Bangladesh has become a net importer of tea due to its increased domestic consumption, however once secured a ranking as the world’s 5th largest exporter in 1990s.
Bangladesh imports tea mostly from India and Thailand, though it exports a small quantity of tea, mainly to UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Consequently, Bangladesh Tea Board is going to host ‘Bangladesh Tea Expo 2017’ in January for the first ever in our country. The history, culture, and heritage of Bangladeshi tea industry will be showcased in this three-day arrangement.
Already a formal announcement came at a press conference from the Ministry of Commerce with the presence of Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed.
“It would help the expansion and publicity of the country’s tea and tourism industry,” added the minister.
The event will be held from January 12 to 14 at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka.
This initiative has taken to create a nationwide platform to exhibit the Bangladesh tea industry among the tea connoisseurs of beyond country. This concept is to promote our diversified tea and tea products and also to explore the culture of our tea gardens in Bangladesh.
The meeting between the blenders and stakeholders will meet the business purposes and also promote eco-tourism of our country.
Organisers are assuming a comprehensive of 20,000 visitors in the 3-day expo. The organisers have aimed to an assurance of good times for the visitors through cultural programmes and several workshops while exploring the tea industry of Bangladesh. They will also get the opportunity to buy quality tea and tea-related products from the expo.
Bangladesh Tea Association, City Group, Duncan Brothers (Bangladesh) Limited, Finlay Tea, HRC, Ispahani and Seylon Tea are the valued partners of the first ever tea expo.