CanCham Bangladesh: Strategy
Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a proactive, non-government body representing many members with business interests in both Canada and Bangladesh. CanCham Bangladesh founded in 2005, it is one of the biggest International Chambers in Bangladesh having strong networking with influential business groupings in South and South East Asia.
Accelerate economic prosperity of Canada and Bangladesh through trade and investment.
With the valuable expertise of the members from different business fields from both the countries, CanCham Bangladesh is committed to serving the business community of Canada and Bangladesh promoting thereby trade and investment and economic prosperity of both the countries.
To best promote the interests of members and convey their views to decision-makers in industry and in government.
To maintain and continually improve a working environment that fosters trade and commerce, facilitates learning and better enables members to exchange ideas and express their concerns.
CanCham Bangladesh members are a diverse group of well-experienced professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and know-how to any company, non-governmental organization, or individual doing business or considering doing business in Bangladesh. The membership is comprised of citizens from different countries, representing a wide range of organizations from small businesses and NGOs to the largest multi-national corporations in the world. Some of our members have just arrived in Bangladesh, and others have lived here for more than a decade. This diversity is our strength. The big and small and the old and new, working together on our long-term commitments for Bangladesh and its economy and its people.
Our purpose as a Chamber is to best promote the interests of our members and convey their views to decision-makers in industry and in government. Accordingly, our efforts are directed at maintaining and continually improving a working environment that fosters commerce, facilitates learning and better enables members to exchange ideas and express their concerns.
Our Chamber is a members-driven organization. Our pledge is to work to facilitate the trade for, and between, our members, to provide a platform from which members can address policy-makers and to add real value to the membership through our extensive program of publications, seminars, events, functions, missions and preferential purchasing arrangements.
Since its inception in 2005 CanCham Bangladesh has attached greater importance to Private Sector as it is the prime mover of the economy. Commensurate to the export-led economic growth policy of the Government, CanCham Bangladesh acts as the complementary force to add value to the Government initiatives. CanCham Bangladesh thrives by reinforcing and creating multiple channels to enhance linkages with the Government as well as with the Private Sector. As a Private Sector driven organization, the mandate is to facilitate trade in between Canada and Bangladesh. The priority areas are to increase people to people contact, increase export diversification, IT and IT outsourcing access and also involving Bangladeshi Diasporas in Canada for investment here at home.
- Bi-lateral trade volume has gone up to USD 2 Billion in 2015.
- MoU with Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) to enhance investment from Canada.
- MoU with Trade Facilitation Office, Canada to help SMEs in Bangladesh to penetrate into Canadian Market.
- Strong Networking with Joint Chambers through preparing Memorandum of Articles to delineate who will what.
- Acknowledgement as an unofficial envoy in furthering the cause of cooperation in trade and invest in Bangladesh.
CanCham Bangladesh Secretariat
The CanCham Bangladesh secretariat is manned by a group of professional Staff with high academic qualification and experience.
The team is indicated below-
- Md. Hossain Ali : Economic Consultant
- Joyjit Barua : Joint Director
- Mostafijur Rahaman : Deputy Director (Accounts)
- Arifur Rahman : Executive (Events & PR)
For any further query with regard to CanCham Bangladesh event, promotional platforms or services, you are welcome to contact any one of our team members.