We are delighted to announce the Bay of Bengal Conversation hosted by the Centre for Governance Studies (CGS), Bangladesh. Second edition of the three-day dialogue will take place between 07-09 October, 2023 in 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.