Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America (FOBANA) Presents

27th North America Bangladesh Convention Hosted By Financial Assistance Proposal
Only Authorized Agents in Bangladesh for Management, Marketing & Communications:

Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA August 30th - September 01st, 2013 www.prefixms.com/fobana2013 www.fobanaonline.com

What is FOBANA
FOBANA® is a non-profit, non-political and non-discriminatory, IRS 501c(3) tax-exempt (Tax ID 261747615) organization. It was established in 1987. FOBANA® has been recognized as an umbrella organization where Bangladeshi Americans gather to celebrate their success and introduce their vibrant culture to this multicultural country. Since its inception, FOBANA® has been working tirelessly in North America, far away from our ancestral homeland, to keep our indigenous culture and pass it on to the next generations growing up in the United States and Canada. FOBANA® has recently received appreciation for its work to assimilate our people with the mainstream of North American people and culture. FOBANA® is a symbol of our hope and aspiration and a unifying force for bringing our communities together and for moving it in forward direction. FOBANA holds an annual convention hosted by a member organization based in North America. The host organization is given autonomy to work out the details with general guidance from the FOBANA Executive Committee. Bangladesh American Association of GA was selected as the host organization for FOBANA 2013.

FOBANA Mission
• Increase the awareness of Bangladeshi culture and heritage to promote peace and harmony in the community. • Provide an opportunity for Bangladeshi-Americans to get together in a fun and exciting environment to highlight contributions of Bangladeshi culture to the diversity in North America. • Recognize the contribution that Bangladeshi-Americans/Canadians make through their many professional, religious, cultural, social, educational, political and civic organizations.

Demographics & Growth
Attendance at FOBANA convention has grown exponentially each year. This event has come to be known as the largest Bangladeshi event in North America. FOBANA event has generated publicity and recognition throughout North America.

Bangladeshi American/Canadian families from all over North America, Bangladeshi businesses, students, scientists, doctors, engineers, intellectuals, over 400 performers from North America and many high profile performers and high profile dignitaries from Bangladesh and North America will attend the event. • • • • 61% of those attending have a household income greater than $65,000.00 (approx.) 20% attendees have a household income that exceeds $100,000.00 (approx.) 60% attendees are college graduates 60% of those fall into age categories ranging from 24 - 55

Bangladeshi community is one of the fastest growing amongst Asian-Americans in North America.

Main Attractions
• Entertainment and cultural program throughout the weekend • Over 100 exhibits and stalls from North America and Bangladesh • Seminars and symposium discussions on Society, Education, Health, Science and Technology, Environment and Our Liberation War • Bangladeshi bazaar featuring items for sale from Bangladesh • Food vendors with traditional and festival favorites • Musical groups, traditional and modern dance • Live TV broadcast, fashion shows, beauty pageant, talent search.

