- 23-24 FEBRUARY 2018 @DHAKA

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- 23-24 FEBRUARY 2018 @DHAKA

Largest Cotton importer

- 23-24 FEBRUARY 2018 @DHAKA

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About global cotton summit 2018

Bangladesh Cotton Association (BCA) would like to invite you to “Global Cotton Summit 2018”, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23 rd  – 24 th  February, 2018. The “Global Cotton Summit 2018” which is organized by Bangladesh Cotton Association (BCA) in association with Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA). The Summit will showcase the best practices of Bangladesh cotton industry which was resulted in becoming the largest cotton importer in the world. We are projecting on import of 7.7 million bale by the year 2021. In order to get maximum benefit and output from the local cotton industry, this global summit committee will invite industry experts from all over the world to participate in Open Floor Discussions, Business Sessions, Business Matchmaking with global partners and showcase the progress Bangladesh have made in the cotton industry.

This Summit will focus on crafting partnership opportunities between Bangladeshi Spinners, Traders, Agents, Growers, Ginners, Controllers with the International Associations, Merchants and stake holders. Like previous occasions our effort will bring all cotton people who are actually engaged in the Cotton Industry in a single umbrella. This year the summit will be held on 23 rd  and 24 th  February, 2018 at Hotel Radisson Blu as before. With your valuable knowledge and experience and contribution to the cotton industry, we believe your participation in the Summit will bring huge benefit to you and your organization.



  • FEB 23th-24th 2018
    08:00 am - 04:30pm

  • 214 Seats Available

  • Party after event
    Biggest one ever

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration & Guests Assemble
10:00 am – 11:00 am Inaugural Session
10:00 AM Arrival of H.E. Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mr. Mirza Azam, MP, Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Textile & Jute, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
10:00 am - 10:05 am Recitation from the Holy Quran
10:05 am - 10:10 am Welcome address by Mr. Mehdi Ali, President, Bangladesh Cotton Association
10:10 am - 10:15 am Opening Remarks by Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Chairman, Summit Organizing Committee
10:15 am - 10:20 am Address by Mr. A.K.M. Salim Osman, MP, President, BKMEA
10:25 am - 10:30 am Address by Mr. Md. Siddiqur Rahman, President, BGMEA
10:35 am - 10:40 am Address by Mr. Tapan Chowdhury, President, BTMA
10:40 am - 10:45 am Address by Mr. Mirza Salman Ispahani, President, ICA
10:45 am - 10:50 am Address by Mr. Md. Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, President, FBCCI
10:50 am - 11:00 am Speech by Mr. Mirza Azam, MP, Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Textile & Jute, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
11:00 am - 11:20 am Speech by H.E. Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Finance, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
11:20 am – 11:50 am Tea Break
11:50 am - 12:30 pm Session 1: Public-Private Partnership for Enhancing Cotton Yield and Fiber Quality in Bangladesh

Session 2: Speaker: Dr. Fariduddin, Executive Director, Bangladesh Cotton Development Board
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Jummah Prayer & Lunch
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Panel Discussion on ICA rules & by laws
Chair of the Session: Mr. Mirza Salman Ispahani, President, ICA

→ Tapan Chowdhury, President, BTMA
→ Bill Kingdon, Managing Director, ICA
→ Manish Daga, Cotton Guru
→ Muhammad Ayub, Past President, BCA
3:45 pm -4:15 pm Session on SAARC Arbitration Council (SARCO) Speaker: Faazaan Mirza, Deputy Director, SARCO
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Floor Discussion
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tea & Networking
10:00 am – 10:30 am Session 4: How to Face challenge in the Cotton Business
Speaker: Andrew Macdonald, Past President, ICA
10:30 am – 11:00 am Session 5: Is Your Supply Chain, Your Strength or Weakness?
Manish Daga, Cotton Guru
11:00 am - 11:20 am Session 06: Introduction of International Cotton Advisory Committee
Speaker: Kai Hughes, Executive Director, ICAC
11:20-11.40pm Business SessionSession 07: Speech by Speaker: Sandeep Hota, Senior Vice President, Olam International
11:40am - 12:10 pm Tea Break
12:10pm - 12:30pm Session 08: Sudan Cotton Speaker: Ahmed Hassan Muhammad Ahmed, Sudan Cotton Company
12:30pm - 12:50m Session 09: A Decade of Change in the world Cotton Market Speaker: Michael Edward, Director, Cotton Outlook
12:50pm - 1:10m Session 10: Speech by
Speaker: Nazeem Noordali, GM CSF, International Islamic Trade Finance
1:10pm - 1:20pm Session 11: Speech by Speaker: Md. Nazrul Islam, Joint Director, Bangladesh Bank
1:40pm - 3:00pm Prayer & Lunch
3:00pm - 4:00 pm Panel Discussion on Land Customs Related Formalities Key Speaker : Belal Hossain Chowdhury, Commissioner of Customs
Recourse Person:
- Mr. Mian Ahmed Kibria, Vice President, BCA
- Mr. Md. Farid Ahmed, DGM, Naheed Cotton Mills Ltd
- Mr. Md Pavel Hossain, General Secretary, BCA
4:00pm - 4:30pm Session: Indian Cotton Scenario Speaker: Mahesh Sharda, Past President, ICA
4:50pm - 5:00pm Session: How to stay saffe...
Speaker: Shohel Rahman,Managing Director & CEO
5:00pm - 6:00 pm Dignitaries Seat In The Dias Closing Address By: Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Chairman, Summit Organizing Committee
Address By: Mr. A. K. M. Salim Osman, Mp, President, BKMEA
Address By: Mr. Sheikh Fazle Fahim, First Vice President, FBCCI
Address By: Mr. Salman F Rahman, Private Sector Development Adviser To Hon'ble Prime Minister
Closing Remarks: Mr. Mehdi Ali, President, Bca
Vote Of Thanks By: Md Pavel Hossain, General Secretary, Bca
6:00pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Party & Cultural Show
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner & Cultural Show



—   Utshab Hall,
Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden

—   Feb 23th-24th, 2018


—   Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Bangladesh Cotton Association
Mahtab Centre (12th Floor)
177, Shahid Syed Nazrul Islam Sharani

Bijoy Nagar, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Phone: +8802 9335731
Fax: +8802 9342587
Email: support@globalcottonsummit.org
Website: www.bangladeshcotton.org


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