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FOBANA was established in 1987. Since then it has been holding anual conventions that are also popularly known as FOBANA. 

  • FOBANA logo was designed by Tajul Imam.
  • FOBANA theme song was produced and directed by Rommel Khan.
  • FOBANA trademark effort was led by Inara Islam

 
FOBANA conventions held so far:
 

1. WASHINGTON D.C. (1987)
Host: Bangladesh Association of America, Washington D.C.
Date: October 31, November 1, 1987
Venue: World Bank H Building Auditorium
Chairperson: Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury/Rashida Alam
Executive Secretary: Wahed Hossaini
 

2. NEW YORK (1988)
Host: Bangladesh Society of New York & Bangladesh Society of New Jersey
Date August 27 & 28, 1988
Venue : Thomas Edision Vocational High School Auditorium
Convener : Dr. M Yusuf
Member Secretary : Syed Tipu Sultan
 

3. BOSTON (1989)
Host : Bangladesh Association of New England
Date September 1-2, 1989
Venue : Kresge Auditorium, MIT
Convener : Prof. A.K. Abdul Momen
General Secretary: Prof. Nasir Ahmed
 

4. DALLAS (1990)
Host : Bangladesh Association of North Texas &
Bangladesh Association of Houston
Date : September 1-2. 1990
Venue : Dallas Convention Center
Convener : Abul Kalam
Member Secretary Abdullah Hasan
 

5. NEW YORK (1991)
Host : Bangladesh Society of New York
Date : November 30, December 31. 1991
Venue : P.S. 131 Jamaica, New York
Convener : Awlad Hossain
Member Secretary : Dr. Moinul Islam Miah
 

6. CHICAGO (1992)
Host : Bangladesh Association of Chicagoland
Date : September 5-6, 1992
Venue Northeastern Illinois University
President : Dr. Mohammad Sirajullah
Executive Secretary : Zafar S. Ashraf
 

7. TORONTO (1993)
Host : Bangladesh Association of Toronto
Date : September 4 -5 , 1993
Venue: Skyline Airport Tower & Hotel
Chairman : Shamsul Huda
 

8. NEW JERSEY (1994)
Host : Bangladesh Society of New Jersey
Date September 2-4, 1994
Venue : Brunswick Hilton & Tower
Convenor : Dr. Siddiqur Rahman
Executive Secretary: Mir H. Chowdhury
 

9. MONTREAL (1995)
Host : International Society of Bangladesh &
Bangladesh Association of Quebec
Date : September 1-3, 1995
Venue : Sheraton Laval Convention Center
Convener: Dr. Abu Lais Sher
Secretary: Masum Rahman / Niranjan Sarker
 

10. FLORIDA (1996)
Host: Bangladesh Association of Florida
Date: August 30 September 1, 1996
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami
Convener: Dr. Abdus Sattar Khan
Member Secretary: Rashid A Sheikh
 

11. LOS ANGELES (1997)
Host: Bangladesh Association of California
Date: August 29-31, 1997
Venue: Burbank Airport Hilton
Convener: Dr. Jainal Abedin
Executive Secretary: Hadi Hasan Duke
 

12. NEW YORK (1998)
Host: Bangladesh Society of New York
Date: September 1-3, 1998
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Convener: M. Akhtar Hossain
Member Secretary: M. Hossain Khan
 

13. ATLANTA (1999)
Host: Bangladesh Association of Georgia
Date: September 3-5, 1999
Venue: North Atlanta Trade Center
Convener: Mintu Rahman
Member Secretary: Abu Liakat Hossain
 

14. NEW YORK (2000)
Host: Bangladesh League of America, NY. Inc.,
Date: September 1-3, 2000
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Convener: Rani Kabir
Acting Convener: Emad Chowdhury
Member Secretary: Bedarul Islam Babla
Chief Coordinator: Saidur Rab
 

15. MONTREAL (2001)
Host: Bangladesh Association of Montreal
Date: August 31 September 1-2, 2001
Venue: Renaissance Hotel
Convener: Mokbul Hossain Mukul
Member Secretary Iqbal Kabir
 

