Banga Sammelan organized every year by Cultural Association of Bengal, is known as North American Bengali Conference or NABC by short name, is an annual conference held in North America to celebrate Bengali culture , highlight Bengal’s diverse arts and crafts, showcase industry and help build its global profile. It is the largest such gathering outside of India, mostly attended by few thousands NRI Bengali’s from US and Canada, with well-known artists, distinguished personalities and industrialists from all over the world.
It is one of the first annual conferences for people of South Asian descent in North America. Since its inception in 1981 in New York City under the sponsorship of Cultural Association of Bengal (CAB), it has spread to several cities all over the United States and Canada. The Conference provides a global platform to artists and entertainers to enchant and delight an expatriate audience and also to advertisers and merchants who promote their products and services to attendees. Thus they can augment their brand through active sponsorship of the conference.