Sustainable technologies and processes for competitive advantage

Bangladesh is a country of great prospects for textile garment industries. In fact national economy is moved by the driven forces and foreign currency earned by the Textile & RMG industries. The necessity of such international conference is well understood by all the stakeholders. After profound success of first two conferences, The Textile Institute Bangladesh Section (TIBS) joins hand with Bangladesh Textile Today to organize ‘The 3rd International Conference on Textile and Apparel, ICTA 2018’. ICTA is the first ever such conference which is contributing the sector in strategy making, reviewing the innovations and available technologies for a sustainable growth. The first ICTA was held in 2010 and second one held in 2012.

The biggest challenge the industry currently facing is reduced profitability. The country is facing adverse competition from others. With growing cost and reduced price due to the fast fashion trends, companies are struggling to keep their competitive advantage. The conference is to review the technological and processes development options to increase profitability.

Looking forward to your active participation in ‘3rd International Conference on Textile & Apparel, ICTA 2018’.


Tareq Amin
Editor & Publisher
Bangladesh Textile Today

Figure: 2nd International Conference on Textile and Apparel, ICTA 2012

Conference Speakers

Professor Engr. Mashud Ahmed

Chief Guest

Professor Engr. Mashud Ahmed
Vice Chancellor
Bangladesh University of Textiles


Special Guest

Prof. Dr. Kwok Wing Philip Yeung
Society of Dyers and Colourists


Special Guest

Engr. MS Zaman
Managing Director
Microfibre Group

Special Guest

Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman
President, ITET
Managing Director, Hams Group

Special Guest

Mohammad Ali Khokon
Vice-President, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association
Managing Director, Metro Spinning Limited



Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan
Pro-Vice Chancellor, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology
Chairman, The Textile Institute Bangladesh Section
Executive Editor, Bangladesh Textile Today


Keynote Speaker

Asif Mohammad Sami
Technical Advisor
Crony Group


Keynote Speaker

Hilary Fernando
Principal Consultant
Osala Consultant Services Ltd

Keynote Speaker

Md. Mominul Motin (Tusher)
Director (Operation)
Infinia spinning ltd.


Keynote Speaker

Abdul Wadud
Transform Spinning Solutions


Keynote Speaker

Md. Shamsad Hasnine
Asst. Prof., Module Leader (Sustainable Design), Department of Fashion Design and Technology
BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology

Keynote Speaker

Habibur Rahman
Sr. DGM (Fabric Division)
Northern Tosrifa Group

Keynote Speaker

Dheeraj Talreja
Commercial Director- South Asia, Middle East & Africa
Huntsman Textile Effects

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Abbas Uddin Shiyak
Assistant Professor
Bangladesh University of Textiles
Technical Editor, Bangladesh Textile Today

Keynote Speaker

Mohammed Shohel Ahmed
Head of Manufacturing Excellence-BD
QA Services Hong Kong Limited (Lidl)

Open Letter from TIBS Chairman

Dear Textile Professionals,

dr.ayubAs Chairman, Textile Institute Bangladesh Section and Chairman ICTA 2018 I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join in the forthcoming 3rd, International Conference on Textile and Apparel.

As you know that The Textile Institute is one of the oldest International professional body and was formed over 100 years ago and was instituted to promote and advance knowledge with the aims of facilitating learning, recognizing achievement and rewarding excellence. Professional Charted Membership body for organizations and individuals working in the textiles clothing and footwear related industries around the world.

The rapid changes taking place in our global industry means the relevance of the TI is becoming even greater. The Textile Institute is a unique network and offers bridges between Corporations, Universities, Research Centres and Students.

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Today the Institute has over 4000 members in up to 80 countries and supports education in every discipline of textiles, clothing, and footwear by accrediting both undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Institutions worldwide as well as its Course approval scheme which includes both short courses and e-learning. We endeavour to continually update ourselves reflecting the current complexion of our industry.

The conference aims to provide a significant platform for industry and researchers from around the world to meet, discuss, share and disseminate findings for future collaborations and anticipated to become a catalyst for enterprising spirit among the participants.

The Textile Institute and Bangladesh Textile Today hope the conference will provide the opportunity for TI Members along with industry representatives to take part in this prestigious event. Presentations from industry and education are invited providing an international platform for information exchange and networking.

TI is working in Bangladesh for a long time and team is named as Textile Institute Bangladesh section (TIBS). TIBS has corporate members like Ahsanullah University of Science Technology (AUST), Primeasia University (PAU), Daffodil International University (DIU), BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT), NITER, and Dulal Brothers Ltd. Of DBL Group and also 18 individual members together with 21 associate members. In this connection, I am happy to mention here that in continuation of development activities TIBS is going to organize 3rd International Conference on Textile and Apparel (3rd ICTA 2018) with prominent media house in our centre Bangladesh Textile Today.

From its inception, Bangladesh Textile Today has already created a good impression and strong reputation in both national and international textile arena. Bangladesh Textile Today is working to build a knowledge-based community by transferring news and information and disseminating knowledge.

On behalf of Textile Institute Headquarter, UK, again I would like request you to book the date in your dairy for the 3rd International Conference on Textile and Apparel ICTA 2018. Your Cooperation, Patronisation, and participation in the conference would be appreciated.

I do hope you will take full advantage of the many benefits from this International Conference.

Thanking you,


Yours faithfully,

Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan

C.Text.FTI, U.K. Chairman, TI Bangladesh Section.


8th February, 2018

Opening ceremony

03.15 pm-04.15 pm
Opening Ceremony

Plenary 1

04.15 pm-05.45 pm
Sustainable Technologies for Competitive Advantage

Coffee Break

05.45 pm-06.15 pm

Plenary 2

06.15 pm-07.45 pm
Sustainable Processes for Competitive Advantage

Conference Committee


Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan

Pro Vice Chancellor, BGMEA University of Fashion Technology,
Executive Editor, Bangladesh Textile Today
Specialty: Spinning & spinning performance.

Member Secretary

Dr. Mohammad Abbas Uddin (Shiyak)

Assistant Professor, Bangladesh University of Textiles.,
Technical Editor, Bangladesh Textile Today.
Specialty: Dyeing & Finishing


Prof. Dr. Mahbubul Hoque
Head, Department of Textile Engineering,
Daffodil International University
Specialty: Weaving & Woven Fabric

Prof. Dr. Saifur Rahman
Technical Editor, Bangladesh Textile Today
Specialist Area: Polymer & Fiber Science

Prof. Dr. Shah Alimuzzaman Belal
Professor, Bangladesh University of Textiles
Specialty: Fabric Manufacturing (Knitting)

Prof Ahmed Jalal Uddin
Head, Department of Yarn Manufacturing
Specialty: Textile Fibre Polymer & Spinning

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ali
Professor, Department of Yarn Manufacturing
Bangladesh University of Textiles

Dr. N.N Mahapatra
Overseas Technical Expart Team Member, India, Bangladesh Textile Today.
Specialist Area: Fibre, Dyeing & Finishing

Dr. Mohammad Nazmul Karim
Knowledge Exchange Fellow – National Graphene Institute (NGI)
The University of Manchester

Specialist Area: Textile Polymer & Inks

Dr. Engr. Md. Fazley Elahi
Head of R&D, DBL Group
Specialist Area: Knitting & Fabric Development

Dr. Mohammad Tareque Aziz
Professor & Dean, International University of Business Agriculture & Technology
Specialist Area: International Business, Relationship Marketing & Branding


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TTH alumni

Some of the moments of previous ICTAs