On June 5, Global Assamese Entrepreneurship Forum (GAEF) organized a webinar “Opening Doors to the Middle East”. The resource persons of the webinar were Prafulla Saikia, Retired Additional Director of Industries and Commerce, Government of Assam and Jay Bhagawati, Chief Business Officer of Riyara Associates, Bahrain. Partha Gogoi, the President of GAEF, inaugurated the webinar and officially announced the launch of the GAEF website https://gaefnortheast.org. In the webinar, Prafulla Saikia explained the different ways of Trade and the pros and cons along with the products list and Jay Bhagawati explained the opportunities and challenges of conducting business in Bahrain, UAE and beyond. Bahrain along with its Free Trade Agreements with the United States. GAEF is the platform that opens up the opportunities for Assamese Entrepreneurs to global businesses. The Middle East is a particularly important doorway because the needs of this market are very much something that Assamese Entrepreneurs can cater to. The Middle East market, for approximately Rs. 3,500 Crores of export takes place, Assam tea holds a huge chunk alongside orthodox, blended and green tea. The webinar was anchored by Ellora Goswami (AIR/Doordarshan). Assamese entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Binoy Bordoloi was also attended the webinar, his pain relief cream, HerboJoint, came into the US market, in early 2022. Anjana Bordoloi, General Secretary USA, offered the vote of thanks mentioning the Speakers, Moderator and GAEF core team including Partha Gogoi, Krishna Hazarika, Rachna Nath, Tara Bhuyan, Dibya Borgohain, Rita Kakati Shah, Dr Bhaskar Bora, Amit Baruah, Pinky Pathak and Dr. Buljit Buragohain etc.
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