ICCB to hold APBF in Dhaka this year

Yudhoyono invited to be keynote speaker

Business Desk

ICC Bangladesh will organise the Asia Pacific Business Forum in Dhaka this year.
ICC Bangladesh president Mahbubur Rahman has recently invited former president of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to be the keynote speaker at Asia Pacific Business Forum of UNESCAP to be hosted by ICC Bangladesh in Dhaka sometimes in November-December this year, said a news release.
Mahbubur, who was honoured by the Indonesia president as the ‘Presidential Friend of Indonesia’ in 2012, called on Yudhoyono in Bali and extended invitation to him.
The APBF is the flagship regional business forum organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. With its 53 member states plus nine associate members, ranging from least developed and Pacific Island countries, to countries with emerging markets, ESCAP secretariat as well as ESCAP Business Advisory Council and Sustainable Business Network are the driving forces behind the APBF.
APBF’s mission is to provide the best platform for regional public-private sector dialogue on the role and needs of business in achieving inclusive, resilient and sustainable development. The APBF was first launched in 2004 in Shanghai, where it attracted over 2,000 participants from business, government, academia and civil society from across the region.
At the request of ESCAP Business Advisory Council, ICC Bangladesh will be hosting the APBF this year.

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