**THE 54TH AGM OF THE CHAMBER WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 AT THE GRAND BALLROOM OF FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON.**    **A MEETING OF THE CHAMBER'S FMCG SUBCOMMITTEE WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017 AT FICCI.**

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.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mrs. Rupali Chowdhury

President

Mr. Kevin Lyon

Vice President

NEWS & EVENTS

Economy Grew 7.28pc in FY17

Bangladesh's economy grew 7.28 percent in the last fiscal year, the highest in the country's history. The development came after the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) updated the final estimate of the gross domestic product growth for 2016-17. In the final count,...
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Trade Ties with Some LDCs Under Review

Bangladesh is revisiting its trade ties with some least developed countries (LDCs) as they are in the process of graduating out of the world's poor-country club, officials said. The reevaluation of trade preferences is taking place since the Department of Economic and...
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Lives Changing for Better

Between 2000 and 2011, Afzal Hossain had to travel more than 300 kilometres to come to Dhaka from Rangpur every month to collect money from his wife Taslima Begum, who worked as a domestic help for a wealthy family in the capital. Two days would have gone by the time...
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Accelerating Digital Inclusion

At the start of the twenty-first century, technology began levelling the playing field for entrepreneurs worldwide. Over the next decade, this flattening of the world's economy continued with further advancements in technology. Today, there are more than 150 discrete...
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Bangladesh becomes 21st Most Attractive Global Offshoring Destination

Bangladesh becomes the twenty-first most attractive offshoring destination in the world and the ninth best-outsourcing hub in Asia as per a global rating of skilled services location. Such grading of nations came in the latest edition of the Global Services Location...
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Bangladesh Ranks 99th in Global Competitiveness Index

Bangladesh has been ranked 99th out of 137 countries in the latest Global Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum. The country’s overall score was 3.9 (in a scale of 7), up from 3.8 last year when it was ranked 106th among 138 countries. The...
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