Meeting with Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon.Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways in Mumbai


Lalit Gandhi, newly elected President of MACCIA  and Ashish Pednekar, Chairman, Board of Trustees of MACCIA met Mr. Sarbanand Sonowal, Hon.Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways,Minister of AYUSH, Government of India | Ex-CM, Assam  on Sunday 14th November in Mumbai.

Lalit Gandhi, President of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce,lndustry and Agriculture( MACCIA) shared information about various activities of MACCIA with Mr. Sarbanand Sonowal. The Hon'ble Minister agreed to visit the MACCIA soon to discuss the issues of Ports ,Shipping and Waterways.



MAHABIZ 2020 MACCIA Business Delegation to Dubai was organised by Maharashtra Chamber (MACCIA) and Gulf Maharashtra Business Forum (GMBF) to explore business opportunities in the Gulf. 
Around 200 Delegates from all over Maharashtra participated in the MACCIA Business Delegation to Dubai. Business Delegation led by MACCIA President Shri Santosh Mandlecha.



We are glad to inform you that the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture is organizing the Seminar on “ EMPOWERING MSME'S IN THE NEW ERA ” on Friday 20th December, 2019 at Mumbai from 2.30 pm – 6.00 pm at Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall, Oricon House, 6th Flr, Fort, Friday, 20th December, 2019.

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has been recognized as engine of growth all over the world. The MSME sector plays a very significant role in terms of balanced and inclusive growth. It contributes to the process of economic development, equitable distribution of national income and regional dispersal of enterprises by way of mobilization of capital and entrepreneurial skills.

INDIA has a New Dream where the Growth of the MSMEs will have an Integral Role to play. As the Dawn of a New Era takes shape, MSMEs need to find and execute solutions with new tech ideas that will transform traditional business processes and make them into modern enterprises.

This KNOWLEDGE SESSION will be an Eye opener and will harness the collective wisdom and throw light on how to take Enterprises on a different trajectory. How to survive in these turbulent times, then sustain and grow the business requires a new mindset that is adaptive and agile.

The Topics of this unique Knowledge session will be

  1. Use of The Digital Platform for Brand creation and Sales
  2. Developing the people for Future Enterprise  

The Seminar deliberate on various issues impacting MSMEs growth and also provides a platform to collaborate, network and explore opportunities to enhance growth.  

Looking at the importance of the subject, we seek your active participation in the Seminar along with Senior Colleagues from your esteemed organization.

We request you to block Friday 20th December, 2019 in your Diary. We look forward to your positive reply and long term fruitful relationship with your esteemed organization.

Please note that there is no participation fees but prior registration is mandatory.  Please send your confirmation on sagar@maccia.org.in

In case of any queries please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Sagar on 22855859.

Certificate Course on Microsoft Excel, Level 1 (2016) on 13th December, 2019 at Mumbai


Dear Sir / Madam,

Greeting’s from Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture!

Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA) is organizing Certificate Course on “ Microsoft Excel, Level 1 (2016) " on 13th December, 2019 at Kasliwal Borad Room, Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture, Oricon House, 6th Floor, Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai. Timings are 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.


This introductory Excel training course will provide you with a working understanding of the basic features of MS Excel as follows:

  • Creating and editing worksheets
  • Formatting and printing of worksheets
  • Working with in-built functions of Excel (Simple If, Vlookup, sumif, countif etc.)
  • Commands for managing data such as sorting, filters, subtotals, pivot tables
  • Working with charts

THE IMPORTANCE -  This program introduces participants to working with Microsoft Excel, covering the basics as well as the intermediate such as creating, editing worksheets, formatting them for a professional look, working with simple to complex formulas to manage routine tasks, etc.




Module 1

Exploring the Excel Environment

Module 2

Extending the spreadsheet and Cell Referencing

Module 3

Excel charts

Module 4

Organizing and formatting Data in Excel

Module 5

Working with Functions

Module 6

Sorting and filtering Data

Module 7

Data Validation and Data Protection

Module 8

Working with Reports

Module 9

More functions

FOR WHOM - Executives and managers from various functions (such as Finance, Sales, HR, etc.) who need to work with lots of calculations and analyze data for their day-to-day operations. Please find herewith the enclosed copy of the registration form for your kind perusal. 

Investment (18 % GST applicable extra)

(This will include Cost of Study Material, Lunch, Hi- Tea & Snacks)

         Per Participant                                              Group Discount

                                                                        (10% on Min 3 Participants)

MACCIA Members                     Rs.3000/-                                             Rs.2700/-

Non-Members                            Rs.3500/-                                             Rs.3150/-

Cheque in favor of ‘Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture’

FACULTY -  Darshna Joshi, Microsoft Certified Trainer (Profile attached)

Darshna has more than 8 yrs. work experience in IT Trainings, she has good expertise on the subjects, she teaches. She is a driving force behind the entire training team with intense dedication towards improving personal and organizational performances. Her enthusiasm and energy as a trainer makes her training programs lively and result oriented.

Brief client list for which Darshana has conducted training

Godrej Consumer Products Limited


Volkswagen Finance

Zuventus Healthcare Ltd

RPG Life Sciences Ltd

BA Continuum India Pvt. Ltd

L&T Ltd

Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited


Tata Motors Insurance Broking and Advisory Services Ltd

USV Limited


Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Aura Jewels



The seats are limited. Enrollment will be on first come first serve basis. We shall appreciate, if you could depute executives from your company to attend this training programme. * Participants should bring their own laptop *  

For registrations and more details please contact Mr. Sagar Nagare at 022-67395800 and send email on sagar@maccia.org.in

We shall be highly obliged if you could pass on this information amongst your business associates also.

