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Last Update: 23-09-2014 07:49.

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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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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IBFB’s Seminar on Well-planned Urbanization & Development: Involving Private Sector under Public Private Partnership (PPP) PDF Print E-mail

Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, MP, Honorable Minister for Housing & Public Works said, well-planned urbanization is always a priority issue for the ruling Govt. Taking huge population growth over the last couples of years in capital Dhaka and other important cities like Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet etc. into serious consideration, the Govt. is planning to gradually establish more satellite towns like Purbachal, Jhilmil in and around Dhaka and other metropolitan cities. Engr. Mosharraf also stated that keeping scarcity of lands in mind, the Govt. is planning to allocate apartments instead of plots to the Govt. employees in future so that best utilization of lands can be ensured. Engineer Mosharraf Hossain was addressing as the Chief Guest in a Seminar titled “Well-planned Urbanization & Development: Involving Private Sector under Public Private Partnership (PPP)” held on Tuesday, 10th June 2014 at Hotel Sonargaon, Dhaka. International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB) organized the Seminar. Mr. Hafizur Rahman Khan, President, IBFB and Chairman, Runner Group of Companies presided over the seminar where Mr. Suhel Ahmed Chowdhury, former Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Public Works, Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Commerce presented the Keynote Paper.

Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, MP, Honorable Minister for Housing & Public Works addressing as the Chief Guest in IBFB Seminar on “Well-planned Urbanization & Development: Involving Private Sector under Public Private Partnership (PPP)” held on Tuesday, 10 June 2014.  Mr. Suhel Ahmed Chowdhury, former Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Public Works presenting the Keynote Paper. Mr. Hafizur Rahman Khan, President, IBFB presided over the seminar where Mr. Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, Founding President & Mr. Omar Shafayat Kausar, Vice President, Mr. Humayun Rashid, Vice President (Finance), Mr. Md. Abdus Salam, Executive Director of IBFB were also present.The purpose of the seminar was to pursue the govt. for taking well-planned long term strategies segregated into various short-term and mid-term goals in urban planning and involve private sector under Public Private Partnership (PPP) for efficient and timely accomplishments of a project as to reduce population explosion in the capital and thus reduce other associated problems.

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