Global Cotton Summit Begins in Bangladesh Today

Global Cotton Summit The two-day “Global Cotton Summit Bangladesh-2015”, jointly organised by the Bangladesh Cotton Association (BCA) and Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA)began at Dhakatoday.

Bangladesh’s minister of textiles and jute,Mohammad Emaz Uddin Pramanik inaugurated the two-day Summit. There will be 13 sessions where eminent personalities will speak on various aspects of cotton and textile industry.

On the first day, Jahangir Alamin, managing director of Fuad Spinning Mills and former president of BTMA, will speak on ‘Bangladesh spinning industry in next decade’. The day will end with a panel discussion on ‘Cotton industry in Bangladesh: Buyer and seller perspective’.

The second day summit will see presentation on African cotton, followed by Fariduddin Ahmed from Cotton Development Board of Bangladesh speaking on ‘Cotton production in Bangladesh and its challenges’.

Over 250 delegates from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, China, Turkey, US, UK, and other countries have confirmed their participation in the summit.

Bangladesh is currently the second largest cotton importer in the world. Last year, the country imported about 5.5 million bales or 90 per cent of its cotton requirement.

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