Official Trademark for FOBANA

Official FOBANA Registration

FOBANA conventions held so far
1. WASHINGTON D.C. Host: Bangladesh Association of America, Washington D.C. Date: October 31, November 1, 1987 Venue: World Bank H Building Auditorium 2. NEW YORK Host: BD Society of New York & BD Society of New Jersey Date: August 27 & 28, 1988 Venue: Thomas Edision Vocational High School Auditorium 3. BOSTON Host: Bangladesh Association of New England Date: September 1-2, 1989 Venue: Kresge Auditorium, MIT 4. DALLAS Host: BD Association of North Texas & BD Association of Houston Date: September 1-2. 1990 Venue: Dallas Convention Center 5. NEW YORK Host: Bangladesh Society of New York Date: November 30, December 31. 1991 Venue: P.S. 131 Jamaica, New York 6. CHICAGO Host: Bangladesh Association of Chicago and Date: September 5-6, 1992 Venue: Northeastern Illinois University 7. TORONTO Host: Bangladesh Association of Toronto Date: September 4 -5, 1993 Venue: Skyline Airport Tower & Hotel 8. NEW JERSEY Host: Bangladesh Society of New Jersey Date: September 2-4, 1994 Venue: Brunswick Hilton & Tower 9. MONTREAL Host: Int. Society of Bangladesh & BD Association of Quebec Date: September 1-3, 1995 Venue: Sheraton Laval Convention Center 10. FLORIDA Host: Bangladesh Association of Florida Date: August 30 September 1, 1996 Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami 11. LOS ANGELES Host: Bangladesh Association of California Date: August 29-31, 1997 Venue: Burbank Airport Hilton 12. NEW YORK Host: Bangladesh Society of New York Date: September 1-3, 1998 14. NEW YORK Host: Bangladesh League of America, NY Inc. Date: September 1-3, 2000 Venue: Madison Square Garden 15. MONTREAL Host: Bangladesh Association of Montreal Date: August 31 September 1-2, 2001 Venue: Renaissance Hotel 16. DALLAS Host: Bangladesh Association of North Texas Date September 1-3, 2002, Venue: Dallas Expo Center 17. DETROIT Host: Bangladesh Association of Michigan Date: August 29-31, 2003 Venue: Detroit Opera House 18. WASHINGTON D.C. Host: Bangladesh Association of America, Inc. (BAAI) Date: September 3-5, 2004 Venue: Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, Virginia 19. FLORIDA Host: Bangladesh Foundation of Florida Date: Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4, 2005 Venue: Radission Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, Miami 20. ATLANA Host: Bangladesh Association of Georgia Date: Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 2006 Venue: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA 21. KANSAS Host: Midcont BD Association & BD Asso. of Greater Kansas City Date: Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 2, 2007 Venue: Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS 22. DALLAS Host: Bangladesh Association of North Texas (BANT) Date: July 4th Weekend, July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2008 Venue: Dallas Convention Center Theatre Complex, Texas 23. HOUSTON Host: Bangladesh Association, Houston Date: July 4th Weekend, July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2009 Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas 24. LOS ANGELES Venue: Madison Square Garden 13. ATLANTA Host: Bangladesh Association of Georgia Date: September 3-5, 1999 Venue: North Atlanta Trade Center

Host: Bangladesh Academy of Performing Arts Date: July 4th Weekend, July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2010 Venue: Pasadena Convention Center, Los Angeles, California 25. NEW JERSEY Host: Bangladesh Association of New Jersey Date: July 1-3, 2011

Venue: Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey 26. FLORIDA Host: Bangladesh Foundation of Florida Date: August 31, September 1-2, 2012 Venue: Broward Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

FOBANA 2013 at a glance:
1. Date 2. Venue a. Place type b. Space c. Capacity (FOBANA) 4. Hosted by
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: August 30, 31 & September 01, 2013 : Cobb Galleria Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA : Indoor : 40,000 sft. : 35,000 person. 5000 for conference set up.

3. Organized by : Foundation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America : Bangladeshi American Association in Georgia (BAAG) : Dipu Moni, Honorable Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Govt. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed (President, FBCCI) Mrs. Monowara Hakim (First Vice President, FBCCI) Nazmul Hassan, MP (President, Bangladesh Cricket Board) Kazi Md. Salauddin (President, Bangladesh Football Federation) 7. Special attraction : Singer : Arefin Rumi, Nancy, Kona, Haider Hossain, Mehreen Bhuiyan Bari Siddiqui, Kuddus Boyati, Sumi (Lalon), Shahnaz Belly Nasheed Kamal, Neena Hameed and many more local artists. Model : Monalisa and her group Fashion Choreography by talented artists from Dhaka.
8. Communications :

Chief Guest

6. Special Guests : Sir fazle Hasan Abed (Chairperson, BRAC)

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Recent Program organized by BAAG, host of FOBANA 2013 Bangla New Year Celebration, Pohela Boishakh 1420 (14 April 2013)

Corporate Sponsorship Levels
• Through FOBANA your company can tap into a market of half a million people nationally and 120 million people internationally. • 10+ Bangladeshi newspaper published here in the United States will cover this event. • NTV, ETV, ATN BANGLA, CHANNEL I, RTV are some of the TV media that will have comprehensive broadcast coverage of the event. • Number of Bangladeshi print/TV and web media will also cover the event in Bangladesh. • During the convention we will distribute over 2000 complementary copies of the Souvenir magazine to the attendees • It is the best way to reach out to entire Bangladeshi community in North America • It is one of the most cost effective ways to establish your brand and brand name permanently on millions of consumers at home and abroad.

