Message from the IBFB President

Dear visitors. Assalamualaikum.

Let me take the opportunity to provide some information on the International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB).

IBFB is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of Bangladeshi and foreign business owners and executives. Working together, our goal is to identify common business challenges, consider solutions, and advocate for change in public policy that will strengthen our business environment and accelerate our country’s economic growth for the benefit of all Bangladeshi citizens

IBFB was formed under the register of Joint Stock Companies and Firms in September 2005, and received support in from the International Republican Institute (IRI) and also receives support from PROGATI(Promoting governance, accountability, transparency and integrity), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Seminar on “How to apply & obtain a U.S. Visa” organized in Bogra PDF Print E-mail

Ms. Sharon Weber, Deputy Consul General of U.S. Embassy in Dhaka opined, the United States government encourages applications for U.S. Visas from Bangladeshi nationals. She said, applications for and issuance of U.S. Visas have remarkably increased in Bangladesh in the recent years which is very good for the economy of both countries, but the U.S. Govt. encourages more and more applications for different types of U.S. Visas, especially B1/B2 Business Visas from Bangladesh.

Ms. Sharon Weber, Deputy Consul General of U.S. Embassy in Dhaka addressing as the Guest of Honor in the seminar on “How to apply & obtain a U.S. Visa” organized by IBFB on 01 December 2014 at Hotel Naz Garden, Bogra. Mr. Hafizur Rahman Khan, President of IBFB, Mr. Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, Founding President of IBFB, Mr. Omar Shafayat Kausar, Vice President of IBFB, Mr. Benjamin M. Fehrman, 2nd Secretary of U.S. Embassy etc. are also on sight.

Ms. Sharon was addressing as the Guest of Honor in a seminar on “How to Apply and Obtain a U.S. Visa” organized by International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB) on 01 December 2014 at Hotel Naz Garden in Bogra. The seminar was in fact a continuation of series of activities which was organized in the past by IBFB in Dhaka in December 2012 and also in Chittagong in February 2014. Mr. Hafizur Rahman Khan, President of IBFB presided over the seminar and Mr. Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, Founding President of IBFB facilitated the program. Amongst others, Mr. Omar Shafayat Kausar, IBFB Vice President, Mr. Ali Deen, IBFB Director and President of Naogaon Chamber and Mr. Mohammad Lutfar Rahman, distinguished Life Member of IBFB and Chairman of Executive Committee of IFIC Bank Ltd, Mr. Enamul Haque Dulal, Vice President of Bogra Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mr. Sairul Islam, Managing Director, Runner Properties Ltd. and other eminent business leaders from Bogra attended the event. Mr. Benjamin M. Fehrman, Second Secretary of Dhaka U.S. Embassy was the key presenter in the seminar.

Mr. Hafizur Rahman Khan, IBFB President and Chairman of Runner Group of Companies, discussed at first about importance of travelling to different for continuous growth of respective businesses, especially those involved in manufacturing and export. Being the largest economy in the world, U.S.A. therefore can be a great choice for the entrepreneurs to explore their business opportunities. IBFB as a non-partisan nationwide business forum, he said, is pleased to play the role of a facilitator in making such explorations. Giving emphasis on frequent travelling from Bangladesh to USA and vice versa, Ms. Sharon Weber opined, it is very important to enhance bilateral business and economic relationships among business counterparts of these two friendly countries. While discussing about different types of U.S. Visas and their application procedures, Mr. Benjamin informed the participants that U.S. Embassy has recently introduced a partnership with IBFB called “Business Visa Program” through which valid IBFB Members can apply for B1/B2 Business Visa and expedite early dates for interview and relevant other facilities.

 
IBFB gave farewell to Mr. Jon Danilowicz, outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) & warm reception to Mr. David Meale, new DCM of USA Embassy in Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail

Md. Omar Shafat Kausar, IBFB Vice President presenting a crest to Mr. Jon Danilowicz, outgoing DCM of USA Embassy in BangladeshInternational Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB) organized a Dinner & Cultural Evening to bid farewell to Mr. Jon Danilowicz, outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) & warm reception to Mr. David Meale, new DCM of USA Embassy in Bangladesh. The event was held on Friday, 12 September 2014 at 07:30 pm at Gulshan Club, Dhaka.

Mr. Hafizur Rahman Khan, President of IBFB, in his welcome speech, acknowledged and cordially thanked to Mr. Jon Danilowicz for his outstanding contribution to enhance bilateral trade and business relationship between Bangladesh and the United States of America. He welcomed Mr. David Meale, new Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangladesh and hoped that the new DCM would do all his best to continue US supports to help our business and economy gradually flourish and become stronger in near future. Md. Omar Shafayat Kausar, IBFB Vice President presented a crest to Mr. Jon Danilowicz whereas Mr. Humayun Rashid, IBFB Vice President (Finance) presented a crest to Mr. David Meale. Thereafter, the IBFB President also presented one souvenir of the national monument of Bangladesh to both US Officials. Mr. Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, Founding President of IBFB moderated the program.

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IBFB started its training initiatives with a day-long training on VAT PDF Print E-mail

Md. Omar Shafayat Kausar, IBFB Vice President presenting a crest to Mr. Hedayetullah Al Mamoon, ndc, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of Bangladesh who was present as the Chief Guest in certificate awarding session of IBFB. Mr. Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, Founding President, IBFB, Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid, Chairman, IBFB Finance Committee and Former Secretary & Chairman, NBR etc. are also on sight.In pursuit of its research and advocacy works for awareness, excellence and capacity development for the private sector, IBFB has now taken a step forward to impart knowledge by introducing Entrepreneurship Development Training for ensuring smooth operation of respective businesses of the entrepreneurs of Bangladesh. As a start, IBFB organized a day-long Training Course on “VAT on Product, Procurement, Service and VAT at source in Bangladesh” on Saturday, 16 August 2014 at its Banani Office, Dhaka. Mr. Md. Lutfor Rahman, Commissioner (Customs & VAT) facilitated the training as the key resource person. Mr. Hedayetullah Al Mamoon, ndc, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of Bangladesh distributed the certificates among the trainees.

The Commerce Secretary Mr. Hedayetullah Al Mamoon, ndc, in his speech as the Chief Guest in post-training Certificate Awarding Session, boldly thanked IBFB leadership for taking such an important training initiative which would play a vital role in enhancing capacity of the private entrepreneurs for successfully runner their businesses. He hoped IBFB would continue this endeavor in future.

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