Business Network, in collaboration with the British Bangladesh Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs (BBCWE), hosted the first Annual Iftar Dinner on 12th July 2014. The event took place at Haz Restaurant in the heart of the City of London, just a stone’s throw from Saint Paul’s Cathedral. The main aim of this event was to cement relations between the Bangladesh and the Turkish community under the auspices of Business Network, by illustrating the core values and initiatives that each association provides to their respective members.
With approximately 50 guests taking part to this event, the Annual Iftar Dinner brought a wide array of professionals together for a relaxing networking opportunity, unconstrained from excessive formality. Giorgio Buttironi (Editor-in-Chief of BN Magazine), made an introductory speech introducing the guests to the event and presenting the main representative from the BBCWE, who then took their respective time to thank everyone attending the dinner. The main speakers from the BBCWE were: Dilara Khan (Chief Executive Officer of the British Bangladesh Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs); Monojaha Polly Islam (Founder of Zarah’s); and Mumtaz Khan (Policy Advisor for Channel ATN Bangla UK).
During their respective speeches, representatives from Business Network and the BBCWE discussed the importance of business organisations in fostering economic and social links between Turkey, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom.
Ms Khan explained how “Business Network has been instrumental in fostering closer relations between our two organisations, and we should continue to organise other similar events in the future working together”.