Bangladesh-Japan B2B online meeting begins

Staff Correspondent

27 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Business to business (B2B) meeting among Bangladeshi and Japanese tech businesses began on Tuesday virtually to match make among investors and entrepreneurs.

A total of 130 companies - 48 from Bangladesh and 82 from Japan are participating in the series of meeting which will continue virtually till February 5.

ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the online summit for the tech entrepreneurs.

Addressing the meeting, State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak mentioned Bangladesh provides cash incentive for tech companies and investors in hi-tech parks.

He also emphasised on introduced special course on Japanese language for young entrepreneurs as they can grab the opportunities of international business. “The young entrepreneurs will uphold Bangladesh in global arena by doing businesses as the country moves towards knowledge economy.  The special match making meeting with Japan will open new opportunities for us,” he added.

ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam, Commerce Ministry Secretary Jafar Uddin, Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki, Bangladeshi Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmed and JICA country representative Hayakawa Yuho, Jetro country representative Yuji Ando, Basis President Syed Almas Kabir and Senior Vice President Farhana A Rahman were connected to the meeting moderated by Bangladesh Embassy commercial councilor Ariful Haque.

Earlier in June 2020, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) introduced Japan Desk  for supporting business to business match making, connecting the Japanese tech businesses, market research, cultural exchange, grooming session on cross-border trading and sharing knowledge on new opportunities for the entrepreneurs.