The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the apex trade body of the country, is set to organise a conference focusing on the private sector's role in building 'Smart Bangladesh'. The event, titled "Business Conference on Building Smart Bangladesh", will be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital on Jul 15. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend the programme as the chief guest. In this regard, a preparatory meeting was held on Sunday (Jul 9) at a city hotel where the chief of member bodies of all chambers and associations affiliated with the FBCCI joined, said a press release on Monday.
During the meeting, FBCCI President Md. Jashim Uddin highlighted the private sector's contribution in shaping the economic progress of Bangladesh. Jashim mentioned that about 82 percent of the country's business originates from the private sector. "We'll discuss with the Prime Minister about the role of the private sector in building a 'Smart Bangladesh'," he added.
He said "Bangladesh Business Summit-2023" was organised to showcase the country's trade and investment potentials to the world.
FBCCI is going to publish a book capturing the achievements of the Summit. The book will be presented to the PM during the business conference. It will contain the opinions of experts who participated in the summit while the recommendations and policies discussed during the event will be included.
"FBCCI will distribute the book to the relevant ministries of the government later," Jashim added.
FBCCI Senior Vice-President Mostofa Azad Chaudhury Babu, former Senior Vice-Presidents Mohammad Ali and Monowara Hakim Ali, Vice-Presidents MA Momen, Aminul Haque Shamim, Amin Helaly, Habib Ullah Dawn and MA Razzak Khan, President of Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Naser Ezaz Bijoy, President of Dhaka Chamber of commerce and Industry (DCCI) Sameer Sattar, President of Bangladesh Shop Owners Association Helal Uddin and Chief of member bodies of FBCCI-affiliated chambers and associations were present, among others, at the programme.