Overseas Market Workshop to Bangladesh - Dhaka

This Overseas Market Workshop is jointly organised by Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG).


The delegation will be visiting Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh.


Focus Sectors

  • Built Environment and Urban Solutions
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Professional Services
  • General Trading and Consumer Goods


    Programme Objectives / Indicative Programme

  • Gain a first-hand understanding of the market dynamics and emerging sectors, and establish useful business and official contacts through our network of associations and chambers, investment promotion agencies and professional services.


  • Briefing sessions on the markets’ latest developments, investment and business opportunities, tax and legal system, industry specific overviews and insights


  • Meetings and site visits to leading conglomerates and government ministries where relevant


  • Business networking with members of the respective local business communities, and representatives of the chambers and associations, government ministries, key conglomerates and Singapore companies there


    Who should participate?

  • Business owners, professionals and senior executives looking to expand their business reach in the Built Environment, Urban Solutions, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Professional Services, General Trading and Consumer Goods in Bangladesh.


  • Individuals interested to understand and have an overview of the Bangladesh market

Registration of Interest

If you are interested to participate in the Overseas Market Workshop to Bangladesh, please direct your enquires and / or submit your registration by 14 August 2019 to the following:

Mark Yeo
Email: mark.yeo@sbf.org.sg
Tel: +65 6827 6891

Claire Lim
Email: clylim@sbf.org.sg
Tel: +65 6827 6898

Information to be submitted:

1. Full Name (As Per NRIC / Passport)
2. Nationality
3. IC Number
4. Designation
5. Company Name
6. UEN Number
7. Sector
8. Reason for Participation

(Information above are required for eligibility assessment for Government funding support)

Course Fee

S$7,500 (including hotel accommodation, lectures, seminars, company visits, scheduled meals (lunch) and ground transport). Final course fee due per participant eligible after deducting government support is S$2,250 nett.


Airfares & personal expenditure are not included.  These expenses shall be borne by participants.


Government Support

This programme is supported as an Overseas Market Workshop by Enterprise Singapore.

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents from Singapore-registered companies are eligible for the subsidised course fee.

A maximum of 30 participants will be accepted into the programme. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis.


A Programme by


24 – 30 August 2019, Dhaka


*Participants have the option of making alternative flight arrangements


Track 1
Built Environment and Urban Solutions

Track 2
ICT and Professional Services

Track 3
General Trading and Consumer Goods

24 August 2019, Saturday

Depart Singapore for Dhaka on SQ 446, 2035hrs

Arrival in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, 2240hrs

Clear airport immigrations. Board bus transport and check into hotel.

25 August 2019, Sunday

8.50am: Singapore Delegation Group Photo in Jacket and Tie at Hotel

9.00am: In-Market Seminar Registration at Hotel
Welcome by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF)

9:10– 10:00 AM: Business and Investment Opportunities in Bangladesh
by Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Economic Overview in Bangladesh
by Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Setting Up Operations in Bangladesh and Understanding the Legal and Taxation System
by ACNABIN Chartered Accountants (An independent member of Baker Tilly International) (to be confirmed)

12.00-12.30PM: Understanding Workforce and Human Resource Policies in Bangladesh
(to be confirmed)

12:30-1:00PM: Project Financing in Bangladesh
by International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group (to be confirmed)

1:00 – 2.00 PM: Networking Lunch hosted by SBF

Track 1
Built Environment and Urban Solutions

Track 2
ICT and Professional Services

Track 3
General Trading and Consumer Goods

2.00-3.00pm: Overview of the Built Environment and Urban Solutions Development in Bangladesh

by Bangladesh Ministry of Housing and Public Works

2.00-3.00pm: Overview of the ICT and Professional Services Industry in Bangladesh

by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS)

2.00-3.00pm: Overview of the Consumerism Industry in Bangladesh

by ACI Limited Group
ACI or Advanced Chemical Industries is one of the largest Bangladeshi conglomerates. The company operates through three reportable segments: Consumer Brands, Agribusiness and Pharmaceuticals.

