Past Events

Past Events

As members are aware, every year Standard Charted Bank organizes STANDARD CHARTERED MUMBAI MARATHON in the month of January. The next Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon has been planned on January 15, 2017. The Association, as part of its theme “PHYSICAL WELLNESS” under WELLNESS BUILDS BUSINESS, took part in the last Mumbai Marathon with 102 runners. This was led by the undersigned. All BIA participants completed the 6 km dream run with full energy and excitement and promised to come next year with a much more contingent. I must admit it was a fantastic and truly memorable event for BIA members.

The Installation Function will be organised in the month of December, 2016 to Install New President of the Association.

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This event will be addressed by an eminent expert on spiritual wellness etc.

The concept of Networking is that it is an excellent way for people who find networking difficult, to meet other. It also breaks the ice for any general networking, which might follow afterwards and gets around the age old problem of only interacting with already know. Here the Speed Networking assists the members to meet lot of potential buyers and sellers. It also helps to know people from different streams of work. Therefore, it is an excellent opportunity to display your products / catalogues and other information, where you sit on the table and the participants will change. In addition exhibitors as well as attendees will get an opportunity to meet 250-300 Business owners.

The Association has organized a Seminar on “SAP based VAT returns & Preparing of GST” on 24th August, 2016 to make members aware and oriented about the preparatory steps / actions for SAP based VAT returns & Preparing of GST. SHRI GIRISH NEHETE, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF SALES TAX addressed the Seminar and clarify the doubts on SAP based VAT Returns and GST.

The Association organized a Seminar on “Advanced Excel” on 10th August, 2016 to make members aware of advanced excel functions viz. how to structure and present date so that it look impressive, good understanding of excel features like tables, cell tiles, formatting option to make awesome excel workbooks. The Seminar was conducted by Mr.Sarangapani, who is an expert having four decades of experience in organizing several training programmes, workshops, conventions. The Seminar was over booked and about 31 members took part in the programme. The members present found the programme quite educative and got to know various nuances of Advanced Excel and suggested that the programme should be repeated periodically.

Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on June 21 and was declared to be internationally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline that originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN Address suggested the date of June 21, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.

The Association had organized a BIA Business Delegation Visit to Poland from 2nd April, to 10th April, 2016. First time in the annals of the Association, 43 members participated in the visit. During the tour, the delegation visited Warsaw, Lublin, Wroclaw, Katowice and Krakow. The delegation visited Ursus S.A, Uni-Masz, Volvo, Govecs, femur Mining, Gobain Glass, 3M along with the study tour to Technology Park. During the delegation visit, B2B meetings and Seminars were arranged. The meetings and Seminars were attended by Senior Ministers and government officials.

The Association, jointly with Rotary Club of Bombay West and Christian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, organized a Public Meeting on “UNION BUDGET PROPOSALS FOR 2016-2017” on 2nd March, 2016. Shri Dharmakirti Joshi, Chief Economist, CRISIL, explained the nuances of the Union Budget Proposals from the economist’s perspective. CA Rtn. Shalin Divatia, eminent Chartered Accountant, explained in detail various aspects and impact of the budget including Direct & Indirect Taxation. The presentations were followed by question-answer session. More than 25 members from the Association attended the meeting and found the same quite informative.

It was that time again... the time when BIA members showcase their sporting prowess in the much awaited annual BIA 20-20 Night Cricket Tournament sponsored by ROMAN Group and Shri Bhupenbhai Chedda. Along with the Team Eagles, Tigers and Hunters this year Team DRAGONS were formed to ensure more BIA members could participate in this fun family event. With our presidents lead on "Wellness Builds Business" and this month's focus on Physical Wellness the cricket event was taken up by the members with much enthusiasm.

A delegation comprising of Mr.Rajendra Kothari, a delegation company of S/s Rajendra Kothari president of Bombay Industries Association, had a meeting with H.E. Mr. Lezak Brenda, Consul-General of Poland and discussed with him the possible co-operation for the BIA Business Delegation visit to Poland. The delegation had a fruitful discussion and H.E. Consul-General of Poland assured Consulate of Poland's co-operation to the BIA Business Delegation visit to Poland.

A contingent of Polish Delegation headed by H.E. Piotr Glinski, the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland attended the Make in India Meet on 14th February, 2016. The President, Mr.Rajendra Kothari was invited to a Dinner Reception hosted by Ambassador of Poland in honour of the Deputy Prime Ministerof Poland, and had the opportunity to discuss the BIA Business Delegation Visit to Poland and had useful interaction with H.E. Vice-President of Poland.. His Excellency welcomed the visit and offered to extend assistance for such a visit.

