European Institute for Asian Studies
Bangladesh: New Investment Potentials
  • Start09:30 AM - Apr 20 2018
  • End12:30 PM - Apr 20 2018
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • 02 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org
Download Alexander Spachis’ Introductory Remarks Download Kazi M. Aminul Islam’s Power Point Presentation (Bangladesh Investment Development Authority) Download Syed Afsor Hasan Uddin’s Power Point Presentation (Public Private Partnership Authority, Prime Minister’s Office) Download Daneil Seidl’s Power Point Presentation (Amfori) Download Lieven Engelbeen’s Power Point Presentation (Picanol) Download Syed Sadat Almas Kabir’s Power Point Presentation (Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS)) Download Mohammed Ayub’s Power Point Presentation (Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA)) Download Hosne Ara Begum’s Power Point Presentation (Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority)

 

Programme

09:00-09:30

Registration and Light Breakfast

09:30-09:35

Introduction by the Chair

 

Dr Alexander Spachis, Member of the Advisory Board, European Institute for Asian Studies

09:35-09:40

Opening Remarks

 

Mr Faruque Hassan, President, Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry

09:40-09:55

Keynote Address

 

Mr Kazi M. Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority

09:55-10:50

Short Interventions

 

Mr Syed Afsor Hasan Uddin, CEO, Public Private Partnership Authority, Prime Minister’s Office

Mr Daniel Seidl, Senior Advisor – Bangladesh, Amfori 

Mr Lieven Engelbeen, Sales Manager, Picanol

Mr Syed Sadat Almas Kabir, President, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information

Services (BASIS)

Mr Mohammed Ayub, Executive Member, Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA)

Ms Hosne Ara Begum, Managing Director, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority

10:50-11:15

11:15-11:20

Q&A

Closing Remarks

H.E. Mr. Mohammed Shahdat Hossain, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Belgium and the EU

11:20-11:35

Tea & Coffee Break

11:35-12:30

12:30

Business to Business Networking Session

Networking Lunch

Bangladesh: New Investment Potentials

Bangladesh, described as one of the Next-11 group of countries by Goldman Sachs due to its growth potentials, has a vision to be a developed country by 2041 and is set to officially graduate from the LDC category in 2024. Bangladesh is a steadily growing consumer market of 160 million people and an increasingly attractive country to invest.

The regulatory environment is improving with the government of Bangladesh offering a variety of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to attract Foreign Direct Investment. Bangladesh’s macroeconomic fundamentals are very strong and have remained stable over a long period of time, characterized by a manageable fiscal deficit and a quite low current account deficit. The stable macroeconomic situation is an outcome of a mixture of prudent monetary and fiscal policies that are being pursued. A significant array of reforms, deregulation and liberalization have been carried out over the recent years in policies relating to virtually every sector of the economy including financial reforms. This has helped to face globalization challenges for the economy through introduction of international competitiveness and productive efficiency. This briefing seminar and B2B networking session will explore and promote Bangladeshi products and services to Europe and vice versa, and discuss ways to attract EU FDI in key Bangladeshi strategic sectors such as RMG and textiles, agriculture, ICT, and infrastructure and water.

 


This briefing seminar and B2B networking session will explore and promote Bangladeshi products and services to Europe and vice versa, and discuss ways to attract EU FDI in key Bangladeshi strategic sectors such as RMG and textiles, agriculture, ICT, and infrastructure and water.

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