TV24 Report: ‘Bangladesh Association of Contact Center & Outsourcing (BACCO)’, the central and solitary trade body for the BPO/Outsourcing industry in Bangladesh is all set to organize “BPO Summit Bangladesh 2023” for the fifth time in association with ‘Business Promotion Council’, an undertaking of the Ministry of Commerce. Yesterday on 21st May, 2023; a press conference titled “Meet the Press” was organized by BACCO in Dhaka to officially announce the inauguration of the summit from 23rd May with “Career Campaigns” in the colleges/universities of Rajshahi division. The press conference was followed by an “MoU Signing Ceremony” between BACCO and other ICT Trade Associations in Bangladesh. This year, the summit which is the largest BPO congregation of the country is to eventuate all around the country, in all of the eight divisions during May-July!
In an effort to actualize the mega event collectively, BACCO signed MoUs with these following trade bodies: Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS), Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), Bangladesh ICT Journalist Forum (BIJF), Technology Media Guild Bangladesh (TMGB), E-commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB), Women & E-commerce Forum (WE), Bangladesh Freelancer Development Society (BFDS) & Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT).
On behalf of their respective associations, the MoUs were signed by- Mr. Kamruzzaman Bhuiyan, Secretary General, BCS; Mr. AKM Ahmedul Islam Babu, Director, BASIS; Dr. Tanjiba Rahman, President. BFDS; Mr. Mohammad Kawsar Uddin, President, TMGB; Nazneen Kamal, Vice-President, BWIT; Shomi Kaiser, President, e-CAB and Mr. Mohammad A Kayum Rashed, Joint Secretary General, ISPAB.
As the solitary and central trade body and an ardent advocate of the BPO industry; BACCO has successfully organized ‘BPO Summit Bangladesh’ in the year 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 in association with the ICT Division. The goal was to make a mark on the entire BPO industry, attracting business owners and stakeholders while enlightening young minds about the art of BPO. These four summits have succeeded to grab the concentration of world BPO employers towards Bangladesh as an offshore destination that has great potential for BPO. The BPO Summits in the past took place in Dhaka, the capital city. But for the first time ever, “BPO Summit Bangladesh 2023” is coming to the divisional level as “Divisional BPO Summit”. The divisional summits are to be filled with numerous events such as- career campaigns, career counseling sessions, job fairs, policy dialogue sessions with the local stakeholders etc. Divisional BPO Summits are to culminate in the “Central BPO Summit” in Dhaka.
Through this summit, BACCO is hopeful to make ways for new strategic development aligned with the aim of establishing a ‘Smart Bangladesh’ and a more effective BPO sector with 1 lac middle-income sustainable jobs for the youth.