In Collaboration with

UAE Ministry of Economy

The UAE Ministry of Economy was established in accordance with Federal Law No (1) of 1972. The Ministry set out an ambitious growth vision aiming to achieve an internationally competitive and diversified economy driven by efficient and knowledgeable UAE nationals. This vision is aligned to the goals outlined in the UAE Vision 2021. The ministry playing a major role in facilitate an enabling business landscape and formulate business-friendly policies that would consolidate the UAE’s reputation as a regional and global business hub. By Enactment of enabling financial legislations and updating of such legislations periodically to encourage as well as regulate the economic business environment. Development of national industries and exports. Regulating the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector and encouraging entrepreneurship. Protection of consumer rights and intellectual property rights. In addition, coordinating economic, commercial and industrial plans and programs among the different emirates of the UAE. Encouraging national exports and facilitating the access of the UAE’s exports to new markets through eliminating the obstacles that hinder growth. Attracting the seamless flow of foreign direct investment into the UAE through promotion campaigns focusing on the enabling investment environment and opportunities that the UAE offers. Implementation and follow-up of multilateral and bilateral international and regional conventions such as WTO, multilateral and bilateral free trade conventions, as well as through continually monitoring developments at international organizations, entities and councils.

Consulate General of India

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Principal (State) Partner

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation commonly abbreviated as MTDC, is a body of the Government of Maharashtra responsible for development of tourism in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It has been established under the Companies Act, 1956, (fully owned by Govt. of Maharashtra) for systematic development of tourism on commercial lines, with an authorized share capital of Rs. 25 crore.The paid up share capital of the Corporation as on 31 March 2013 is Rs. 1538.88 lakhs.

Since Inception it been involved in the development and maintenance of the various tourist locations of Maharashtra. MTDC owns and maintains resorts at all key tourist centers and having more resorts is on the plan.

Principal (Strategic) Partner


ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the world’s most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. We have 208,000 members and 503,000 students worldwide. Our strategic vision is to be number one on developing the accountancy profession the world needs.

Our mission is to:
  • Provide opportunity and access to people of ability around the world and support our members throughout their careers in accounting, business and finance
  • Achieve and promote the highest professional, ethical and governance standards
  • Advance the public interest
  • Be a global leader in the profession.

Principal (State) Partner


The growth of Small Scale Industries in our country since independence is rightly regarded as one of the most significant features of planned economic development. The very concept of small-scale industries, as we know, was not in vogue on the eve of independence. Rural and Cottage industries, which constituted the “indigenous sector” of our industries, were wide spread throughout the length and breadth of our country. Various programmes to sustain, modernise and further develop this group of industries were initiated soon after the independence and the modern small-scale industry scheme has gradually emerged out of this programme. The Small Scale Industries have provided opportunities for self-employment to educated young men and experienced technicians from the middle level of society and contributed full to the growth of industrial entrepreneurship in our country. Today small-scale industry is regarded as power tool for balanced regional economic development. These achievements are primarily due to the dynamic enterprising spirit of the small-scale industrialists themselves. A positive programme for assistance of small-scale industries was initiated towards the end of 1954 on the basis of a suggestion made by the international planning team sponsored by the Ford Foundation at the request of Govt. of India. Further, on the basis of the recommendations of the central small scale industries advisory board the state level organisations to assist the small scale industries for procurement of scarce raw materials, establishment of industrial estates, etc, have been set up in all states. KSSIDC, is one of such Corporations, established on 29th April 1960.The registered office of the Company started functioning at Bengaluru in the State of Karnataka. The Company framed comprehensive and well-defined Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association. Which permit the Corporation to take up any activity aimed at the rapid development of small-scale industry, subject to the guidelines issued by the Government from time to time and also as per Govt. order as under.

Platinum Partners


Kizad or the Khalifa Industrial Zone was unveiled in November 2010 by Abu Dhabi Ports in Abu Dhabi and officially opened in September 2012. Kizad is an integral part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 - A roadmap for sustainable growth of the Emirate’s Economy and the prosperity of its people.

