Inauguration of two-day international conference on MSMEs

Inauguration of a two-day international conference titled “Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Bangladesh: Sharing Asian Experiences”, organised by Southeast University (SEU) in cooperation with Bangladesh Bank, BIBM, CIRDAP, InM and MSME related banks and financial institutions, was held on 5 March 2016 at the Permanent Campus of SEU at Tejgaon in the Capital. Governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr. Atiur Rahman inaugurated the conference as Chief Guest, while Vice Chancellor of SEU, Prof. Anwar Hossain chaired the inaugural session. Director General of CIRDAP, Dr. Cecep Effendi, Director General of BIBM, Dr. Toufic Ahmad Choudhury and Executive Director of InM, Prof. Dr. Mustafa K Mujeri were present at the inaugural session as the Special Guests, while Chairman, Board of Trustees, SEU Trust, Md. Rezaul Karim was present as Guest of Honor. International delegates, national experts, teachers, students and officials of different universities and high officials of different banks and financial institutions were present at the conference. In this connection an MSME Fair was also organised at SEU premises, represented by 35 banks.

Appreciating the initiative for organising this international conference on MSME first time by a university, speakers congratulated SEU and mentioned this conference as a sign of growing academic commitment to sustainable development, which reflects partnership between academia and practitioners.

A total of 20 Papers will be presented at the conference by a number of representatives from seven different countries.