DCCI Presents Bangladesh YouthFest to Hold Grand Finale on the 13th & 14th of May

DCCI Presents Bangladesh YouthFest to Hold Grand Finale on the 13th & 14th of May

May 9, 2016


After months of conducting ideation competitions along with knowledge sessions & showcasing across seven divisions of the country, DCCI presents Bangladesh YouthFest will complete its first season with a Grand Finale and a two-day festival to be held on the 13th & 14th of May 2016 at North South University. The festival is powered by Symphony and is open to registration for all undergrad students.

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With the mission of “Inspiring the Nation’s Future”, Bangladesh YouthFest started its journey in February 2016. An initiative of Bangladesh Brand Forum, YouthFest is a unique endeavor designed around the vision of creating Innovation Hubs in seven divisions to drive the next level of economic growth for the region. BBF believes that it is the youth who will lead this journey. Bangladesh YouthFest is designed   to inspire university students for this transformation.  So far, the initiative has engaged students from seven divisions of the country, namely: Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet and Rangpur. In addition to day-long knowledge sessions, showcasing and interactive lecture series, extensive ideation competition was held in each division.

In the Grand Finale, a total of 42 winning teams from the seven regional rounds will compete in seven broad categories, as follows: Social Issue, Technology: New Product, Technology: Fresh Idea, Entrepreneurship Idea, Tech-based Entrepreneurship Idea, Paper Presentation on Prediction of the Regional Economy for 2025, and Women Entrepreneurship. Seven winning teams from the grand finale will attend in Spikes Asia 2016 in Singapore, the largest festival of creativity in Asia.

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The grand finale and gala round in Dhaka is also designed with a number of interactive knowledge and entertainment sessions.

Lecture Series is designed to share insightful learning from real-life experiences of over 40 experts of the country, ranging from academicians to CEOs. Some of the experts who will be conducting the lecture series are Geetiara Safiya Choudhury, Chairperson, Adcomm Ltd.; Abrar A. Anwar, CEO, SCB; Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director, Microsoft Bangladesh; Gousul Alam Shaon, Managing Director, Grey Dhaka; Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Renowned Film Director; Sajid Rahman, CEO, Telenor Health; Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, Director, Half Stop Down; Yasir Azman, CMO, Grameenphone, Mayor Anisul Haque, Dhaka North City Corporation; Syed Ferhat Anwar PhD, Professor, IBA, Dhaka University, Nazia Andaleeb Preema , Visual Artist and President, Women in Leadership.

An exclusive ‘Career Talk’ session will be conducted by 15 most sought-after companies for jobs, respectively. This interactive session will answer many queries of the participating students as well as guide them to land with the right job. The participating companies are: Unilever, Grameenphone, Reckitt Benckiser, Nestle, Standard Chartered, British American Tobacco, Symphony, Asiatic 360, Shwapno, and SSD Tech.

Under the banner of ‘Innovation Hub’, a number of exciting programs are also designed to engage the visiting youths. Among them are startups’ showcasing, exclusive Cannes Lions Seminar 2015, conceptual art development by students of Institute of Fine Arts & North South University, innovation showcasing based on technology projects developed by students, showcasing on tiger conservation  by WildTeam and water challenges in Bangladesh by IFC, gaming corner by Grameenphone, etc.

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Bangladesh YouthFest will be also graced by popular media celebrities like Mehjabin Chowdhury, Leemon, Shafin Ahmed, Tahsan, Mehreen, etc. who will carry out live performances and interactive sessions with the audience.

This initiative is presented by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), powered by Symphony, co-sponsored by Sajeeb Group, Digital Partner Grameenphone, Official Partner US Bangla Airlines, Digital Analytics Partner Light Castle Partners, In Association with Prothom Alo and Chakri.com, Strategic Partner IBA Alumni Association and SD Asia, Learning Partner North South University, Media Partner GTV, PR Partner MastHead PR, and Social Media Partner WebAble.


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