3.00-6.00pm: Business Networking Session with
Members of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI)

Welcome Remarks by BIDA
Remarks by FBCCI
Networking session between Singapore and Bangladeshi businessmen

6.00pm: Free and Easy

26 August 2019, Monday

9.00am: Depart for Site Visit

10.00-12.00pm: Meeting with Bangladesh Ministry of Commerce

12.00-1.00pm: Delegation Lunch Break

Track 1
Built Environment and Urban Solutions

Track 2
ICT and Professional Services

Track 3
General Trading and Consumer Goods

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to SMEC (Member of Surbana Jurong Group)

SMEC’s strength in major infrastructure projects, coupled with Surbana Jurong’s expertise in urban planning, industrial development and management advisory enable them to provide critical value chain services to clients around the world.

Location: House 374, Lane 6 DOHS Baridhara Dhaka 1206 Bangladesh

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (ICT)

Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority (BHTPA) is a government agency in Bangladesh dedicated to establish, manage and operate technology business parks throughout the country.

Location: Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority ICT Tower (9th Floor), E-14/ X,Agargaon, Dhaka-1207

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to PRAN-RFL Group

PRAN-RFL Group is a leading conglomerates in Bangladesh, with business interests in agro business and food & beverage brands.

Location: PRAN-RFL Center 105 Middle Badda, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh

6.00pm: End of Day / Return to Hotel

7.00pm: Singapore Networking Dinner (to be confirmed)


27 August 2019, Tuesday

Track 1
Built Environment and Urban Solutions

Track 2
ICT and Professional Services

Track 3
General Trading and Consumer Goods

9.00am: Depart for Meetings

10.00-12.00pm: Meeting with RUPAYAN Group

Rupayan Group's diverse business include Real Estate, Housing and Land Development, Hotels, ICT, Energy, Garments, Ports and Logistics.

Address: RUPAYAN CENTRE 72, Mohakhali, C/A, Dhaka-1212.

10.00-12.00pm: Visit to BRAC IT Services Limited (ICT)

BRAC IT Services Limited (biTS) is a proud member of the eminent BRAC family and is one of the leading IT solution & service providers in Bangladesh specializing in providing a wide range of software solutions & end to end technology service management.

Location: Road 5, House 115, Block B Niketan Society, Gulshan, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh

10.00-12.00pm: Visit to Nestle Bangladesh

Nestle Bangladesh started as a joint venture between Transcom Limited and Nestlé S.A, Switzerland in 1992, Nestlé Bangladesh Limited started commercial operations in 1994 with its first factory in Sreepur. Nestlé Bangladesh became a 100% owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A. in 1998.

Location: Nestlé Bangladesh Ltd. Ninakabbo, Level 4 227/A, Tejagaon-Glushan Link Road Tejgaon Industrial Area Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

12.00-1.00pm: Delegation Lunch Break

Track 1
Built Environment and Urban Solutions

Track 2
ICT and Professional Services

Track 3
General Trading and Consumer Goods

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to Bashundhara Group.

Bashundhara Group is a leading conglomerate in Bangladesh, with a diverse range of businesses that include Real Estate, Commercial Properties, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Energy, Logistics, Technology, Media.

Location: Plot # 125/A, Block# A, Bashundhara R/A, Road No - 2 Baridhara, Dhaka-1229

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to Pridesys IT Limited

Pridesys IT Ltd is a leading software companies in Bangladesh. Their areas of expertise include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), web apps development, Web Portal development, Apps Development, Games Development, Big Data Solution & Analytics, Cloud Computing, Deep & Machine Learning, Internet Of Things, Consultancy Services, Managed Services, Infrastructure Solution & Network and security Solution.

Location: PRIDESYS IT LIMITED Level 6, 20/21 Garden Road Kawranbazar, DHAKA - 1215, Bangladesh

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to Abdul Momen Ltd

Abdul Monem Limited (AML) is a leading diversified business conglomerate in Bangladesh. Their businesses include Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Real Estate, Construction, Energy, Financial Services, Economic Zones and Pharmaceuticals.

Location: Monem Business District 111, Bir Uttam C.R. Dutta Road, Level 13 Karwanbazar, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh.

