Seminars & Presenters
   
Improving the Role of the Foreign Ministry and Embassies of Bangladesh for Better Services and Protection of our Workers

Presented By: Dr Chowdhury R Abrar, Coordinator of RMMRU



Non Resident Bangladeshi Workers' Rights: How to Protect at Home & Abroad

Presented By: Dr. Abdul Momen, Center for Governance & Strategic Management, Framingham State College, Massachusetts.



Migration Policy, Building Awareness

Presented By: Dr. MD Mizanur Rahman, Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
Dr. Rozana Rashid, Programme Coordinator, RMMRU



Remittance by NRB Workers Inward: Opportunities & Risks

Presented By: Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui, Research Director, RMMRU



Providing Bank Loans, Saving Plans & Policies to Bangladeshi Workers Abroad

Presented By: Dr. Abul Barkat, Professor, Department of Economics, Dhaka University



The Acceleration of a Nation's Prosperity Through Vocational Skills' Acquisition

Presented By: Mr. Mohamed K Haq, CW Institute, Sydney, Canada.



Current Status of Local Manpower Business: Present & Future

Presented By: Mr. Ghulam Mustafa, President, BAIRA


   
Insurance for NRB Workers: Health, Unemployment & Disability

Presented By: Mr. Nasim Ali, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SBLI, USA
Dr. Rozana Rashid, Programme Coordinator, RMMRU



Overseas Employment Opportunities & Creation of New Labor Market: Questions and Answers Session

Presented By: Dr. Arifur Rahman, Saudi Arabia


Publication Ceremony
Presented By: Dr. Abu Yousuf Md. Abdullah, Professor, IBA, University of Dhaka


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First NRB Manpower Development
& Opportunities Conference-2009

"A Third Approach to Nation Building"

Date: July 2, 3 & 4, 2009
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Venue: Dhaka Sheraton Hotel, Bangladesh




Md. Zillur Rahman
Hon'ble President
People's Republic of Bangladesh
Inaugurator and Chief Guest of the Conference


Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith
Hon'ble Minister
Ministry of Finance
Chief Guest of the Closing Ceremony


Concept and Thoughts
Mr. M. E. Chowdhury Shameem
Founder & President, Scholars Bangladesh

 

Jointly Organized By-
Day One Day Two Day Three
Day Two   Day Three
Day One: OPENING CEREMONY
Date: Thursday, July 02, 2009,
Venue:
Ball Room, Dhaka Sheraton
Time: 06.00 pm to 06.45 pm

Registration
From 09.00 am - 06.00pm Registration at information center, Dhaka Sheraton Hotel
Opening Ceremony
06.00 pm - 06.45 pm Recitation from the Holy Qura'n, Holy Geeta, Holy Bible, Holy Tripitok
  Welcome Speech : Mr. M. E. Chowdhury Shameem, Founder and President, Scholars Bangladesh
  Address by Special Guests
Dr. Dipu Moni, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Eng. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment
  Speech by Chief Guest and Inauguration Announcement of the Conference
  Md. Zillur Rahman
Hon'ble President
People's Republic of Bangladesh
  Speech by the Chair: Dr. Atiur Rahman, Advisor, Schoalrs Bangladesh & Governor, Bangladesh Bank
07.15 pm
Opening Ceremony of Photography Exhibition, Venue: Marble Hall
Theme: "Migrant Labor Daily Life" & " News Clipping Exhibition on Migrant Labor"

Photographer: Mr. Shahidul Alam

Inaugurator: Mr. Abul Kalam Azad, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Information and Cultural Affairs
07.30 pm Telefilm: Dik Vranto Nabik, Director: Mr. Al Mansur
Venue: Ball Room
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Day One   Day Three
Day Two

Friday, July 03, 2009
Venue: Dhaka Sheraton, Dhaka

 
Day Two: Seminar 01, Room: Chameli, Time: 09.30 am to 12.00 pm
Seminar Titile:- Improving the Role of the Foreign Ministry and Embassies of Bangladesh for Better Services and Protection of our Workers
Presented by:
Dr. Chowdhury R Abrar,
Coordinator of RMMRU
Panel:
Mr. Faruque Sobhan, Former Ambassador
Mr. Mostafa Faruq Mohammad, M.P
Major General (Retd.) Moinul Hossain Chowdhury, Former Advisor, Caretaker Government
Mr. Md. Touhid Hossain, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Ghulam Mustafa, President, BAIRA
Mr. Masud Aziz, Former Ambasador
Ms. Nasim Firdaus, Fomer Ambassador
Fakhrul Bashar Masum, Riyadh, KSA
Special Guest
Mr. A H Mahmud Ali, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Chief Guest
Dr. Dipu Moni, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Chair
Mr. Muhammad Zamir, Former Secretary and Ambassador
 
