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At a Glance
  Concluded Event
  November 9 - 10, 2017 Bengaluru, INDIA:

The 6th China India Forum will be jointly hosted by government of Karnataka in Bengaluru on 9th and 10th November 2017

China and India, as ancient civilizations with big populations are emerging economies with highest speed of GDP growth. There are great development opportunities and unique cooperative potentiality because of resource complementarities of the two countries. China Craze and India Craze is rising. Chinese enterprises are entering the Indian market to grasp the opportunity. Local governments are working enthusiastically to be Sister City and Sister Sate. Head count of two-way tourism has reached 1 million people. Bilateral trade and economic relations development gets into the fast lane with next 10 golden years.

The Sixth China India Forum focused on Innovation. The future of all businesses are based on innovation and more so in the fast changing world connected by internet and social media. Enterprises need to not only innovate their businesses but also technology, production and management.

As an important activity between two countries, the Forum showcased the Chinese dragon and the Indian elephant harmonizing together in the IT Capital of the World, Creating future of economic and trade integration together with the concept of mutual learning among civilizations and gathering people’s intelligence.

Hosted by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), the China -India Friendship Association (CIFA)and Podar Enterprise and organised by Fortune Plus & IBLF , the theme for this year's forum was:


"Building Strong and Harmonious Future Together"

The forum focused on:

"Promoting Beautiful China & Wonderful India"

Government of Karnataka was the Host Partner State


09th November 2017 
14.00 - 15.30 CEO Round Table (Hotel Taj West End, Bengaluru)
Welcome and Introduction of Delegation by Mr. Rajiv Podar, Chairman, IBLF
Address by Mr. D V Prasad, IAS Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Commerce & Industries Department, Government of Karnataka
Address by Mr. R V Deshpande Hon’ble Minister for Large and Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka
Interaction / Q & A
18.00 - 22.00 Welcome Dinner by Mr. Rajiv Podar (The Northern Terrace, Bengaluru)
Guest Welcome, Red Carpet, Entertainment, Snacks
Ganesh Vandana, Bhajan by The Art of Living Foundation
Welcome Speech and Felicitations by Mr. Rajiv Podar, Managing Director, Podar Enterprise
Program by Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association
Motivational Speech by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of The Art of Living Foundation
10th November 2017 
6th China India Forum (Sheraton Grand, Bengaluru)
09.00 - 09.30 Registration
09.30 – 11.30 Inauguration
  Mr. Rajiv Podar Managing Director, Podar Enterprise & Chairman, IBLF
  Ms. Lin Yi Vice President, CPAFFC
  Mr. Wang Xiaodong Vice Governor, Hebei Province China
  Shri Subhash Desai Minister of Industries, Government of Maharashtra
  Shri R. V. Deshpande Minister of Large & Medium Industries & Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka
  Mr. Liu Jin Song Charge de Affairs and Minister, Chinese Embassy
  Shri Siddaramaiah Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka
  Mr. Dinesh Joshi President, IBLF 
11.30 – 11.40 Launch Event – Committee of Corporate Citizenship (IBLF China Chapter)
11.40 – 12.00 Signing MOUs
12.00 – 12.15 Tea
12.15 – 13.30 China India Relationship – New Chapter
  Mr. Liu Jin Song Charge de Affairs and Minister, Chinese Embassy
  Mr. Atul Joshi Founder and CEO,Oyster Capital Management & Advisory LLP
  Mrs. Li Zhogdong Global Ambassador, IBLF
  Mr. Wang Yonglin CEO of China Telecom & President of CCC
  Mr. Cao Yanjun Deputy Mayor of Dunhuang City
 13.30 – 13.45 Special Session – Invest Karnataka (Presentation on Investment Opportunities in Karnataka)
  Screening of “Make in Karnataka Film”
  Mr. Deepak Sood Chief Executive Officer, Invest Karnataka Forum
  Interaction / Q & A
 13.45 – 14.30 Lunch
 14.30 – 16.30 Speakers on Innovation (Business, Technology, Management, Production)
  Mr. Manu Jain Vice President, Xiaomi
  Mr. Anand Ganguly Managing Director, Hyva India
  Mr. Yang li Chief Executive Officer, Beijing Shoufa Investment Holding
  Mr. Grant Kuo Chief Executive Officer, MEDIATEK
  Mr. Kiron Shah Managing Director, Velankani Group
  Mrs. Sun Yuehuan Founder, China Enterprise Appraisal
  Mrs. Yang Wen President, Shandong Yingcai University
  Mr. Yin Weidong Chief Executive Officer, HIGHILY
 16.30 – 16.45 Tea
16.45 – 17.00 Networking Session
 17.00 – 17.30 Concluding Remark & Vote of Thanks
  Mr. Zheng Xiyuan Consul-General, Consulate General of China in Mumbai
  Mr. Vinit Goenka Member IT Task Force, Ministries of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Government of India
17.30 – 18.00 Break Away Networking Session
20.00 – 21.30 Dinner


The main ceremony began with lighting of lamp and then the National Anthem of both countries. Hon Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri. Siddaramaiah, inaugurated the Forum. The Guest of Honours was Shri. R. V. Deshpande Minister of Large & Medium Industries & Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka, Shri. Subhash Desai Minister of Industries Government of Maharashtra, Mr. Liu Jin Song, Charge de Affairs and Minister, Chinese Embassy, New Delhi, Mr. Wang Xiaodong, Vice Governor of Hebei Province, Mr D V Prasad, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Commerce & Industries Department and Ms. Lin Yi, Vice President of CPAFFC.

After Inaugurating the forum, Hon. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, said that Karnataka has several advantages over other states including talent to make it an innovative and hi-tech manufacturing hub of India. “We will do everything possible to enable the seamless conduct of business, with total transparency and with the assurance that your projects will be speedily implemented. He said India and China’s relations have undergone an evolution in recent years developing along a positive track, into a friendly partnership. “It has made great strides in recent years and has become truly multi-dimensional, spurred by a significant convergence of interests, mutual goodwill and high-level exchanges,” he added.

Hon. Industries minister RV Deshpandeji encouraged Chinese investors to invest in Karnataka, saying that the state has been "making in India" for 70 years and that the state had a startup policy even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined the word Startup India. He said the state was the first to formulate a policy for IT, for startups, biotechnology and even for electric vehicles, and added that Havells, Asian Paints and Honda have their largest plants in Karnataka. “Karnataka is an ideal first choice for investment as one of the most entrepreneurial states in the country. There are huge opportunities for collaboration between Karnataka and China,” Deshpandeji said.

Mr. Liu Jin Song, Charge de Affairs and Minister, Chinese Embassy

Ms. Lin Yi, Vice President, CPAFFC Mr. Rajiv Podar MD of Podar Enterprise, and Chairman International Business Linkage Forum, welcomed the delegates.

IBLF announced the Formation of its China Chapter “IBLF Committee of Corporate Citizenship” (CCC). It invited China Telecom, Xiao Mi, Highly, Media Tek, and Fortune Plus from the Chinese side and Podar Enterprise, Enterprise Infrastructure, Prime Urban Development, J. K. Enterprises and OysterCapital Management from Indian side to be Founder Members. IBLF CCC Aim is be to encourage Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business Relations and Undertake Corporate Citizen Responsibility. Mr. Wang Yonglin, CEO of China Telecom was announced as the First President of ICCC and was presented with a certificate.


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