3rd edition of BLLISS 2019: FUTURE PROOF SOURCING!
Being organized in third consecutive years, BLLISS 2019 (Bangladesh Leatherfootwear & Leathergoods International Sourcing Show) is set to be strengthened its position as an effective and future proof sourcing platform in global leathergoods and footwear competitive supply chain.
Leathergoods And Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) Jointly with Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is going to organize 3rd edition of BLLISS 2019 to be held from 31st October – 2nd November, 2019 at International Convention City, Bashundhara in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The entire show will be inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Hasina, MP, Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh at a special Inauguration Event on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Hence, different brands and buyers from Hong Kong (SAR), Germany, Australia, Italy, Japan, France, United States of America, China, Belgium, United Kingdom, Sweden, India, and Ethiopia are expected to visit BLLISS 2019, where one could discover quality, reliability, competitiveness and emergence—a complete package to fulfil the sourcing needs.
At present, Bangladesh leathergoods and footwear industry has preferential market access to 3 billion people around the world. With its liberal foreign investment policy the industry has been able to attract substantial foreign investment. In the last one year, FDI in leather goods and footwear sector has increased by more than 40%. Currently, it is one of the fastest growing footwear industries in the world, 6th in production, 11h in consumption, 20th in export, and 73rd in import, GSP facility EU – 28 countries, and GSP facility others – 10 countries and exported in more than 107 countries in 2018. Besides, bold local entrepreneurship, drive for export diversification of higher domestic value addition and government’s support scheme are facilitating industry to emerge as future proof sourcing in global supply chain. Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) has marked Bangladesh as one of the major potential hubs for global value chain of footwear; and, growingly, industry is materializing international compliance awareness such as ISO 45001, beyond compliance initiatives, Occupational Health and Safety Management, eco-criteria, sustainable consumption and production, and green growth practices as part of consolidating our place in global supply chain.
The third edition of BLLISS will focus on the effectiveness of Bangladesh as a future proof sourcing destination. In the recent trade international trade climate, Bangladesh will play an important role as a manufacturing hub. BLLISS 2019 will put emphasis on Bangladesh’s growth story, move towards adapting new technology, consciousness towards sustainable manufacturing and the reaping of the demographic dividend of Bangladesh.
BLLISS aims to be more than just a sourcing trade show, it is a platform which creates opportunities for manufacturers and brands to form connections and meaningful partnerships which will facilitate the formation of future proof sourcing solutions. BLLISS 2019 will showcase the leading leather goods and footwear manufacturers of the country and will provide opportunities for investors and brands to gain a holistic idea about the leather sector in Bangladesh. The breakout sessions will also provide in-depth views about issues pertaining to the development of the sector. BLLISS 2019 will offer the opportunity for both manufacturers and brands to create synergies through collaborations and partnerships in the leather sector.
Enjoy one-stop sourcing at BLLISS 2019 and establish business relationships with some of the leading OEMs, and ODMs from this fast growing production hub in the Asia region. Discover new, exciting & trendy collections and meet energetic and enthusiastic suppliers.
As part of BLLISS 2019 you can also participate in our “Buyer-Seller Meets” by the sidelines and Catch up with “Factory Visits” to get a first-hand look at the factories and get in-depth knowledge on productivity, efficiency and sustainability drives they are undertaking. Looking beyond sourcing you will be able to explore investment opportunity collaboration and joint venture. You can meet the Government officials to know more about support schemes offered and why Bangladesh is an obvious sourcing and investment destination in this part of the world!! www.blliss.net www.lfmeab.org www.leatherbangladesh.org
Basics of BLLISS 2019
DATE & VENUE
Inauguration: Thursday, October 31st, 2019, Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Opening: Sheikh Hasina, MP, the Honourable Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh will inaugurate this grand show on Thursday, 22nd November, 2018.
Exhibition: 31st October – 2nd November, 2019 at International Convention City, Bashundhara in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
4 pillars of 3rd edition of BLLISS 2019
Bangladesh growth story
Technology and adaptability
Moving towards sustainability
Demographic dividend in Bangladesh
Empowerment of women in mid-management
Strategies to penetrate new markets
Brand Representatives, Buyers, Distributors, Sourcing Agents, Designers & Industry Experts, are expected to visit the show both from overseas and Bangladesh; as well as potential investors, ancillary service providers and government agencies will also attend.
TYPES OF EXHIBITORS
Showcasing the products made & sourced from Bangladesh
There will be 10 pavilions and 30 stands.
Leading local manufacturers & global brands sourcing from Bangladesh will be exhibiting products.
EXHIBIT CATEGORIES: MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS (includes but not limited to)
Boot& High top
Pump, flat oxford, derby, moccasins, brogue, loafer, platform
Sandals& flip flop
Sports footwear & sneaker
Boot& high top
Loafers, oxfords, brogues, mules, boat shoes &moccasins
Sandals& flip flops
Sports footwear & sneakers
Boots & High tops
Pumps, flats, oxfords, brogues, loafers, platforms
Sandals& flip flops
Sports footwear & sneakers
Brief cases, school satchels & messenger bags
Handbags, clutches & shoulder bags
Other bags & cases
Purses, pouches & wallets
Travel bags, toilet bags, rucksacks & sports bags
Trunks, suitcases & vanity cases