The three-day Asia Pacific Conference on Financing for Inclusive and Sustainable Development will kick off in the city on Tuesday (December 10).
President Md Abdul Hamid will inaugurate the conference as the chief guest at InterContinental Dhaka at 3pm.Some 100 delegates from 30 countries - Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Maldives, Marshall Islands, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, the USA and Vietnam - will join the conference.
Besides, about 400 delegates comprising business leaders, bankers and experts from Bangladesh will attend the event.
The International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh (ICC Bangladesh) is organising the international conference jointly with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB)- Trade Finance Programme (TFP) and the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF).
The event is being arranged under the patronage of the Finance Ministry on December 10-12, 2019 on the occasion of celebrating 100 years of International Chamber of Commerce globally as well as 25 years of International Chamber of Commerce - Bangladesh.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman will attend the inaugural session as special guests.
Besides, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will join the inaugural session through videoconferencing, said ICC Bangladesh President Mahbubur Rahman at a press briefing on Saturday.Policymakers, private business and financial sectors, international organisations, civil society organisations, and all other relevant stakeholders will discuss the pressing issues on financing for inclusive and sustainable development.
The conference will not only enhance sharing knowledge and best practices among the participants to facilitate SDG funding but also ignite the discussions on new policy and cooperation framework at the regional level to facilitate financial resource mobilisation to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said a press release.