Inaugural Ceremony

The Inaugural Ceremony of the Bangladesh International Aquaculture & Seafood Show 2024 promises a momentous start to the event. The ceremony will commence with the esteemed honorary chief guest cutting the ribbon and inaugurating the expo zone, symbolizing the beginning of a showcase of innovation and collaboration within the aquaculture sector. Following this, representatives from the organizing team and initiators will deliver a heartfelt welcome speech, setting the stage for the proceedings ahead. A keynote presentation on the Development of Bangladesh’s Aquaculture and Seafood industry will offer valuable insights and perspectives. Additionally, a Brief Book about the Aquaculture and Seafood Sector will be launched, providing attendees with essential information and resources. The ceremony will culminate with a speech by the chief guest, underscoring the significance of the event and its potential impact on the industry.

Session Objectives:

  • Development Achievements: Highlight Bangladesh’s progress in aquaculture and fisheries, emphasizing its role in food security, employment generation, poverty alleviation, and foreign exchange earnings.
  • Economic Prospects: Showcase Bangladesh’s economic strengths and resilience, creating an environment conducive to investment and trade in aquaculture and seafood industries.
  • Trade and Investment Opportunities: Underline the vast potential for trade and investment in Bangladesh’s aquaculture and seafood sectors, citing favorable business climate, government policies, and infrastructure development.
  • Invitation to Show Participation: Extend a warm invitation to stakeholders to participate in the Bangladesh International Aquaculture and Seafood Show, encouraging engagement, innovation showcase, market exploration, and collaboration for sustainable growth.

Program Flow

Venue   :                               Hall of Fame, Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC)

                                                Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka.

Date      :                               18 July 2024


08:30-09:30 am                 Arrival of Guests

10:30 am                              Arrival of Hon’ble Prime Minister


10:30-10:35 am                 Welcome Address

                                              Mr. Sayeed Mahmood Belal Haider

                                              Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock


10:35-10:40 am                 Audio Visual Presentation on the Potentials of

                                              Aquaculture and Seafood Industry of Bangladesh


10:40- 10:48 am               Address by the Guests of Honor

                                             Mr. Md. Kazi Belayet Hossain

                                             President, Bangladesh Frozen Foods Exporters Association


                                            Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhayay

                                            Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia


10:48-10:53 am                 Address by the Special Guest

                                              Mr. S M Rezaul Karim MP

                                             Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on

                                             Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock


10:53-11:00 am                 Address by the Chair

                                             Mr. Md. Abdur Rahman MP

                                             Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock


11:00 am                            Speech and Inauguration of the BIASS 2024 by the Hon’ble Chief Guest

                                             H.E. Sheikh Hasina MP

                                             Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh


                                             Visit of BIASS 2024 by the Hon’ble Chief Guest


07:30 AM to 09:00 AM

Guest Arrival

09:00 AM to 09:30 AM

Delegates and Guest taking their seats

9:30 - 9:35

Safety Briefing

09:35 AM to 09:40 AM

Honorable Chief Guest Arriving at the Hall

09:40 AM to 09:45 AM

Honorable Chief Guest Arriving at the Hall

09:45 AM to 09:55 AM

Inauguration of Expo by cutting ribbon and visiting the expo zone by Honorable Chief Guest

Location: Milky Way, Harmony, Carnival

9:55 - 10:00

Arrival of Honorable Chief Guest to the Hall and take seat on the stage

10:00 - 10:03

Welcome Speech from Organizing Team Representative

10:03 - 10:06

Welcome Speech from Initiator Representative

10:06 - 10:16

Keynote on Development on Bangladesh's Aquaculture and Seafood

10:16 - 10:20

Audio Visual on Sectoral Briefing

10:20 - 10:27

Special Guest

10:27 - 10:34

Special Guest

10:34 - 10:41

Special Guest

10:41 - 10:48

Special Guest

10:48 - 10:55

Special Guest

10:55 - 11:02

Special Guest

11:02 - 11:09

Special Guest

11:09 - 11:16

Session Chair

11:16 - 11:18

Crest Handover Ceremony to Foreign Special Guest

11:18 - 11:20

Crest Handover Ceremony to Chief Guest

11:20 - 11:23

Launching Aquaculture and Seafood Sectoral Brief Book

11:23 - 11:28

Speech of Chief Guest

11:28 - 11:30

Group Photo with Organizer Team and Sponsor Representative

11:30 - 11:45

Chief Guest and VIP Foreign Guest Going to Networking Coffee Session Room

11:45 - 12:00

Networking Coffee Session with Honorable Prime Minister and Foreign Investors


Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia