Industry Talk Day 1
The first day of 1st International Conference on Business and Management, September 21, 2017 at the Westin Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Industry Talk session was chaired by Prof. Rahim B. Talukder, Advisor CED, BRAC University, Bangladesh and Prof. Dr. Anwar Hossain, Vice Chancellor, Northern University of Bangladesh. In the opening speech, Dr. Hossain stated that it is a big challenge for the universities to understand the industry expectation and prepare their students to hold the top positions in companies from the very first day of joining. Dr. Talukder added that expectations are changing with change in time and generation.
The first speaker of Industry Talk Session was Mr. A. E. Abdul Muhaimen, Managing Director, United Commercial Bank Ltd. Mr. Muhaimen introduced the ‘Finance Industry’ to his audience and talked about the Financial Institutions. In his speech he concentrated on the Economy of Bangladesh. To elaborate his idea he exemplified Bangladesh and said despite facing a lot of challenges such as natural disasters, economic downturn and political instability, it’s growing at an impressive rate of 6% which must be taken advantage of. Later he concluded his speech on an optimistic note saying that our growing population can be seen as our strength or weakness; how we will utilize that will solely depend on our viewpoint regarding that.
Afterward, Dr. Talukder invited Mr. Al-Amin, Director of Sales and Marketing, The Westin Dhaka and Ms. Farida Ansari, Owner’s Representative, Unique Hotel & Resorts Ltd. on behalf of Mr. Mohd. Noor Ali, Chairman, Unique Group of Companies. Both of them enlightened audience about the Hospitality Industry. Through their speech they tried to deliver the gist of how they started their journey in the Hospitality Industry, achieved success over the years and how they are planning to ensure its sustainability in the upcoming future, meeting customers’ expectations.
The third speaker was Mr. Syed Ferdous Raihan Kirmany, Executive Director, BBS Cables Ltd, a sister concern of Bangladesh Building Systems Ltd. (BBSL), a leading Pre-Engineered Steel Building Manufacturer in Bangladesh. Through his speech, he emphasized on the incorporation of advanced technology and innovation in their products and also explained why it is a bound necessity for them. Consequently, he illustrated the journey of BBS Cables which started with BBS fibers and later got diversified with wide ranges of products in their portfolio to compete with the industry demand. He also gave a brief idea about their product development process. Finally, he concluded his speech highlighting on the vigilance issue and said BBS Cables is really cautious of its product quality and hence the company is always striving for continuous development and innovation.