Ashfaq Zaman, CPA, President and Curator of TEDxGulshan, inaugurated the day-long event. He is also the main licensee of bringing TEDxGulshan for the first time in Bangladesh.
'TEDxGulshan will spread the fascinating ideas of Bangladeshis to inspire along with almost 44 million people globally through the TED channels, Ashfaq Zaman said.
Salman F Rahman, Private Industry and Investment Advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, shared about the world of freelancing and how it emerged in Bangladesh.
He highlighted the challenges that caused a hindrance towards bringing money from abroad and how freelancing can be institutionalised to solve the prevalent manifold problems in this sector.
Syed Tamjid-ur-Rahman, Vice President, UN Global Compact Bangladesh & Vice President Bangladesh Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution, Bobby Hajjaj, Oxford Scholar & Faculty; and an International TEDx speaker, Major Mohommed Ali Shah, Indian Army Veteran & Bollywood Actor, presented their speech.
During the day-long event, Zara Mahbub, Country Director & CEO, Kazi IT Centre Ltd; Dr. Yasmeen Haque, Professor of the Department of Physics, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology; Maliha M. Quadir, Founder & Managing Director; Mr. Niaz Rahim, Group Director Rahimafrooz Bangladesh Ltd; Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, a2i, PMO, shared their experiences.
Among others, Ayman Sadiq, CEO, 10 Minute School; Dr. Katherine Li, Director, Office of External Affairs, North South University; Mahir Ali Khan, Vice Chairman Rupayan Group; Sausan Khan Moyeen, Enchanted Events & Prints; and Bibi Russell, Bibi Productions Fashion for Development, also shared their experiences.