The 7th China India Forum was hosted on 26th and 27th October 2018 in Hyatt Regency, Pune, Maharashtra. The Event was a Huge Success. It was highly appreciated by one and all.

Government of Maharashtra was the host partner state and MCCIA was the supporting partner.

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

Highlights of 7th China India Forum:

  • Over 500 Delegates – including 200+ Chinese delegates.
  • 5 MOUs Signed worth 100 million dollars.
  • Hon. Central Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation – Chief Guest at Inauguration Ceremony (via Video message).
  • Hon. Industries Minister of Maharashtra – Chief Guest at Welcome Dinner.
  • Hon. Tourism Minister of Maharashtra – Guest of Honor at the Inauguration Ceremony.
  • International Speakers and Delegates.
  • CHINDIA Awards – 10 Companies commended for their contributions in improving bilateral relations.
  • Top companies from multiple sectors of China and India attended.
  • EMCEE – Ms. Simran Ahuja, Miss India 2014 and Bollywood Celebrity.
  • Special Awards, Business Networking, B2B, G2G and G2B.

About Event

Organizer: Government of Maharashtra

Venue: Pune, Maharashtra

Date: 02 August – 26th and 27th October 2018

The 7th India China Forum- Click Here For Program


  • The main ceremony began with lighting of lamp and then the National Anthem of both countries. Hon. Tourism Minister Shri. Jaykumar Rawal, inaugurated the Forum. The Guest of Honours were Mr. Li Baijun, Hon. Economic & Commercial Councilor, Embassy of China In India, Mr. Jiang Zelin, Hon. President of Jilin Province People’s Political Consultative Conference (C.P.P.C.C.), Former Vice Secretary General of China State Council and Ms. Lin Yi, Vice President of CPAFFC.
  • After Inaugurating the forum, Mr. Rajiv Podar Managing Director of Podar Enterprise & Chairman International Business Linkage Forum and Ms. Lin Yi, Vice President, CPAFFC welcomed the delegates.
  • Ms. Lin Yi, Vice President of CPAFFC said in her speech that the leaders of China and India have frequently and actively interacted, we should see the great potential and bright prospects of close cooperation between the two countries. She believes that as long as China and India are open-minded, embracing each other, and creating win-win situations, they will surely bring benefits to the people of both countries and contribute to building a stable and prosperous Asia as well as world peace and development.
  • Mr. Pradeep Bhargava, Hon. President, Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture.
  • Mr. Li Baijun, Hon. Economic & Commercial Councilor, Embassy of China In India pointed out that this China-India Forum is the first large-scale bilateral event held in India after President Xi Jinping and Premier Modi met in Wuhan. The theme is closely linked to the development of the times and is a milestone. The 21st century is the Asian century. Only when China and India cooperate with each other can we truly achieve this great goal. He said that there are now more than 1,700 Indian projects in China. Indian companies like Tata, Reliance and Infosys already have their roots firmly there. Chinese companies like Haier and Kingfa have also invested heavily here, including manufacturing in Maharashtra.
  • Hon. Central Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation also spoke through a video link. He emphasized on exports of rice, other agricultural products and medicines to bridge the trade deficit and enhance bilateral cooperation.
  • Mr. Jiang Zelin, Hon. President of Jilin Province People’s Political Consultative Conference (C.P.P.C.C.), Former Vice Secretary General of China State Council said that China-India friendly exchanges have existed since ancient times. Since entering the modern era, the two countries have developed rapidly and the cooperation momentum is good. Jilin Province and India have many complementary industries, and they hope to cooperate with India through local government exchanges and local enterprises. Cooperation will be always for mutual benefit.
  • Mr. Jaykumar Rawal, Hon. Minister for Tourism, Government of Maharashtra said that China and India are similar in many fields and without neighbour’s support; India cannot truly achieve development and progress. He also pointed out that Indian culture is quite distinctive and the tourism industry is becoming more mature with hope that more Chinese companies will invest in India and Chinese tourists are welcome to visit this country.
  • Mr. Dinesh Joshi, President, IBLF thanked the VIPs, dignitaries and delegates for their presence and support.

Signing of MoUs

Five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) worth 100 million USD to create relationships between Chinese and Indian businesses were signed in the inaugural session of the Forum

1. China Cultural Media Group Limited sign MoU with Podar Advisory and Consulting Enterprise Private Limited for cooperation of culture and film production and distribution.

