Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Founder and Chairman of Daffodil International University (DIU) and Daffodil Family presented his speech at 18th Arab Businessmen and Investors Conference held on November 13, 2019 at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain. Dr. Md. Sabur Khan has made his presentation on “DIU Role in introducing Innovation and taking key initiatives towards facilitating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems- a case study”.

The theme of the panel discussion was Entrepreneurship in Education. The discussants were Simon Ngalomba (PhD), University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Ezekiel, Ayinde Alani (Ph.D), Department of Agricultural Economics, Ladoke Akintola, University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria; Paul Habinza, University of Ruwanda, Republic of Ruwanda Entrepreneurship & Investment; Dr Queeneth Omoyibo, Intellectual Property Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO), Igbindion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria; and Dr Samuel Igbatayo, UNESCO Chair on entrepreneurship education for sustainable development in agriculture at Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. Dr Faiza Mohamed Osman, Director East Africa regional office of the association of African universities, Sudan moderated the session.  

Focusing the presentation on “DIU Role in introducing Innovation and taking key initiatives towards facilitating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems- a case study”, Dr. Khan has addressed different areas of entrepreneurial initiatives. He mentioned that to foster the economic growth and creating entrepreneurs DIU has opened Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which is the first of its kind in Bangladesh. Moreover, the presentation tells about various topics, especially, the Innovation Lab, Startup Market, Business Incubator, Bangladesh Venture Capital Limited, Startup Idea for Fund, Startup Market etc.

The conference is a platform for influential voices including heads of nations, technology leaders, political statesmen, financial experts, economic decision makers and celebrities that are shaping industries globally. This conference was inaugurated by His Majesty King Al Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain.