Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) organised a 3-day international business conclave titled "1st DCCI Business Conclave 2021" held on 5 January.
Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen joined the inauguration ceremony as the chief guest while Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Md Sirazul Islam joined as special guest. In this 3-day conclave, 227 companies from 10 countries will meet for 176 B2B match-making.
Foreign Minister said that his ministry is happy to be a partner with DCCI in organising this business conclave to connect business people across the globe. He also said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all Bangladesh missions abroad will help DCCI through this kind of endeavours to attract FDI and trade. The Minister urged upon for skill development especially in the SME sector. Lastly he informed that in MOFA has established a new wing to deal and coordinate with all trade and investment issues.
DCCI President Rizwan Rahman in his welcome remarks said as the global economy gradually endeavors alleviating Covid induced crises, Bangladesh plans trade and investment recovery strategies accordingly. He also invited entrepreneurs from participating countries in the B2B to reap the dividends of accelerated economic growth of Bangladesh investing in promising manufacturing sectors.
Md Sirazul Islam, Executive Chairman of BIDA said the Business conclave will rejuvenate the trade and investment in the country as well as will create confidence among the foreign investors. Addressing to foreign entrepreneurs joined the B2B he said our doors are always open for businesses so please come and invest in Bangladesh.
Chairman of BUILD, Abul Kasem Khan urged upon to frame out a global recovery plan as a master plan with an aim to keep no one left behind. To build a better and sustainable future he stressed on taking a collective effort from all stakeholders.
Shams Mahmud, Director and Immediate Past President, DCCI said despite Covid 19 fallout, technology has come up with new reality and innovative ICT backed solutions and we have to embrace the opportunity to cope with the new normal situation.
DCCI Senior Vice President N K A Mobin, gave vote of thanks. Vice President of DCCI Monowar Hossain, 34 diplomats from home and abroad, more than 200 B2B participants from 10 countries and business leaders also joined the conclave.