The ‘Bangladeshi Immigrant Day and Trade Fair-2023’ was held in New York which focused on ‘Smart Bangladesh’.
With the theme ‘Exploring opportunities towards Smart Economy’, Muktdhara New York and USA-Bangladesh Business Links, in association with the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, organized the event at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel from Friday.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi inaugurated the two-day event as the chief guest who led a 16-member delegation.
The other members of the team included Additional Secretary of the Commerce Ministry Md Abdur Rahim Khan, Director of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) Mohammad Shahjalal and Director of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Priti Chakraborty.
Prime Minister’s Economic Advisor Dr Mashiur Rahman, former Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman and Governor of New York State Kathy Hochul, among others, took part in the event.
Besides, more than 50 eminent personalities from different sectors of Bangladesh, including business, banking and journalism participated in the show.
Renowned economists and business leaders from Bangladesh and the USA took part in different sessions of the event.
Founder of Muktdhara New York, Biswajit Saha said that apart from stalls of Bangladeshi products, there was a seminar on the export of Bangladeshi products to America and IT-related seminars for American mainstream businessmen.
He informed that alongside the event, “Bangladesh Remittance Fair” was also held at the same place to increase remittance flow from USA to Bangladesh.
Biswajit Saha said a number of banks, mobile financial services, remittance related app services, money exchange houses and remittance channel partners participated.
IFIC Bank PLC, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, Dhaka Bank Limited, Standard Bank Limited, Social Islami Bank Limited, Sunman Global Express Corp and TapTap Send participated at the event, he added.
He informed that IFIC Bank PLC Managing Director and CEO M Shah Alam Sarwar, Managing Director and CEO of the Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited Mohammed Monirul Moula, Managing Director and CEO of the Standard Bank Limited Md Habibur Rahman and Managing Director and CEO of the Social Islami Bank Limited Zafar Alam joined the event.
Top 300 remittance senders were invited to the event, and the best 10 will be given remittance awards, he added.
He informed that top three money exchange companies/remittance channel partners were awarded.