A seminar on the business potentials of Bangladesh was held at the conference hall of Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce and Industries on Friday under the auspices of Embassy of Bangladesh in Japan.
Various aspects of doing business and investment opportunities in Bangladesh were discussed in the seminar. Recent economic development trend of Bangladesh under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was lauded at the event.More than one hundred participants including a visiting Bangladeshi business delegation attended the seminar. Naonori Tsuchiya, the Chairman of Fukuoka Foreign Trade Association (FFTA) delivered the welcome speech at the program. The Keynote Presentation was made by Mohammad Hasan Arif, Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Bangladesh on the potentiality of Bangladeshi business and investment opportunities.
Daisuke Arai, country representative of Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Dhaka, explained the opportunities and challenges for Japanese investors and businessmen in Bangladesh, said a press release of Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo of Japan.
He also described the facilities that Bangladesh government is offering to the investors. Deputy Director General of South Asia Department of JICA, Teruyuki Ito highlighted the Bangladesh's economy and updated about JICA's efforts in the development process of Bangladesh.
Besides, Ashir Ahmed, Associate Professor of Kyushu University lectured on the 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Japanese Organisations in Bangladesh'. Hidefumi Ikemoto of Towa Corporation, a Japanese company operating in Bangladesh shared their experiences of managing business in Bangladesh.
The seminar was co-organised by JETRO Fukuoka, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Fukuoka One Stop Kyougikai, FFTA, Fukuoka Asia Business Center, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan and was supported by JICA, Kyushu Economic Federation, and The Japan Bangladesh Committee for Commercial and Economic Cooperation (JBCCEC).
A video documentary was screened on the economic development of Bangladesh. The event ended with the question-answer and business networking session.