The Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) South Asia office hosted its third webinar titled “RESTART ASIAN ECONOMIES: Ideas and Actions for the Hotel Industry” by focusing on the economic restart in post COVID-19 era in Asia under its "Online Business Dialogue” series on Monday night.
The objective of this this webinar was to discuss how COVID-19 might shape the future of hospitality market in the near future and how to plan for adoption of new norms in post-COVID-19.
Economist Dr. Nazmul Hossain, country representative of FNF Bangladesh moderated the webinar while Dr Mariyam Shakeela, former Cabinet Minister and CEO of SIMDI Group from Maldives and Mrs Bhawani Rana, President of Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) from Nepal shared their perspectives of running their business during pandemic and how they are coping with the new normal situations. Both panelists heavily focused on the Asian countries including Bangladesh’s hotel industry from their perspective. The program was streamed live from the FNF South Asia's Facebook page.
Meanwhile, FNF is the foundation for liberal politics. For the past two months, the foundation's South Asia office has been covering a certain business industry each time bringing 2 experts from South Asian countries. The program addresses various sector-specific issues inviting entrepreneurs from South Asia and South East-East Asia as resource persons. The interaction allows for exchange of ideas, challenges faced by the entrepreneurs and their solutions as well as the role of the government during these trying times.