Dr Ayub Nabi Khan
Md Imran Ali
TIBS Celebrates Successful Completion of the Textile Institute Accredited Training on “Introduction to Modern Dyehouse Management”
The Textile Institute Bangladesh Section (TIBS) organised a certificate giving ceremony to the successful participants of the first training program on “Introduction to Modern Dyehouse Management”.
The event was held at The Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Gulshan-2, Dhaka, on Saturday, 18 February 2017. The section chairman Prof Engr Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, BUFT welcomed the distinguished attendees to the program. The session was full accumulation of The Textile Institute Members, trainers, trainees and distinguished personalities from different textile industries and organisations.
The eagerness of introducing dyehouse management training program by The Textile Institute and Textile Today was greeted by the esteemed attendees. The training was acknowledged upon the essentiality for the professionals.
“A concise introduction to business and technical management in the textile wet processing industry” – a book published for the training program has also opened in the program. The book is being used as training manual of the program. It was written by James Park and Kevin Park of Park Associates, UK.
There were 15 participants from different industries and institutions that took part in the training program and certificates were given to participants at the ceremony.
At the early stage of the program Prof Engr Ayub Nabi Khan illustrated about The Textile Institute establishment, working areas and opportunities; he also invited all attendees to be a Member of The Textile Institute. Later on, he also introduced the Textile Bangladesh as a knowledge society and the development activities of Textile Today that plays an important role in the Textile and RMG sector in Bangladesh over the last 10 years.
Mr Tareq Amin, Editor & Publisher, Textile Today introduced the training program and James Park (Park Associates, UK, curriculum developer & author of the training manual).
The training program is being run by a haul of experts. The certificate giving ceremony was organised by one of The Textile Institutes Premier Corporate Members, Fabpro Specialties Ltd., a Harris & Menuk company.
Meeting of The Bangladesh Section
The Bangladesh Section of Textile had a meeting which also included condolences the late Prof John Hearle.
Presided over by Prof Dr Engr A Khan, CText FTI, Section Chairman, TI Bangladesh Section.
Textile Professionals from Universities and Industries attended the meeting.
Venue Ascend International, Appt: A2, Plot 7/E, Road 127, Gulshan 2, Dhak 1212
The First Ever Dhaka Apparel Summit held in Dhaka
The first ever Dhaka Apparel Summit was held from the 7 to 9 December 2014 in Dhaka. The Summit was organised by the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). The Summit focused on a way forward for the Bangladesh Ready Made Garments Sector (RMG) after the Rana Plaza Tragedy.
Speakers from different spheres had participated in the Summit. Notable mentions included renowned professors from afar as Professor Arnold M. Zack from Harvard Law School, Professor Thomas Anton Kochan from MIT Sloan School of Management, Sarah Labowitz, Co-Director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights; Business Bodies like Kihak Sung, Chairman & CEO of Youngone Corp. & Chairman of Korean EPZ (KEPZ); David Hasanat, Chairman and CEO, Viyellatex Group; International Organizations like Bastiaan Mohrmann, Head Water Advisory South Asia, IFC; J ohn T. Smith, International Coordinator & Long Term Advisor, BWTG, Best Program, UNIDO; major buyers included Wilma Wallace , Vice President of GAP, Ian Bailey, COO, Kmart (Australia) etc., politicians such as Jean Lambert, Chair of the European Parliament South Asia Delegate.
John T Smith, from UNIDO, also Chair of Events for The Textile Institute UK, had stressed the importance for Bangladesh to highlight many of the successes achieved by their RMG Factories in winning International Awards for maintaining high standards. He was referring to two local factories Viyellatex and DBL Group, the later had won The Textile Institute Sustainability Award for 2014. The Bangladesh government has set its sight to achieving $50 billion export by the year 2021 to celebrate 50 years of independence of the country.
The RMG Sector of Bangladesh is the largest contributor of foreign currency. This sector employs close to 4.8 million people of whom 80% are women. The sector is the backbone of the Bangladesh economy providing employment and having alleviated poverty in many homes. But this sector has recently come under the spot light after the tragic Rana Plaza Incident that lead to the deaths of almost 1,200 last year. The Apparel Summit brought up many questions about compliance and safety issues followed by Bangladesh and the significant improvements that have been achieved.
Textile Institute Corporate Members in Bangladesh
Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology
Prof M Rahman
BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology
Mr M Sidique
Daffodil International University
Prof. Dr. Engr. Mahbubul Haque
Prof M Rahman