The US Trade Show 2005 will kick off tomorrow in Dhaka. Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan will inaugurate the three-day showcase at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. US Ambassador to Bangladesh Harry K Thomas will also be present at the opening.
Addressing a press conference on the eve of the exposition, AmCham President Aftab ul Islam said this year's exhibition will be the largest US trade show ever held in Bangladesh. "The number of participants has increased by 10 percent this year as more American companies are showing interest in Bangladesh market. A total of 75 exhibitors occupying 124 booths will take part in the exhibition," he said.
Speaking at the function, Dayle Johns, economic officer of US Embassy in Dhaka, said the trade show may help boost trade between the two countries, which is now in favour of Bangladesh.