Bombay Industries Association jointly with Federation of Indain Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) organized a seminar on "Profit Mantras for Businesses with focus on Finance, Information Technology, Digital Marketing & Innovation" on 12th February, 2016 at the Orchid Hotel in Vile Parle (East) in Mumbai. About 100++ BIA Members/audience participated in the seminar who were largely from the Manufacturing and IT sector. Mr. Mukesh Kalra, Secretary, FISME was the MC for the evening and introduced the speakers. Mr. Rajendra Kothari, President, BIA welcomed the gathering.

Visiting new and varied industries in different parts of India and the world gives an entrepreneur great insights on many aspects of their own business. This year President Shri Rajendra Kothari wisely selected Jaipur, Alwar and Neemarana as the location for the Industrial learning tour. A record number of 35 members flew on 4th February to a cold Jaipur morning. Neemrana has many industries and a higher concentration of Indo Japanese companies.During the tour, the delegation visited Hero Motocorp, Metso Minerals Pvt. Ltd., Havels, Tafe Motors and Tractors Pvt.Ltd, Ceramic Tableware Company. The delegates were enthralled with the manufacturing facilities adopted by these companies and understood the Corporate Social Responsibilities of these large corporates.

The Association had organized a seminar on "Guidance for Implementation of ISO 9001:2015 on 29th January, 2016 with the objective to brief participants about the new development, new structure and the change in content of the standard and impact on organizations and their quality management systems. The Seminar provided useful value addition to participants knowledge and made them understand related provisions and obligations for better compliance. The Seminar also focused on problems that were faced in day-to-day implementation.

Shri Rajendra Kothari, President of the Association, along with Mr. Nevil Sanghvi, Jt. Hon. Treasurerhad a meeting with Hon’ble Mr. Subhash Desai, Minister of Industry and Hon’ble Mr. Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Government of Maharashtra, on 19th January, 2016 to discuss the power situation prevailing in the Maharashtra State and measures to be taken to address the problems faced by the Industries.

A rocking start to the wellness them with the BIA Blue brigade hitting the standard chartered marathon 2016 with 102 runners, most of them first timers. The team led by the Bombay Industries Association (BIA) president Mr. Rajendra Kothari, a 6 time full Marathoner himself, was successful in creating enthusiasm which was seen across the team which had members from 12 to 75 years of age. All of them completed the 6 km dream run with full energy and excitement and promised to comeback next year with a much bigger contingent... the message was clear and in the air Wellness Builds Business.

BIA president Shri Rajendra Kothari along with Shri Shashin Shah, Shri Amit Chaudhari Past-Presidents, Shri Jeenanath Shetty Vice-President, Shri Nevil Sanghvi,Jt. Hon. Treasurer met the Hon’ble Industry Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Subhash Desai along with the dynamic MLA fromKolhapur Shri Rajesh Kshirsagar at Mantralaya on 12th January, 2016 to show its support for #MakeinIndia and also shared its dream of developing BIA Industrial park for its members, in the vicinity of Mumbai There were discussions on training skill-tests in collaboration with MSME and provide it to the industry.

BIA organised a new Year's Bash on 19th December, 2015 at Indulge Food Court to get everyone in the holiday spirits. This party is a much looked forward to event where members get to meet fellow members with their spouses in an informal setting. This year the organising committee took efforts to make the evening memorable. A Fun Photo booth with funky props, Professional Salsa Team to teach members some salsa steps, rocking music along with some lip smacking food ensured that the members let their hair down and partied the night away.

The 3rd China Homelife India & China Machinex India 2015 was held between 14th to 16th December,2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon. Bombay Industries Association President was given the honor to inaugurate the Exhibition along with dignitaries from Maharashtra Government and Chinese Counterparts. Vice President Shri Ajit Singh Ahluwalia inaugurated the exhibition in the absence of Bia President. More than 30 BIA members were present for the opening ceremony, which also gave them a chance to interact with chinese manufacturers.

The 52nd Installation Ceremony of the new President is one of the most awaited event in the BIA calendar. This glittering function was held on 11th December, 2015. Ms, Shaina N.C., Treasurer, BJP (Maharashtra), Social Activist, & Fashion Designer, was the Chief Guest and Dr. A.Velumani, Creator & Chief Executive Officer, Thyrocare was the Guest of Honour. Shri Rajendra Kothari was installed as 52nd President of the Association, at this glittering function which was attended by more than 400 members comprising of BIA Past Presidents, Executive Committee Members, Industrialists, Politicians, Guests and family members.