HSBC Bangladesh and the International Chamber of Commerce Bangladesh yesterday jointly launched a knowledge hub for exporters and trade professionals in a bid to better equip them for global commerce.
Called the ICC Knowledge Centre, the platform will give professionals access to online resources, insights and trade-related articles, researches and up-to-date trade information, class room training sessions, seminars, knowledge events and roadshows, HSBC said in a statement yesterday.
The first of its kind to be launched in Bangladesh, the trade resource centre will help the country's trade professionals enhance their market knowledge, build a network and keep up-to-date with global trends.
“Bangladesh's trade outlook is very positive and it is therefore crucial to provide exporters with the means to develop their knowledge of global trade practices,” James Emmett, HSBC's global head for trade and receivables finance, said.
Mahbubur Rahman, president of ICC Bangladesh, hopes that corporate houses will take full advantage of the centre.
“In today's globalised and free market trade regime, it is very important and crucial to be capable of following rules and access to market information is critical to safeguard trade interests,” he added.
The launch was complemented by a deal signed between HSBC and ICC Bangladesh.
HSBC is the world's leading international trade finance bank, with a 10 percent market share of bank-financed trade revenues. In Bangladesh, HSBC has presence in all eight export processing zones.
ICC is a globally accepted body for trade regulation and plays a pivotal role in shaping global commerce.