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Taking the cue from NRB conference in Dhaka
Written by:
M E Chowdhury
A Multitasker:
Dilara Afroz Khan Rupa

First Non Resident Bangladeshi Professional Conference 2007

"Together we can change our world of tomorrow
We believe now is the time to go forward and build a better and prosperous Bangladesh"

Chief Guest of the Conference

Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed
Honorable Chief Adviser
Non-Party Caretaker Government
People's Republic of Bangladesh

3 Day Event Schedule On December 27, 28, 29. 

Organized By-

M E Chowdhury Shameem
Founder & President

Day One Day Two Day Three

Day One
Thursday, 27.12.2007
Venue: Dhaka Sheraton , Dhaka

Day Two

Time: 9:00am
NRB Conference Information Center


Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Winter Garden

Opening Ceremony

  • Recitation from The Holy Qura'n. ( 02 : 30 pm )
  • Welcome speech ( 02 : 40 pm )
  • Address by Special Guests ( 02 : 45 pm )
    Mr. Fazle Hasan Abed
    Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury
    Major General (Retd.) Moin Hossain Choudhury
    Dr. Wahiduddin Mahmud
    Dr. S M A Faiz
    Professor Hafiz G A Siddiqi
    Professor Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury
    Dr. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal
  • NRB Guests


Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Marble Hall

  • Career Fair (Jobs for NRB offered by Local Institutions) & Fair (Target Customer NRBs only)
  • Photo and Painting Exhibition of NRB participants
Artist Munirul Islam, (Spain)  


Prayer & Tea Break

Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Winter Garden
Cultural Program

Cultural Program
In Honor of Pundit Ravi Shankar
George Harrison
Program Theme: Patriotism & Liberation War
Slide Show: Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed
Poem Recitation
Group Dance
Music: Bappa Majumder
Hyder Husyn
Muhib Khan
Dilara Khan
Mahmuduzzaman Babu

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Day Two
Friday, 28.12.2007
Venue: Dhaka Sheraton

Day One

Time: 8:00am

Breakfast (for NRB Participants)  

Time: 9:00am
Venue: Marble Hall

Job Fair and Exhibition for the NRB Begins

Time: 9:00am


Seminar 01
Room: Polash
Time: 9:30am till 12:30pm

The Success Factors in Arsenic Disaster Prevention and Follow Up Actions

Presented by
Dr. A. Hussam, Associate Professor, George Mason University, VA
& Dr. M Alauddin, Professor, Wagner College, New York

Panel: Mr. Habibul Ahsan, Associate Professor, Columbia University,
Professor SK Akhter Ahmed, Occupational & Environmental Health, NIPSOM.
Chief Guest: Mr. A K M Zafarullah Khan, Secretary Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
Special Guest: Mr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Chief Engineer, Department of Public Health Engineering.
Other Guest: Professor Dr. A B M Badruzzaman, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Professor Dr. S M Imamul Haq, Chairman Soil, Water and Environment Department, Dhaka University,
Mr. Toufikul Arif, WHO,
Professor Dr. Maidul Islam Dermatology Department, BSMMU,
Professor Dr. Abdul Momen, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital
Moderator: Dr. Quazi Quamruzzaman, Chairman, Dhaka Community Hospital  

Seminar 02
Room: Shimul
Time: 9:30am till 12:30pm

Maximum Utilization of Limited Resources and Increasing Agro Productivity in Bangladesh : A Challenge for the next decade (2007-2017)

Presented by
Dr. Abed Chowdhury, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIRO, Australia

Bio Fuel - A Great Resource for Poverty Reduction and Clean Air

Presented by
Mr. Ehsan Imdad, PhD, President, Bio Fuel Development Company.

Chair of the Session: Professor A M Farooque, VC, Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University, Dhaka.
Chief Guest: Dr. C S Karim, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture
Special Guest: Dr. Abdul Aziz, ndc, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture,
Mr. Md. Shamsul Alam, DG, Agriculture Extention
Mr. Nurul Alam, Chairman, BRAC
Moderator: Mr. Shykh Shiraj 

Seminar 03
Room: Bokul
Time: 9:30am till 11:00am

The Democratic Local Government System of Bangladesh

Presented by
Mr. Abu Taleb, Researcher, New York

Publication Ceremony: Ganatantrik Sthanio Shorker Ruprekha
Abu Taleb  


Published by
M E Chowdhury Shameem, Scholars Publishers, Dhaka.

