After finalizing the provisions of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC), the two organizations mutually agreed to enter into a cooperation with AIUB as the knowledge partner and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Business Institute (DBI) as the implementing party. The cooperation offers favorable benefits for both organizations with AIUB providing expertise in the various business programs being offered by DBI. This cooperation allows for the joint signatory of the Certificate to be issued to the students for the successful completion of the Post Graduate Diploma (PGD). The cooperation will take place whenever an activity is planned by each party in a form of course offerings, conducting seminar/workshops, business conferences and other related projects/activities. The cooperation was sealed during the Seminar on Future Skills Required for Bangladesh organized by DCCI in Surma Hall of Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon on Saturday, 7 December 2019 at 3:00PM. Prof. Dr. Charles C. Villanueva, VP Academics and Dean, Faculty of Business Administration signed on behalf of AIUB while Mr. Osama Taseer, President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry(DCCI) signed for DCCI. The seminar featured battery of speakers from the business & industry sector, government, educational institutions, and nongovernment organizations. The Keynote Presentation was delivered by Mr. Mohammad Rezaul Karim, Additional Secretary, National Skills Development Authority (NSDA) whose focused of presentation were the Future Skills required for Bangladesh based on the 5 sectors study conducted: RMG and Textile, Agro-food, Furniture, Tourism and Hospitality, and Leather and Footwear. The Panel of Discussants were comprised of Mr. Faisal Samad, Senior Vice President, BGMEA; Mr. Sheikh Rafiqul Islam, PAA, Additional Director General, Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training; and Mr. Md. Mostaque Hasan, NDC, Chairman, BSCIC. The special guest of the event, Mr. Kamran T. Rahman, President, Bangladesh Employer’s Federation delivered his speech emphasizing the skill requirements of the different companies. A very strong message and expression of optimism on the future plan of the government for development was discussed by the Principal Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office Mr. Md. Nojibur Rahman. The Chief Guest in the person of Begum Monnujan Sufian, MP, Honorable Minister of Labour and Employment, GOB was emphatic on the various skills needed by women so that they can contribute to the progress and development of the country. The whole event ended with the vote of thanks and concluding remarks expressed by Mr. Imran Ahmed, Vice President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry.