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‘Advancement of financial technology crucial for smart Bangladesh’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 August, 2023 12:00 AM
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A national level conference on financial technology was held on Saturday exploring the transformative potential of the sector in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Brand Forum organised the fourth edition of the conference at Radisson, followed by an award ceremony to recognise innovation in respective fields, said a press release.

Hundreds of industry professionals, decision-makers, and thought leaders from banking and finance sectors at home and abroad shared thoughts for shaping the future of the digital economy of the country.

The daylong summit comprised four keynote sessions, three panel discussions, four insight sessions, case study, fireside chat and igniting conversation.

The distinguished discussions together have raised significant points and policy suggestions while shaping a framework for the fintech stakeholders of the country.

In opening remark, BBF founder managing director Shariful Islam said that the advancement of financial technology is crucial for the Smart Bangladesh vision.

“Fintech is a very important component of the Smart Economy, one of the four pillars of the Smart Bangladesh vision. This platform is dedicated to strengthening the fintech ecosystem in Bangladesh with policy advocacy and engagements,” he said.

The discussions revolved around multifaceted and timely topics like redefining banking in the digital age, emerging trends and predictions of fintech for paving the path for fintech, innovation and growth in Bangladesh

and role of block chain. Zaytoon Business chairperson Arfan Ali, Quinlan & Associates managing partner Benjamin Quinlan, Mamun Rashid from PwC Bangladesh and Open Network for Digital Commerce senior vice president Hrushikesh Mehta made four keynotes at the conference.

Former Principal Secretary Abul Kalam Azad, Mutual Trust Bank managing director Syed Mahbubur Rahman, BuildCon Consultancies founder Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, bKash founder Kamal Quadir, RSA Advisory chairman Kazi Mahmood Sattar, Chittagong Stock Exchange chairman Asif Ibrahim, banking sector veteran Anis A Khan, Green Delta Insurance managing director Farzanah Chowdhury were also present in different sessions.