On behalf of the organizing committee of the annual Bangladesh Development Conference at Harvard University, it is a pleasure to invite you as a speaker at the 4th Annual International Conference on “Sustainable Apparel Sourcing - Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Beyond Compliance and Transparency”, to be held on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at Harvard University. The day-long event is being organized by the International Sustainable Development Institute (ISDI) in association with South Asian researchers and academics based in Boston.
The December'2017 conference is expected to bring together Bangladesh garment industry experts, NGO representatives, practitioners from development agencies, and high level policy makers and government officials from Bangladesh, Europe, Canada, and the USA. Participants will include the representatives from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), Alliance, Accord, international clothing brands and retailers, workers rights groups, international labor organizations, United Nations agencies, and representatives from international financial institutions.
ISDI welcomes papers and presentations dealing with aspects of the global economy, garment industry, trade and development in the context of Bangladesh apparel and textile industry and the role of international community and development partners. Should you wish to participate in the conference in a session, evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard Business School
Penn State University
Vice President - External Products
New Balance Athletics
Ash Center - Harvard Kennedy School
Adviser to PM - Economic Affairs
Government of Bangladesh
Center for Health and the Global Environment
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Senior Vice President
Deputy Chief of Mission
U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh
International Labor Rights Forum
The World Bank
Professor of Public Policy
Founder & CEO
Senior Program Officer
Regent Textile - Habib Group
Worker Rights Consortium
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM to 8:45 AM Opening and Welcome
8:45 AM to 10:00 AM Session 1: The rise of robotics, artificial intelligence, and the future of manufacturing
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Session 2: Examining Consumer and Industry Responses to the True Cost of Apparel
11:15 AM to 12:30 PM Session 3: Sustainability in apparel supply chain and green factories in Bangladesh
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM to 2:45 PM Session 4: Transparency and Self-Assessment for Product and Worker Safety
3:00 PM to 4:15 PM Session 5: Shared Responsibilities for a Sustainable RMG Sector in Bangladesh
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM Concluding session and closing
Please register here: www.isdiworld.com
If you are flying into Boston's Logan Airport, use the subway or take a taxi from the airport to Harvard Square, Cambridge.
Taking a taxi is a convenient way to get from Logan Airport to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The ride takes about 20 minutes and the fare is approximately $30-$40. Ask the driver to take you to the The Harvard South Asia Institute, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Go to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) website for a subway map and schedule.
Take the Silver Line (MBTA bus/subway) inbound to South Station. The Silver Line has a stop located outside of all terminals.
At South Station, get on the Red Line northbound toward Alewife Station. Take this train to the Harvard Square station.