18th Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF) 2019

AUPF 2019

November 22–24, 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Hosted by: Daffodil International University (DIU) 
In Collaboration with : Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB)
Event Partner : Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)
World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF)


Technological advancement of the 21st century and educational globalization have crafted the needs for IT based education in Bangladesh. To meet these challenges, Daffodil International University (DIU) was established in 2002. Since then DIU has been progressing towards becoming the best private university in Bangladesh, as well as of Asia. Within a short period of time, DIU has become one of the top universities in Bangladesh according to many national and international rankings, including QS and Greenmetric for its green outlook

By building a self-esteem approach, the university is serving the nation by making all graduates knowledgeable and skillful through effective guidance. The University provides academic and career counseling, along with quality education and smart governance practices. The University also pays the highest priority to ensure quality education among graduate and post graduate students. DIU emphasizes future development of those areas that represent its quality, reputation, and uniqueness.

AUPF 2019
Originating from a friendly collaboration between institutions of higher education in China and Thailand, the Asian University Presidents Forum was officially established in 2002 to include higher education institutions across Asia. Since then, the forum has been held annually in different Asian countries and has fostered relationships and cooperation among participating institutions. In fact, cooperation is at the heart of the mission of the forum, whose mission is to “Increase Communication, Exchange Information, Share Experience and Seek Common Development.” Since its inception, AUPF has expanded throughout Asia and has congregated annually in different Asian countries. In line with this, DIU is proud to be the host of the forum in 2019 in Dhaka. DIU management warmly invites and welcomes participants from around the world to the 18 th Asian University Presidents’ Forum to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh during November 22-24, 2019. This would be an incredible opportunity for the participants to interact and collaborate with other university presidents and leaders.
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About Dhaka

Dhaka is the capital city of a South Asian country, Bangladesh. It is the hub of economic, political and administrative enterprises located in central Bangladesh at 23°42′N 90°22′E, on the eastern banks of the Buriganga River. It lies on the lower reaches of the Ganges Delta and covers a total area of 306.38 square kilometers (around 118.29 square miles). Historically, Dhaka was associated with the periods of Kamarupa kingdom, Sena kingdom, and Sultanate period, and was a part of Mughal Empire, Nawab era, British and Pakistani colonialism. The capital has a favorable climate characterized by tropical monsoon from June to October; mild winter from October to March; hot, humid summer from March to June. The demographic features of the city are varied in character. Dhaka (North and South) city corporations are the most populated urban areas with the highest density accommodating over 20 million people including Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and others.

AUPF 2019 Official Documentary

Call For Papers

The 18th Asian University President Forum (AUPF) 2019 will be organized by Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The conference will be held from 22-24 November 2019 in a congenial manner. It will focus on entrepreneurial education and experiential learning with an aspiration to develop a sustainable framework of Eco-system for regional as well as different country contexts. The conference will illustrate different ideas and concepts which will lead to identify research problems for conducting empirical research into relevant areas.



Future of Entrepreneurship Education and Experiential Learning: Determinants of Developing Successful Entrepreneurial Eco-System in Asian Economies.


1. Entrepreneurial Education and Experiential Learning: Asian Context
2. Entrepreneurial Education and Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) in Asian Countries
3. Road-map for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education
4. Future Teaching Learning Method: From Entrepreneurial Education point of view
5. Alternative Fund for the Growth of emerging Entrepreneurs.

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Keynote Speaker


Baybars Altuntas Chairman World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Turkey

Former Senior Advisor of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) for the Elite Program, Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) – an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) chaired by the Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Co-chair of the Washington DC- based Global Business Angels Network (GBAN), Vice President of the Brussels-based European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN), President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey (TBAA), the World Entrepreneurship Forum Ambassador to Turkey and the Balkan countries, and President of Deulcom International Inc. Star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den / Sharks Tank. Recipient of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) award for the Best Individual in Europe Globally Engaging with the Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2014 (Ireland), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016 (Portugal), 2017 (Spain) and 2018 (Bulgaria). The only entrepreneur to be granted a personal audience with former President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington DC. Developer of the world-renowned entrepreneurship theory, the Altuntas Start-up Compass Theory, researched by Sheffield University and used in numerous MBA programs. Appointed as JCI Ambassador, following Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations. Profiled regularly by leading international media such as CNN International, Bloomberg, BBC. A co-author of Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum's Guide to Business Success Around the World, published by Wiley (2013). Author of Off the Bus, Into a Supercar! How I Became a Top TV Star and Celebrated Investor, published by Balboa Press (2014) and translated into Chinese, Croatian, Albanian, and Macedonian.

