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[Beijing] The China-Bangladesh Investment Forum

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Conference
Date Monday, August 21st, 2017
Time 8:00-17:00
Open for Members only
Contacts fiona.chan@euromoneyasia.com
Venue The Westin Beijing
Organiser External
Address The Westin Beijing, Financial Street
 
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As a member of the China-Britain Business Council, you are cordially invited to attend the Euromoney China-Bangladesh OBOR Investment Forum on 21 August 2017 in Beijing.

This forum will bring together 300 business executives, investors and policymakers to discuss the growing opportunities to do business in Bangladesh as a result of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Simultaneously interpreted in English and Chinese, participants will have a valuable chance to learn more about the business environment in Bangladesh and the potential areas for cooperation.
 

Agenda
08.00-09.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
09.00-09.05 Euromoney Welcome: Tony Shale, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
09.05-09.10 Standard Chartered Welcome: Anna Marrs, Regional Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN and South Asia, Standard Chartered
09.10-09.15 The City Bank Welcome: Senior Representative
09.15-09.35 Keynote Address:
09.35-09.55 Keynote Address: Hon'ble Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Minister of Finance, Bangladesh
09.55-10.45 Panel I: Bangladesh, China and the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Bangladesh's economic outlook
  • China-Bangla economic cooperation and future prospects
  • How does it fit into China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
10.45-11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15-11.45 Presentation by The City Bank
11.45-12.15 Presentation by Standard Chartered
12.15-13.15 NETWORKING LUNCH
13.15-14.05 Panel II: Financing Infrastructure
  • What infrastructure projects are planned for the BCIM Economic Corridor?
  • What are the priority infrastructure projects in Bangladesh and how will they be financed?
  • What are the project financing opportunities for Chinese investors in Bangladesh?
14.05-14.55 Panel III: Boosting Bangladesh's FDI
  • What are Bangladesh's competitive advantages?
  • What are the trends in Chinese investment flows into Bangladesh?
  • Overview of key export-processing zones (EPZs) and special economic zones (SEZs)
14.55-15.25 COFFEE BREAK
15.25-16.15 Panel IV: Financial and Capital Markets
  • The development of Bangladesh’s capital markets and its unique model to inclusive growth
  • State of the domestic banking sector, consolidation and foreign JV opportunities
  • Role of the RMB and capital market cooperation with China
16.15-17.05 Panel V: Bangladesh's Growth Industries: Opportunities for China
  • Overview of the growth industries: BPO, ICT, manufacturing, agriculture and garment sectors
  • How can Chinese investors and companies access these sectors?
  • How will these industries benefit from BRI and the BCIM Economic Corridor?
17.05 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

Speakers
• Hon'ble Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Minister of Finance, Bangladesh
• Gowher Rizvi, Advisor for International Affairs to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh
• Farooq Sobhan, President, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute and Former Ambassador to China
• Anna Marrs, Regional, CEO, ASEAN and South Asia, Standard Chartered
• Sohail R K Hussain, MD and CEO, The City Bank
• Lin Weiqiang, President, Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh
• Syed Afsor H Uddin, CEO, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Authority
• Mohd Habibur Rahman Khan, Chairman, Bangladesh Export Process Zone Authority (BEPZA)
• Paban Chowdhury, Chairman, Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA)
• Rupali Chowdhury, President, Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
• Kazi Aminul Islam, Chairman, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)
• Md Rafiqul Islam, MD and CEO, Green Delta Capital
• Ricco Zhang, Director, Asia Pacific, International Capital Market Association
• K A M Majedur Rahman, MD, Dhaka Stock Exchange
• Farzana Chowdhury, MD and CEO, Green Delta Insurance
• Sonia Bashir Kabir, MD, Microsoft Bangladesh
• Farhad Ahmed, MD, aamra
• Tanjib-ul Alam, Head of Chambers, Tanjib Alam & Associates
• Rajat Misra, Principal Private Sector Operations Specialist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Topics include:
• Bangladesh, China and the Belt and Road Initiative
• Financing Infrastructure
• Boosting Bangladesh's FDI
• Financial and Capital Markets
• Bangladesh's Growth Industries

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