer for the country’s economy. Once Dhaka-centred the jewellery industry is shifting its gear earning a huge response from the jewellers across the country through organising this expo and a series of divisional conferences. Now the businessmen are hoping for bringing back the golden days of Bangladeshi jewellery business as well as exploring the markets globally with the exceptional designs of handmade jewellery.

The global jewellery market is expanding across the world but Bangladesh's share in this sector is abysmally low. However, with its goldsmiths' high repute for eye-catching designs, our country has all potential to take this lucrative opportunity and strengthen its position in jewellery export. With the approval of the first-ever Gold Policy 2018, the government has paved the way for the import of gold and the establishment of refineries. Now, the BAJUS organising the expo provides an opportunity for industry leaders at home and abroad to exchange their knowledge for further development of the sector. We hope that with the continuation of such activities the sector will turn out to be a major contributor to the export earnings.