Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) is going to organise the first and largest virtual B2B meet titled "DCCI Business Conclave-2020" in Bangladesh from January 5 to 7.
The target of the conclave is to attract foreign direct investment, joint ventures, sourcing cost-efficient destinations for import and exploring potential export destinations, and increasing business to business interactions globally especially in the wake of new normal when we see lack of physical interactions and business meetings.
In this three-day virtual conclave, representatives from 227 companies from 10 countries including Bangladesh will be participating from which 90 companies are from Bangladesh and 137 companies are from other 9 countries, said a press release.
The countries include Algeria, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Turkey, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. Total 176 B2B match-making will take place in three days. Participating companies are mainly from apparel and textile, light engineering, medicine, leather goods, plastic products, agro and food processing, IT, and ITES sectors.
The B2B match-making will be followed by a virtual inaugural ceremony where Dr AK Abdul Momen, MP, minister for foreign affairs, will join as the chief guest while Md Sirazul Islam, executive chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) will join as the special guest at 11 am on January 5.
Dhaka Chamber believes that through this virtual conclave, foreign investors will be able to find potential sectors to invest in Bangladesh having direct consultation with their counterparts. They will also be able to know about the fiscal and non-fiscal incentives provided by the government of Bangladesh. The conclave will help the local entrepreneurs to explore cost-effective sources for import and find out potential market for export.
In the 'New Normal' situation when physical connectivity and direct business to business interactions are halted, DCCI takes this initiative of bringing up entrepreneurs across the globe under a single platform to discuss and find possible business explorations for the sake of greater economic development.