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The first ever Destination Bangladesh Trade Show will be at Canary Wharf on 16th-17th September 2011.

The event, organised by media production company Mahua Events, has already won the support of the UK’s first Bangladeshi MP, Rushanara Ali, who represents Bethnal Green and Bow.

Destination Bangladesh Expo 2011, which is expected to attract around 5,000 visitors, aims to create an international spotlight for the development of Bangladeshi trade, exports and tourism in the UK. The initiative will help further improve economic cooperation between the two countries as well as promoting Bangladesh as an attractive destination for visitors.

The event will showcase products and services from around 50 exhibitors, including textiles, telecoms and call centres, pharmaceuticals, tourism and hospitality, real estate and property, food manufacturing and exporters, education, financial institutions, furniture and handicrafts, and NGOs/micro credit groups.

Organisers have put together a seminar and conference programme alongside the exhibition and are hoping to welcome a number of top-level ministers from Bangladesh to attend the event, which will take place at the East Wintergarden.

Mahua Events, which has a wealth of experience in the execution of such exhibitions, is also planning to entertain attendees with traditional Bangladesh cuisine, a glamorous fashion show and a mix of traditional and contemporary dance and music performances.

Priyam Dasgupta, director of Mahua Events said: “We’re all really looking forward to the first ever Destination Bangladesh Expo. Our main objective is to increase trade between the UK and Bangladesh, but we also hope that attendees will get an authentic introduction to all that Bangladesh offers as a destination. Unlike other countries that have already embraced the concept of branding, Bangladesh has not yet broken into the trade and tourism industry. This event is set to change all of that.”

Rushanara Ali, who represents Bethnal Green and Bow, said: “Having been born in Bangladesh and spent my early childhood there before moving to London, I passionately support any initiative that further promotes good relations between the UK and Bangladesh. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the rich and varied offering of the Bangladeshi business community in front of investors and buyers within the UK. There are some really exciting exhibitors showcasing a hugely diverse range of products – from textiles to telecoms. The first ever Bangladesh Expo promises to be a really engaging and worthwhile event.”

For more information about Destination Bangladesh Expo 2011 or Mahua events, please visit www.destinationbangladesh.co.uk or contact 07940938370. Alternatively you can email info@destinationbangladesh.co.uk

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