**THE 55TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CHAMBER WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2018 AT FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON, DHAKA.**

Welcome To FICCI!

The Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) was established on the 1st of July 1963 in the port city of Chittagong under the name and style of the “Agrabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry” (‘Agrabad’ being the name of the commercial hub of the city) with the initiative of the foreign companies located in and around Chittagong. It may be mentioned here that, at that point of time, most of the foreign companies, mainly British, had their establishments located in that region of the country.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mr. Shehzad Munim

President

Mr. Francois de Maricourt

Vice President

NEWS & EVENTS

Infrastructure, HR Major Hurdles to Desired Growth

Inadequate infrastructure, energy insecurity and traffic mismanagement have been identified as some of the major hurdles to achieving desired investment and economic growth in the country. Business leaders and policymakers pointed out the barriers at the first plenary...

Koreans Keen on Bangladesh’s Infrastructure

South Korean companies are keen to invest in Bangladesh, particularly in the energy, engineering, infrastructure, food-processing, and electronic sectors, said a top official of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. “Big Korean companies are interested to...

Oil Import Bill to Soar This Year

The government's oil import bill is set to jump 36 percent this fiscal year thanks to the appreciation of the dollar and an increase in global oil prices -- a development that can lead to a hike in oil prices in the local market, officials said. In fiscal 2018-19, 75...

Blockchain & the Emergence of Distributed Ledger Technology

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital tokens are rewiring commerce worldwide. The underlying technology is blockchain. According to a recent survey conducted by PwC globally, 84 percent of the 600 executives surveyed mentioned that their organisations have...

Bangladesh’s Journey Through the Cloud

Being one of the biggest computing trends that impact major business sectors across the globe, the cloud has run its roots deep into business processes, bringing a new face to how organisations operate and people work in the modern era. It has changed how we behave...

Bangladeshi Factories Among the Safest

Western buyers are ready to place more work orders in Bangladesh because of the vast improvements in workplace safety in the country's garment sector, said a top executive of an American apparel brand. Over the last five years, Bangladesh's garment factories have...

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