Programme Schedule for Social Business Day 2012

Social Business Day 2012

June 28, 2012

07.00 - 09:00 Departure for Venue
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:00 - 09.20 Cultural Program by children from Gonoshasthaya Kendra
09:30 - 11:00 Opening Session

Welcome by MC: Ms. Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre

Opening remarks by Professor Muhammad Yunus

Speeches by Distinguished Speakers:

  • Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
  • Astronaut Ron Garan, NASA, USA
  • H.E Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, Japan
  • Mr. Kazuhiko Yazaki, President, Felissimo Corporation, Japan
  • Mr. Jean-Luc Perron, Managing Director, Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (France)
  • Professor Dato Dr. Rahmah Mohamed, Deputy VC, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Ms. Patricia Lynch, Vice President, Kaiser Permanente, USA
  • Mr. Eric Lesueur, Project Director, Veolia Water, France
  • Ms. Rokia Rahman, Chairman, Media World Ltd, Bangladesh

Announcement of winners of the Social Business Plan Competition

11:00 - 11:45 Tea break and Exhibition Display Tour
11:30 - 11:40 Signing of MOU by Dailo Foundation, Yunus Social Business and Hope for Haiti in presence of the media
11:45 - 13:15 Concurrent Panel Discussions:

  • Youth, Technology and Social Business
  • Microfinance and Social Business
  • Financing and Legal Aspects of Social Business
  • Social Business and Academia
  • Social Business, the Environment and Renewable Energy
  • Social Business and Employment Creation
  • Social Business for the Disabled and the Disadvantaged
  • Social Business for Healthcare and Nutrition

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch Break
13:50 - 14:55 Screening of ‘Bonsai People' in auditorium
15:00 - 15:10 Reconvene in auditorium and viewing of ‘The Simpsons' clip
15:10 - 15:15 Introduction of the Special Guest of Grameen Creative Lab, NASA Astronaut Ron Garan by Professor Muhammad Yunus
15:15 - 16:30 Speech and presentation by NASA Astronaut Ron Garan
16:30 - 17:00 Professor Muhammad Yunus honors Special Guests
17:00 - 18:30 Closing Session

Speeches by Distinguished Speakers:

  • Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
  • Astronaut Ron Garan, NASA, USA
  • Mr. Mahfuz Anam, Editor, The Daily Star, Bangladesh
  • Ms. Saskia Bruysten, CEO, Yunus Social Business, Germany
  • Hans Reitz, Managing Director, Grameen Creative Lab, Germany
  • Professor Masaharu Okada, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Mr. Alex Counts, President, Grameen Foundation, USA
  • Dr. Mohammad Bhuiyan, OFCVC, USA
  • Professor Mario Biggeri, University of Florence, Italy
  • Professor Andreas Heinecke, Dialogue in the Dark, Germany

18:00 - 18:30 Concluding remarks by Professor Muhammad Yunus
18:30 - 18:40 Conclusion of the day with a short Cultural Performance tellyseries