Chief Guest: Mr. Mohammad Anwarul Iqbal, BPM (Bar) PPM, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operatives
Special Guest:
Mr. Safar Raj Hossain, Secretary, Ministry of LGRD
Moderator: Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, Chairman, Public Administration, University of Dhaka  
Seminar 03
2nd Session
Room: Bokul
Time: 11:30am till 1:00pm

The Informal Sector and Urban Environmental Management Legacies in Planning Education: A Personal Perspective

Presented by
Professor Dr. A.T.M Nurul Amin
Professor, Urban Environmental Management and Graduate Education Coordinator of Southeast Asia UEM Applications Project, AIT.
Mr. Aziz Khandker, Ph.D, P.E., Vice President, Lakeshore Engineering, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Chief Guest: Mr. A S M Rashidul Hai, Secretary, Ministy of Housing and Public Works
Special Guest: Professor Abdullah Abu Syed, Mr. Md. Alauddin, Chief Executive, DCC
Mr. K A M Harun, Chairman, RAJUK
Other Guest: Mr. Murad Qureshi, London Assembly, UK
Moderator: Dr. Mojibur Rahaman, BUET

Seminar 04
Room: Chameli
Time: 9:30am till 12:30pm

Open Discussion: 2nd Generation NRBs

Presented by
2nd generation NRBs

How NRBs can help Bangladeshi Children

Presented by
Ms. Zakia Khan, Voice of America (VOA)

Investment Opportunity : 2nd Generation Non Resident Bangladeshis

Presented by
Jasmine Ahmed, Global Financial Shared Services (GFSS), Pfizer Inc.

Community Service: A part of the medical education

Presented by
Nahreen Ahmed 2nd year medical student Drexel University Philadelphia, PA, USA

Chief Guest: Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Special Guest: Mr. Md. Touhid Hossain, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Anwar Choudhury
"British of Bangladeshi Origin"
Dr. Iqbal Hussain, MD
Other Guest: Mr. Murad Qureshi, London Assembly, UK and other NRB Members
Moderator: Ms. Dilara Khan, Faculty, North South University

Seminar 05
Room: Ball Room
Time: 9:30am till 12:30pm

How NRBs can help in improving health care in Bangladesh

Presented by
Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed,M.D. FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College Of Medicine, Philadelphia, Past President Bangladesh Medical Association Of North America.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Telemedicine

Presented by
Mr. Sultan  Salahuddin Ahmed, M.D.,  Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Nova Southeastern University & University of Miami

Drug Policy in Bangladesh

Presented by
Mr. Murad Husain, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Savient Pharmaceuticals, USA

Medical Education in Bangladesh Emphasizing Community Curriculum

Presented by Dr. Abul Hasnat Milton, MBBS, M.Sc.(Epid), PhD, Senior Lecturer, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), The School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

State of the Art Research Center in Bangladesh

Presented by Mr. Sunny Z. Hussain M.D, M.R.C.P.

Challenges and Opportunities for Medical Education in Bangladesh

Presented by Zubair Amin, M.D. MS (edu), Deputy Head, Medical Education Unit, Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,National University of Singapore

Panel: Mr. Mahmud Hassan, Ph.D., Professor, Finance and Economics, Rutgers Business School , Director, Pharmaceutical Management Program, Director, Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for Pharmaceutical Management Studies, Rutgers Business School, Muzahed Uddin Ahmed PhD Professor Department of Medicine Faculty of Veterinary Science Bangladesh Agricultural University

Chief Guest: Major General Dr . A S M Motiur Rahman (retd), Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Special Guest:
Dr. Md. Shahjahan Biswas, DG, Health Services, DG, Drug &
Mr. Ed L Hansen, Ph.D.,
Other Guest: Professor Dr. Abul Faiz, Principal, Dhaka Medical College
Professor A K M Azizul Haque, Principal, Begum Khaleda Zia Medical College
Professor Safaytullah, Director, Medical Education
Dr. Jafarullah Chowdhury, Director, Gonoshashthaya Kendra  

Time: 12:00pm till 2:30pm

Prayer and Lunch Break 

Seminar 06
Room: Polash
Time: 2:30pm till 5:00pm

The Benefits of NRB Active Participation in the Politics of their Country of Residence

Presented by
Mr. Morshed Alam, Voter Assistance Commissioner, New York City

Our Political Voice in the USA. What worked in Michigan

Presented by
Mr. Ehsan Taqbeem, President, Bangladesh American Public Affairs Committee, Michigan, USA

