Fifth Cluster Conclave (27th December 2013 – 5th January 2014)
After organizing four unique Cluster Conclaves this time the 10 day long Cluster Conclave and Exhibition was jointly organized by IIE with the support of District Industries and Commerce Centre(DICC), Kamrup at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati from 27th December to 5th January 2014. Initially the Conclave was to be held only for 5 days but after getting tremendous support from buyers it was extended to another 5 days.
- The cluster conclave helped the cluster artisans to understand the market demand prevailing outside their own cluster.
- Few major tie-ups that were developed with business houses resulted in overall development of the cluster.
- Establishment of linkages with various development agencies, financial institutions which helped in convergence and providing forward linkages.
- Direct feedback from the buyers helped the artisans to further improve their products and because of that each conclave started getting a better response from the customer and this further helped in building the confidence of the artisan for venturing into new and value added products.