IMC Milestones

1977

President of India  Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed visited the Chamber. 
Late Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, President of India addressing the gathering on 21-10-1974 at the Felicitation Function held in his honour soon after he took over the August office.

1978

Finance Minister H. M. Patel visited the Chamber.
Shri H.M. Patel,  Union Minister of Finance, addressing members of Committee and Taxation Sub-Committee of the chamber and other invitees on 23-1-1978.

1981

Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi visited the Chamber.
Smt. Indira Gandhi and Mr. J.N. Guzder, President, IMC - 1981

Smt. Sharayu Daftary, elected as President of the Chamber, the First lady President of the IMC and also the first lady President of any Chamber of Commerce in the country.
First lady President of IMC - Mrs. Sharayu Daftary - 1981

1982

President of India Giani Zail Singh inaugurated the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Chamber - 1982.

1985

Finance Minister V. P. Singh visited the Chamber

1986

IMC’s Court of Arbitration inaugurated by Mr. Justice P N Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India.

Chamber sponsored a high-powered delegation, led by Mr. J P Thacker, President, to Hong Kong, China and Singapore.



Hon’ble Shri Justice P.N. Bhagwati, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India inaugurating the IMC Court of Arbitration.

1987

80th Birthday of the Chamber celebrated with Mr. J R D Tata as the Chief Guest.  

IMC joined ASSOCHAM as a Promoter Chamber.

IMC took lead to form an Action Committee for abolition of Octroi Duty.

IMC signed first MoU with Polish Chamber of Foreign Trade on February 16. 

Shri J.R.D. Tata inaugurating the function to mark the 80th Anniversary of IMC - 7th September, 1987

Shri Nani A. Palkhivala addressing a public meeting on Abolition of Octroi organised by the Action Committee –-- 25th May, 1987

Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Vice-President of India, is seen visiting the library after inaugurating Bombay city corner in the chamber on 17 February, 1987

1988

The 80-year celebrations of the Chamber launched by President of India R. Venkatraman.

Vice-President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma visited the Chamber.

The 80-year celebrations of the chamber launched by President of India R. Venkatraman - 1988

Valedictory Function of the 80th Year celebrations 1988 
Vice-President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma visited the chamber

1989

Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi visited the Chamber.

Chamber organized massive rally in Mumbai to press for abolition of Octroi Duty.

Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India at the 80 years Celebrations of IMC - 1988

1991-92

IMC submitted to the Central Government a ‘Blueprint of Economic Reforms’, containing a roadmap for various sequential measures to be taken for accelerating growth in the liberalised environment. In the days that followed, most of these suggestions were implemented by the Government.

IMC established its first bilateral Chamber, Indo-Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IVCCI).

Signing the Trade Cooperation Agreement : In the Centre Mr. Doan NGOC Bong, Secretary-General, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Bilateral chamber – Indo-Vietnamese Chamber – set up in 1991

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