Government Policy

SME fair kicks off in city on March 15

DHAKA, March 13, 2017 (BSS) - A five-day "National Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Fair-2017" will kick off in the city from March 15 to bring the local small and medium entrepreneurs under a single square of roof.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu will inaugurate the fair at 10am at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here, said Managing Director of SME Foundation M Safiqul Islam at a press conference at the foundation's conference room in the city today.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki, Senior Secretary of Industries Ministry M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan and Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Abdul Matlub Ahmed will be present in the inaugural function as special guests.

SME Foundation is organising the exhibition with the main thrust of promoting the SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.

Around 200 SME institutions will exhibit their SME products, including Jute, agriculture and leather products and electrical and Information and Technology goods, said Safiqul Islam.

The fair will remain open 10 am to 8 pm, he added.

He also said three-seminar on "Business Diversification: Preparation of Women Entrepreneurs", "SME Friendly Measures in the New VAT Law" and "Non-Financial Services to Customer for Sustainable SME Financing" will also be held on the side line of the fair.

Safiqul Islam said the SME Foundation will give the "National SME Entrepreneurs Award-2017" in the inaugural ceremony of the fair to the SME entrepreneurs for their outstanding contribution to the country's economy.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)