For the first time ever in the country, Bangladesh Tea Board is going to host Bangladesh Tea Expo 2017 in January.
The announcement came at a press conference today held at the Ministry of Commerce with Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed in the chair, according to a release.
The event will be held from January 12 to 14 at Hall-2 of the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka.
The history, culture and heritage of Bangladeshi tea industry will be showcased in the three-day long event, the release read.
The concept of Bangladesh Tea Expo is to create a national platform to exhibit and uphold the tea industry of Bangladesh amongst the tea connoisseurs of the country and beyond, promote diversification of tea and tea products, explore the culture of tea gardens, arrange for meeting between blenders and stakeholders, and promote eco-tourism, it added.
Organisers are expecting a footfall of 20,000 visitors in three days. Visitors are assured of good times through cultural programmes and workshops while exploring the tea industry of Bangladesh. They will also have the opportunity to buy quality tea and tea-related products from the expo.
The esteemed partners of the expo are – Bangladesh Tea Association, City Group, Duncan Brothers (Bangladesh) Limited, Finlay Tea, HRC, Ispahani and Seylon Tea. The media partners of the expo are – The Daily Star, G TV, Radio Foorti and Bangla Tribune. The organising partner for the expo is event management agency Creato.