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Week-long BSEC roadshow begins in NY, Walton grabs attention

Uday Hakim from New York || risingbd.com

Published: 15:49, 26 July 2021   Update: 16:14, 26 July 2021
Week-long BSEC roadshow begins in NY, Walton grabs attention

InterContinental New York Barclay is set to host the first day of the road show.

The week-long roadshow, an initiative of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC), to showcase the strength and opportunities of business and investment in Bangladesh for the investors abroad, is going to begin from Manhattan, New York today (July 26, 2021).

The program aimed to conduct a summit in participation with the potential investors of the region. All-out preparations were taken in this connection on Sunday. Today’s main program would be held at the InterContinental New York Barclay’s hotel ballroom. The ballroom is surrounded by stalls and display centers of several organizations along with meeting rooms.

The roadshow has been arranged in the USA as a part of the celebration of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. Bangladeshi multinational electronics giant Walton is one of sponsors of this giant international event. Walton has become the main attraction of the roadshow. Walton display center is decorated with big-screen-display, X-stand, banner and so on. There are meeting spaces for investors in the USA. The video screen will feature a digital documentary on Walton’s production and marketing. A few skilled officers will give investors and visitors a better idea of Walton’s vision and mission.

Walton is emphasizing this roadshow in order to make its place among the top giants in the global market soon. Walton’s ten-member high-level delegation is now stationed in New York to join the mega event. Among other the delegation include Director SM Mahbubul Alam, Managing Director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Engineer Golam Murshed, Directors Tahmina Afroz Tanna and Nishat Tasnim Shuchi, Additional Managing Director Abul Bashar Hawlader, Chief Marketing Officer Firoj Alam, Walton Television’s Chief Business Officer Mostafa Nahid Hossain and Deputy Executive Director Sheikh Mohiuddin Al Farooq.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s private sector adviser Salman F Rahman, Senior Finance Secretary of the ministry of finance Abdur Rouf Talukder, BSEC Chairman Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh, BIDA Executive Chairman Md Sirazul Islam, BEPZA Executive Chairman Major General Md Nazrul Islam and some other government and non-government high-ups are also set to join the event.

Several journalists from Dhaka also joined the roadshow. The main title of the USA roadshow is- ‘THE RISE OF BENGAL TIGER: Potentials Of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh.’ The roadshow will run from July 26 to August 2 in four cities across the United States.

The first day of the roadshow consists of two sessions- Morning and Afternoon. The morning session will be held from 9:30am to 12:30pm of local time while the afternoon session will be held from 2:30 to 5:30pm local time.

Two sessions will be conducted in New York, the morning session will be attended by the distinguished NRBs residing in the region, while the afternoon session will be focused on the foreign investors. Eminent American economist Lawrence Henry Summers, former Chief Economist of the World Bank, will present the keynote paper in the afternoon session.

On July 28, the second roadshow will be held at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington D.C. This roadshow aims to enhance the understanding and accessibility to the business and investment in Bangladesh by discussing the errands with the stakeholders. The stakeholders meeting will help the investors to understand the business and investment scenario of Bangladesh and will also help the policymakers of Bangladesh to identify and comprehend the necessary steps and formulation ahead to inspire and attract investment.

The third roadshow is set to be held on July 30 at the Inter Continental Los Angeles Downtown, Los Angeles. Developing international trade and investment through both portfolio investment and FDI by the expatriates and foreign investors is the key target of this roadshow, and the distinguished delegates are going to demonstrate the strength and opportunities of rising Bangladesh for investors from abroad.

The final roadshow would be held on August 2 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Silicon Valley. To demonstrate the scenario and the opportunities to the investors, the distinguished delegates will join in a US-Bangladesh Tech Investment Summit along with tech industry conglomerates and investors at this roadshow.

Some members of Walton delegation including Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited's Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed, after a pre-preparation meeting in NY.

Walton is the center of attention and attraction of expatriate Bangladeshis in this roadshow. Walton has been able to attract investors to the Bangladeshi capital market in just a few days. Walton has gained the trust of everyone in a very short period of time with its dividends, world standard products, exports and quality services.

Engineer Golam Murshed in this connection said that Walton’s goal now is to become one of the top brands in the world. If you want to be a global brand, you have to go abroad and let the world know about you. A ten-member high-level delegation from Walton arrived in the US in this connection. They will observe the situation here and gain more knowledge on it. Then Walton will create its global road map based on their reports and observations.