GoNat, the national small and medium enterprises (SMEs) conference, began here on Saturday.

Over 800 entrepreneurs from various SMEs are attending the two-day conference being organised by BNI to exchange business referrals and explore partnerships to elevate their businesses from regional to national markets.

Speaking at the inaugural session, Bharat Shah, Executive Director, BNI Hyderabad, said India was going through a significant phase and especially SMEs were helping to accelerate economic growth. "More importantly, India is witnessing the biggest entrepreneurial revolution, which is helping in creating millions of jobs across the nation,’’ he said.

The conference is open for visitors tomorrow to visit the stalls of BNI members representing e-commerce, F&B, textile and garments, retail, IT & ITES and organic farming, among others.