16. DALLAS (2002)
Host: Bangladesh Association of North Texas
Date September 1-3, 2002, Venue: Dallas Expo Center
Convener: Nurul Amin Chowdhury
Member Secretary: Hashmat Mobin

Chairperson: Dr, Nuran Nabi
Executive Secretary: Hashmat Mobin
 

17. DETROIT (2003)
Host: Bangladesh Association of Michigan
Date: August 29-31, 2003
Venue: Detroit Opera House
Convener: Akikul Hoque Shamim
Joint Member Secretary: Kamrul Huda Russel &
Shafqat Chaudhury

Chairperson: Dr, Nuran Nabi
Executive Secretary: Abu Liakat Hossain
 

18. WASHINGTON D.C. (2004)
Host: Bangladesh Association of America, Inc. (BAAI)
Date: September 3-5, 2004
Venue: Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, Virginia
Convener: M. Abu Solaiman
Member Secretary: Golam M. Farooque

Chairperson: Nurul Amin Chowdhury
Executive Secretary: Mahbub Reza Rahim
 

19. FLORIDA (2005)
Host: Bangladesh Foundation of Florida
Date: Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4, 2005
Venue: Radission Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, Miami
Convener: Shameem G. Khan
Member Secretary: Atiquer Rahman
Chief Coordinator: Abdul Wahid Mahfuz

Chairperson: Atiquer Rahman
Executive Secretary: Mahabub Reza Rahim
 

20. ATLANA (2006)
Host: Bangladesh Association of Georgia
Date: Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 2006
Venue: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA
Convener: Jashim Uddin
Member Secretary: Mohammed Arefin Babul

Chairperson: Mahabub Reza Rahim
Executive Secretary: Jashim Uddin
 

21. KANSAS (2007)
Host: Midcontinental Bangladesh Association & Bangladesh Association of Greater Kansas City
Date: Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 2, 2007
Venue: Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS
Convener: Rabiul Karim Belal
Member Secretary: Rehan Reza

Chairperson: Mir Chowdhury
Executive Secretary: Bedarul Islam Babla
 

22. DALLAS (2008)
Host: Bangladesh Association of North Texas (BANT)
Date: July 4th Weekend, July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2008 
Venue: Dallas Convention Center Theatre Complex, Downtown Dallas, Texas
Convener: Hashmat Mobin
Member Secretary: Sarwar Kamal

Chairperson: Hashmat Mobin
Executive Secretary: Rabiul Karim Belal
 

23. HOUSTON (2009)
Host: Bangladesh Association, Houston
Date: July 4th Weekend, July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2009
Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas
Convener: Afzal Ahmed
Member Secretary: Azadul Haq

Chairperson: Rabiul Karim Belal
Executive Secretary: Jashim Uddin
 

24. LOS ANGELES (2010)
Host: Bangladesh Academy of Performing Arts
Date: July 4th Weekend, July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2010
Venue: Pasadena Convention Center, Los Angeles, California
Convener: Zahid Hossain
Member Secretary: Tawfiq Khan

Chairperson: Jashim Uddin
Executive Secretary: Bedarul Islam Babla
 

25. NEW JERSEY (2011)
Host: Bangladesh Association of New Jersey
Date: July 1-3, 2011 
Venue: Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey
Convener: Mir Chowdhury
Member Secretary: Nahid A Chowdhury

Chairperson: Bedarul Islam Babla
Executive Secretary: Rehan Reza
 

26. FLORIDA (2012)
Host: Bangladesh Foundation of Florida
Date: August 31, September 1-2, 2012 
Venue: Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Convener: Atiquer Rahman
Member Secretary: Mujib Uddin

Chairperson: Rehan Reza
Executive Secretary: Azadul haq
 

27. ATLANTA (2013)
Host: Bangladesh American Association of Georgia
Date: August 30, September 1, 2013 
Venue: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Georgia
Convener: Duke Khan
Member Secretary: M Mowla Dilu

Chairperson: Mahmud Musharraf Hussain
Executive Secretary: Azadul Haq
 

28. LOS ANGELES (2014)
Host: Bangladesh Association of California
Date: August 29-31,2014 
Venue: Marriott Burbank Airport Convention Center
Convener: Dr. Zainul Abedin
Member Secretary: Belal Mustafa Syed

