International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB) organized a Dinner & Cultural Evening to bid farewell to Mr. Jon Danilowicz, outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) & warm reception to Mr. David Meale, new DCM of USA Embassy in Bangladesh. The event was held on Friday, 12 September 2014 at 07:30 pm at Gulshan Club, Dhaka.
Mr. Hafizur Rahman Khan, President of IBFB, in his welcome speech, acknowledged and cordially thanked to Mr. Jon Danilowicz for his outstanding contribution to enhance bilateral trade and business relationship between Bangladesh and the United States of America.
He welcomed Mr. David Meale, new Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangladesh and hoped that the new DCM would do all his best to continue US supports to help our business and economy gradually flourish and become stronger in near future. Later, Md. Omar Shafayat Kausar, IBFB Vice President presented a crest to Mr. Jon Danilowicz whereas Mr. Humayun Rashid, IBFB Vice President (Finance) a crest to Mr. David Meale.
Mr. Jon Danilowicz, while addressing his remarks, recited his wonderful working experience in Bangladesh and hoped the country will be able to continue fostering its economic growth and development. He also said that the US government will continue its support and cooperation to Bangladesh in different socio-economic development issues such as health & hygiene, improving transparency & good governance, private sector development etc. He also hoped that IBFB, as a nationwide business forum, will continue its noble endeavors to create an enabling business environment in Bangladesh.
Mr. David Meale, in his remarks, thanked IBFB for organizing such a wonderful reception and requested support and cooperation from all to work together for building Bangladesh economically stronger and prosperous.
The reception was attended by distinguished leaders and personalities from different sectors including political leaders, civil society, journalists, business leaders, dignitaries from different diplomatic missions. Among others, Mr. Mr. H.M. Ershad MP, Dr. Kamal Hossain, Mr. Ruhul Amin Howlader MP, Mr. Latifur Rahman, Chairman & CEO of Transcom Group, Mr. Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, Editor, Daily Manab Jamin, Dr. Md. Abdul Mazid, Chairman of Chittagong Exchange Commission & former NBR Chairman, Mr. Zahiduzzaman Faruque, senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Kyodo News Service (Japan) etc. were present in the event.