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Bilateral Conclave Series on India-Bangladesh Relations: Chapter II Deepening Cooperation and the Way Ahead

April 09 (Monday), 2018

The Grand Ball Room, Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka

Speakers

Business Session

Dr. Gowher Rizvi

Dr. Gowher Rizvi

International Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Vijay Keshav Gokhale

Vijay Keshav Gokhale

Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India

Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Harsh Vardhan Shringla

High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh

Syed Munir Khasru

Syed Munir Khasru

Chairman, IPAG

Session I: Economic Relations, Trade, & Investment

Amit Datta Roy

Amit Datta Roy

Senior Research Fellow, IPAG

Mir Nasir Hossain

Mir Nasir Hossain

Former President, The Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI), Bangladesh.

Dr. Prabir De

Dr. Prabir De

Professor, & Coordinator, ASEAN-India Centre (AIC), Research & Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India.

Dr.  Mustafizur Rahman

Dr. Mustafizur Rahman

Distinguished Fellow, Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh.

Goutam Ghosh

Goutam Ghosh

Senior Director & Head – Arab & South Asia Regions, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Session II: Security, Counter Terrorism & Cross Border Cooperation

Manasi Pritam

Manasi Pritam

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Khalsa College, University of Delhi, India.

General Md. Abdul Mubeen, SBP (Retd.)

General Md. Abdul Mubeen, SBP (Retd.)

Former Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army.

Dr. Pushpita Das

Dr. Pushpita Das

Research Fellow & Coordinator of Internal Security Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India.

Dr. Rashed Uz Zaman

Dr. Rashed Uz Zaman

Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka.

Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain

Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain

Former GOC 15 Corps & Military Secretary, India.

Session III: Energy, Water, & Natural Resources

C. M. Shafi Sami

C. M. Shafi Sami

Former Foreign Secretary & Former Bangladesh High Commissioner to India

Md. Sayef Uddin

Md. Sayef Uddin

Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh

Praveen Saxena

Praveen Saxena

Head, Business Development Department NTPC India Ltd., New Delhi, India

Siddique Zobair

Siddique Zobair

Additional Secretary & Member (Energy Efficiency and Conservation), Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA), Bangladesh.

Joyeeta Bhattacharjee

Joyeeta Bhattacharjee

Senior Fellow, ORF, New Delhi, India.

Session IV: Media, Culture, & Tourism

Avia Nahreen

Avia Nahreen

Senior Research Associate, IPAG

Sanjay Kapoor

Sanjay Kapoor

Editor, Hardnews Magazine, New Delhi, India.

Syed Gousul Alam Shaon

Syed Gousul Alam Shaon

Managing Partner & Country Head, Grey, Bangladesh.

Smita Sharma

Smita Sharma

Deputy Editor, The Tribune, New Delhi, India.

Aasha Mehreen Amin

Aasha Mehreen Amin

Deputy Editor, Editorial & Op-ed, The Daily Star, Bangladesh.

Agenda

10:00 am– 10:30 am

Registration

10:30 am -11:30 am

Session I: Economic Relations, Trade, & Investment

Moderator


Amit Datta Roy
Senior Research Fellow, IPAG

 

Panel Discussion:


Mir Nasir Hossain
Former President, The Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI), Bangladesh.

Dr. Prabir De
Professor, & Coordinator, ASEAN-India Centre (AIC), Research & Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India.

Dr.  Mustafizur Rahman
Distinguished Fellow, Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh.

Goutam Ghosh
Senior Director & Head – Arab & South Asia Regions, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

10:50 am – 11:10 am

Intra Panel Discussion

11:10 am – 11:30 am

Q&A and Open Floor Discussion

11:30 am – 11:45 am

Tea & Coffee Break

11:45 am -12:45 pm

Session II: Security, Counter Terrorism & Cross Border Cooperation

Moderator:


Manasi Pritam
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Khalsa College, University of Delhi, India.

Panel Discussion:


General Md. Abdul Mubeen, sbp (Retd.)
Former Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army

Dr. Pushpita Das
Research Fellow & Coordinator of Internal Security Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India

Dr. Rashed Uz Zaman
Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain
Former GOC 15 Corps & Military Secretary, India

12:05 pm – 12:25 pm

Intra Panel Discussion

12:25 pm – 12:45 pm

Q&A and Open Floor Discussion

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

Business Session

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm

Opening Remarks:
Syed Munir Khasru
Chairman, IPAG

2:05 pm - 2:10 pm

Felicitations by:

Harsh Vardhan Shringla
High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh

2:10 pm - 2:20 pm

Address by Special Guest:

Vijay Keshav Gokhale
Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External
Affairs (MEA), Government of India

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Address by Chief Guest:

Dr. Gowher Rizvi
International Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh

2:30 pm - 2:35 pm

Audio-Visual on “India-Bangladesh Relations”

2:35 pm - 2:40 pm

Group Photo Session

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Tea & Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session III: Energy, Water, & Natural Resources

Moderator:


C. M. Shafi Sami
Former Foreign Secretary & Former Bangladesh High Commissioner to India (TBC)

Panel Discussion:


Prof. Ainun Nishat
Professor Emeritus, BRAC University

Praveen Saxena
General Manager, Business Development Department NTPC India Ltd., New Delhi, India

Siddique Zobair
Additional Secretary & Member (Energy Efficiency and Conservation), Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA), Bangladesh.

Joyeeta Bhattacharjee
Senior Fellow, ORF New Delhi, India (TBC)

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm

Intra Panel Discussion

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm

Q&A and Open Floor Discussion

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session IV: Media, Culture, & Tourism

Moderator:


Avia Nahreen
Senior Research Associate, IPAG

Panel Discussion:


Sanjay Kapoor
Editor, Hardnews Magazine, New Delhi, India.

Syed Gousul Alam Shaon
Managing Partner & Country Head, Grey Dhaka

Smita Sharma
Deputy Editor, The Tribune, New Delhi, India.

Aasha Mehreen Amin
Deputy Editor, Editorial & Op-ed, The Daily Star, Bangladesh.

4:20 pm – 4:40 pm

Intra Panel Discussion

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Q&A and Open Floor Discussion

Event Coordinators

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Avia Nahreen

Senior Research Associate

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Abdullah Ar Rafee

Senior Research Associate

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Location

The Grand Ball Room, Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka