Bangladesh Roadshow UK 2015 has got underway at London’s Winter Garden Canary Wharf in a bid to attract foreign investment.
The two-day event started on Thursday with the welcome address from Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the UK Md Abdul Hannan.
India and South Asia CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Sunil Kaushal, Bloomberg’s Gavin Serkin and FBCCI President Abdul Matlub Ahmad addressed the road show.
Chairman of the Bangladesh’s Board of Investment Syed Abdus Samad presided over the inaugural ceremony.
Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman spoke on the investment opportunities in the country at the event. He made a pitch for environment-friendly investment in Bangladesh.
High Commissioner Hannan said many investors had shown interest to bring funds to power, energy and infrastructure sectors in.
But the overall response could be gauged only after the end of the two-day long road-show, he said.
The event was also attended, among others, by Managing Director of Eagle International Group Jonathan Ford. The company has already invested in Bangladesh.
“We are happy to start doing business in Bangladesh four years ago. We are expanding our businesses there,” he told greenwatchbd.com.
Eagle International supplies ambulances equipped with modern apparatus and accessories, and medical equipment.
At the event, greenwatchbd.com also spoke to a CEO of a company, which is keen to invest to the tune of $ 400-500 million in oil, gas and energy sector.
Without disclosing the name of his company, he said they had a discussion with relevant Bangladesh authorities in regard to the investment.
He, however, refused to divulge any details before signing of the agreement and completion of other formalities.
An official of LED Wood, Peter Karnish said they wanted to do business with Bangladesh.
His company explores oil and gas besides supplying equipment.
Apart from gathering information about Bangladesh, Karnish also discussed investment opportunities with Bangladesh officials.
He expressed interest to visit Bangladesh by the end of this year.