National Leadership in Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities

Presented by
Dr. Halimur Khan, Assistant Professor, Russian & Leadership, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Transformational Leadership - Bangladesh Bureaucracy
Presented by
Major General Mohd. Aminul Karim Ph.D., Military Secretary to the Honorable President

Comparative Leadership in Govt of Bangladesh and China

Presented by Prof. Razia Ahmed, Former Professor of Harvard University and a Specialist on China

Chair of the Session: Dr. Kamal Hossain
Chief Guest: Barrister Mainul Hosein
Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Information, Law
Honorable Guest: Honorable Hansen Clarke
State Senator, State of Michigan
Dr. Nuran Nabi, Councilman, Plainsboro Township, New Jersey, USA
Mr. Ayub Korom Ali, Councilor, London Borough of Newham, UK ,
Nilofer Ahmed, Vice Chair, Coalition of Asian American Democrats and precint chair of Montgomery County Maryland USA
Other Guest: Mr. Sardar Kabir , UK, Mr. Doros Ullah, UK, Dr. Wali Tasar Uddin MBE JP, UK, Mr. M A Rouf, UK, Mr. Bajloor Rashid, UK, Mr. Muquim Ahmed, UK
Moderator: Mr. Abul Hasan Chowdhury 

Seminar 07
Room: Shimul
Time: 2:30pm till 5:00pm

DGS: Management Efficiency and Technology-based Governance Structure for Bangladesh

Presented by
Mr. Abdul Momen, PhD, Center for Governance & Strategic Management, Framingham State College, Massachusetts.

eGovernment in Bangladesh : The Way Forward

Presented By
Mr. Ahmed Imran
Australian National University.

Panel:Mr. Istiaq Azim
Chair of the Session: Mr. Farooq Sobhan
Chief Guest: Dr. Akbar Ali Khan, Ex Adviser Caretaker Government
Special Guest: Mr. Abu Md Muniruzzaman Khan, Rector, BPATC
Other Guest: Country Director, UNDP
Professor Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, DU
Moderator: Dr. Muhammad Kaykobad 

Seminar 08
Room: Bokul
Time: 2:30pm till 5:00pm

" The Untapped Energy Mine " The Revolutionary Scope of Renewable Energy Technologies for Bangladesh

Presented by
Dr. Sajed Kamal, Professor & Solar System Expert

NRB's role in Formulating Appropriate Energy Policies

Presented by
Professor Saifur Rahman, Director, Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech

Panel: Mr. Osman Yousuf Strategist of Democratic Party President/CEO., The SYF Group Inc, Naseer Ahmed
Chief Guest: Mr. Tapan Chowdhury, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Energy
Special Guest: Dr. Faizul Kabir Khan, Secretary, Ministry of Powers
Mr. Md. Mohsin, Secretary, Ministry of Power Energy and Mineral Resources Division
Moderator: Mr. Dipal Chandra Burua, Managing Director, Grameen Shakti

Seminar 09
Room: Chameli
Time: 2:30pm till 5:00pm

US Bangladesh Relations and Pending Bills in the US Congress.

Presented by
Shamarukh Mohiuddin, The US - Bangladesh Advisory Council

Panel: Dr. Mustafizur Rahman, CPD
Chair of the Session: Mr Farooq Sobhan, Ambassador
Chief Guest: Mrs Geete Ara Safya Chowdhury, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Industry
Special Guest: Dr. Md. Nurul Amin, Secretary, Ministry of Industry;
Mr. Md. Firoz Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce;
Mr. Fazlul Haq, President, BKME;
Mr. Zillur Hai Razi, Political Officer, EU
Mr. Syed Omar Farooq, VP, S A Khalek Group
Mr. A. Hai Sarker, President - BTMA
Mr. M A Salam, Acting President, BGMEA
Guest: Shabbir Ahmed, Chair, The US - Bangladesh Advisory Council, Faisal Samad, Saver Textile Mills Ltd.
Moderator: Mr. Anisul Haque, Ex President, BGMEA

Seminar 10
Room: Ball Room
Time: 2:30pm till 5:00pm

Effective Utilization of the Submarine Cable and "To Dos" to Improve the IT Sector of

Presented by
Mr. Iqbal Quadir, Professor, MIT

Impact on Spectrum Optimization Technologies on Regulatory Policies for
Wireless Communication

Presented by
Dr. Mahbub Haque, Program Director and Chief Scientist, Space & Terrestrial Communication Directorate (STCD), Department of Defense (DoD), Fort Monmouth , NJ.

