New York, NY — September 22, 2023 — The 2nd US Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (USBCCI) Business Expo 2023 kicked off with grandeur at the New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott on September 22nd, 2023, at 2:30 PM. Organized by the USBCCI in collaboration with the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh, this prestigious event brought together esteemed dignitaries, prominent business leaders, and visionary entrepreneurs to celebrate the spirit of commerce, innovation, and collaboration.
Welcoming the Future of Business:
The event commenced with a warm and inspiring welcome speech delivered by Mr. Md. Liton Ahmed, Founder President & CEO of USBCCI, setting the tone for a day filled with opportunities and innovation.
Distinguished Voices and Noteworthy Insights:
The audience was captivated by the insights shared by notable speakers including Mr. Md. Mahadee Hasan, Economic Minister of Bangladesh Embassy in the USA, Mr. Bakht Rumman Birtees, Vice President of USBCCI; and Dr. Ahlem Arfaqui, President of IHRO, USA & IOLG, USA. Their perspectives on international trade and economic development were truly enlightening.
Local Support, Global Vision:
Local business leaders added their perspectives to the event, with Mr. Randy Peers, President & CEO of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Shekil Chowdhury, Chairperson & Founder of the Center for NRB; Lisa Sorin, President of Bronx Chamber of Commerce; Love Ahuja Esq, Attorney at Law,Law office Love Ahuja, all emphasizing the importance of local-global partnerships.
The event was graced by the presence of esteemed guests of honor, including David I. Weprin, Assemblyman, Assembly District 24; Steven Raga, Assembly Member, Assembly District 30; Jenifer Rajkumar, Assembly Member, New York State,Abu Mukhles Alamgir Hossain, Director, EPB, and Mr. AHM Ahsan, Vice Chairman & CEO, EPB.
The USBCCI Business Excellence Award was a highlight of the event, recognizing outstanding achievers in various fields. Recipients included Ms. Shirajum Monira, Licensed Real Estate Sales Person, Keller Williams Realty; Mr. Ahad Ali, President, Ahad & Co CPA; Mr. Rafiq Khan, MD, AVS Properties LLC, USA; Mr. Sarower Ahmmed, CEO, Smarttech IT Solutions Inc; and Mr. Emran Bhyiyan, Director of Sales, Exit Realty Premium. The prestigious USBCCI Business of the Year 2023 award was presented to Md. Khalilur Rahman, Founder & Chief Chef, Khalil’s Food, for his remarkable contributions to the culinary industry.
The event also acknowledged organizations that have made significant contributions to the community. The USBCCI Community Collaborators Award 2023 was presented to Miss Immigrant Organization; Bangladeshi Humanitarian and Leadership Outreach (BHALO); Mujumder Foundation Inc; Jamaica Bangladesh Friends Society; and the Optimists Inc. Their dedication to uplifting communities was celebrated and appreciated.
A Glimpse into the Future:
The 2nd USBCCI Business Expo 2023 was a testament to the strength of collaboration and the limitless potential of entrepreneurship. It provided a platform for businesses to connect, grow, and flourish while recognizing the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations in shaping the economic landscape.
SHAH NAWAZ, CHIEF ADVISOR, U.S. BANGLADESH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
The US Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (USBCCI) is committed to fostering economic cooperation and promoting trade relations between the United States and Bangladesh. Established with the vision of enhancing business opportunities, USBCCI aims to create a thriving ecosystem for entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses.