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LightCastle Facilitated Corporate Connect Event for MSMEs

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The Editor
September 20, 2022
LightCastle Facilitated Corporate Connect Event for MSMEs

The Building Skills for Unemployed and Underemployed Labor” (B-SkillFUL) program is a Swisscontact project, funded by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh. LightCastle Partners, one of the Business Development Services (BDS) providers of the B-SkillFUL program, hosted a day-long Corporate Connect Event for MSMEs in Emmannuelle’s Banquet Hall, Gulshan 1, Dhaka on the 7th of September, 2022. 

Enterprises participating in the product exhibition

The event was officially inaugurated by Dajna Sorensen, Team Leader, B-SkillFUL, Swisscontact. 25 MSMEs from the leather and furniture-making sector exhibited their products at the event. 100+ corporations and financial institutions from Dhaka and Chattogram visited the MSMEs’ stalls during the product exhibition. Representatives from Bank Asia, IDLC, Langkabangla, La Mode, Bay Emporium, Daraz, and others graced the event.

Ivdad Ahmed Khan Mojlish, Managing Director at LightCastle Partners, moderating the Panel Discussion with the Industry Experts

The event comprised insightful panel discussions between representatives from financial institutions, private firms, and MSMEs representing the furniture-making and leather goods sectors. They collectively discussed and debated the issues critical for the MSMEs to deliver to move up the value chain. The participants of the panel discussion were:

  • Shawkat Hossain, Director, LightCastle Partners
  • Samiul Anan, AVP, Head of CMSME, Bank Asia
  • M G Shahnewaz, Vice President of Concord Ventures Limited
  • Maksuda Khatun, Proprietor, Shabab Leather
  • Faruk Hossain Lintu, Proprietor, Purewood furniture
  • Rafid Fahmid, Consultant, Savoir

Ivdad Ahmed Khan Mojlish, Co-founder and Managing Director of LightCastle Partners moderated the panel discussion.


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