What kind of organization BGMEA is?

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is a non-profit private organization representing the readymade garment industry of Bangladesh, particularly the woven garments, knitwear and sweater sub-sectors with equal importance. Since its inception, BGMEA is dedicated to promote and facilitate the apparel industry through policy advocacy to the government, services to members, ensuring workers’ rights and social compliance at factories.


How does BGMEA run?

BGMEA is being run by a 35-member elected Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is elected for a two-year term. Seven Vice Presidents having important portfolios, along with a secretariat of experienced officials, assists the President in formulating and executing vital policies and programs of the organization.  The President is the highest executive authority of the association. The Board of Directors takes assistance from different Standing Committees headed by a Chairman and composed of members having vast experience in the related fields. Strict adherence to democratic norms and code of conduct are being maintained in the BGMEA elections, which has been regarded as a trend setter in trade body elections of Bangladesh for its pre-election projection caucus and election-day discipline.


What is BGMEA’s source of income?

One of BGMEA’s sources of income is membership fee and yearly membership renewal fee. Another source of BGMEA’s income is service charge from the BGMEA members on the volume of garment exported. Besides, the trade body provides different value-added services to its members that generate income for it.


What are the departments of BGMEA?

To see the details of the departments and of BGMEA and officials concerned, please click the link below:


How can I contact BGMEA?

The BGMEA’s headquarters is situated in the BGMEA Complex, Dhaka; a regional office is based in Chittagong. You can contact BGMEA at the following addresses:

BGMEA Head Office

BGMEA Complex, House # 7/7A, Sector # 17, Block # H-1, Uttara, Dhaka - 1230, Bangladesh. 

Ph# +88 01730442211




BGMEA Regional Office

BGMEA Bhaban (Level- 4 & 5), 669/E, Jhautala Road, South Khulshi, Chittagong.

Tel: 88-031-2867401-10 (PABX)

Fax: 88-031-2867412



What is BATEXPO and how can I participate in it?

Bangladesh Apparel and Textile Exposition (BATEXPO) is an annual trade fair being organized by BGMEA since 1983. The 3-day mega exposition is considered to be one of the biggest platforms in Bangladesh to promote local products to the international market. The fair showcases the full range of apparel, textiles and other related products under the same roof.

Members of BGMEA and manufacturers of garment items, fabrics and garment accessories can participate in BATEXPO. Application form for stall booking in the exposition and buyers’ registration form can be downloaded from BGMEA website.


I am a member of the press. How can I be added to the BGMEA media list?

To add your name in the BGMEA media list please contact Ms Nahid Sultana, Additional Secretary, Public Relations, BGMEA .