A glimpse into Rise Above All 2023, a dynamic platform uniting youth with inspiring leaders and visionaries to nurture their aspirations.
In a nation where the dreams of the youth hold the promise of a brighter future, an event like ‘Berger Presents Rise Above All 2023, Powered by Daraz, in Association with Prothom Alo, The Daily Star & Channel-I’ becomes a beacon of hope and inspiration. Held on August 25, 2023, at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh Convention Hall, this year’s Rise Above All was nothing short of a resounding success.
Drawing an impressive crowd of approximately 3,200 attendees from different districts, the event was a melting pot of aspirations, predominantly comprising students and young professionals. Rise Above All is more than just a public speaking event; it’s a platform that fosters career development and skill enhancement for the youth of Bangladesh.
One of the defining features of this year’s event was the remarkable lineup of distinguished guest speakers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who graced the stage. From Adil Hussain Noble, Chief Enterprise Business Officer at Robi Axiata Limited, to Rubana Haque, Vice Chancellor of Asian University for Women, and Shehzad Munim, MD and CEO of BAT Bangladesh, the stage was graced by some of the finest minds in the nation.
The event didn’t just focus on personal development; it also delved into the impact of artificial intelligence on the job market.
But Rise Above All isn’t just about listening to successful personalities; it’s about engaging and interacting with them, understanding their journey, their struggles, and finding the inspiration to overcome life’s difficulties. Rupali Chowdhury, MD of Berger Paints Bangladesh, took the stage to share her inspiring message of self-belief and determination. Drawing parallels between success and a well-balanced railroad, she emphasized the importance of nurturing both big dreams and the courage to overcome life’s challenges.
Rubana Haque, a prominent advocate for social progress, delivered a powerful message urging attendees to recognize and confront biases that hinder progress and unity. Her words emphasized the urgent need for a collective effort to eliminate biases that erode the foundations of our society.
The event didn’t just focus on personal development; it also delved into the impact of artificial intelligence on the job market. Bdjobs conducted a panel discussion on ‘Rise Above AI,’ where Fahim Mashrorr, CEO of Bdjobs, corporate icon Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, and Sadia Haque, Founder and CEO of ShareTrip, discussed the multifaceted impact of AI on employment prospects.
Rise Above All is more than just a public speaking event; it’s a platform that fosters career development and skill enhancement for the youth of Bangladesh.
Grameenphone Academy also organized two exciting learning sessions, while Daraz BD shared essential insights on surviving in the corporate world and building a personal brand. These sessions equipped the youth with practical knowledge and skills vital for their professional journey.
One of the most captivating moments of the event came when renowned musician Tahsan Khan shared his life story through melodious tunes, leaving the audience spellbound. Music has the power to touch hearts and inspire, and Tahsan’s performance was a testament to that.
Guiding the entire event with finesse was Ghulam Sumdany Don, Chief Inspirational Officer of Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy. His adept moderation ensured that discussions and interactions flowed seamlessly, making the event all the more impactful.
As Rise Above All 2023 concluded, it left a lasting imprint on the hearts and minds of the youth. The promise of being an even more inspiring and transformative platform for the youth of the nation, driving positive change and disruption, is what Rise Above All carries into the future.
In a world full of challenges, Rise Above All stands as a reminder that with determination, self-belief, and the guidance of mentors and leaders, the youth of Bangladesh can rise above all obstacles to shape a brighter tomorrow.
Photographs by Checkmate Events