ICC-World Chamber Federation Executive Council Meeting - February 10th & 11th, 2016
Symposium on Wealth & Value Creators - February 2, 2015
Seminar on 'Mission Skill Development' - May 7, 2015
Inauguration of Late Shri Ved Prakash Goyal Room in the IMC Suresh Kotak International ADR Centre (3rd Floor),IMC - 2015
Inauguration of IMC Suresh Kotak International ADR Centre Chief Guest:Mr. K. Sankaranarayanan, H.E. Governor of Maharashtra - June 17, 2014
IMC Delegation to give a presentation to the Parliamentarians - July 21, 2014
"Let's Look East: Embracing the Eastern Portlands" Exhibition 2014 - November 27, 2014

India Calling 2013

MoU signing between IMC and CCPIT, Guangdong
Felicitation of Mr. Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat

7th International Banking & Finance Conference (Inauguration)

Dr. D. Subbarao, RBI Governor with other dignitaries

Fusion Conference 2013

Mr. Akshay Kumar, Cine Actor

Fusion Conference 2013

Ms. Vidya Balan, Cine Actor

The First IMC-IT Awards 2013

With Award Winners of the IMC-IT Award 2013
Inaugural Lecture under the "IMC-Pravinchandra GandhirnChair in Banking and Finance" - Mr. K. V. Kamath, Chairman, ICICI Bank Limited on 'Current Economic Environment' - 2013

Mrs. Bhavna Doshi, elected as President of the Chamber, the first woman professional, a chartered accountant,and second lady President of IMC and the first woman professional to lead any such Chamber in the country.

India Calling Conference held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, led by Mrs. Bhavna Doshi, President.

IMC takes a new initiative in organizing Fusion 2012 - Conference on Sports, Media and Entertainment

Mrs. Bhavna Doshi, the second lady president, first professional lady, takes over IMC's presidentship - 2011
India Calling Conference held in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, Vietnam - 2012
IMC takes a new initiative in organizing Fusion 2012 - Conference on Sports, Media and Entertainment
Inauguration of the refurbished F E Dinshaw Commercial and Financial Reference Library
The First IMC Inclusive Innovation Award 2012
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee graced the chamber's AGM - 2010
India Calling Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey - 2011
IMC sets up memorial for victims of 26/11 and 11/7 terrorist attacks at Churchgate Railway Station and gave financial aid to families of victims of 26/11 and 11/7.
India Calling 2009 : India-Europe Business Partnership Summit, September 30 - October 3, 2009 at Brussels, Belgium, led by Mr. Gul Kripalani, President.

India Calling Conference held in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, led by Mr. M N Chaini, President.
Vice-President of the United Republic of Tanzania H E Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein visited the Chamber.

India Calling Conference held in Toronto, Canada - 2008
India Calling Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa - 2007, led by Mr. Niraj Bajaj, President.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram presided over the valedictory function of the Centenary celebrations - 2008.
IMC opened branch office at Andheri to serve growing number of businesses in Western suburb of Mumbai - 2007

President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam graced the Chamber at the Inaugural Function of the Centenary celebrations.

The Government of India released a commemorative postal stamp, in recognition of its service to the nation, on September 7 at the 100th Foundation-Day Celebrations.

India Calling Conference held in London, UK, led by Mr. Nayan Patel, President.

President of the Republic of Botswana H. E. Mr. Festus Mogae visited IMC.

Honourable Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, President of India, Inaugurating the IMC centenary function along with Dr. S.M. Krishna, Governor of Maharashtra and Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh - 2006
The Government of India released a commemorative postal stamp, in recognition of its service to nation, on September 7, 2007 at the 100th foundation-day celebrations.
India Calling Conference held in London, U.K. - 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Finance Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh visited the Chamber. Chamber set upQuality 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

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.

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).

IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award launched - 1996

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

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.

Valedictory Function of the 80th Year celebrations 1988

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

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

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.

Finance Minister V. P. Singh visited the Chamber

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

Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi visited the Chamber

Smt. Indira Gandhi and Mr. J.N. Guzder, President, IMC - 1981

First lady President of IMC - Mrs. Sharayu Daftary - 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.

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.

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.
Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi and President of India V. V. Giri visited the Chamber.
Smt. Indira Gandhi is seen at a meeting organised by the chamber on 28 December, 1974.
President of India V. V. Giri visited the Chamber.
Shri V.V. Giri, President of India, addressing the gathering on the occasion of the banquet on 18-8-1971
Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi inaugurated Diamond Jubilee celebrations as also the F E Dinshaw Library of the Chamber.
Chamber instituted Endowment Trust Awards, covering important facets of business life and research in science and technology in various industrial fields. Ladies' Wing of the Chamber established with a view to encourage ladies from the families of the members of the Chamber to develop their personality, achieve their true potential and play a meaningful role in the task of nation building.
Smt. Indira Gandhi is seen inaugurating the F.E. Dinshaw Commercial and Financial Reference Library. She is flanked by Dr. R.C. Cooper, President, IMC, Shri Babubhai M. Chinai (M.P.) and Shri Bhawanji A. Khimji. Smt. Indira Gandhi inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the chamber on December 9, 1967.

