Leveraging on the Talent of Gulf Returnees Covid and the aftermath have caused considerable upheaval in terms of stability and security of employment for a large number of Kerala expatriates in the Gulf Region. We have seen plane loads of our brethren returning to their mother state for security, safety and support. There are a large number of talented people among these returnees. We should take advantage of their talent and experience. Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME) which has a branch in Kochi proposes to have a joint Conference of representatives of returnees, Kerala based banks, the Industries Department of Kerala, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and NORKA to develop meaningful ideas and action plans to leverage on the competencies of these returnees as well as generate employment and business opportunities for them. We propose to have a two-day Conference of select representatives from each group on 9-10 October, 2020 starting 11.00 AM on Friday, 9th October, 2020. (This is on the assumption that physical assembly of 25-30 people will be permitted by that time). We request Senior Gulf Returnees to write to us with their detailed bio-data. Our hope is to have 15 Representatives from the ranks of Returnees/Group. Preference will be given to professionals like B.Techs. / MBAs or CAs. Returned entrepreneurs are also welcome.