Representation on Govt. Bodies
MACCIA has representations on various Central, State, Statutory & Public Bodies like Central Excise Advisory Committee, State Advisory Board for Food & Drug Administration, Konkan Railway Divisional Advisory Committee, State VAT Advisory Committee.
Instrumental in Setting up of Important Organizations
The Chamber is instrumental in founding and initially nurturing important organizations like Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC) and the Federation of Co-operative Industrial Estates. The Chamber has also helped in promoting the co-operative sector in areas such as Merchant Banking, Mini Industrial Estates and Co-operative Industrial Estates throughout the State of Maharashtra, especially in the rural parts.
Special Interest in Developing Regions and Development Projects
Maharashtra Chamber has evinced special interest in the development of certain regions like Konkan, Marathwada and Vidarbha. The Chamber’s efforts in bringing the ambitious Thal Fertilizer Project near Alibag, its long and untiring efforts for Konkan Railway, Uran Bridge, and Alumina Project, holding the State Mineral Conference and Conference on Flood Prevention in Konkan region are well known.
MACCIA regularly receives trade delegations from various countries of the world and has signed MOUs with a few of them for facilitating mutual trade. The Chamber’s office bearers individually and in delegations visit foreign countries to promote trade, industry, agriculture and commerce. In recent past, the Chamber team had lead delegations to China, UAE, and visited Sri Lanka and Singapore. MACCIA also organized one to one business meetings with Consul Generals of various countries.
Convention of Members of Parliament
It is a tradition of MACCIA to organize every year Convention of Members of Parliament from Maharashtra at the residence of a Union Minister at New Delhi. The Chamber was fortunate enough to organise get-togethers at the residence of Late Shri Y. B. Chavan, S. B. Chavan, Madhu Dandavate, Shivraj Patil, Mohan Dharia, Vasant Sathe, Late V. N. Gadgil, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Shri Manohar Joshi and other dignitaries. The purpose of holding the Sneha Sammelan is to provide a meaningful platform for industrial community to interact with the policy makers in a friendly informal atmosphere. These Sneha Sammelans are always well attended by the Members of Parliament, Union Ministers from Maharashtra, IAS officers of Maharashtra Cadre, representatives of print and electronic media and other celebrities.
MACCIA organizes Training Programmes where experts related to specific sector imparts knowledge and information to working professionals and students.
|Certificate Export Import Training Programme||Export Import|
|Certificate Course on Customs||Customs|
|Nave Kshitij||Small Business Owners|
|Changing Retail Scenario & Strategies for sustaining in the competitive Retail World||Small Business Owners|
International & National Events
|Name of the Event||Location||Sector||Highlights|
|Conference on Ports||Taj President, Mumbai||Major & Non-major ports in Maharashtra||Define Port Policy of Maharashtra|
|Global Maharashtra Conference||Taj Lands End, Mumbai||Industry, Commerce & Trade||Non Resident Indians and Foreigners of India origin / Business-to-Business meetings|
|Krishi 2007, 2009||Nashik||Agriculture||Visit by 300,000 farmers|
|Conference on Tourism 2008, 2009||Mumbai||Tourism||Highlights various forms of|
|Conference on Horticulture & Floriculture 2007||World Trade Center, Mumbai||Horticulture, Floriculture||In association with the Government of Israel|
|Conference on Urban Co-operative Banks 2005, 2007, 2010||Y. B. Chavhan, Mumbai , Hotel Arora Tower, Pune||Urban Co-operative Banks||To ventilate issues faced by the Co-operative Banks Sector, find acceptable solutions and suggest the road map for the future|
|SAARC Rice Expo-2004||World Trade Center, Mumbai||Rice||In association with the Rice Exporters’ Association of Pakistan (REAP) o mark the year 2004 as the International Year of Rice, as declared by the United Nations’ General Assembly and supported by its agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at Rome, Italy.|
|Maha-Index 2003||Mumbai||Industry & Automobile||Industrial Exhibition|
Lecture Series: Walchand Memorial Lecture
The Chamber organizes Walchand Memorial Lecture every year in the memory of its founder President Late Seth Walchand Hirachand, at which luminaries from different fields are invited to address the gathering. A few dignitaries, who have delivered Walchand Memorial Lecture in the past, can be mentioned here:
|Name of the Speaker||Topic/Subject|
|Shri Morarjibhai Desai||Gandhiji’s Economic Principles and Trusteeship|
|Shri Ramkrishna Bajaj||Challenges to Business in 80’s|
|Justice Yashwantrao Chandrachud||National Integration|
|Prof. Madhu Dandavate||Judiciary, Executive & Parliament|
|Shri Yashwant Sinha||Challenges for Indian Industry in the 21st Century|
|Shri Kamal Nath||India’s Foreign Trade & WTO|
|Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar||Gandhian Engineering|
With a view to promote entrepreneurship and encourage entrepreneurs from diverse field like imports / exports and to recognize excellent achievements in the field of import substitutions, exports, entrepreneurship development in rural areas, the Chamber has instituted following awards :
|Name of the Awards||Purpose of the Award|
|Late Bhausaheb Desai (Pawas, Dist-Ratnagiri) Memorial Award||Agriculture|
|Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Award||Agriculture|
|M. L. Dahanukar Entrepreneur Award||(1) Agriculture
(3) Research and Import Substitution
|Dadasaheb Rawal New Entrepreneur Award||(1) Import substitution
(2) Rural industrialization
(3) Agro- industrial sector
|Raosaheb Gogte Award||(1) Trade
|Shri Dinoo Randive Award||Advertising and Media Sector|
|Dr. Vasant Palkar Export Award||Small Scale Entrepreneur in Exports|
||For Women Entrepreneurs