Network & Connect

Gives you annual access to our associate membership, entry to our business forums & keynote speakers.

Business Collaboration

Gives you annual access to our associate membership, entry to our business forums & keynote speakers

Not-for-profit Organisation

We will work closely with the local Council, State and Federal Representatives, and key Stakeholders focusing on real issues that are affecting growth in our region. 

community

Our organisation proudly supports & sponsors numerous community based iniatives such as the Multicultural Children’s Festival.

Promote Diversity

Actively promoted cultural diversity and harmony in the Australian community.

Australia Bangladesh Business Expo

in collaboration with the Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra

3rd & 4th October 2024

Venue: International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney

Successful Gala Night Dinner

The Australia Bangladesh Business Forum (ABBF) celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday at a packed out gala dinner attended by a long, impressive list of dignitaries, political, business, community leaders and representatives of Chambers of Commerce from across Sydney.

Australia’s small business landscape is full of migrant success stories. One in three Australian small businesses are run by first or second-generation migrants, most of whom interestingly didn’t own a business before coming to Australia!

Among them, the number of entrepreneurs of Bangladeshi origin is rapidly growing across a wide variety of sectors including education, health, manufacture, hospitality, construction, fashion and food.

Speaking at the gala dinner, the ABBF’s Founder President Abdul Khan Ratan pointed out that today more than ever, networking, knowledge sharing and information dissemination are critical for business survival and growth.

“Through our platform, ABBF associate members can now strengthen their business through up-to-date information, benefit from business and social networking, and belong to a business community with significant knowledge and contacts in both Australia and Bangladesh,” Mr Khan said

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Source: Good Morning Macarthur

Australia Bangladesh Business Forum launched

Over 300 businesses owned by Australian Bangladeshi entrepreneurs have come together to support one another and build trusted relationships that generate referrals and business growth.

The newly formed Australia Bangladesh Business Forum (ABBF) was inaugurated over dinner at Rydges in Campbelltown on Tuesday evening.

The event was attended by the cream of Bangladeshi business people who enthusiastically hailed the forum as a major step forward for business relations between Australia and Bangladesh.

Addressing the gathering, ABBF’s Founder-President Abdul Khan Ratan explained the forum’s vision to facilitate professional and business collaboration for the Australian Bangladeshi diaspora within the Australian and global marketplace.

“We have created the forum with the intention of providing people with a connective platform to source advice and services from within the business community and facilitate their interaction in the broader business environment,” Mr Ratan said.

Mr Ratan is a prominent local businessman of over 20 years standing. As the president of BD Hub Sydney, he tirelessly works to shine the spotlight on the rich culture of Bangladesh through immensely popular events like the annual Chand Raat Festival, while providing local residents of Bangladeshi origin opportunities to come together.

ABBF’s founding General Secretary Brian Laul pointed out that now more than ever, networking, knowledge sharing and information dissemination remain critical for business survival and growth.

“The forum will be able to facilitate consultancy, networking opportunities, governance and entrepreneurial support for Bangladeshi businesses within the Australian landscape and beyond,” Mr Laul said.

A multi award-winning business person of over 25 years standing, Mr Laul is currently Vice President of the Greater Cumberland Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson of Rainbow Crossing Inc. He is the first person of Indian sub-continent background to be honoured on Australia Day as Campbelltown’s Citizen of the Year 2023.

The Australia Bangladesh Business Forum (ABBF) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide the Australian Bangladeshi business sector with a common voice, which will listen to local business needs, advance their interest and support our community sectors through direct advocacy to encourage local investment.

Inaugural Gala

& Awards Night

Connect & Engage with your local community to grow your business

The inaugural Australia Bangladesh Business Forum (ABBF) Gala & Awards Night aims to recognise the outstanding service and achievements of individuals, businesses and community groups operating within Australia. 

 

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Associate Perks

Invaluable business networking within the Australian Bengali community to create new business relationships.

Affordable Fees 

An affordable $25 annual fee will make you an associate of the Australia Bangladesh Business Forum (ABBF).

Business Forums

All of our associates have access to our exclusive Business Forums with accredited keynote speakers

Knowledge Sharing

We bring experts in various fields like Social Media marketing and planning to impart their knowledge through events.

Networking 

Building your network can provide the opportunity to build mutually beneficial relationships with other professionals in your industry.

Business knowledge

Encourage Diversity

As an ABBF associate, you are promptly known as a credible, engaged member of the business community, committed to improving our economic outlook and seeking to encourage multiculturalism in our region and beyond.

The Association has been a strong participant in Sydney’s multicultural life and has actively promoted cultural diversity and harmony in the Australian community.