2. JLZX Chemical Group sign MoU with Poly Gel Industries Private Limited for expansion of their Chemical Plant in Maharashtra.

3. All China Environment Association Federation sign MoU with International Business Linkage Forum for organizing a conference on Environment.

4. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture signed MoU with International Business Linkage Forum for cooperation.

5. Fortune plus sign MoU with Satyagiri Ventures Pvt. Ltd for setting up a Chinese wholesale market in India.

India Calling China

  • Mr. Raj Nair, President, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Chairman, Avalon Consulting.
  • Mr. Ajay C Mehta, Senior Member, Executive Committee, MCCIA & Director, Deepak Nitrite Limited.
  • Mr. Kewal Handa, Non Executive Chairman, Union Bank.
  • Mr. Atul Joshi, Founder and CEO, Oyster Capital Management & Advisory LLP.

China Calling India

  • Mr. Liu Qiang, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of China Culture Media Group Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Ma Lin, Executive President of Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST).
  • Mr. Zheng Bin, Chief Executive Officer, ICBC Bank Mumbai and Chairman, Mumbai Chinese Enterprise Association.
  • Mr. Hu Beihai, CEO, Bank of China (Mumbai).
  • Mr. Wang Yonglin, General Manager, China Telecom (India) and Chairman, Corporate Citizenship Council.

Special Session - Focus Maharashtra

  • Mr. Manoj Patodia, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Prime Urban Development India Limited.
  • Mr. Annasaheb Misal, Jt. CEO, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation.
  • Pune Municipal Region Development Authority.

Block Chain & Finance

  • Mr. Cao Feng, Head Scientist, CPAG Block Chain Association and Founder, PCHAIN.
  • Mr. Sid Wahi, Director, CNBC Africa & MD, CMA Investment Holdings.

Round Table Dialogue on Block Chain & Finance

Mr. Cao Feng, Head Scientist of CPAG Block Chain Association and Founder of PCHAIN, Dr. Naveen Kabra, Co-Founder and CTO of, Mr. Tan Chenhui, Chairman of Beijing Coin World Network Technology Co. Ltd, Mr. Yao Xiaobing, Chairman of Beijing Ifoods Chain Co. Ltd & Mr. Ding Jie, Partner of Shanghai Duan and Duan (Beijing) Law Firm had a Round Table Dialogue on Block Chain & Finance

China India Co-operation on Environmental Protection Industry

  • Mr. Chen Jianguo, Director, All-China Environment Federation.
  • Mr. B. Veeralakshmanan, Head, Inclusive Business, Sustainability, Covestro.

The Rising Sectors

  • Mr. Kishore Musale, Founder and Chairman, Astarc Group (Manufacturing Sector).
  • Mr. Bo Jingen, General Manager, Kingfa Science & Technology (India) Limited (Power Sector).
  • Mr. S Sittarasu, CEO, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust SEZ (SEZ Sector).
  • Mr. Dacheng (Dawson) Zhu, Deputy General Manager, SANY Group and Representative of Chairman & ED of the Board of SANY Heavy Industry India Pvt. Ltd (Heavy Industry Sector).
  • Mr. Zhang Jie, Executive Director, BYD India (Automobile Sector).
  • Dr. Shrihari Honwad, Pro Vost, MIT World Peace University (Education Sector).
  • Xu ZhengShu, Vice President, Ctrip Hotel & Resorts Group (Travel Sector).
  • Mrs. Zhang Qihong, Vice General Manager of Changchun Film Production Group (Film Sector).

Concluding Remark & Vote of Thanks

  • Mr Prashant Girbane, Director General, Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture.
  • Mrs. Li Zhongdong, Global Ambassador, IBLF.
  • Mr. Vinit Goenka, Member IT Task Force, Ministries of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.
  • Mr. Wang Shicai, Hon. Commercial Consular, Chinese Consulate, Mumbai.

Concluding Remark & Vote of Thanks

Felicitations and CHINDIA Awards

Meeting of Committee of Corporate Citizenship (IBLF China Chapter) and CEO dialogue

Indo China Friendship organisations Meet

Launch of WorkExMBA Program

A unique Education program by Podar Education in partnership with Greenville University, USA and Shandong Yingcai University, China

IBLF Board Meeting