NICHE Mega Event on

Engagement of Stakeholders for Responsible and Sustainable Value Chain in Bangladesh Garment Sector

Event Schedule: 26 February, 2017

Time
Event
9:30 – 10:20 Registration
10:30 Introduction & Welcome
Moderators & Time keepers
10:30 – 10:40 Welcome Address
Mr. Muzaffar U Siddique, Founder Chairman, BUFT
10:40 – 10:50 AV of BUFT
10:50 Opening Address
10:50 – 11:00 Towards a sustainable sector
Mr. Siddiqur Rahman, President – BGMEA
11:00 – 11:10 Towards sustainable demand
Ms. Leonie Culanaere, Dutch Ambassador
11:10 – 11:20 Foreign Affair support
Mr. Shahriar Alam MP, State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11:20 – 11:30 Towards Business innovation
Mr. Tofail Ahmed MP, Minister of Commerce
11:30 – 11:40 NICHE Project Overview
Ms. Ineke Pitts, MDF program manager
11:40 – 11:50 BCIE Logo Inauguration & AV of NICHE + BCIE
11:50 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 First Session – Key notes
12:05 – 12:20 Demand for CSR in Bangladesh Garment Sector
Ton Wiedenhof, IAF, Senior advisor IAF
12:20 – 12:35 CSR in Textile & RMG Production
Mr. Faruque Hassan, Sr. Vice President, BGMEA
12:35 – 12:40 Q & A
12:40 Second Session – NICHE outputs
12:45 – 13:15 NICHE Research Overview & research presentations
Andre Nijhof & Faisal / NICHE Research Team leaders
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch & Prayer break
14:00 Third Session- Stakeholder Engagement
14:10 – 14:15 ILO short presentation
14:15 – 15:00 Panel discussion-1: Demand for Innovation & Research Moderator- Dr. Andre & Michiel Van Yperen
Viyellatex (Md. David Hasanat), AF Textiles (Mr. Hasan Zahidul Islam), MAS Intimate (Mr. Vidhura Ralapanawe), IAF (Mr. Peter koppert), ILO (Mr. TuomoPoutiainen), BSR (Mr. Marat Yu)
15:00 – 15:10 Keynote Speech
Dr. Sharif As Saber, Associate Professor, RMIT University
15:10 – 16:00 Panel Discussion-2: Effective Stakeholder Engagement
Moderator – Mr. Shafiul Islam, ex-president, BGMEA

Government (Mr. Tipu Munshi MP), DBL (Mr. Abdul Jabbar), H&M, IFC representative, Pacific Jeans (Mr. Nasir), Utah Group (Mr. Razzak Sattar), Media (Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman)
16:00 Fourth Session – Concluding Remarks
16:05 – 16:20 Speech by Dr. Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD
16:20 – 16:30 Conclusion by Prof. Dr. Nizamuddin Ahmed
VC, BUFT
16:30 – 16:45 NICHE Fashion Show
16:45 Networking Event with Coffee
18:00 Closing of the event