The NGO, Burhaniyah Business Counselling Centre, organized BURHANI EXPO:2010, the 6th International Industrial Trade and Business Fair at the World Trade Centre, from the 1st – 4th July, 2010 from 11 – 8 pm. Chief Guest - Ashok Chavan, Honorable Chief Minister, Maharashtra, inaugurated the EXPO and Milind Deora, MP South Mumbai was the Guest of Honor.
The resounding success of the previous expos encouraged BBCC to organize the 6th Burhani Expo in Mumbai. It was held with an idea to provide Dawoodi Bohra entrepreneurs, a platform to expand and network their business activities. There were more than 200 stalls at the expo, scores of business ranging from construction to hardware to food industry to engineering and lifestyle goods. Some of the brands which were present at the expo included Lokhandwala builders, Sunrich Group, Goodwill Developers, Motiwala & Sons, Phorum Jewellers, Mala’s Fruit products and many more
Adding to the benefits of visitors to the expo, BBCC also organized seminars that helped them gain valuable insights and develop new perspectives for business. Eminent Speakers discussed a variety of interesting and enlightening topics relating to business and finance. Budding industrialists and businessmen who participated during the Expo were provided counseling and potential businesses were referred to the Burhani Qardhan Hasanah Trust for interest free loans to help them set up micro and macro business establishments.
BBCC, is a non- profit entity, which acts as a facilitator and an enterprise service provider by giving advice in matters of Investment, Production, Administration, Marketing, Human Resources, Financial Management, International Tax Regulations, Tariff/Duty policies, International Business Law matters. This endeavor is found extremely critical to help have a competitive edge in the contemporary business world.
BBCC’s vision is to help build a society where all Bohra community members should have flourishing businesses run by inculcating modern business practices. One of the means for achieving above mentioned goals, BBCC organizes International Industrial and Trade Fair, the right platform for business networking, promoting entrepreneurial spirit, and showcasing to the world what varied business opportunities could be offered to all.
During Burhani Expos, BBCC has successfully increased business of 700 exhibitors, facilitated and provided investment to 70 people over last 3 years. The committee has counseled over 500 people over last 3 years on marketing, finance, administration, production & HR related issues. They have generated B2B business opportunities in new areas like Iran and Iraq.
“Dawoodi Bohra Community all over the world today is a successful and enterprising lot with a presence in all major business sectors like Engineering, Automation, Manufacturing, Import/ Export, Real Estate, Communication etc. The increasing foot falls over the years reflects the growing popularity and significance of Burhani Expos”, said Mr. Abbas Merchant, Hon, Jt. Secretary, Burhaniyah Business Counseling Centre (BBCC).