Devaluation of the rupee - Chamber pointed out that it would not benefit Indian exports, as the demand for traditional exports was inelastic and non-traditional exports were facing shortages and higher prices of raw materials and components.

India attacked by Pakistan. IMC takes the initiative to collect sizeable funds for the National Defence Fund as the Chamber's contribution.

Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri visited the Chamber in 1964.

IMC extended full support to the Government in mobilizing resources for defence and in working for containing inflation during the Indo-China war.

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited the Chamber in 1962.
Finance Minister Morarji Desai visited the Chamber.

The Economic Research and Training Foundation (ERTF) set up with a view to promoting research on economic matters of topical interest.

Felicitations to Sir Purshotamdas Thakurdas by Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Chief Guest, at 51st Annual General Meeting held on 16th February, 1959 to mark the announcement of his donation of Rs. 5 lakhs to the IMC Research and Training Foundation
President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishna visited IMC-1957.
Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, is received at the chamber premises by Shri Naval H. Tata, President of IMC -1958
Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Chamber launched by the Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Chamber represented to the Government that its approach to policy formulation in the 2nd Five Year Plan is unduly influenced by ideological considerations rather than the needs and requirements of the economy at that stage of development.

Chamber submitted a Memorandum to the States Reorganisation Commission emphasizing that in the regrouping of provinces, the decisive factor should be administrative convenience rather than linguistic homogeneity

Finance Minister, C. D. Deshmukh, visited the Chamber.

Chamber submitted detailed Memorandum to the Planning Commission conveying its views and suggestions on the main features of the First Five-Year Plan.

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited the Chamber

Social leaders of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad visited the Chamber in 1946.

Chamber foresaw independence and established the nucleus of a Research Department. Also strength of the staff was considerably increased to prepare for high level of activities following independence especially, to provide more exhaustive information on trade, commerce and industry to its members.

IMC's representative included on Mumbai Port Trust, which was virtual monopoly of European Commerce, Government officials and Government nominees.

Chamber convened a conference of all its allied business organizations in Mumbai and passed resolutions condemning the government's oppressive measures, which were causing widespread unrest in the country. It called upon the government to release Mahatma Gandhi and to resume negotiations for resolving the political deadlock.

Social leader of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel inaugurated the Chamber's Building at Churchgate on 19th May, 1939

The foundation stone of the Lalji Naranji Memorial Building, which houses the Chamber to date, was laid.The first elected Chief Minister of Bombay, Mr. B. G. Kher, graced the Chamber's 31st AGM as Chief Guest.

Khat Moorut Ceremony of IMC Building - 1939.

Congress ministries consulted the Chamber on key legislative matters, such as labour relations, industrial research, travel and transport problems and like resulting in a sharp increase in the Chamber's activities.

Chamber retained its seats both in the Central and Provincial Legislatures on promulgation of the Provincial Autonomy Act by Government of India in accordance with the Minto-Morley dispensation.

Chamber decided to send its representatives back to the Legislatures for participating in deliberations on critical commercial and financial measures such as the new Companies Act, the new Insurance Act and the amended Income-tax Act.

The Chamber also lodged its protest against the Ottawa Pact, sharply criticized the unsavory side of aspects of the Indo-Japanese and Indo-British Trade Agreements.

Chamber elected Mahatma Gandhi as its Honorary Member at Special General Meeting held on April 25, 1931.

Chamber pulled back its representatives from both the Central and State Legislatures to protest against the internment of Mahatma Gandhi, the imprisonment of Pandit Motilal Nehru and the ill-treatment of political prisoners.

The IMC played key role in establishing the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) which functioned from IMC premises in Mumbai in its formative years (1927-30).

IMC demanded that the Government expeditiously implement the recommendations made by Indian Mercantile Marine Committee for reserving coastal trade to Indian Shipping and for imparting training in marine engineering to Indians.

IMC sets up Commercial Examination Board to impart education in specialized fields, conduct exams and award diploma to successful candidates.

IMC successfully persuaded the Royal Commission to fix exchange rate of the rupee to support Indian industrial and trading houses.

Chamber protested Jallianwala Bagh massacre in strongest terms to the authorities and extended its full moral and material support to the Congress.

Chamber opposed and was successful in getting the GIP Railway's new wharfage rules changed. Even on hardcore political issues such as the Minto-Morley Report on Constitutional Reforms in India, the Chamber was able to make its presence felt and secured for itself representative seats in the Imperial Council in Delhi as well as in the Provincial Legislative Councils in Bombay.

The Indian Merchant's Chamber (IMC) established (September 7, 1907) under leadership of Visionary businessman of the day, Sir Manmohandas Ramji. It was the first such Chamber to protect the interests of Indian businesses and raise their voice against the British Rulers.

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