The online debate competition inter-university Marketing Debate Fest was inaugurated on 6 July 2021; with a view to bridging the gap between corporate marketing professionals and young energizing students. Brand Practitioners Bangladesh took the initiative to launch an Inter-university Marketing debate Fest.
Total 128 nos team form 43 university was registered in this competition. Besides such tremendous participation of the university students across the country, 90 marketing professionals joined as judges and moderators in this debate fest over time in a total number of 63 debates.
The online debate fest was divided into 6 rounds where each round was knock out, and with the proceeding of each round, the total number of teams were depleted into half from 64 to 32 teams, 32 to 16 teams, 16 to 8 teams and it went on until two finalists were picked for the ultimate grand finale round. The jury panel of the grand finale consisted of Syed Alamgir who is the MD & CEO of Akij Venture ltd, Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar who has been serving as the Professor of IBA- University of Dhaka, Dr. Mijanur Rahman who is currently working as the Professor of Marketing Department at the University of Dhaka and lastly the head of marketing of Arla foods, Galib Bin Mohammad, who moderated the grand finale.
After an intensive 1.30 hour of debate between the two finalists: SMC Levi Squad from Institute of Business Administration – Jahangirnagar University and Team Buzz from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Team Buzz Won the Title becoming the champion of the first season of the Inter-University Debate Fest. Team SMC Levi Squad was announced to be the runners-up team. Nazmus Sakib, the team leader of the runners-up team, was the man of the debate fest.
Champion: Team Buzz, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Runner-up: SMC Levi Squad. IBA Jahangirnagar University
Best Debator of the fest: Nazmus Sakib
Here is the complete list of the winning teams and best debitors of this fest.
Winner List of Inter-University Marketing Debate Fest 2021
Ads of Bangladesh was the media partner of this initiative.