Inauguration function of ICC Tamil Nadu State Office and State Council 25th August 2022
Founded in 1925, Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a National Chamber of Commerce with Pan India operations having offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and Guwahati. The chamber works on issues plaguing Indian Industry, brings them on the table, and suggests the way forward. The chamber organizes more than 200 programs annually within the country and leads more than two dozen delegations globally. The membership of the chamber spans across many large corporations, domestic companies, start- ups, exporters amongst others.
Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has been working pro-actively towards creating a conducive and sustainable environment to enable the social, industrial and economic growth of the country through policy advocacy and consulting services to serve the nation.
Set up by a group of pioneering industrialists led by Mr G D Birla, the Indian Chamber of Commerce was closely associated with the Indian Freedom Movement, as the first organised voice of indigenous Indian Industry. Several of the distinguished industry leaders in India, such as Mr. B M Birla, Sir Ardeshir Dalal, Sir Badridas Goenka, Mr. S P Jain, Lala Karam Chand Thapar, Mr. Russi Mody, Mr. Ashok Jain, Mr. Sanjiv Goenka, have led the ICC as its President.
ICC is the only Chamber from India to win the first prize in World Chambers Competition in Quebec, Canada. ICC also has a very strong focus upon Economic Research & Policy issues – it regularly undertakes Macro-economic Surveys/Studies, prepares State Investment Climate Reports and Sector Reports, provides necessary Policy Inputs & Budget Recommendations to Governments at State & Central levels. ICC’s flagship Annual Conferences include the North-East Business Summit, India Energy Summit, Convergence India Leadership Summit, Agro Protech, ICC Insurance Summit, ICC Mutual Fund Summit, to name a few. These Summits take place all across India and abroad, and address key strategic issues.
Focus Areas of Operation:-
• Policy Advocacy
• Business Information Service
• ICC EXIM Initiative
• ICC Agri Business Initiative
• ICC Council of Arbitration
• ICC Young Leaders Forum
• The ICC North East Initiative
• ICC Convention Facilities
• Global MSME Forum
At the Inauguration function of ICC Tamil Nadu State Office and State Council on Thursday, 25th August 2022 at ITC Grand Chola Hotel, Chennai Dr. Rajeev Singh Director General- Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) gave the introductory address and Mr. Pashupathy Gopalan Chairman – Tamil Nadu State Council Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) welcomed the gathering. Mr. Pradeep Surekha President – Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) delivered the key note address. The other dignitaries present were H.E Mr.Youngseup Kwon, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai, H.E Sheiley Salehin, Deputy High Commission for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, H.E Ms. Mariana Pacheco, Ambassador of Colombia to India New Delhi, Thiru S. Krishnan IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu (Industries). Thiru M. Subramanian Hon’ble Minister For Health and Family Welfare , Government of Tamil Nadu is the Chief Guest.
Mr. Shivkumar Eashwaran Co-Chairman Tamil Nadu State Council; Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Consul General (Hon) of Republic of Armenia proposed the vote of thanks and the morning concluded with a networking session and lunch thereafter