“Post-LDC Graduation: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Way Forward” & AmCham RESEARCH Paper Unveil

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) held its May Luncheon preceded by Research Paper Unveil on May 26, 2024, at the Sheraton Dhaka.

Dr. Atiur Rahman, Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank graced the event as the Guest of Honor, Prof. Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, School of Business & Entrepreneurship, Independent University, Bangladesh attended as the Research Lead and Mr. Syed Ershad Ahmed, President – AmCham joined as the Session Chair.

The program commenced with a presentation by Prof. Dr. Md. Mamun Habib highlighting the salient aspects of the research paper on “Development of Labor Conditions in Bangladesh for Sustainable Growth” followed by a brief panel discussion on the research topic featuring distinguished panelists: (i) Mr. Md Humayun Kabir, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Labor and Employment, (ii) Mr. John Fay, Commercial Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, (iii) Ms. Leena Khan, Labor Attaché, U.S. Embassy Dhaka, (iv) Mr. Neeran Ramjuthan, Program Manager, ILO Labor Administration and Working Conditions Cluster.

Following the enriching panel discussion, the research paper was unveiled with the presence of the Guest of Honor, AmCham President, Panelist, AmCham EC members and other distinguished guests.

The latter part of the program started with the warm welcome remarks delivered by Mr. Syed Ershad Ahmed, President – AmCham, and culminated with the keynote speech by Dr. Atiur Rahman on “Post-LDC Graduation: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Way Forward”.

The program was supported by L-R Global Bangladesh Asset Management Company Limited with Mr. Reaz Islam, its CEO, also sharing his remarks after the unveiling ceremony.

Mr. Syed Mohammad Kamal, former Vice President and the Country Manager, MasterCard Singapore Holding Pte. Ltd. offered a vote of thanks. Members of the Chamber, Executive Committee Members, former Presidents, foreign dignitaries, business leaders, media representatives, and other distinguished guests attended the program.

Keynote Presentation