Policy Dialogue: How ICT Sector can save foreign currencies

  • Date

    23rd Feb 2023, Thursday

  • Type


  • Speakers

    9 Speaker(s)

  • Total Attendance


  • Time

    03:00pm - 05:00pm

  • Venue

    Roundtable Hall-1 (1st floor: Beside Central Hall)



Bangladesh, with its demographic dividend, home-grown ICT technologies, uninterrupted power supply, nationwide IT infrastructure and cost-effective manpower (cheaper than India, Malaysia & China) is ready to serve the nation by saving foreign currencies catering the domestic demand for ICT solutions at the fullest sense. Meanwhile, our success stories can be broadcasted worldwide for providing technical assistance to other countries, especially to the least developed countries. Bangladesh should thrust heavily towards further developing the IT sector to draw the attention of foreign investors competing with other technologically well-invested Asian countries. At the same time, we should encourage our entrepreneurs for hunting joint venture opportunities as it will also help them to harness the power of advanced technologies of other countries. The establishment of these IT firms will raise exports while decreasing international imports, which will benefit the economy by conserving foreign currency. This could also lead to the creation of high-income jobs that would encourage foreign-trained Bangladeshi to return, who can contribute and help attract foreign companies to come. Overall, this roundtable policy dialogue will guide and support new entrepreneurs interested in IT businesses, researchers, investors, and policymakers to embrace the new reality.


Chief Guest

Mr. Lokman Hossain Miah

Executive Chairman (Senior Secretary)

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)


Mr. Sami Ahmed

Managing Director

Startup Bangladesh Limited

Guest of Honour

Mr. Uttam Kumar Paul

Managing Director

Best Business Bond Ltd.

Guest of Honour

Mr. Wahid Sharif


Bangladesh Association of Contact Center and Outsourcing (BACCO)

Keynote Presenter

Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Fakhrul Hasan

Managing Director

Divine IT Limited


Mr. Abhijit Bhowmik

Chairman, WorkSpace Infotech Ltd.


Mr. B M Shoriful Islam

Managing Director & CEO

Skylark Soft Limited.


Mr. Rashad Kabir


Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services


Mr. Md. Zaman Khan

Chief Executive Officer

Zaman IT