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Last Update: 19-12-2013 06:57.

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).


Upcoming National Election: Economic Manifesto of the Political Parties PDF Print E-mail

The country’s business community thinks the political parties should give the highest priority to the national economy in their respective election manifesto to be prepared ahead of the upcoming 10th national parliamentary election. This is because economic development is one of the major preconditions for overall development of a country, where the business community plays a key role in economic development endeavors. If the business community can uninterruptedly continue their respective businesses in a free and fare business friendly environment, it certainly plays a vital role in overall development of that particular country. New business endeavors, keeping the economic wheel on going through investment & industrialization, employment generation, foreign remittances and revenues, foreign investments, import, export etc. are some important elements of free trade and business and private sector development as well, where this business community has an unquestionable contribution. It is very like that the political parties will prepare their election manifestoes and publish them for attracting the voters ahead of upcoming 10th parliamentary national election. The business community of the country expects from the political leaders that political parties will give top most priority to the aforesaid economic development and thus will prepare trade-business-and-economy friendly election manifesto, and thereafter will effectively implement them after the election.Presided over by IBFB President Mr. Hafizur Rahman Khan and moderated by Founding President Mr. Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, the IBFB Discussion Session was also attended by Mr. Nuh-Ul-Alam Lenin, Honorable Presidium Member of Bangladesh Awami League, Mr. Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Advisor to the Chairperson of BNP and Former Commerce Minister, Mr. Fakir Ashraf, Presidium Member of Jatiya Party, Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, President of FBCCI etc. Prof. Dr. M. Abul Kashem Mozumder, Professor of Jahangirnagar University and Mr. Md. Omar Shafayat Kausar, IBFB Vice President.

Stakeholders Meeting on Upcoming Election Manifesto of the Political Parties held on 19 August 2013 PDF Print E-mail

IBFB demands business friendly election manifestos from the Political Parties

In order to ensure a business friendly environment and keep the economic growth and development of the country uninterrupted, International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB) demanded business friendly election manifestoes from the Political Parties ahead of the upcoming 10th national parliamentary election. IBFB reiterated such remarks in a Stakeholders Meeting organized by IBFB on Monday, 19 Aug 2013 in Dhaka where Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, President, FBCCI was present as the Chief Guest. While delivering his speech as the FBCCI President said, the political parties will now develop their election manifestoes ahead of the forthcoming national election to attract the voters. As such, the political parties should prepare their election manifestos in such a way that will ensure good business environment in the days ahead and thus attract the voters of the business community in the forthcoming national election.Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, FBCCI President delivering his speech as the Chief Guest in the Stakeholders Meeting on “Upcoming Election Manifesto of the Political Parties” organized by IBFB on Monday, 19 August 2013. Among others, Mr. Hafizur Rahman Khan, IBFB President, Mr. Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, Founding President of IBFB and Md. Omar Shafayat Kauser, IBFB Vice President etc. are also on sight

As a primary discussion ahead of a national advocacy workshop to be held in September 2013 in Dhaka, IBFB organized this Stakeholders Meeting so as to discuss and finalize the key points to be handed over to the political parties for their incorporation in their respective election manifestos and effective implementation to ensure a better business environment in the country. Dr. M. Abul Kashem Mozumder, Professor, Public Administration Dept. of Jahangirnagar University presented the Keynote Paper in the meeting.

Report on IBFB Business Delegation Tour to USA PDF Print E-mail

A successful business trip to USA raised hope of enhanced bilateral trade & investment relationship between Bangladesh & USA


In order to explore new business opportunities and to boost up the existing business relationship, a 10-Member Business Delegation of the International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB) visited USA for 3 weeks from 30 May to 20 June 2013. The delegation, led by Mr. Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, Founding President of IBFB, and Former Mayor of Chittagong & Former Member of Parliament, was comprised of following Directors and Members of IBFB such as Mr. Mohammad Ali Deen, Director, IBFB, Chairman, M/S Deen Impex, Managing Director, Ultimate Property Development Ltd. and President, Noagaon Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Mr. Mohammed Anowarul Haque, Director, IBFB, Proprietor, Rupali Agencies; Mr. A K M Ehsanul Hoque, CEO, Mate International, Chairman, People’s Radio; Md. Masud Hossain, Director, Peoples Radio Ltd. & Core Spun Apparel Ltd.; Mr. Jamil Asadul Haque, Managing Partner, Haque International, and Style World Stitches; Mr. Rakebul Islam Bhuiyan, Managing Partner, Organic Autos; Mr. Payer Mohammed, Managing Director, Progressive Hatcheries and Poultry Farm Ltd.; Mr. Mohammed Abu Alam, Proprietor, Rupali Steel; and Mr. Imran Uddin Sagar, Director, Progressive Hatcheries & Poultry Farm Ltd.


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