11th SAARC TRADE FAIR & TOURISM MART’ 2012 – Bangladesh
30 March – 01 April 2012
at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre – (BICC), Dhaka.
As per decision of SAARC secretariat, 11th SAARC Trade Fair and Tourism Mart 2012 held in Bangladesh. Bangladesh hosted the fair during 30 March – 01 April 2012 at the BICC in Dhaka. 11th SAARC Trade Fair and Tourism Mart 2012 was more effective and successful than 5th SAARC Trade Fair organized by Bangladesh during 27-31 December 2003.
The main focus of this event was on providing business information services to importers and exporters for making use of trade opportunities in South Asia. Most importers & exporters in the SAARC region insufficiently utilize their market opportunities as they do not have adequate access to information on market developments, prices, exports and financial possibilities. Another objective to organize the fair is to exchange useful information and to promote the tourism potentials of the SAARC nations. 11th SAARC Trade Fair and Tourism Mart 2012 was a unique umbrella under which business/trade and tourism potential of SAARC nations were displayed.
11th SAARC Trade Fair and Tourism Mart 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh was focused on Target visitors from entire South & South-East Asian nations like, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, The Philippines, Cambodia and Singapore. SAARC observer countries (The USA, European Union, Iran, South Korea, Mauritius, Myanmar, Australia, Japan, China and Turkey) were also included in the visitors’ list. Most potential visitors were Manufacturers & Suppliers to showcase their products/services and the Expo assembled Agents, Distributors, Importers, Trading Companies, Wholesalers, Retailers, Associations, Government Officials, Chambers of Commerce, Hotels, Business Representatives, Restaurants, Tour Operators, Travel Agencies and of course the consumers and other bulk purchasers from SAARC countries.
Exhibits for this event was, all information & services of:
- Potential Exportable Products and
- Tourism & Hospitality Products and Services.
We had accommodated more than 300 stalls/ booths.
Special Seminars, Rally- 23rd March focusing the Trade & Tourism Sector during the expo days. As an added attraction, Cultural Program were performed by performers of SAARC Nations for all 3 days of the expo & which also extended the honor of the event. Again , special Souvenir was published.
We had participants from all 08 SAARC nations (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, The Maldives, Pakistan and Afghanistan) and also, all 10 SAARC Observer countries.
Total number of visitors were more than 300,000.