Conference Theme

Cross-border cooperation is aimed at helping all parties involved materialize a certain common goal. When it is the question of economic development with a view to make it sustainable, the stakeholders involved need to act in complete harmony and cooperation. Bangladesh is a small country with limited natural resources and a huge number of unskilled/skilled human resources. It has now become eligible to apply to United Nations for being recognized as a Developing Country, leaving behind its status of Least Developed Country (LDC). Formal recognition may be there in 2024 with the further enhancement of performance under three criteria i.e., per capita Gross National Income (GNI), Economic Vulnerability Index (EVI) and Human Resources Index (HRI). Foreign cooperation is urgently needed for Bangladesh to accelerate the transition. Also needed is a comprehensive sustainable development plan with its proper implementation in all sectors of the economy so that people of Bangladesh can enjoy the benefit of this elevation. Undoubtedly, this transition has to address many challenges and there will be prospects as well. Sustainable development will not occur unless Bangladesh can make sure that its development partners around the globe are willing to cooperate for mutual benefit. There should be a win-win situation for all. This international conference looks forward to have an in-depth analysis of all such issues pertaining to the core theme, “Sustainable Development through Cross-Border Cooperation”.

Keynote Speaker (Inaugural Session)

Partha S. Ghosh
Policy Advisor & Strategist
PSG & Associates
(Former Partner, McKinsey & Company, Former Chair for start-ups: Boston Analytics, Global-Online and Intersoft Japan)

Areas to be covered

Core Theme can be related with the following areas but are not limited to (in addressing the issues, authors are requested to bring regional and global perspectives, lessons and experience)

❏ Money, Banking, Insurance and Financial Institutions

❏ Accounting, Accountability and Governance Issues

❏ Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

❏ International Trade and Business Cooperation: Risk and its Diversification

❏ Infrastructure Development and Public-Private Partnership

❏ Development Policies for Ethical and Responsible Trade

❏ Role of Private Sector Business in Economic Development

❏ Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial, Textile and RMG Sector

❏ Leadership, Creativity in Management and Management Information Systems

❏ Money-laundering and Cross-border Financial Crimes

❏ Automation, Software Development, Adoption of ICT and Innovation, Cyber Security

❏ Legal Issues Relating to Intellectual Property Rights and Patents

❏ Role and Importance of Regional Economic Grouping

❏ Planning for Transition from Least Developed Country (LDC) to Developing Country (DC)

❏ Tourism, Service Industries, Manpower Export and Global Labor Market

❏ Blue Economy and Environmental Protection

❏ Gender in Development and Women Empowerment