The 17th edition of the Bangladesh Business Awards will be held in the capital today.
Two companies and two individuals will be felicitated at a ceremony at the Radisson Blu hotel in recognition of their financial success and contribution to the economy.
This year's awards will be handed out in four categories: the Best Financial Institution, Enterprise of the Year, Outstanding Woman in Business, and Business Person of the Year.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith is expected to hand over the trophies to the winners.
DHL Express, the world's leading logistics company, and The Daily Star, the leading English newspaper of Bangladesh, initiated the awards in 2000.
The awards were created to recognise and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and individuals, who have not only grown but have expanded the economy with them.
The awards also aim to create an environment of excellence and competitiveness that would drive the members of the business community to achieve greater heights of productivity, efficiency, financial discipline and modern management.
Over the years, the awards shaped up into the most prestigious event in Bangladesh's business community.
Past winners include business leaders Samson H Chowdhury of Square Group, Amjad Khan Chowdhury of Pran-RFL Group, Muhammed Aziz Khan of Summit Group, and Kutubuddin Ahmed, chairman of Envoy Group.
Enterprises such as ACI, BSRM, MM Ispahani, Bengal Plastic Industries, and Meghna Group of Industries, as well as financial institutions like EBL, Mutual Trust Bank, Pubali Bank, Brac Bank, City Bank and IDLC were also awarded.
Lifetime achievement awards were also bestowed on those who have made a difference through their service. The previous winners in the category include the country's first finance secretary M Matiul Islam, late MA Samad of Bangladesh General Insurance Company, and Laila Rahman Kabir of Kedarpur Tea Company.