On 24th November last year, SBBC organised a practical session on financing support and how to manage financial business transactions between Bangladesh and Sweden. Swedish financing and growth organisations, as well as the SME-focused BRAC Bank, Bangladesh presented their operations and activities and gave recommendations to Swedish companies on how to finance and support their Bangladesh businesses. This was the first seminar in a planned programme on this theme, organised by SBBC.
Speakers during the seminar were Mr. Jonas Örtquist, Programme Manager of the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth – Tillväxtverket. His talk covered financing and support for internationalisation of SMEs.
Mr. Anders Ljungkvist, Senior Underwriter at the Swedish Export Credit Agency – EKN held a presentation on guarantees given by their organisation to Swedish companies while exporting to other EU and Non-EU countries.
Mr. Carl-Henrik Koit, CEO of Almi Företagspartner, a Swedish enabler, presented Almi and gave advice on financing and business in Bangladesh. This was followed by Mr. Tareq Refet Ullah Khan, Deputy Managing Director & Head of Corporate Banking of BRAC Bank, who joined us online to present a general overview of the business status in Bangladesh as well as BRAC Bank’s services.
Joining online was also our member Mr. Faisal Mahmud, Co-Founder of the pharmaceutical company HealthOS, who shared his experiences on how he succeeded and grew his business in Bangladesh. Further from our member contingent, Mr. Rajib Talukder, Managing Director of Small World Financial Services Sweden, gave his views and experiences on money transfers.
From the Embassy of Bangladesh to Sweden, Mr. Ambassador, H. E. Mr. Mehdi Hasan, the Second Secretary, Mr. Ashraful Alam Mohon and Mr. Richard Martin, Trade and IT Attaché, participated in the audience. In the online audience were also the Executive Director, Mr. Mashur Rahman, of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as Mr. Iftekharul Karim, Trade Facilitator, Embassy of Sweden to Bangladesh.
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