Webinar – “Reimagining Bangladesh’s Textile Industry: Exploring Circular Economy Opportunities in the RMG Sector”

Zoom | 29th until 29th of January 2024

Bangladesh is a key manufacturing hub for global apparel and textile production, and the industry plays a significant role in the country’s socio-economic development. However, considering the negative environmental impact that the RMG sector has on the climate, Bangladesh is committed to shifting its linear economy to a circular one. Holland Circular Hotspot, together with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bangladesh, will present new opportunities for activating the circular economy in Bangladesh.

The webinar “Reimagining Bangladesh’s Textile Industry” will take place on January 29, 2024 from 10.00 to 11.15 CET | 15.00 to 16.15 BST. This interactive session promises to offer inspiring best practices from both the Netherlands and Bangladesh, and practical insights on opportunities to invest in Circular projects in Bangladesh.

If you are a circular entrepreneur, innovator or government official with innovative solutions for enhancing circularity and are interested in international collaboration in Bangladesh’s RMG sector, this event is for you!

You can already register for this event by filling out the form below. 


Programme & Speakers

10.00 CET: Welcome and opening remarks – by Stephanie Schuitemaker (Head of Communication and Partnerships at Holland Circular Hotspot) and Thijs Woudstra (Deputy Head of Mission for the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Part I: Setting the scene for circularity in the RMG sector of Bangladesh

10.10 CET: Getting to know the local context, with current and future development plans and goals, and relevant policies and public-private initiatives – by Mr. Miran Ali (Vice President, BGMEA)

10.20 CET: Doing business in Bangladesh: How does the Dutch government support Dutch companies regarding the circular transition in the RMG sector? – by Wies van Leeuwen (Business Development Coordinator India & Bangladesh for Netherland Enterprise Agency (RVO))

Part II: Circular economy innovations and collaboration opportunities

10.30 CET: 2x best practices from Bangladesh (RMG industry) – by Mr. Shams Mahmud (Managing Director at Sasha Denims) and Mr. Khalid (Partnership Lead of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange)

10.45 CET: 2x best practices from the NL (circular textile & fashion industry)- by Kasper Nossent (Managing Director at Dyecoo Asia) and Rob Tholenaars (Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Africa for SweepSmart Waste Management Pvt. Ltd

Part III: Knowledge exchange and conclusive remarks

11.00 CET: Short panel discussion prompted by Q&A with audience

11.15 CET: Closing