Program Details

Day 1: 22 November 2019 (Friday)
Time Event/Details Venue Dress code/Note
Day long Airport Pick & Hotel Check- In Hazrat Shahjalal Int’l Airport Dhaka Radisson Blu Dhaka  
8:00am Welcome & Kit Collection Hotel Lobby, Radisson Blu Dhaka  
2:30pm Pickup for Optional trip Radisson Blu Dhaka AUPF T-shirt & ID
3:30pm Optional Trip Bangabandhu Museum
Dhanmondi, Dhaka
4:30pm Pickup for Welcome Dinner Radisson Blu Dhaka AUPF  T-shirt
5:30pm Welcome at DIU 71 Milonayoton, Daffodil Tower DIU  
6:30pm Welcome Dinner with Live Music Daffodil Tower Roof Top  
9:00pm Back to Hotel Radisson Blu Dhaka  
Day 2: 23 November 2019 (Saturday)
Time Event/Details Venue Dress code/Note
8:00am Standing Committee Meeting* Mahua Meeting Room
Radisson Blu Dhaka (Level-2)
Business Formal
10:00am Opening Ceremony Grand Ballroom (Level-1), Radisson Blu Business Formal
AUPF Slash & ID Card
  Presentation by Keynote Speaker Grand Ballroom (Level-1), Radisson Blu  
12:05pm Lunch Grand Ballroom (Level-1), Radisson Blu  
2:00pm Paper Presentations Grand Ballroom (Level-1), Radisson Blu  
3:00pm Panel Discussion Grand Ballroom (Level-1), Radisson Blu  
4:00pm Break    
6:30pm to 9:00pm Gala Dinner & Cultural Night Grand Ballroom (Level-1), Radisson Blu Smart Casual/ Traditional & ID Card
Day 3: 24 November 2019 (Sunday)
Time Event/Details Venue Dress code/Note
7:30am Depart from Hotel Radisson Blu Dhaka Business Formal
& ID Card
8:30am Arrival of Guests DIU Permanent Campus, Ashulia, Dhaka  
  Welcome Ceremony & Group Photo Shadhinota Sommelon Kendro, DIU Permanent Campus  
9:30am MoU Signing Ceremony Admin Buidling-4, DIU Permanent Campus  
11:00am Closing Ceremony of AUPF 2019 Admin Buidling-4, DIU Permanent Campus  
11:30am Handing Over AUPF Flag to the next host Admin Buidling-4, DIU Permanent Campus  
12:15pm Lunch Food Court, Bonomaya
DIU Permanent Campus
1:40pm Back to Hotel/Airport Radisson Blu Dhaka
Hazrat Shahjalal Int’l Airport Dhaka

* Standing Committee Meeting will be attended by only participating Standing Committee Members.


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Registration Fees for Overseas Participants:

Early Bird Registration: (USD 600) Closes: 21 October 2019 (Monday)
Regular Registration:(USD 700) Closes: 15 November 2019 (Friday)
The fee will cover conference kits, all meals and hotel accommodation for two(2) nights.

Registration Fees for Bangladeshi participants:

Early Bird Registration: (BDT 25000) Closes: 21 October 2019 (Monday)
Regular Registration:(BDT 30000) Closes: 15 November 2019 (Friday)
The fee will cover conference kits, snacks and lunches

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30 September 2019 Abstract Submission Deadline
15 October 2019 Paper Submission Deadline
15 October 2019 Registration Deadline
November 22-24, 2019 AUPF 2019


AUPF 2019 will be held at Radisson Blu, ideally located at the heart of Dhaka City, the country’s financial hub.

Radisson Blu (Official Accommodation) is a 5-star property and a premier destination for meetings and conferences. The hotel amazes its guests with its luxurious suites and five-star amenities set to international standards. (Website: Click Here)

(Other Renowned Hotels below) Le Meridien Dhaka (Left). Website: Click Here
The Westin Dhaka (Right). Website: Click Here


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Professor Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain
Director of International Affairs
Daffodil International University
Email: international@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd
Cell : +8801713493250

Mr. Syed Raihan-Ul-Islam
Assistant Director
International Affairs
Daffodil International University
Cell: +8801811458865
WhatsApp: +88-01920012744