Panel: Dr. Mohammad Abdullah, Project Manager, IBM Corporation, NY, USA.
Chair of the Session: Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury
Chief Guest: Major General Manzrul Alam, ndc, psc (rtd), Chairman, BTRC
Special Guest: Mr. Anwarul Alam, Chairman , Bangladesh T&T Board
Mr. Anders jenson, CEO, Grameen Phone
Mr. Michael Seymour, CEO, City Cell
Moderator: Dr. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal 

Time: 5:00pm
Tea Break

Seminar 11
Room: Polash
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Flood Management System

Presented by
Dr. Sufian A. Khondker, PhD, PE
Senior Associate and Director of Water Resources, Dewberry.

Disaster Relief And Management: A Global Perspective And Implications For Bangladesh Policy

Presented by
Dr. Golam Mohammed Mathbor, Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a tenured Associate Professor of the Social Work Department at Monmouth University , New Jersey , USA .

The Role of Flood Preparedness and
Emergency Response

Presented by:
Dr. Bimal Kanti Paul, Professor, Department of Geography, Director, South Asia Center , Kansas State University, Manhattan , KS , USA
Panel: Shobuz Ikbal, Ms Civil Eng. (Cal. State University), Principal Eng. Water and Sanitation.
Chair of the Session: Mr. Tapan Chowdhury, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Disaster Management
Chief Guest:
Lt. General Masud Uddin Chowdhury, ndc, psc, Principle Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division
Special Guest: Dr. Mohammad Ayub Miah, Secretary, Ministry of Flood, Disaster Management
Moderator: Dr. Ainun Nishat Country Representative, IUCN

Seminar 12
Room: Shimul
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
NRB Sharing Experience

Small Business Sector in Bangladesh - How to Build an Infrastructure For Its Growth and Effectiveness as an Important Source of Employment and Contribution To the National GDP

Speaker Mr. Mainuddin Abza


Speaker Dr. Nausheen Hasan, Radiologist- St Joesph Mercy Hospital Pontiac, Michigan, USA, Expertize - Radiology, Telemedicine.

Higher Education Opportunities for Bangladeshi Students in the USA

Dr. Mir Masoom Ali   George and Frances Ball Distinguished  Professor Emeritus of Statistics  and Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences   Ball State University

How to Improve Bangladesh's Image and Promote its Interests Aboard

Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed

State of
Bangladesh Textile Industry- A Niche Market for NRB

Dr. Quamrul Ahsan , USA

Role of NRB' in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Professor Enamul Haque, D. Phil.

Dr. Safiul Hasan, Founder, BMANA; Ms. Tasmina Sheikh, M.D, Palm Beach Gardens Hospital & Columbia Hospital, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Seminar 13
Room: Bokul
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Theme: Bangladesh - Its Long Term Development

Microinsurance - A Protection for the Poor

Presented by Mosleh U Ahmed
Panel: Dr. Mashiur Rahman, Ph.D.

Chief Guest:
Dr A B M Mirza Md Azizul Islam, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Finance
Special Guest: Mr. Md. Aminul Islam Bhuiyan, Secretary, ERD
Dr. Mahabubullah, DU
Other Guest: Mr. Iqbal Ahmed OBE, Manchester, UK
Moderator: Mr. Mamunur Rashid, CEO, Citibank NA, Bangladesh.

Seminar 14
Room: Chameli
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
NRB's Sharing Experience

Employment Opportunities in KSA

Presented by: Mr. Muhammad Sharif Hossain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Remittance a Vital Issue of Bangladesh

Presented by: Mr. T A M Fakhrul Bashar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Panel: Representatives from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Mr. Afsarul Alam, Mr. Muhammad Abdul Hai, Mr. A K M Rafiqul Islam, Mr. Abdur Shakur, Mr. Nasirudden Ahmed, Mr. Sheikh Ruhul Ameen Babul)
Chief Guest: Mr. Mohammed Anwarul Iqbal BPM(Bar), Honorable Advisor, Ministry of LGRD, Labor & Employment
Special guest: Mr. Md. Abdul Matin Chowdhury Secretary, Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment

Publication Ceremony
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Room: Ball Room

Jointly organized by University Press Limited (UPL) & Scholars Bangladesh

Publication Ceremony: The Art of Marketing Communication and Corporate Culture
Ehsan Imdad, Ph.D.

