UBM India launched the preview editions of Occupational Safety & Health Bangladesh ( OSH ) and International Fire Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC Bangladesh) in Dhaka. Held at ICCB between 18th – 20th April , the co-located expos brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, industry experts and key government officials on a single platform to exchange global best practices and seek solutions for challenges pertaining to occupational health and safety, security, civil and fire protection industries.
The inauguration saw the presence of special guests: S M Khorshed, President, Bangladesh Association of Construction Industry (BACI); Md. Motaher Hoshan Khan, President, Electronics Safety and Security Association of Bangladesh- ESSAB; Fazlee Shamim Ehsan, Vice President, BKMEA; A R Chowdhury Repon, Executive Director, OSHE Foundation; George Faller, Chief Technical Advisor, RMG project, International Labour Organization (ILO); Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India.Speaking on the occasion of the maiden launch of OSH and IFSEC Bangladesh in Dhaka, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Safety is an indispensable factor towards protecting and saving human lives. Governments across the globe are aware of the importance of a safe and a healthy environment for its people. South Asia is an especially vulnerable as well as a progressive zone when it comes to security and surveillance due to the teeming population, and issues of crime and terrorism, and developing digital technology with the need for data protection. Besides, Occupational safety and health are extremely important to emerging economies like Bangladesh where industrialization has brought a radical alteration with it in the lives of the people in this country.
All these factors provide immense opportunities for suppliers and service providers from across the world to innovate and showcase their products and solution offerings. Backed by successful shows in India and globally, we are delighted to extend our wings to the SAARC region for the first time with these shows.” “We are certain that these expos will offer the right platform to the growing industries to actualise these opportunities and will immensely benefit the burgeoning population and economy of Bangladesh,” he further added.
OSH Bangladesh aims to be the region’s definitive annual exhibition for the occupational safety and health industry that has attracted over 30 exhibitors from India, Bangladesh, Germany, UK, USA, Sri Lanka, Japan, UAE. The expo is supported by International Labour Organisation (ILO), Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishment (DIFE), Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) Foundation, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Bangladesh Association of Construction Industry (BACI) for the show. OSH Bangladesh is the perfect platform for professionals such as Safety Managers, Consultants, personnel from Defence Establishments, Disaster Management Experts, Distributors and Manufacturers of Health & Safety Products, Electrical Contracting/ Engineers, Facility Managers, Logistics Professionals, Municipal Authorities, System Integrators and Town Planners from across the global market.
Over the course of three days, the expo is studded with a number of features such as Customer Insight Lounge & Live Demonstrations. Day 1 of the expo saw a power packed one day conference on the side lines of the expo discussing topics such as – ‘Formulating the Right Approach to Promoting Health and Safety Within an Organisation’ ; ‘Tackling Occupational Disease by Keeping Regular Tab on Health and Safety Metrics’; ‘Best Practices in Ensuring Adequate Worker Safety at Construction Sites’; ‘Formulating the Right Approach to Disaster Management/Crisis Management’ along with two panel discussions on ‘Preventing Major Fire Incidents in Large Commercial Buildings and Factories: Analysing Changes in Fire and Building Protection Laws’ and ‘Hazard Identification & Risk Control: Strategies for Successful Accident Prevention’.
In its launch edition, IFSEC Bangladesh conducted a one day conference with the theme ‘Professional Security for an Insecure World’ alongside the exhibition on Day 1 of the expo.