The 37th IAF World Fashion Convention, co-organized with the Bangladeshi industry associations BGMEA and BKMEA will be held from November 13 till 16 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Apparel Federation (IAF) is the only global federation of its kind representing Apparel Associations from 60 countries, representing over 150,000 companies. BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association) was setup in 1983 and is one of the largest trade associations in the country representing the readymade garment industry. BKMEA (Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association) is a national trade organization of Knitwear manufacturers in Bangladesh.
Transforming Fashion Together
The major challenges of our industry today can only realistically be met when there is true collaboration between buyers and the key actors in their supply chains. Actually going beyond that, more than ever, garment manufacturers play a pivotal role in a successful industry transformation. From the perspective of the Bangladesh industry, this means that actually the Bangladeshi apparel industry is a source of solutions to the industry’s current major problems.
Unlocking these solutions requires investments. And investments require money and collaboration. A focus on investments, whether these are made by individual companies, or by the entire industry (i.e. in standardization) will create the kind of hands-on, business like and solution oriented yet wholistic approach that would be good to distinguishes the IAF World Fashion Convention from many other conferences.