Mission to achieve (yearly) $5 Billion Seafood Export Market by 2030

A remarkable export market of annually $5 billion awaits in Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s fisheries sector boasts a vast maritime boundary of 1.7 lakh square km and garners around 500 million dollars in export earnings. With an expected annual growth rate of 8.96% (CAGR 2023-2028), it underscores a promising investment landscape. In 2023 alone, revenue from the fish and seafood market reached 17.83 billion dollars. Notably, the country produced 1 lac tons of locally sourced fish feed last year, reflecting its self-sufficiency endeavors. Furthermore, the fisheries sector received a substantial boost with 84 billion dollars disbursed in loans during the FY 22-23 period. Additionally, plans for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) dedicated to fisheries processing further enhance investment allure. These statistics underscore Bangladesh’s robust potential for investors seeking to tap into its burgeoning fisheries sector.

Session Objectives:

  • Unveil of Investment Opportunities: Explore the abundant investment prospects within Bangladesh’s fisheries sector, leveraging its extensive maritime boundary and robust export earnings.
  • Government Support and Initiatives: Shed light on the supportive policies, incentives, and proposed initiatives such as the establishment of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) dedicated to fisheries processing.
  • Fostering Collaborations and Partnerships: Facilitate interactive discussions aimed at fostering collaborations and partnerships among investors, industry experts, and government representatives.
  • Investors Insights: Provide participants with actionable insights to navigate the dynamic opportunities and challenges within the Bangladesh fisheries industry, enabling informed decision-making processes.

Schedule

Time

Topic

Speaker

02:00 pm -02:05 pm

Welcome Speech by Moderator

Mr. Sayeed Mahmood Belal Haider

Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock

02:05 pm -02:25 pm

Presentation on Global Seafood Industry Growth and prospects for Bangladesh

Mr. Robins Mclntosh

Executive Vice President, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) Public Company, Thailand.

02:25 pm -02:40 pm

Presentation on How the existing supply chain can be enhanced

Mr. Roy van Daatselaar

Global Head of Improver Programme,

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

&

Mr. Heiko Lenk

Managing Director                         
Lenk Frozen Foods (Asia) Co.,Ltd

02:40 pm -03:00 pm

Keynote Presentation on How to achieve $5 Billion Seafood Export Market by 2030

Syed Md. Alamgir

Director General (CC), Department of Fisheries

03:00 pm -03:15 pm

Refreshment break

03:15 pm -03:20 pm

Introduction of the panel by Moderator

Mr. Sayeed Mahmood Belal Haider

Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock

03:20 pm -03:30 pm

Panel Discussion on How to achieve $5 Billion Seafood Export Market by 2030

Mr. Asheq Ullah Rafiq MP

President

Shrimp Hatchery Association of Bangladesh

03:30 pm -03:40 pm

Mr. Abul Kasem Khan

Vice Chairman, A.K. Khan & Company Ltd

03:40 pm -03:50 pm

Md. Anwar Hossain

Vice-Chairman, Export Promotion Bureau

03:50 pm -04:00 pm

Dr. Mohosena Begum Tonu

Director General (T. C.)

Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute

04:00 pm -04:10 pm

Mr. Kazi Belayet Hossain

President, Bangladesh Frozen Food Exporters Association

04:10 pm -04:40 pm

Open Floor Discussion and Q&A

04:40 pm -05:00 pm

Closing Remarks by the Chair

H.E. Mr. Abdur Rahman MP

Honorable Minister, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MoFL)

Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

12:00 - 12:15

Guest Arrival and Networking

12:15 - 12:20

Dr. Syed Arif Azad

Welcome Speech and Panel Introduction by Moderetor

12:20 - 1:00

Panel Discussion

1:00 - 1:15

Q&A Session

1:15 - 1:30
Closing Remarks by Session Chair

H.E. Abdur Rahman, MP

Closing Remarks by Session Chair

Speaker

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia

H.E. Abdur Rahman, MP

Minister, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MoFL)