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March 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Consulate General of Bangladesh, New York and US-Bangladesh Global Chamber of Commerce jointly invite you to the virtual networking event on “US- Bangladesh Trade and Investment Opportunities”, on March 30th, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST/8:00 PM BST

As Bangladesh is celebrating the glorious 50th anniversary of its independence and the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, it is our pleasure to invite you to  join a virtual networking event with Hon’ble Ministers, diplomats, corporate and business leaders and investors to address trade, investment and business  opportunities, including power and energy, readymade garments and knit composite, banking, capital market, insurance, information technology and telecommunication, health, education, hospitality, textile, jute and jute goods.

A stable macroeconomic environment, resilient domestic demand, and export-oriented industry-led growth have placed Bangladesh among the fastest growing economies of the world. Its economy growing steadily above 6.5% on average over a decade has transformed the country into a land of opportunities. Bangladesh is enjoying its developing market economy more than ever before. The United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has recently recommended graduation of Bangladesh from the category of Least Developed Country (LDC) as it fulfilled the eligibility criteria in terms of per capita income, human assets and economic and environmental vulnerability, which are important positive indicators for trade and investment opportunities. Asian Development Bank has estimated Bangladesh’s GDP growth by 5.2% in 2020 even amidst global pandemic and 6.8% in 2021. Bangladesh is also the world’s 29th largest economy by purchasing power parity. Fostering US-Bangladesh trade and investment opportunities presents a promising prospect.


Date: March 30th, 2021

Time: 10:00AM EST/8:00 PM BST

info@usbdgcc.org, contact@bdcgny.org


Chief Guest

Dr. A K Abdul Momen, MP [TBC]   

Hon’ble Foreign Minister, Bangladesh

Special Guest

Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, MP [TBC]

Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

H.E. M. Shahidul Islam [TBC]

Ambassador of Bangladesh to the USA


Session Speakers (Bangladesh):

Mr. Md. Sirazul Islam, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)

Mr. Paban Chowdhury, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA)

Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, Managing Director, UCEP Bangladesh and Former Principal Secretary
Mr. Sheikh Fazle Fahim, President, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Ms. Nihad Kabir, President, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI)

Ms. Rubana Huq, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)

Mr. Syed Almas Kabir, President, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS)

Session Speakers (USA):

Mr. Chris Traub, Chairman, Strategic Executive Search Group, Co-Founder, COmastermnd and Vortex Global
Mr. Steven Neuhaus, County Executive, Orange County of New York
Ms. Jabeen Quadir, Founder, Exponential Sustainability Strategist, Sustainability Edge Solutions
Ms. Jennifer Larson, Director, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, US Department of State [TBC]
Mr. Terrence Clark, CEO, New York & New Jersey Minority Development Supplier Council

Mr. Savio Chan, Chairman, US China Partners
Mr. Myles M. Matthews, Chairman, Global Trade and Technology Center (GTTC)

Mr. Salim Ismail, Co-founder and Chairman of OpenExO

Mr. Marc Alessi, The Business Incubator Association of New York State

Mr. David C. Traub, A Venture Catalyst/Investor, Global Business and Economic Dev Exec

Mr. Steven Rockefeller III, Business Executive
Mr. Shahid Malik, President, PSEG Energy Resources
Mr. James P. Burpoe, Commissioner, Orange County of New York
Mr. Mark Szoller, Executive Director, National Association of Asian MBA


Ms. Sadia Faizunnesa, Consul General of Bangladesh in New York

Mr. Aziz Ahmad, Chairman, US Bangladesh Global Chamber of Commerce (USBDGCC)


Event is Jointly Hosted by Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York and

the US-Bangladesh Global Chamber of Commerce (USBDGCC)


March 30
10:00 am - 5:00 pm