Published by: University Press Limited.(UPL)

Chair of the session: Mr. Mohiuddin Ahmed, President, University Press Limited.(UPL)
Chief Guest: Mr. Latifur Rahman, President, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industries
Guest: Dr. Asfar Hossain, Ph.D. Faculty Member, North South University.
Key Note Speaker: Dr. Prof. Ashraful Islam Choudhury (Marketing), Chairman, Dept. of Tourism and Information, Dhaka University & Former Member, Public Service Commission.
Moderator: Dilara Afroz Khan, Faculty Member, North South University & CEO, Scholars Bangladesh.

Publication Ceremony
Time: 6:40 pm-7:30 pm
Room: Ball Room
Publication Ceremony: Sristipura O Onnano Lokokotha
Quazi Johirul Islam


Published by
M E Chowdhury Shameem, Scholars Publishers, Dhaka.

Chair of the Session: Samsujjaman Khan
Chief Guest:
Dr. Anisuzzaman
Guest: Dr. Syed Mohammad Shahed DG, Bangla Academy, Anisul Haque.

Moderator: Mr. Al Mansur.

Time: 8:00pm
Room: Ball Room
Cultural Program

Cultural Program
Solo Dance by Dr. Subarna Khan &
Dr. Nausheen Hasan
Poem Recitation
Performance by NRB Artists
Performance by Mita Haque
Performance by Khairul Anam Shakil

Time: 9:00pm


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Day Three
Saturday, 29.12.07
Venue: Dhaka Sheraton

Day One

Time: 8:00am

  Breakfast (for NRB Participants)

Time: 9:00am
Venue: Ball Room & Marble Hall

Job Fair & Exhibition for the NRB Resumes

Time: 9:00am


Seminar 15
Room: Polash
Time: 9:00am till 12:00pm

Skills Development in Bangladesh for the Global Marketplace: Policy and Practice

Presented by
Mr. Mohamed K Haq, Senior Immigration Consultant of New Dawn Immigration Consultants Inc. and Vice President, International Partnership, CWI Institute, Canada.

Chief Guest: Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Expatriates Welfare & Overseas Employment
Special Guest: Mr. Md. Abdul Matin Chowdhury, Secretary, Ministry of Labor & Manpower
Mr. S M Saiduzzaman, Former Finance Minister, Representative Association of Banks Bangladesh
Other Guest: Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Governor, Bangladesh Bank
Muhammad Sharif, Businessman, President Bangladesh Business Community Saudi Arabia
Mr. Raul Hinoujousa,
Mr. Momtzuddin Ahmed, Secretary, BAIRA
Moderator: Dr. Atiur Rahman 

Seminar 16
Room: Shimul
Time: 9:00am till 12:00pm

Development of Sustainable Transportation Systems for the Dhaka Metropolitan Area: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

Presented by
Mr. Md. Shoaib Chowdhury, Senior Consultant Transportation Engineer, New York

Improving the Traffic and Drainage Systems

Presented by
Dr. Anwar Karim, Traffic Engineering &Transportation Planning Specialist, Washington DC

Privatization of Roadways

by Mr. Habib Shaheen Tarafdar

Panel: Dr. Abu Reza, Development Budget Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Govt. Afghanistan, Mr. Habib Shaheen Tarafdar .
Chief Guest: Major General Abdul Matin (Retd), Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Communication
Special Guest: Dr. Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, Secretary, Ministry of Communication,
Mr. Abdullah Haroon Pasha, Chairman, WASA
Mr. Shamsuddin Khan Jilani, Chief Revenue Officer, Dhaka City Corporation
Dr. Kamrul Islam Siddqi,
Mr. Zahid Hossain Khan
Other Guest:
Dr. Roxana Hafiz, Department of Urban and Regional Planning,
Mr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Chief Engineer Roads & Highways,
Mr. Md. Shahidul Hassan, Chief Engineer LGED
Mr. K A M Haroon, Chairman, Rajuk
Moderator: Dr. M Rahmatullah, CPD

Seminar 17
Room: Bokul
Time: 9:00am till 12:00pm

"Scholar of The Year"
in The Area of Education and Research will be presenting

How NRBs Can Help Improve Education in Bangladesh

Presented by
Dr. Ataul Karim, Vice President Research, Old Dominion University

Biotechnology Education in the USA: A Model for Developing Countries such as Bangladesh

Presented by
Mr. Z. M. G. Sarwar Jahangir, Ph. D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Kingsborough Community College, The City University of New York USA
Mr. Ronald A. Eckhardt, Ph. D., Professor Department of Biology Brooklyn College, The City University of New York USA

Importance of Excellent English Education in Bangladesh

Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed

Education System in Bangladesh

Presented by Mr. Shams Al Momin, Teacher, Mentor High School Education, New York
Mr. Jamal Uddin, Head of Community & Primary Languages, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, UK

Case Studies: NRBs Effort to Improve Education

Presented by
Ms. Zeenat Nabi, Ph. D, Society to Help Education in Bangladesh International, New Jersey, USA.

