Bangladesh Brand Forum (BBF) held first ever NRB Conclave on Saturday with the theme 'Transforming Bangladesh through Knowledge Remittance', at a hotel in the capital.
The conclave explored models and approaches to engage the Non Resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) to contribute the national economy of Bangladesh, said a media release.
Around 300 guests including distinguished Non Resident Bangladeshis, policy makers, academicians, artists and corporate professionals attended the programme.
During the conclave 3 keynote sessions, 4 panel discussions, and 3 insight sessions were held. Besides, there was an exclusive showcasing of 8 divisions' branding, 10 years journey of BBF.
"Bangladesh is at a very critical stage of development and the next 10 years will be very critical as a nation. We must apply the most cutting edge thinking, adapt the latest technology and apply new models to make a quantum jump in development. NRBs through Knowledge remittance can make a crucial contribution in this journey," said founder and managing director of BBF Shariful Islam.
Lutfey Siddiqi CFA, visiting professor-in-practice of London School of Economics, Faisal Ahmed, chief economist of Bangladesh Bank and Humayun Rashid, managing director of Energypac Power Generation Limited, Arif Dowla, managing director of ACI Limited, Sylvana Q. Sinha, managing director and CEO of Praava Health, Rumana Selim, vice president of Bangladeshi Canadian - Canadian Bangladeshi (BCCB), Health and Safety Consultant, among others took part in different sessions.