Milan Mela, Kolkata. The Industrial India Trade Fair, the largest one of its kind in eastern and northeastern India projects the Industrial progress of the region and other states encompassing various sectors. Kolkata, apart from being the nerve centre of the Eastern India, also happens to be a natural gateway to Southeast Asia. This renders lot of supply of opportunities for Indian entrepreneurs in markets such as chemicals, construction, packaging, transportation, mining, plastics and consumer durables. The theme of this year's event is “Empowering Micro and Small Enterprises.” Companies from countries like Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, China, Japan, Myanmar, Iran and Turkey have participated in the past exhibitions.