The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam said the newspaper organised the event to create a platform where NRB experts, national policymakers and private sector can share ideas and find solutions for various development issues of the nation.
The first colloquium focuses on alternative energy and new technologies because the energy crisis is a major issue for Bangladesh, he
The Daily Star intends to hold a colloquium on different subjects every year.
said ideas are generated and then fizzle out, but this colloquium is not a one-shot affair for The Daily Star.
"You have a constant partner in The Daily Star to push things forward," he
said to the audience in the afternoon session.
"Partner with us, intellectually."
"From now, The Daily Star will provide special space for energy efficiency," Mahfuz Anam