The Bay of Bengal Conversation hosted by the Centre for Governance Studies (CGS), Bangladesh. The dialogue will take place between 9-11 October 2021 in Dhaka. The Bay of Bengal has been an interconnected and interdependent region for centuries. Trade and migrations across borders have made the littoral ports and cities culturally diverse and mutually supportive. The geo-strategic shift from Euro-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific in recent years has provided 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.