Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) organized a Seminar on “Gig Economy and Bangladesh: Opportunities, Challenges and Way Forward” on 15 March 2023 at the BIISS auditorium. H E Dr Mashiur Rahman, Economic Affairs Advisor to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the seminar as the Chief Guest. Major General Sheikh Pasha Habib Uddin, OSP, SGP, BAMS, afwc, psc delivered the Welcome Remarks and Dr Zaidi Sattar, Chairman, Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) Chaired the session.
Three presentations were made in the Seminar. Dr Mahfuz Kabir, Research Director, BIISS, delivered a presentation on “Market Characteristics, Growth and Contributions of the Gig Economy”. A presentation titled “Services Outsourcing, Challenges and Opportunities” was made by Mr Wahid Sharif, President, the Bangladesh Association of Contact Center and Outsourcing (BACCO). Mr Mike Kazi, Founder and CEO, Apex DMIT Ltd presented on “Export of IT-Enabled Services, Skills, and Way Forward”.