MACCIA delegation visited Indian Embassy in Uzbekistan - MoU was signed during the visit


MACCIA delegation visited Indian Embassy in Uzbekistan for the discussion on trade and business opportunities for Indian business in Uzbekistan. Meeting was organised with Hon. Santosh Jha, Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan on 1st October 2019 at Embassy office at Tashkent.

MOU with Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


MOU with 2 prominent Chambers of Malaysia namely Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,  and the Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry,on June 27, 2019 at MIFB Trade Fair, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

20th Malaysian International Trade and Beverages Trade Fair in Kuala Lumpur


With Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits Malaysia at the Networking session  organised at the 20th Malaysian International Trade & Beverages Trade Fair in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia on 26th June 2019.

Network Meet


Network Meet organised for the delegates on 25th June at Pacific Regency Hotel Suites, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Mr. Santosh Mandlecha, President, MACCIA delivered the Keynote Address during the Interactive session. 
Shri Nishit Ujjwal, Counsellor (Community Affairs, Education and Labour) from the High Commission of India in Malaysia, and Capt. Surendra Menon, Hon.Secretary Malaysia India Business Council, Mr. Mansoor Shah Wahid, Director, MATRADE, and Dr. Varun Jeph, First Secretary (Commerce and Press & Information) from Indian High Commission in Malaysia, and other Officials from Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce were also present for the Network Meet.


MOU with Malaysian Indian Business Council (MIBC)


Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA) and Malaysian Indian Business Council (MIBC) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 25th June at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The MoU was signed by MACCIA President, Mr. Santosh Mandlecha and MIBC President, Tan Sri Ir. Kuna Sittampalam. The MOU was witnessed by Dr. Varun Jeph, Head of Commerce & Information - High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur.


The Opening ceremony of MIFB 2019


The Opening ceremony of MIFB 2019 was organised on 26th June 2019. During the ceremony the organizers appreciated MACCIA for leading 120 member delegation from India for the first time in history and felicitated Mr. Santosh Mandlecha, President, MACCIA.

Greece-India Business Forum 2018


The Greece-India Business Forum 2018 organised on the occasion of the State visit of the President of the Republic of India, H.E. Shri Ram Nath Kovind to Athens, Greece from 17-19, June 2018. It was an excellent opportunity for MACCIA members to connect and network with industries located in these regions. 

RAINBOW Entrepreneurs Conclave 2019


We are pleased to inform you that Women’s Wing Committee of MACCIA is organising ‘RAINBOW Entrepreneurs Conclave 2019’ on 15th April 2019 at Veer Savarkar Auditorium,  Shivaji Park, Dadar (W), Mumbai. The objective of the Conference is to bring all the wings of the business and entrepreneurs under one roof and share their experiences, and expertise among the participants.

E-Invite is attached for your ready reference. To register, kindly follow the link:  https://www.instamojo.com/maccia/rainbow-2019-entrepreneurs-conclave/

46th Vardhapan Din Anniversary Day of MACCIA Nasik Branch, on 23rd March 2019, at Nashik


46th Vardhapan Din’ Anniversary Day of MACCIA Nasik Branch, on 23rd March 2019, at Nashik.

MACCIA Vyapari Karandak Cricket Tournament 2019


MACCIA Vyapari Karndak Cricket Competition 2019, held at Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shalimar, Nashik, Maharashtra 422002


Meeting with President of Argentina H. E. Mr. Mauricio Macri


Meeting with President of Argentina H. E. Mr. Mauricio Macri during the Presidential State visit to Maharashtra was organised in Mumbai on 19th February 2019. The President was accompanied by a high-level Business and Investment Mission consisting of more than 50 companies from sectors such as agriculture, confectionery, Renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, metal mechanics, bio-technology, food processing, cosmetics and fresh fruits. Also present in the meeting were Ms. Marina Ripari, First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Argentina.

Maha Agro 2018


MACCIA Delegation to South Korea on 29th October 2018


MACCIA Delegation to South Korea for business opportunities on 29th October 2018. The Delegation attended the G-Fair 2018. 

National MSME Conclave UDYAM SANGAM-2018


MACCIA President Shri Santosh Mandlecha addressing the Panel discussion on ‘Access to Finance: Issues of MSME Credit’, for promoting MSMEs in all spheres of social & economic activities in India, at the National MSME Conclave ‘UDYAM SANGAM-2018’ on the occasion of ‘UN MSME Day’, on 27th June 2018, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Meeting with Environment Minister about Plastic ban


Meeting with Environment Minister, Govt.of Maharashtra, Shri Ramdasji Kadam, about Plastic Ban, on 26 June 2018. Delegation led by President MACCIA, Shri Santosh Mandlecha with the representatives of all Trade & Industrial Associations.

Maharashtra Sneh Sammelan 2018


Maharashtra Sammelan 2018 event, organized by MACCIA and hosted by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation and Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, at Delhi, on 15th March 2018. The members got the opportunity to interact with the dignitaries – Shri Ramdas Athawale Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Hansraj Ahir Hon’ble Minister of State -Ministry of Home Affairs and many dignitaries.

Launch of Centenary Logo of MACCIA


Launch of Centenary logo of MACCIA at the hands of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis.

Achieving glorious milestone of economic development of the State by completing 90 years, MACCIA is now marching towards Centenary.

Vyapari Parishad State Level Trade Conference on GST


Maharashtra State Trade Conference on GST was held at Nashik on 15 July 2017 which was addressed by Hon’ble Finance Minister of Maharashtra Shri Sudhir Mungatiwar and Shri Deepak Kesarkar. The GST Commissioner of State was present throughout the conference and guided the deliberations. The Valedictory address was delivered by Ex-Finance Minister Shri Arunbhai Gujrati. After this conference, most of the issues of trade, commerce & industry were effectively addressed by the GST Council.




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