IMC Milestones

1992-93

Chamber set up IMC International Business Forum consisting of over 100 prominent industrialists and businessmen to provide specialised services and help expand the global networking of Indian companies.

1993-94

Finance Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh visited the Chamber. Chamber set up Quality Cell with a view to assist businesses in enhancing quality in wake of emerging global competition.

Union Finance Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh visited the chamber - 1993

1995-96

Chamber initiated Western Region Economic Cooperation of states between Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to facilitate their goal of being economically strong, vibrant and competitive and  also to create one common regional market.

IMC brings Heads of Western Regional States together on one platform on November 25, 1995 in Bombay to 
chalk out programme for regional co-operation at a function at Y.B. Chavan Auditorium.

1996-97

Vice President of India K R Narayanan visited the Chamber and inaugurated the Conference ‘Western Regional Cooperation – Infrastructure: Vision 2000.’

Chamber set up its Branch Office at Navi Mumbai.

Vice-President of India K.R. Narayanan visited the chamber and inaugurated the conference ‘Western Regional Cooperation – Infrastructure: Vision 2000” - 10-11 January, 1997

IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award launched - 1996

1997-98

Prime Minister I K Gujral visited the Chamber.

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram visited the Chamber.

Inauguration of IMC Branch office at Navi Mumbai

IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality (RBNQ) Awards instituted.

Prime Minister I.K. Gujral visited the chamber - 1997

Finance Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram visited the chamber - 1997

Inauguration  of IMC Branch office at Navi Mumbai – 21st April, 1997.

1998-99

IMC gets ISO 9002-2000 accreditation, the first Chamber to get this certification in the country which has since been upgraded to ISO 9001: 2008.

Anti-Corruption cell set up.
MoU signed with Osaka Chamber of Commerce for BPC Roundtable.
Chamber sponsored a high-powered delegation, led by Mr. Ram Gandhi, President to China.

IMC gets ISO 9002-2000 accreditation – the first chamber to get this certification in the country. Now upgraded to ISO 9001:2008

Business delegation to China mounted -1998

1999-2000

Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha visited the Chamber. 
IMC extended its membership to overseas Indians and set up a cell, Overseas Indians Cell.
IMC’s First India Calling Conference held in Mumbai, led by Mr. Pradeep B. Chinai, President.

2001 – Chamber hosted Annual Round Table Conference of BPC-Osaka on the theme “Bio-technology”, the first-ever BPC Round-table Conference in  Mumbai. 
The Young Entrepreneurs’ Wing, subsequently rechristened as Young Leaders’ Forum, launched.  

Finance Minister Shri Yashwant Sinha visited the chamber - 1999

2002-2003

Chamber took initiative to establish the IMC Task Force on Maharashtra Development and initiated a series of panel discussions on ‘Mumbai City Development’ with various political parties. 
Chamber opened its New Delhi office.


Chamber took initiates a series of panel discussions on ‘Mumbai city development’ with various political parties - 2002

2004-2005

IMC’s India Calling Conference held in Singapore, led by Mr. Nanik Rupani, President; the first Conference held overseas in the wake of changing global scenario and increased presence of Indian overseas.

Publication, ‘Relevance of Kautilya’s Arthashastra’ in today’s world released.

India Calling Conference, Singapore- 2004

Release of a publication on ‘Relevance of Kautilya’s Arthashastra’ in today’s world - 2004

2005-2006

IMC’s India Calling Conference held in Dubai, led by Mr. Rajesh Kapadia, President.
Chamber sponsored a high-powered delegation, led by Mr. Rajesh Kapadia, President, to Pakistan.
IMC selected as Tier I Partner for the UNCTAD Project on Textile and Clothing, sub sector Handlooms, after  competitive screening.

India Calling Conference, Dubai - 2005

Business delegation to Pakistan mounted -2005