On October 27, The Voice of Business released its sixth issue. In this regard, the magazine's current committee has decided to launch "The VoB Week 2014," a four-day event. The first day began with an unveiling ceremony and continued with a seminar titled "Career Hacks: Prescription from the Pros." The ceremony was presided over by Professor Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies at the University of Dhaka and Chief Patron of Voice of Business. Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor of the Bangladesh Bank, was the chief guest at the ceremony. Special guests included Professor Dr. Kamal Uddin, Treasurer of the University of Dhaka; Catherine Masud, Chairperson of the Tarek Masud Memorial Trust; and Mohammed Nurul Amin, Managing Director and CEO of Meghna Bank Ltd.
The second session of the first day, titled "She is Powered," focused on 'leadership: translating vision to reality.' This session was moderated by Rubana Huq, Managing Director, Mohammadi Group. The speaker shared her story of success and urged women to pursue careers in entrepreneurship/leadership. Additionally, she made reference to difficulties.
The second day's program was devoted to the topic of 'how to become a new generation banking wizard: theory vs practice.' The session was moderated by Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali, Advisor to the Executive Director at BRAC, and Mirza Mahmud Rafiqur Rahman, United Commercial Bank Limited's Additional Managing Director and Company Secretary. They discussed the importance of developing a lifelong career in banking by sharing personal success stories and also shed light on the scope of innovation in the field. This was followed by a session on 'branding: the new rules of the game,' led by Solaiman Sukhon, Elite Technologies' Head of Marketing. He discussed the latest trends in branding, how to develop into an expert brand strategist, and offered advice on career planning and personal branding.
The event took place at the University of Dhaka's Faculty of Business Studies' Conference Hall. The Voice of Business is a business club and publication founded in May 2007 by students from eight departments at the University of Dhaka's Faculty of Business Studies. VoB focuses on stories that help students gain a better understanding of business leadership, industry innovation, global perspectives, and career guidance.
Since its humble beginnings, VoB has grown to become the country's largest student-run publication. BTL (Bright Technologies Limited) co-sponsored VoB Week '14, which was also supported by Youth Work Bangladesh and My Donuts.