Day Two: Seminar 02, Room: Bokul, Time: 09.30 am to 12.00 pm
Seminar Titile:- Non-Resident Bangladeshi Workers' Rights: How to Protect at Home & Abroad
Presented by:
Dr. Abdul Momen,
Center for Governance & Strategic Management, Framingham State College, Massachusetts, USA.
Panel:
Mr. Syed Manzur Elahi, Former President, Bangladesh Employers Federation
Advocate Sultana Kamal, Executive Director, Aain O Shalish Kendra
Ms. Shaheen Anam, CEO, Manusher Jonno Foundation
Mr. Ray Ramesh Chandra, General Secretary, Bangladesh Awami Sromik League
Mr. Nazrul Islam Khan, Acting Joint Secretary, BNP
Dr. Wazedul Islam Khan, Chairman, BTUC
Advocate A K M Bodruddoza
Mr. Kazi Mohammed Mofizur Rahman, Secretary General, BAIRA
BarristerTanjib-ul Alam, Bangladesh Supreme Court
Mr. Morshed Alam, New York City, Votar Assistant Commissioner, USA
Special Guest
Ms. Begum Monnojan Sufian, Hon'ble State Minister, Ministry of Labor and Employment
Chief Guest
Barrister Shafique Ahmed, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs
Chair
Mr. Suranjit Sengupta, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee, Ministry of Law
 
Day Two: Seminar 03, Room: Polash, Time: 9.30 am to 12:00 pm
Seminar Titile:- Migration Policy, Building Awareness
Presented by
Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman,
Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
Dr. Mizan
Dr. Rozana Rashid,
Program Coordinator, RMMRU
Panel:
Dr. Mostafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD
Ms. Rabab Fatima, Regional Representative for South Asia, IOM
Ms. Sumaiya Islam, Program Director, BOMSA
Ms. Sheepa Hafiza, Director Tarining Division and Gender Justice & Diversity & Advocacy, BRAC
Mr. Syed Saiful Haq, Chairman, WARBE, D.F
Dr. Anwara Begum, BIDS
Chief Guest
Dr. Hasan Mahmud, Hon'ble State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Chair
Bozlul Mobin Choudhury, VC, IUB
 
Day Two: Seminar 04, Room: Bokul, Time: 4.00 pm to 06.30 pm

Seminar Titile:-Remittance by NRB Workers Inward: Opportunities & Risks

Presented by:
Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui,
Research Director, RMMRU
Panel:
Mr. Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled, Chairman, Bangladesh Krishi Bank
Mr. Ziaul Hassan Siddique, Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank
Dr. Fahmida Khantun, Additional Director, CPD
Mr. Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Western Union
Mr. Helal Ahmed Chowdhury, MD & CEO, Pubali Bank Ltd.
Mr. Mohammed Nurul Amin, Managing Director, NCC Bank
Mr. Syeedur Rahman, In Charge, Bangladesh Operation UAE Exchange
Mr. M Mobasherur Rahman, Director General, Bangladesh Postal Service
Special Guest
Dr. Mustafa Kamal Mujeri, Director General, BIDS
Chief Guest
Mr. Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications
Chair
Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor, Bangladesh Bank
 
Day Two: Seminar 05, Room: Chameli, Time: 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm
Seminar Titile:- Providing Bank Loans, Saving Plans & Policies to Bangladeshi Workers Abroad
Presented by:
Dr. Abul Barkat,
Professor, Department of Economics, Dhaka University
Dr. Toufic Ahmed Choudhury,
Professor & Director
CPGS, BIBM
 
Ms. Syeda Farzana Morshed,
CEO & Director, CDCS
Panel:
Mr. Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder, MP, Chairman, Pubali Bank Ltd.
Mr. M M Akash, Professor, Department of Economics, Dhaka University
Mr. S M Aminur Rahman, MD, Janata Bank Ltd.
Mr. Kazi Abdul Majid, Director, Premier Bank Ltd.
Dr. Bandana Saha, Professor and Director (Admin and Accounts), BIBM
Mr. Iqbal U. Ahmed, MD, Trust Bank Ltd.
Professor Dr. Momtaz Uddin Ahmed, MD ( In Charge), SME Foundation
Mr. Md. Shafquat Hossain, Head of Personal Financial Services, HSBC
Sajed-ul-Islam, Director, Country Treasurer, Head of Marketing, Citibank, N.A.
Special Guest
Mr. A H M Mostafa Kamal, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee, Ministry of Finance
Chief Guest
Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Finance
Chair
Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank
 
