This weekend I have been in New York where I am one of the chief guests addressing the third American Bangladesh Canada Convention. An estimated 6,000 participants are expected.
The Convention is one of the highlights in the calender of the international Bangladeshi community. I am travelling at the invite and expense of the event organisers to discuss with an international audience the experiences of Bangladeshi communities in Western societies and to promote Tower Hamlets abroad.
Much of the Convention is focussed on the themes of integration, employment, business opportunities and cultural events. We have a rich experience in Tower Hamlets to draw from in all these areas. And I hope to learn from the experiences of others too.
Keep on eye on this blog; I will be posting a full account of the event shortly.