By Eldon Badua and Tassapon Sutthidetkul
Thailand’s third largest exporting partner, Bangladesh, had its first official expo on May 30-June 1, 2016 at QSNCC (Queen Sikirit National Convention Centre) after 44 years of partnership with Thailand since 1973. This was held to inform and attract foreign trade and investment aside from having a joint partnership with Thailand. With the cooperation of Embassy of Bangladesh and EPB (Export Promotion Bureau) Bangladesh, this expo was made possible with 60 expected exporting oriented companies to showcase and over 1,000 business delegates attendees. The expo started with the opening remarks from each expected ambassadors and moving on with a show explaining the history of trade of Bangladesh with other countries. Today, Bangladesh is the second largest exporter of RMD and is expected to be Asia’s Next Emerging Tiger.
The event ended the first day with a Bangladesh-Thailand fashion exposition, Threads of Heritage, taking place on the beautiful evening of May 30, 2016. It featured amazing designers, from Bangladesh, Japan and Thailand, and their inspirational designs, emphasising on the significance of textile, including that of Bengal, and muslin.