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Walton promotes Bangladesh in the USA roadshow: BSEC chief Shibli Rubayat

Uday Hakim from New York || risingbd.com

Published: 15:57, 27 July 2021   Update: 16:01, 27 July 2021
Walton promotes Bangladesh in the USA roadshow: BSEC chief Shibli Rubayat

Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam is delivering speech at the ongoing roadshow in the USA

Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, chairman of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission, yesterday said that the private sector is now coming forward to make Bangladesh well known abroad. Electronics giant Walton, Eastern Bank and Nagad are helping everyone to positively present Bangladesh in the ongoing road show in the United States.

He also said that the companies and traders listed on the country’s stock market have come abroad to do something for the country. Participating in this road show, they are actually promoting the positive Bangladesh here.

Prof Shibli Rubayat, and also a former Dhaka University teacher and researcher, came up with the comments in a question-answer session at the ongoing roadshow’s first session in the USA.

He said, ‘We are proud to say that our listed companies and traders have come to the United States today to promote Bangladesh. They are doing business well in Bangladesh. Walton, Eastern Bank and Nagad have come to the United States for this event when UCB Bank was in Dubai for the same roadshow.’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s private sector adviser Salman F Rahman, Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh, BIDA Executive Chairman Md Sirazul Islam, BEPZA Executive Chairman Major General Md Nazrul Islam, BSEC Commissioner Dr Mizanur Rahman and Managing Director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Engineer Golam Murshed also present among others at that time.

The week-long roadshow, an initiative of BSEC, to showcase the strength and opportunities of business and investment in Bangladesh for the investors abroad, was begun from Manhattan, New York on July 26, 2021.

The program aimed to conduct a summit in participation with the potential investors of the region. Yesterday’s main program was held at the InterContinental New York Barclay’s hotel ballroom. The ballroom was surrounded by stalls and display centers of several organizations along with meeting rooms.

Superbrand Walton’s ten-member high-level delegation joined the mega event as Walton is emphasizing this roadshow in order to make its place among the top giants in the global market soon.

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.

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.

The main title of the USA roadshow is- ‘THE RISE OF BENGAL TIGER: Potentials Of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh.’ The roadshow will run until August 2 in four cities across the United States.

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

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

However, 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 InterContinental 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.