Chairperson: Duke Khan
Executive Secretary: Azadul Haq
 

29. New York (2015)
Host: Bangladesh League of America
Date: September 4,5,6,2015
Venue: York College Campus, City College of New York
Convener: Bedarul Islam Babla
Member Secretary: Zakaria Chowdhury

Chairperson: Nahid Chowdhury Mamun
Executive Secretary: Azadul Haq
 

30. Washington DC (2016)
Host: Bangladesh Association of Greater Washington DC
Date: September 2,3,4
Venue: Sheraton Pentagon City, Washington DC
Convener: ATM Alam
Member Secretary: Nurul Amin Nuru

Chairperson: Azadul Haq
Executive Secretary: M Mowla Dilu
 

31. Florida (2017)
Host: Bangladesh Association of Florida
Date: October 6,7,8, 2017
Venue: Hyatt Regency Miami, Florida
Convener: M. Rahman Zahir
Member Secretary: Ali Ahmed Ashraf

Chairperson: Mr. Atiquer Rahman (Florida)
Executive Secretary: Mr. Shah Haleem (Texas) 
 

32. Georgia (2018)
Host: Bangladesh American Association of Georgia 
Date: TBD
Venue: TBD
Convener: Jashim Uddin
Member Secretary: Nahidul Khan (Sahel)


 

Executive Committee (2017-2018)

Chairperson
Atiquer Rahman
Florida
(954) 818-2970

Vice-Chairperson
Mohamed Alamgir
Washington, DC
(703) 626-5814

Executive Secretary
Shah Haleem
Houston, Texas
(281) 748-9880

Joint Executive Secretary
Zakaria Chowdhury
New York, NY
(646) 226-7144
Treasurer
Masud Rob Chowdhury
Los Angeles, CA
(213)-804-0523

Outstanding Member
Azadul Haq
Houston, TX
(713) 249-1105

Outstanding Member
M Mowla Dilu
Atlanta, GA
(770) 912-9169

Outstanding Member 

 M Rahman Jahir
  Florida
  (561) 876-2255

Outstanding Member

Arif Ahmed Ashraf
Florida
561-985-3162

Outstanding Member
Rehan Reza
Tokepka, KS
(785) 554-0586

Outstanding Member
Nahid Chowdhury Mamun
Hawthorne, NJ
(201) 835-2473

Outstanding Member
Bedarul Islam Babla
New York, NY
917)-885-8887

Executive Organization Members

Bangladeshi American Association of Georgia (BAAG)
(Jashim Uddin)

Atlanta, GA
770-882-1293

Drama Circle
(Abir Alamgir)
New York, NY

(347) 724-9518

Bangladesh Association
of Georgia Inc., (BAGI)
(Arif Ahmed)
Atlanta, GA

(678) 698-8105
 

Bangladesh Association
of Los Angeles 
(Safi Ahmed)
Los Angeles, CA

213-440-3251

Bangladesh American Women
Association of Texas
(Nahida Ali)
Dallas, TX

972-333-3286

Bangladesh Association
of America Inc. (BAAI)

(Shafi Delwar Kajol)
Springfield, VA
(703) 300-0870

Mid Continent Bangladesh Association
(Rabiul Karim Belal)

Wichita, KS
(316) 393-0920

Bangladesh Association of
Greater Washington DC (BAGWDC)

(Anthony Gomes)

(571)224-5642

Bangladesh Friendship Society
(ZI Russell)

Ashburn, VA
(646) 533-1350

Bangladesh Association,
Houston (BAH)

(Nahida Naser Yasmin)
Houston, TX

(281) 467-8777

Bangladesh Association
of New Jersey
(Golam Faruque Bhuyian)
Sayerville, NJ

(732) 983-7566

Bangladesh Association
of North Texas
(Hashmat Mobin)
Dallas, TX

(972) 935-4750

Bangladesh American Foundation of Central
Florida
(Babul Hai)

Orlando, FL
 (321)-945-4741


 
 
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