6.00pm: End of Day / Return to Hotel

28 August 2019, Wednesday

Track 1
Built Environment and Urban Solutions

Track 2
ICT and Professional Services

Track 3
General Trading and Consumer Goods

9.00am: Depart for Meetings

10.00am-12.00pm: Visit to Unique Group

A leading Bangladesh Conglomerate diversified into more than twenty different business areas. These include Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure Development, Telecommunication, Hospitality, Shipping Line, Share Management, Bank, Insurance, Financial Institution, Manpower Management, Ceramics Industry, Power Plant, Human Resources Development, International Trade, Newspaper, Art & Culture.

Location: Unique Oval, 45, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh.

10.00am-12.00pm: Visit to Spectrum Engineering Consortium Ltd

Spectrum Engineering Consortium Ltd is one of the leading IT System Integrators from Bangladesh served more than 800 + clients locally and globally since 1995. Through leveraging 250+ high skilled resources and long term partnership with world leading technologies i.e.T1 partnership with companies like Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco, Emerson, VmWare, NetApp, Genband etc.

Location: Chandrashila Suvastu Tower, Suite 14C & 7C, 69/1 Panthapath, Dhaka 1205

10.00am-12.00pm: Visit to Shwapno Leading Supermarket Chain

Operated by ACI Logistics, Shwapno is the largest retail chain in Bangladesh with 56 outlets across the country. Launched in 2008, Shwapno currently serves more than 32,000 customers a day, offering everything from fresh produce to daily household goods and broader lifestyle categories. ACI Logistics is part of ACI Limited, one of the largest business conglomerates in Bangladesh.

12.00-1.00pm: Delegation Lunch Break

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to United Group.

United Enterprises is now one of the largest socio-economic infrastructure-based company in Bangladesh. UECL has a diverse investment portfolio spanning from real-estate, power generation to healthcare, education, construction, port, yarn spinning, specialized services, shipping & logistics among others.

Location: Gulshan Centre Point House #23-26, Road # 90, Gulshan – 2, Dhaka-1212

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to Digicon Technologies Ltd

A complete BPO/ITES company with a range of business units serving in the fields of BPO, Contact Centre, Training & Development, Shared, Back Office Management, Customer Experience Management, Digital Transformation, Data/Cyber Security, IT Solutions etc.

Key Capabilities: Business Process Outsourcing, Contact Centre, Back Office Support, Training & Development, Digital Engagement Services, Data Centre, IT Support & Solutions, Mobile Games & Application

Location: 242, Tejgaon I/A, Gulshan Link Road, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to Unilever Bangladesh

The Unilever Bangladesh Limited is consumer goods company based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and founded in 1964, engaged in the manufacture and distribution of home care products, personal care products, and foods.

Unilever Bangladesh Ltd
ZN Tower, Plot# 02
Road # 08, Gulshan - 1
Dhaka - 1212.
Unilever Bangladesh

6.00pm: End of Day / Return to Hotel

29 August 2019, Thursday

Track 1
Construction and Built Environment

Track 2
ICT and Professional Services

Track 3
General Trading and Consumer Goods

9.00am: Depart for Meetings

10.00am-12.00pm: Visit to Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) Bangladesh
Briefing by PPPA on the upcoming project opportunities for Singapore companies.

12.00-1.00pm: Delegation Lunch Break

2.00-4.00pm: Site visit to a major infrastructure project in Dhaka

Proposed Site: Dhaka Elevated Expressway PPP Project / Construction of Dhaka third passenger terminal building / Padma Bridge

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to Beximco Group

Beximco Group is a leading conglomerate in Bangladesh with diversified businesses that include ICT and Media, Textiles, Real Estate, Energy, Travel & Tourism, Energy, Financial Services.

Location: SAM Tower, Level 9 Plot # 04, Road # 22, Gulshan 1 Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

2.00-4.00pm: Visit to City Group

City Group is a leading conglomerates and consumer goods manufacturer. It has diversified businesses that include consumer goods, foods, steel, printing & packaging, shipping, power and energy, shares and securities, insurance, media, and healthcare.

Location: City House, Plot # NW (J) 06, Road # 51, Gulshan - 02, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh

6.00pm: Return to Hotel

8.30pm: Check out of Hotel
Depart for Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

Depart Dhaka for Singapore, SQ447, 2355hrs

30 August 2019, Friday

Arrival in Changi Airport, Singapore 0605hrs

(Tentative programme as of 17 July 2019)
















8/24/2019 - 8/30/2019

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