Catalyst for the Bangladeshi business community
The Bangladesh Business Council of Dubai has been a guiding light to Bangladeshi businesspersons and entrepreneurs in the UAE
The Bangladesh Business Council of Dubai (BBC) functions under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The BBC represents Bangladeshi business interests in Dubai and the Northern Emirates while maintaining strong ties with the leadership of the communities in which its members live and work. An organisation that brings together like-minded Bangladeshi business people in Dubai, with a common goal and vision to protect the interests of Bangladeshi businesses in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, through harnessing individual and collective capacities to advance interests both within and outside Dubai.
The council comprises members from all sectors of business and industry who elect a board of directors annually. This board of directors is responsible for the strategic vision of the organisation and for assuring strong alliances with Bangladeshi and UAE government officials, giving a greater voice to the membership-at-large.
The BBC holds monthly meetings, luncheons and events, allowing for networking and collaboration among members, as well as providing valuable information.
The BBC was formed on October 17, 2011, in Dubai with the authorisation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the issuance of a permit from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Bangladesh Business Council is associated with the Bangladesh Consulate General, Dubai and the Embassy of Bangladesh in the UAE, to increase the import of various products from Bangladesh into the UAE and to re-export the same to the Middle Eastern and African countries. Currently, it is headed by Mohammed Mahtabur Rahman who is the Founder and President.
The BBC believes in working together to achieve more, and we believe in developing strong, mutually beneficial relationships between the Bangladeshi business community and the local communities within which it operates. To this end, it engages with regulatory bodies, and non-profit bodies, such as the Government of Dubai, Department of Economic Development - Dubai, and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, on issues that are pertinent to its operations in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. It also engages with government and non-government organisations from Bangladesh in order to explore opportunities for mutually beneficial relationships.
The BBC has clear goals to uplift its countrymen in the UAE:
To promote Bangladesh's commercial and business interests in the UAE and encourage economic and commercial activities, investments and other initiatives between Bangladesh and the UAE.
To offer Bangladesh Business Council's members a platform to change information and experiences and to communicate and interact with public and private entities and persons in the UAE by means of meetings, gatherings, seminars, conferences, receptions etc.
To encourage mutual awareness, exchange of information and culture cooperation between the UAE and Bangladesh.
To contribute to the development of dual and mutual commercial, economic culture, technical, sport
and cultural relationships between Bangladesh and the UAE.
To mobilise the Bangladeshi business community in Dubai and the Northern emirates for mutual benefits.
To bring all the Bangladeshi entrepreneurs under one roof for self-empowerment, enhance remittance and help boost the economy of our country.
Development of the Bangladeshi business community, enhancement of remittance and the betterment of our national economy.
To improve trade relations.
To get together, work together and prosper together.
To excel towards prosperity and always stay ahead.
Broadminded business contribution to society.
Collectively Building a Future
The BBC regularly conducts meetings, and hosts functions aimed at equipping the community with knowledge, skills, and exposure, in order to foster the growth of Bangladeshi businesses in Dubai. Our organisation is proud to be a competent force within the Bangladeshi business community and within Dubai. All this would not have been possible without the active participation of our esteemed members, and the support of the Bangladeshi business community.
The achievement of BBC's shared goals and objectives requires the active and collective participation of Bangladeshi business people, thus it solicits the individual and corporate membership of Bangladeshis in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and invites all to become a part of what it is doing, and stand to reap the benefits of what it has achieved, and will continue to achieve in the future.
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