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Dawoodi Bohra’s Business Expo Celebrates Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Indore

Around 170 businesses showcased in six thematic domes

Thousands of attendees visited the Labhganga Exhibition Center in Indore for the opening of the 3rd edition of Saifee Burhani Business Expo from the 12th to the 14th of January 2024. The leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin graced the opening of the expo online. 

Syedna’s son Shahzada Husain Burhanuddin was present at the inauguration ceremony along with the Chief Guest Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, Cabinet Minister, Madhya Pradesh alongside Mayor of Indore Shri Pushyamitra Bhargav and senior members of the community.

In his address to the audience, Shahzada Husain Burhanuddin emphasised following ethical trade and business practices. He applauded the organisers of the expo and highlighted the importance of hosting such exhibitions to promote new and established businesses.

At the expo, Cabinet Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya said, “The Bohra community continues to make significant contributions to the development of this country. The community has always proved itself with its discipline and business skills. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji always says that the Bohra community has an incomparable contribution to India’s GDP. The community’s trade and business are working towards making our country self-reliant. Not only in India but in the whole world, the Bohra community has illuminated the name of India. The grandeur of this expo is a testament that it will make a significant contribution to the economy of Indore, Madhya Pradesh and India. Many many congratulations for its success.”

At the expo, Indore Mayor Shri Pushyamitra Bhargav expressed gratitude to the Dawoodi Bohra community for hosting the mega business expo in the city. He acknowledged the community’s love, dedication and contributions to various sectors, highlighting their business-minded approach.

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Organised by the community’s Business Development Department, ‘Tijarat Raabehah’, the expo serves as a platform for Dawoodi Bohra entrepreneurs to connect, share knowledge, and cultivate strategic collaborations within varied business fields.

“His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin teaches us to be trendsetters and explore business opportunities with courage and conviction. This expo is an extension of his teachings which provides a platform for entrepreneurs to foster innovation and inspire positive change within our community and the broader society”, said Khozema Petiwala, a member of the Indore Dawoodi Bohra community.

“We’re confident that this three-day event will have a significant impact on both established businesses and newcomers by offering ample opportunities to present their products and services to attendees from all over India,” expressed Ahmedali Piperwala, a coordinator of the expo event.

Around 170 startups and established businesses from all over India and abroad are showcasing products and services in six thematic “domes” highlighting the strength and diversity of Bohra businesses. From craftsmanship and innovation in the Industries dome to businesses dedicated to making a difference in the Society dome, and the cutting-edge IT solutions in the Technology dome, visitors immerse themselves in unique experiences. Additionally, the Diversity & Community domes celebrate the Dawoodi Bohra community’s rich culture and heritage by showcasing the community’s artisanal talent and skills.

Known as the economic capital of the entire central region in India, Indore boasts flourishing industries and trade, driving the growth of business opportunities in the city. The increasing population and the corresponding advancement of infrastructure have significantly enhanced the economic conditions and prospects for new businesses in Indore. Dawoodi Bohra businesses of all scales, from small to large enterprises, are actively contributing to the development of opportunities in the city, making Indore a vibrant and dynamic business hub.