We are delighted to announce the Bay of Bengal Conversation hosted by the Centre for Governance Studies (CGS), Bangladesh. First edition of the three-day dialogue will take place between 21-23 November, 2022 in the InterContinental Dhaka. The Bay of Bengal has been an interconnected and interdependent region for centuries. Trade and migrations across borders have made the littoral states and cities culturally diverse societies. The geo-strategic shift from Euro-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific in recent years has given the Bay of Bengal region a renewed geo-political prominence. The region has diverse geographical features, from the Himalayan mountain system, trans boundary contiguous mangrove forest of the Sundarbans and a critical marine ecosystem.