Title Sponsor BDT 2000,000.00
• Only official Title sponsor of FOBANA 2013 • 3 min introduction on the stage during prime time in each day • One full page color adv in the magazine (any cover, available. Preferably Back Cover) • Large banner with company name and logo • Complimentary Business seminar registration • Recognition on website and on the back of the program brochure • Recognition during every activities and events • Top Executive will seat along with the Guests and Convener. • Priority sitting for other executives in the front rows. • Three Complimentary hotel rooms for 3 nights from Aug 30-Sep 1 at nearby hotel • One 12 x 8 booth (with two tables and four chairs) • Three Complimentary VIP family 3 days’ tickets. Each includes 2 adults and 2 children. • Complimentary meal vouchers for reserved area • Transportation (from airport to hotel and back)

• Half Day City Site Seeing Tour

Diamond Sponsor BDT 1500,000.00
• Official sponsor of FOBANA 2013 • 2 min introduction on the stage during prime time in each day • One full page color ad in the magazine (any cover, if available. Preferably inside Back Cover) • Large banner with company name and logo • Complimentary Business seminar registration • Name on the back of the program brochure • Priority seating in front rows • Recognition during activities and events • Recognition on website and in the back on the program brochure. • Two Complimentary hotel rooms for 3 nights from Aug 30-Sep 1 at nearby hotel • One 12 x 8 booth (with two tables and four chairs) • Two Complimentary VIP family 3 days’ program entry tickets. • Complimentary meal coupons for reserved area • Transportation (from airport to hotel and back) • Half Day City Site Seeing Tour

Emerald Sponsor BDT 1000,000.00
• Official sponsor of FOBANA 2013 • 1 min introduction on the stage during prime time in each day • One Full page color adv in the magazine • Large banner with company name and logo • Complimentary Business seminar registration • Recognition on website and in the back on the program brochure. • One Complimentary hotel rooms for 3 nights from Aug 30-Sep 1 at nearby hotel • One 12 x 8 booth (with two tables and four chairs) • One Complimentary VIP family 3 days’ program entry tickets. • Complimentary meal coupons for reserved area • Transportation (from airport to hotel and back) • Half Day City Site Seeing Tour

Individual Sponsorship Levels Platinum Sponsor BDT 500,000.00
• Priority seating in front rows • One page Color ad or bio in the magazine • Recognition on web site and magazine • Two Complimentary hotel rooms • Complimentary meal coupons for reserved area • Complimentary gift basket • Company/Individual bio in the website • One 10’ x 8’ booth (with 1 table and 2 chairs) • Recognition during activities and event • Two VIP 3 days program entry tickets • Dinner for 2 (two) on Friday evening • Half Day City Site Seeing Tour

Gold Sponsor BDT 300,000.00
• Priority seating in front rows • One 10’ x 8’ booth (with 1 table and 2 chairs) • One Complimentary hotel rooms • Complimentary meal coupons for reserved area • Recognition on web site and magazine • One VIP 3 days program entry ticket • Recognition during activities and event • Dinner on Friday evening

(a) All Rooms are for 3 nights from Aug 30-Sep 1 at nearby hotel (b) Each VIP ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children

SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT
We, the undersigned business would like to be a sponsor of the 27th FOBANA Convention that will be held from August 30- September 01, 2013 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Sponsorship Levels (Please select one from below): Tic k Title Sponsor Diamond Sponsor Emerald Sponsor Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor 2000,000.00 1500,000.00 1000,000.00 500,000.00 300,000.00 Sponsor Type Amount Agreed

We have read and accepted the benefits and agree to pay BDT_________________ for the FOBANA 2013 Convention. Signature and Date: ___________________________________________________________ Business Contact Name: Person: __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Fax: ______________________ Email: ___________________________________________________ Please make your CHEQUE or Bank Draft payable to Account Name Bank Name : PREFIX : State Bank of India, Dhaka. Account Number : 05120426320201 Contact: fobana2013@prefixms.com, prefixms@gmail.com Please do not write below this line (official use only) ____________________________________________________________________________________

Received by: _________________________ Amount: BDT__________________ Date:______________

Trade Show Booth Rental Registration Form (Business & Marketplace)
The 27th FOBANA Convention will be held from August 30 thru September 01, 2013 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. This grand forum will attract over 5000 participants from all over North America and Bangladesh. Also the special attraction (cultural evening) in every day attracts thousands of local visitors. All interested businesses and vendors are welcome to participate in this colorful event. Tic k Exhibition Space Rent (10 ft X 10 ft) Service Charges for Dhaka agent & Visa formalities Guidance & Assistances Sub Total Other Services (Hotel Accommodation, Transportation, Foods and Beverages, Local tour) during the program and rest days [3+2] and service charges) Return Air Ticket Grand Total Kuwait / Turkish / Saudi Air economy 400,000.00 Note: Only Stall is available. Please contact, if you are interested. TERMS AND CONDITION:
1.

