Annual conference on development of BIDS begins December 1
The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) will organise a three-day international conference from December 1, which the public multi-disciplinary organisation believes will act as a platform for disseminating national and international research on socio-economic issues.
The Annual BIDS Conference on Development (ABCD) will be held at Lakeshore Hotel in the capital's Gulshan, the BIDS said in a statement today.
The conference will also engage the wider community to envisage the next phase of development for Bangladesh after 50 years of independence.
Planning Minister MA Mannan is scheduled to attend the conference's inaugural session as the chief guest in presence of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and Prime Minister's Economic Affairs Adviser Mashiur Rahman as special guests.
Thirteen keynote speeches and 27 academic papers will be presented in the 10 sessions of the event, according to the statement.