The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) is going to organise a three-day Bangladesh single country fair in London in early November to popularise local products abroad, reports BDNEWS.
"Our commodities can compete with similar commodities manufactured in other countries. We need to popularise our products to boost exports," said FBCCI President Mir Nasir Hossain, welcoming Mayor of Tower Hamlet in London Shafiqul Haque to his office Sunday.
Shaifiqul Haque, a Bangladesh-born citizen in the United Kingdom (UK), was elected Mayor of the Tower Hamlet early this year.
He assured the local entrepreneurs of providing all possible assistance to make the fair a success. "This meeting would be a way forward to promote business in future," he said.
The fair is expected to continue from November 3-5 at the Barbican Centre in London. The Eurosia Business Promotion Forum will also take part in organising the event.
Jute and leather goods, footwear, frozen foods, garments and knitwear products, handicrafts, home textiles, ceramics and toiletries will be on display at the fair.
Referring to the existing trade relations between Bangladesh and the UK, the FBCCI President urged the UK-businessmen to launch joint ventures here.
"Bangladesh needs collaboration with the UK-based businessmen not only for investment but also for their technology and management to sharpen her competitive edge," he said.
Haque, however, said local entrepreneurs can invest in many fields in the UK. Referring to the requirement of more skilled workforce, he invited skilled Bangladeshi professionals like doctors and nurses to take advantage of the opportunity in the UK.