Type

Amount 125,000.00 25,000.00

150,000.00 250,000.00

Exhibition place Booth facilities includes • Plastic fabricated partition • Table-1, Dustbin-1, small tools • Power Point, Light, Chairs-2 • Exhibitor’s Name Facial

2. Exhibitors / Vendors will pay full amount of the rent along with completed application signed. (Depending on the taken service – to be mentioned during the agreement) 80-90% of the aforesaid amount will be refunded in case of non issuance of visa. If any exhibitor denies/fails participating after issuance of visa, the full amount will be forfeited. 3. Exhibitors / Vendors will be responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the allocated area and the waste Materials.

Trade Show Booth Rental Registration Form (Business & Marketplace)
I / We accept the above terms and condition and would like to take the ticked services for BDT. __________________________ during the 2013 FOBANA Convention. Signature: _____________________________________ Date: ________________________________________ Business Name: ___________________________________________________________ Contact Person: ________________________________ Address__________________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Email: ________________________________

Please make your CHEQUE or Bank Draft payable to Account Name Bank Name : PREFIX : State Bank of India, Dhaka. Account Number : 05120426320201 Contact: fobana2013@prefixms.com, prefixms@gmail.com Please do not write below this line (official use only) ____________________________________________________________________________________ Received by: ________________________ Amount: BDT__________________ Date: ______________

Advertisement Insertion Agreement
The 27th North America Bangladesh Convention, FOBANA 2013, is going to bring out a colorful, informative Magazine rich with insightful literature by famous writers, poets, and critics of Bangladesh and Bangladeshis living abroad. Over Five (5) thousand copies of the Magazine will be distributed for this Convention. We would like to invite you to place your advertisement in this colorful Magazine and be a proud partner in making history together. Advertisement Rates (Please select one from below): Tic k Back Cover (outside, full page, color 4/4) Inner Back Cover (inside, full page, color 4/4) Front page (inside, full page, color 4/4) Inner page (full page, color 4/4) Inner page (half page, color 4/4) Inner page (full page, B/W) Inner page (half page, B/W) Business card (1/8 page) I / We, 500,000.00 350,000.00 400,000.00 80,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 30,000.00 10,000.00 do hereby Type Amount

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authorize the 27th North America Bangladesh Convention, FOBANA 2013, to publish our advertisement in their Souvenir Magazine. I / We, enclose herewith a cheque / Bank Draft / Pay Order of BDT. _____________________ Signature: __________________________________ Date: _______________________ Position: ________________________________________________________________ Organization: ____________________________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________ E-Mail: _________________________ Please make your CHEQUE or Bank Draft payable to Account Name : PREFIX Account Number : 05120426320201 Bank Name : State Bank of India, Dhaka. Contact: fobana2013@prefixms.com, prefixms@gmail.com Please do not write below this line (official use only) ____________________________________________________________________________________ Received by: ________________________ Amount: BDT__________________ Date: _____________

Requirements for VISA
Official Papers: (all must be in English, if necessary notarized)
1. Invitation Letter from FOBANA

2. Trade License (as many as you have) 3. Other official documents, if it is a LTD. Or Partnership Company 4. Associations affiliation papers, if any 5. Forwarding letter on company letterhead 6. Appointment Letter 7. Visiting Card & ID Card of the company 8. Bank Statement & Solvency Certificate 9. Job Account Summary, if any 10.Return Air Ticket (booking is ok. Date of journey and flight number must be seen) 11.Other relevant papers Personal Papers: (all must be in English, if necessary notarized) 1. Property Documents, if any (Land, House, Apartments, Cars etc.) 2. Educational Certificates 3. Any skill certificates (if you mention it in the visa application) 4. Investments (Share, Insurance etc.) 5. Other relevant papers