Day Two: Seminar 06, Time: 4.00 pm to  6.30 pm, Room: Polash

Seminar Titile:- The Acceleration of a Nation's Prosperity Through Vocational Skills' Acquisition

Presented by:
Mr. Mohamed K Haq,
CW Institute, Canada.
Policy Paper Circulation
Institutional & Regulatory Reforms required for overseas employment of Nurses
Shortage of Skilled Workers in British Curry Industry, UK - Kabir Reza, MD, Hotel Regency
Panel:
Mr. A A M S Arefin Siddique, VC, Dhaka University
Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim, Executive Director & Founder, CMES
Mr. Masud Ahmed, DG, Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training
Dr. Omar Rahman, Pro VC, IUB
Professor Dr. Nitai Chandra Sutradhar, DG, Directorate of Technical Education
Engineer Md. Sazzad Hossen, Principal, Bangladesh German Technical Institute
Mr. Mehebubur Rahman, HR Consultant, Bank Consult
Mr. Abdus Salam Murshedy, President, BGMEA
Mohammed Monjur Kader, Managing Director, South Point Overseas Ltd.
Mr. Md. Fazlul Hoque, President, BKMEA
Special Guest
Architect Yeafesh Osman,  Hon'ble State Minister, Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology
Chief Guest
Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Education and Primary & Mass Education
Chair
Mr. Rashed Khan Menon, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee, Ministry of Education
 
Day Three

Saturday, July 04, 2009
Venue: Dhaka Sheraton, Dhaka

 
Day Three: Seminar 07, Room: Bokul, Time: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
Seminar Titile:- Current Status of Local Manpower Business: Present & Future
Presented by:
Mr. Ghulam Mustafa,
President, BAIRA
Panel:
Mr. Noor Ali, Chairman, Unique Group
Mr. Md. Mosharof Hossen, Managing Director, Bayestern Ltd.
Mr. M A Muhaimin Saleh, President, ATAB
Mr. Shameem Ahmed Chowdhury Noman, Joint Secretary General, BAIRA
Mr. Mohamed K Haq, CW Institute, Sydney, Canada
Mr. Md. Monjurul Hoque, MD, BOESL
Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui, Research Director, RMMRU
Special Guest
Begum Monnojan Sufian, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Labor and Employment
Chief Guest
Eng. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment
Chair
Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud , Chairman, Parliamentary Committee, Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment
 
Day Three: Seminar 08, Room: Chameli, Time: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
Seminar Titile:- Insurance for NRB Workers: Health, Unemployment & Disability
Presented by:
Mr. Nasim Ali,
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SBLI, USA
Dr. Rozana Rashid,
Program Coordinator, RMMRU
Panel:
Mr. Muzahidul Islam Selim, General Secretary, CPB
Mr. A. K. M Rafiqul Islam, FCA, Chairman, Bangladesh Insurance Association Ltd.
Mr. Faruque Ahmed, Director, Health Program, BRAC
Mr. Das Deba Prashad, Managing Director, Delta Life Insurance
Mr. Samsul Alam, Chairman, Sadharan Bima Corporation
Mr. Rafiqul Islam, Chairman and Director, Jibon Bima Corporation
Mr. Nasir A Choudhury, MD & CEO, Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd.
Special Guest
Begum Quomaran Nessa Khanam, Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare
Mr. Shafiqur Rahman Patowari, Additional Secretary, Banking-Admin. and Policy, Ministry of Finance
Dr. Johur Al Alam, Chairman NRB Forum, UAE
Chief Guest
Mr. Enamul Haq Mostafa Shahid, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Social Welfare
Chair
Mr. Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
 

Day Three: Seminar 09 Room: Bokul, Time: 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm

Seminar Titile:- Overseas Employment Opportunities & Creation of New Labor Market: Questions and Answers Session

Presented by
Dr. Arifur Rahman,
Saudi Arabia
Panel
Dr. Fahmida Khantun, Additional Director, CPD
Mr. Mohamed K Haq, CW Institute, Canada
Mr. Fakhrul Bashar Masum, Riyadh, KSA
Mr. Shameem Ahmed Chowdhury Noman, Joint Secretary General, BAIRA
Mr. A K M Bari, Secretary General, ATAB
Mr. Md. Salim Reza, Director ( Emigration ) Bureau of Manpower Employment & Training
Dr. M. A Taslim, CEO, Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute
Mr. Nizam Choudhury, USA
Special Guest
Dr. Hasan Mahmud, Hon'ble State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Chief Guest
Eng. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment
Moderator
Mr. Mohammad Jahangir
 
