The 6th China India Forum was 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 State. 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.

About Event

Organizer: Fortune Plus & IBLF

Venue: Bengaluru, India

Date: November 09 – November 10,  2017

The Elephant and the Dragon join hands- to walk together in the Golden Era ahead



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 were 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 in India, 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 that 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. He also said that Karnataka is an ideal first choice for investment as one of the most entrepreneurial states in the country and There are huge opportunities for collaboration between Karnataka and China.

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

Mr. Wang Xiaodong, Vice Governor, Hebei Province China

Mr. Tarun Vijay - Hon. Chairman India China Friendship Committee

Mr. Sui Zhongcheng - Hon. Vice Governor of Jilin Province

Ms. Lin Yi, Vice President, CPAFFC

Mr. Subhash Desai, Minister of Industries, Government of Maharashtra

Launch Event - Committee of Corporate Citizenship(CCC)

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.

Signing of MoUs

  • Podar Enterprise signs Strategic Cooperation MoU with Hebei Provincial Government.
  • Semi Conductor Alliance of China presents EoI letter to Hon Minister for Government of Karnataka.
  • Podar Advisory & Consulting Enterprise signs Tri-party MoU of Cooperation with Baoding City Government & Hebei Information Industry Investment Group.
  • Beijing Construction & Highway Development Group presents EoI letter to Hon Minister for Government of Karnataka.
  • Podar Holding International Pte Ltd signs MoU for cooperation in Education with Yingcai University, Shandong.
  • Imperator Autocorp Private Limited Signs MoU for setting up E-vehicle hub with Fortune Plus, China.

Special Session on Invest Karnataka

Presentation on Investment Opportunities in Karnataka by Mr. Deepak Sood, Chief Executive Officer, Invest Karnataka Forum

Speakers on Innovation

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

Mrs. Sun Yuehuan Founder, China Enterprise Appraisal

Mrs. Yang Wen, President, Shandong Yingcai University

Mr. Yin Weidong,Chief Executive Officer, HIGHILY

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

Some Recollection

Delegation of Chinese Women Entrepreneurs

Members of Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association with President of Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (CoWE) Karnataka Chapter.


Red carpet for welcoming the delegates

Glittering venue ready to welcome the Guests

Mr. Rajiv Podar Managing Director, Podar Enterprise with Mr. Zheng Xiyuan, Consul-General, Consulate General of China in Mumbai

Flea Market for entertainment of Guests

Lamp Lightning on Dinner Night by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar & Other Dignitaries

Mr. Rajiv Podar Managing Director, Podar Enterprise felicitated Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji

A Talk by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji

Ganesh Vandana by The Art of Living Foundation team

Fashion Show performed by Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association

CHINDIA Awards were organised that had winners from India and China who have contributed to develop relationship betwen the two countries by business, friendship, clultural exchange etc.

CEO Round Table

A Special event was organised on 9th November afternoon where Hon. Industries minister RV Deshpandeji and his team from Department of Industries had a special interactive session with Prominent CEOs of the Forum.

Mr. Rajiv Podar Managing Director, Podar Enterprise speaking at CEO Round Table organised by Karnataka Udyog Mitra (KUM)

Indian and Chinese CEOs at the Round Table event

Hon. Industries minister RV Deshpandeji with Mr. Rajiv Podar and other Dignitaries

Mr. Rajiv Podar Managing Director, Podar Enterprise with Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association