INDRAJIT AICH : Bengal Global Trade Expo (BGTE), the greatest trade expo of Eastern India, conducted by Confederation of West Bengal Trade Association (CWBTA) along with West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited (WBIDC), organised the closing ceremony on Sunday, 29th January, 2023 at Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan. The ceremony witnessed valuable insights from Mrs. Chandrima Bhattacharya, Hon’ble Minister of State, Department of Finance, Govt. of West Bengal.
Bengal Global Trade Expo was a five-day long expo which concluded on Sunday. The expo included around 500 stalls from different traders, a businessman conclave and placement drives. The expo witnessed quality footfall, specially from entrepreneurs, expecting to grow their businesses. There were different activities on each day of the trade expo. India Innovation Impact and Entrepreneurship Conclave (IIIE Conclave) was also a part of the expo where more than 300 internship offers were rolled out and about 138 job offers were given to students from different colleges, as well as some selected start-ups were provided with equity funds by various investors. The expo also saw the youngest start-up owner growing his business and the youngest investor. In the closing ceremony of Bengal Global Trade Expo, Hon’ble Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya visited the stalls and the organisers of CWBTA and lighted lamps in all the stalls.
Commenting on the successful trade expo, Hon’ble Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, said, “The initiation of the growth of start-ups in Bengal is a very positive approach in building up the business industry here. This Bengal Global Trade Expo is the opening to the pathway of success for those start-ups. Those who have started a start-up company in the heart Bengal are getting support from this expo and will also be supported by the government.”
Delivering the closing statement, Mr. Sushil Poddar, President of CWBTA, said, “There are opportunities of jobs and businesses in Bengal. The trade expo was just the initiation to those opportunities. In BGTE, the investors provided funding to the start-ups in lowest interest rates as possible to help them grow more. In future, we will try to promote start-up culture in schools and colleges so that people can be more aware of the different possibilities.”