Rise Above All–A Tale of Game Changers

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The Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy presented their latest event, “Rise Above All – A Tale of Game Changers”, presented by Sailor (by Epyllion Group). The event was powered by Cooper’s Bakery and co-sponsored by Shwapno, Symphony and Omicon Group. Bkash collaborated as the payment partner for the event. It was held on November 18th.

During the daylong speaking session, esteemed experts from diversified fields joined forces to share their journey to the top. This included their ups and downs, inspirations and aspirations of becoming game changers in their distinguished fields. These experts came from the fields of business, entertainment, music and sports. The platform served as a golden opportunity for those in attendance to know their success and failure stories, how they became what they are now, and what it takes to be extraordinary amidst the ordinary.

Founder and Chief Inspirational Officer of Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy, G Sumdany Don, kick started the event with his encouraging and uplifting words, urging people to believe in themselves and never give up. He also shed light on what negative aspects in us prevent us from achieving our career goals and how to overcome these negative issues.

After Don, the first speaker of the day was Saidus Salehin Khaled aka ‘Bassbaba Sumon’ of the popular band Aurthohin. He shared with the audience the inspiring story of his battle with obesity and cancer.

The next speaker, Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director and CEO of Eastern Bank Ltd, adressed essential leadership traits. He surmised that one’s career should not about their current position, but about how they develop themselves for the future in order to become leaders. He emphasized on the fact that there is no alternative to hard work and perseverance.

The event also consisted of speeches from filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooqi, musician and academician Tahsan Khan, Chief Service Officer at Airtel Bangladesh Rubaba Dowla, Head of Communications at BRAC Bank Ltd Zara Jabeen Mahbub and G Sumdany Don himself.

A Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon the Chairman of Anwar Group of Industries, Anwar Hossain, for his outstanding contribution to the development of business and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh.

At the end of the event Don went on to say, “We are thrilled to witness a one thousand plus audience turnout. With the versatility of speakers today, it is sure to change the lives and perceptions of many in the audience.” He envisioned three major programs every year from his firm which would include a career boot-camp, a public speaking program and the ‘Rise Above All’ event.

ICE Business Times was the magazine partner of the event along with other media partners such as GTV, Dhaka Tribune, bdnews24.com, United News of Bangladesh, Bangla Tribune, ColoursFM 101.6, EMK Center, Elite Force, PEPSI, Vertical Horizon and Bangladesh Organization of Learning & Development (BOLD).

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