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IUB Ascension 2018 sponsors and partners revealed

  • Published at 09:48 pm September 16th, 2018
IUB Ascension 2018 sponsors
IUB Ascension 2018 will be supported by A H Khan and Co, in association with Flormar Armaf Imtiaz Ali Prodhan

Ascension 2018 will have 50 foreign debaters and 25 international adjudicators. Events of such grand scale require a large number of partners who help waive the additional logistical costs that are usually incurred during organization. The full list of partners for IUB Ascension 2018 has 16 names

Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)’s flagship event IUB Ascension, organized and conducted by IUB Debating Club, is getting bigger every year. The full list of sponsors and partners of IUB Ascension 2018 is finally revealed.

In 2018, IUB Ascension will be sponsored by A H and Khan Co and Flormar Armaf, along with the university itself. Tournament director Zubair Ridoan said, “Even if the list of sponsors has reduced, the tournament is going to be even larger this year, as we will host a bigger contingent of foreign participants.”

Ascension 2018 will have 50 foreign debaters and 25 international adjudicators. Events of such grand scale require a large number of partners who help waive the additional logistical costs that are usually incurred during organization. The full list of partners for IUB Ascension 2018 has 16 names.

The partners for Ascension 18 will be Well Food, Pepsi/Aquafina, Shezan Juice, Igloo, Nescafe and Maggi. Aamra will be providing wifi internet connectivity, web-designing start-up Open is making the website, and Total Fashion Ltd is the t-shirt partner. 

Pathao, the Bangladeshi app-based ride sharing company, is the official moving partner for Ascension 2018. The concept of moving partner is relatively new in the event partnership industry, and as part of partnership Pathao will be providing discounts for the participants of Ascension 2018.

Orchard Suits will be housing the international guests of Ascension 2018 as hospitality partner. Filmstation will be video partner, and Sawdust, a start-up by IUB students, will be decorating the university campus as per this year’s theme, just as they did in 2017.

IUB Ascension 2018’s media coverage will be done by: Channel i for television, Radio Foorti for radio, and Dhaka Tribune for newspaper.

IUB Ascension 2016 was an inter-school debating tournament entirely paid for by IUB. IUB Ascension 2017 was the first international debating event held in Bangladesh after seven years; therefore it had four additional sponsors aside from the university itself: Amazon Immigration services, Bkash, Abinta Kabir Foundation, and Nuvista Pharma.

Sawdust, a event-decoration start-up by IUB students, converted IUB's amphitheater into a quidditch pitch for Ascension 2017