Promoting Biotechnology Relevant Topics in Education System: Some Experiences and Thoughts

Presented by
Dr. Subarna Khan, Development Scientist in ImClone Systems, Inc.

Panel: Mr. Farrukh Mohsen, Ph.D, Computer Literacy Program, New Jersey, USA
Chair of the Session: Professor Iqbal Mahmud
Chief Guest: Mr. Ayub Quadri, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Education
Special Guest: Mr. Md. Momtajul Islam, Secretary, Ministry of Education
Mr. M Musharaf Hossain Bhuiyan, Secretary, Ministry of Primary Education
Other Guest: Professor S M A Faiz, Vice Chancellor, Dhaka University
Professor Nazrul Islam, Chairman UGC
Dr. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor, IUB
Moderator: Professor M. M. Akash

Seminar 18
Room: Ball Room
Time: 9:00am till 12:00pm

Domestic Securities Imperatives & Investment Environment in Bangladesh

Presented by Mr. A T M Amin, Ph.D, Counter Terrorism Bureau, Bangladesh

Presented by
Mr. Shabbir Ahmed, CFO, Johnson Control

Capital Market Development

Presented by
Mr. Nasim Ali, Executive, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SBLI, USA

Practical Challenges in Attracting Foreign Investment - a Comparative Perspective

Presented by
Lutfey Siddiqi CFA, Managing Director, Risk Advisory & Corporate FX, Asia-Pacific Barclays Capital, 1 Raffles Quay, Singapore

Panel: Mr. Ruhul Amin, Mr. Munirul Haque, Sr. VP, Bank of America, USA
Chair of the Session: Dr. Wahiduddin Mahmud
Chief Guest: Dr. A B Mirza Md Azizul Islam, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Finance
Special Guest: Mr. Abdul Karim, Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
Dr. Mohammad Tarque, Secretary, Ministry of Finance
Mr. Syed Manzur Elahi, Administrator, FICCI
Mr. Md. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Executive Chairman, Board of Investment
Mr. Nur Mohammad, IGP
Mr. Waliur Rahman Bhuian, President, FICCI
Mr. Salahdin Imran, Financial Consultant.
Moderator: Dr. Hamid Rashid, DG, Multi Lateral Economic Affairs Foreign Ministry

Publication Ceremony
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Room: Chameli

Publication Ceremony: Born In Bengal, Dr. Nuran Nabi
Born in Bengal Second Edition
Dr. Nuran Nabi


Published by
M E Chowdhury Shameem, Scholars Publishers, Dhaka.

Chair of the Session: Professor Zillur Rahman Siddiquie
Chief Guest:
Mr. Mahfuz Aman, Editor The Daily Star,

Guests: Dr. Abdullah Abu Sayed, Professor Hayat Mamud, Mr. Kaisar Haque, Farida Majid, PhD (NYU), Faculty, City University of NY
Moderator: Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam.
Award Ceremony: Dr. Saleh Ahmed will award journalist on behalf of ICAB, USA

Time: 1:00pm till 2:00pm
( Chief Guest and Special Guests will Attend Lunch with NRBs )

Lunch with NRB

Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
Venue: Winter Garden

Closing Ceremony
Discussion Focus
Investment Opportunities for NRBs in Bangladesh

Recitation from The Holy Qur'an
Welcome Speech

Chief Guest:

Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed
Honorable Chief Adviser
Non-Party Caretaker Government
People's Republic of Bangladesh

Special Guests:

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
, Honorable Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Chair of the Session)

NRB Guest
Open Forum (Q/A)

Award Giving Ceremony


For Honored

Art & Culture

Shilpacharja Joynul Abedin

Science, Technology & Innovation

Mr. F. R. Khan

Health & Medicine

Dr. M Ibrahim

Education & Research

Dr. Kudrat E Khuda

Vote of Thanks Dr. Kamal Hossain

Time: 3:30pm
Venue: Winter Garden

Tea Break

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Winter Garden
Cultural Program

  • A Cultural Show by Ms. Farida Parveen & Mr. Kiranchandra Roy
  • Dhrubotan
  • Poem Recitation
  • Group Dance
  • Closing Event with the National Anthem

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