The opening ceremony
The opening ceremony of the 3 days long â€˜DIU 1st Business Festival 2008â€™ held on 7th August at the own auditorium of the university. Mr. Hossain Khaled, President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries attended in the ceremony as the chief guest and Mr. Mohammad Lakiotullah, Managing Director, Jamuna Bank was the special guest. The opening session chaired by Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, BOG, Daffodil International University.
Young Entrepreneur Fair-2008
Most impressive and inventive part of the DIU 1st Business Festival 2008 was the Trade Fair. Students of the Business faculty of DIU participated in the fair with their business idea and projects. A total number of stall including invited companies were 28. Nestle, Cell Bazar, Jobstreet dot com, Daffodil Computers Ltd offered their product and services as invited company. Student entrepreneurs in some groups showed different type of projects like Desh Soyabin, Dairy Farm projects, Fisheries project, Heritage projects, Projects of high-doge free testy Gur using latest Technologies, Nigh Queen M-Commerce Services, Business farm of potato seeds, Electronic Ticketing etc.
Mr. Hossain Khaled, President, DCCI formally opened the fair and visited stalls.
Different Events of the Festival
Enhancing the practical capability of the students through providing real life exposures was the main focus of the Business Festival 2008. At the very first day of the festival, young entrepreneur fair and Business Quiz Competition held. A total number of 15 teams of 5 members each participated at the young entrepreneur fair with their business plans. A high profiled adjudication panel including corporate personals formed to evaluate the performance of the participants. 500 students participated in the Business Quiz Competition.
Two events like â€˜Workshop on Presentation Skillsâ€™ and â€˜Business Case Competitionâ€™ held on the 2nd day of the festival. A predetermined business case was assigned and registered participants of the competition solved the case within a certain time. At the event entitled Workshop on Presentation Skills 50 students were allowed to participate individually and workshop conducted by distinguished academicians and corporate gurus.
Meet the Leaders-A panel Discussion on Career Planning held on the last day. In this event renowned corporate leaders from different sectors like bank, foreign NGO, RMG, media, telecommunication and govt. sector took part and shared their experiences and ideas with the students. Another event on Student Volunteerism and Reduction of Hazardous Child Labor held and the event conducted by Mr. Ronald E. Berghuys, International expert, ILO.
The closing and Award giving ceremony
The closing and award giving ceremony of the DIU 1st Business Festival 2008 held on 10th August at DIU Auditorium. Prof. Dr. Aminul Islam, Vice Chancellor presided over the ceremony. Mr. A K M Nurul Fazal Bulbul, Director Export-Import Bank Ltd and Mr. Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Head, News and Current Affairs graced the ceremony as chief and special guests. They distributed awards to winners of different competitions. A colorful cultural program held after the award giving ceremony.