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Confederation of British Industry (CBI) delegates due in Bangladesh

CBI will meet with policy think-tanks, business leaders, and academics. UKTI, the commercial arm of the UK Government in Bangladesh will also host a networking event with the leading British Business community in Bangladesh to share ideas and experiences of operating in the region.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is making its first visit to Bangladesh on 7 September. Simon Moore, CBI’s International Director and Shehla Hasan, CBI India Country Head and Policy Director will be in Dhaka for two days and will meet with policy think-tanks, business leaders, and academics. UK Trade and Investment, the commercial arm of the UK Government in Bangladesh will also host a networking event with the leading British Business community in Bangladesh to share ideas and experiences of operating in the region.

Acting British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Mark Clayton said:

“I am delighted a delegation from the CBI is visiting Bangladesh. There is a long standing and rich relationship between Bangladesh and the United Kingdom and I hope the CBI’s visit will help further strengthen the trade opportunities for UK businesses in Bangladesh. The UK is one of the largest investors in Bangladesh and also the third single largest destination for exports from Bangladesh.’’

The CBI communicates the British business voice around the world. Across the UK, CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors which together employ nearly 7 million people, about one third of the private sector-employed workforce.

Simon Moore said:

“We are keen to connect with CBI members in Bangladesh, and to further our understanding of its policy environment as well as the opportunities for our members to do business in the country. Ramping up our exports and building trade links around the globe will help to boost growth, create jobs and enhance productivity across the UK.”

Note to editor:

  • The Confederation of British Industries (CBI) is the UK’s premier business lobbying organisation, and with offices in the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi, it communicates the British Business voice around the world.

  • Simon Moore is the International Director for the CBI and his is responsible for the work of the CBI in support of its members, primarily in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North & South America. CBI International leads on the CBI’s engagement with the UK government on export policy, foreign direct investment and economic commercial diplomacy. He is a graduate of Exeter University and served in the British army before a 20-year career in corporate banking in London and New York.