Day Three: Seminar 10 Room: Polash, Time: 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm

Round Table Discussion Titile:- Improvement  of Airport Services for NRB Workforce & General People

Discussion raised by:
Mr. M. E. Chowdhury Shameem
Founder & President,
Scholars Bangladesh
 
Mr. Ghulam Mustafa,
President, BAIRA
 
Mr. M. A. Muhaimin Saleh, President , ATAB  
Mr. Toufiq Rahman,
First Vice President, TOAB
 
Panel
Mr. Mahbubur Rahman, President, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Air Commodore Sakib Iqbal Khan Mojlish, ndc, psc, Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
Air Commodore (Retd) M Zakiul Islam, Managing Director & CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited
Dr. Abdul Momen, Center for Governance & Strategic Management, Framingham State College, Massachusetts, USA.
Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, President,, Bangladesh Customs, Excise & VAT, Appellate Tribunal
Director, BMET
AIG, Immigration, Bangladesh Police
Mr. Khondokar A Kabir, Country Manager (Bangladesh), Etihad Airways
Mr. Hanif Zakaria, Area Manager (Bangladesh), Emirates Airlines
Mr. Abduallah A. Al-Qadi, Manager (Bangladesh), Saudi Arabia Airlines
Mr. Nur Shaffik Haris, Area Manager, Malaysia Airlines
Capt.Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman & MD, United Airways (BD) Ltd.
Mr. Sahab Sattar, Managing Director, GMG Airlines
Mr. M A H Salim, Managing Director, Silver Line Group
Mr. Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor, The Bangladesh Monitor
Dr. Ehasan Imdad, President, Bio Fuel Development Company
Special Guest
Mr. Hedayatullah Al Mamun, Acting Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism
Chief Guest

Mr. Ghulam Muhammed Quader, Honorable Minister, Ministry of  Civil Aviation & Tourism

Moderator
Mr. Abdul-Muyeed Chowdhury, Chairperson, BRAC BDmail Network Ltd.
 
Publication Ceremony, Room: Chameli, Time: 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm
 
Presented By
Dr. Abu Yousuf Md. Abdullah, Professor, IBA, University of Dhaka
 

SCHOLARS
PUBLISHERS
Publication Ceremony:

Bangladesh RMG Industry
Competitiveness and Productivity

Published by:
Mr. M. E. Chowdhury Shameem
Scholars Publishers, Dhaka.

Panel
Professor M. Shamsul Haque, VC, Northern University
Mr. Annisul Huq, President, FBCCI
Mr. Abdus Salam Murshedy, President, BGMEA
Mr. Md. Fazlul Hoque, President, BKMEA
Mr. Tariq Anam Khan, Words' n Pages
Special Guest
Professor Hafiz G. A. Siddiqi, VC, North South University
Chief Guest
Lt. Col. (Rtd.) Muhammad Faruq Khan, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Commerce
Chair
Mr. Mamun Rashid, CEO, Citibank, N. A.
 
Closing Ceremony

Room: Ball Room
Time: 06.00 pm


Welcome Speech
: Dilara A Khan, CEO, Scholars Bangladesh

Chief Guest:

Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith
Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Finance

Special Guests

Mr. Syed Ashraful Islam
Hon'ble Minister, Ministry Local Government and Rural Development

 


Mr. Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju

Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Closing Ceremony
Date: Saturday, July 04, 2009,
Venue:
Ball Room, Dhaka Sheraton Hotel
Time: 06.00 pm
06:00 pm Welcome Speech: Dilara A Khan, CEO, Scholars Bangladesh
 

Speech By NRB Guests

Mr. Mohammed K Haq
Coordinator (Canada), Scholars Bangladesh

Dr. Abdul Momen
Coordinator (USA), Scholars Bangladesh

 

Speech by:

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa
President, BAIRA

Mr. Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder
MP, Chairman, Pubali Bank Ltd.

 

Speech by the Special Guests

Advisor, Scholars Bangladesh

Mr. Syed Ashraful Islam
Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development

Mr. Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju
Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Award Giving Ceremony

Field

Honored

Innovation in Remittance Collection Award 2008  
Migration Sector Development Award 2008  
Best Institute for Trade Skilled Development 2008  
Best Recruiting Agency Award 2008  

 

Speech by the Chief Guest
Dr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith
Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Finance

Speech by Chair
Professor Hafiz G.A. Siddiqi
Advisor, Scholars Bangladesh & VC, North South University

Closing Event
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