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BD taking part in Greece’s biggest fair to tap Balkan market

Published : Thursday, 12 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 95

Bangladesh is showcasing its products at the Thessaloniki international Fair which is the biggest trade fair in Greece and in the entire Balkan region.

Bangladesh is showcasing its products at the Thessaloniki international Fair which is the biggest trade fair in Greece and in the entire Balkan region.

Bangladesh is showcasing its products at the Thessaloniki international Fair which is the biggest trade fair in Greece and in the entire Balkan region. It opened on September 7 and will continue till September 15
It has become an annual marketing hub for consumers, manufacturers, investors, traders, and retailers of this region, attracting business communities from across the globe because of its centrality in the greater region.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis inaugurated the 84th edition of the fair in the port city of Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city after capital Athens.
The Bangladesh embassy in Athens said this year's theme is "Bangladesh, a dream destination for Trade & Investment".
This year India is the "Honour Country", having an opportunity to showcase its products and services at the fair.
The Bangladesh embassy opened stall for the last three years to take advantage of the  huge presence of businessmen and investors to draw their attention of the trade and investment potentials of Bangladesh in line with the government's policy of economic diplomacy.
Last year it received a staggering 284,000 visitors and this year's fair is expected to draw more than 300,000 visitors, the Bangladesh embassy said.
The Bangladesh stall is functioning as a promotional and information booth with the aim to enhance trade and investment with Greece and its neighbouring countries.
This year, for the first time, Bangladeshi business community is displaying jute and jute  goods for consumers and traders of Greece and the greater Balkan region.
Three business firms from Bangladesh are participating in the fair and they have already started attracting a wide range of visitors including consumers, traders and retailers.
Greece and surrounding Mediterranean region import large volume of jute goods mainly gunny sacks and eco-friendly items every year and Bangladesh jute traders are aiming to increase contacts and interactions with them using the platform.
Bangladesh embassy and the participating businessmen from Bangladesh are utilising the fair to make contacts with the potential businessmen and investors.
A number of business to business meetings have also been           scheduled.    -bdnews24.com








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