Bank Of Baroda

Bank of Baroda has been a long and eventful journey of almost a century across 25 countries. Starting in 1908 from a small building in Baroda to its new hi-rise and hi-tech Baroda Corporate Centre in Mumbai, is a saga of vision, enterprise, financial prudence and corporate governance. It is a story scripted in corporate wisdom and social pride. It is a story crafted in private capital, princely patronage and state ownership. It is a story of ordinary bankers and their extraordinary contribution in the ascent of Bank of Baroda to the formidable heights of corporate glory. It is a story that needs to be shared with all those millions of people - customers, stakeholders, employees & the public at large - who in ample measure, have contributed to the making of an institution.

Gold Partner

Shapoorji Pallonji

Shapoorji Pallonji is a name which has become synoymous with trust and quality in India as well as internationally. Over the years the Shapoorji Pallonji Group has evolved and grown exponentially to become a huge conglomerate with multiple business segments. With a rich legacy, a progressive outlook and a consistently superior track record, the Group remains committed towards excellence.

The Shapoorji Pallonji Group is a dynamic enterprise which draws vital support from its various individual entities to be able to execute turnkey projects, swiftly and efficiently. Along with the flagship company Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Limited (specializing in Construction, Design & Build and EPC), the other luminaries give the SP Group its tremendous strength and capability.

Today, with over 23,000 employees and a group turn over of US $ 2.5 Billions , Shapoorji Pallonji Group has evolved and grown exponentially to become a huge conglomerate with multiple business segments with a progressive outlook and a thoroughly professional approach. The Group today has a strong presence in India and internationally including the Middle East and Africa. With a rich legacy of 149 years and a consistently superior track record, the Shapoorji Pallonji Group remains committed towards excellence in each domain of its operations. Our business interests cover construction (including residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure), real estate, infrastructure (comprising coal mining, power, ports and roads), biofuels and agriculture, consumer products, electro-mechanical and MEP services, facades and interiors, engineering, textiles, business automation and shipping and logistics.

Global Trade Partner


Made for Trade, we have firmly established Dubai as a leading centre for trading international commodities and the world’s fastest-growing Free Zone. We regulate, promote and facilitate trade across a range of goods from gold, diamonds and precious metals to tea, food and industrial materials. Today, as home to major multinationals and start-ups, we connect more than 15,000 businesses with the world-class services, leading infrastructure and vibrant community they need to thrive and succeed.

In association with

Khaleej Times

Khaleej Times Online is the global face of the newspaper on the internet.The newspaper stepped into the digital medium with the launch of Khaleej Times online. The online version is not just a transcript of the print version. It reaches out to a targeted readership both at home and abroad, who are interested in news and information both about the UAE as well as the Middle East at large. It has carved its own niche brand equity and is one of the websites in the Middle East with largest number of hits. Apart from focussing on news from the UAE and the Middle East, it also provides many value-added and interactive features which are exclusive to the Online edition.

In partnership with

IBPC Dubai

Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC), Dubai is the only recognised representative organisation of Indian Business and Professionals in Dubai.

IBPC, Dubai was formed in the year 2003 after the unification of the three Indian business organisations in Dubai namely the Indian Business Council (IBC), Overseas Indians Economic Forum (OIEF) and Business & Professional Club (BPC).

This new unified body was formed mainly to represent the Indian business and professional community in Dubai with all the activities of the three organizations conducted under the new banner. This formation of a single entity was in the larger interest of the Indian business community in Dubai to help better co-ordination of activities.

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (Act No. XXXVIII of 1949) for the regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India. During its 70 years of existence, ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in the country but also globally, for its contribution in the fields of education, professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards .ICAI now is the second largest accounting body in the whole world.

ICAI (Dubai) Chapter, established in 1982, is the largest, most active and award winning chapter among the 33 overseas chapters of ICAI.

TV Channel Partner

Times Group

The Times Group is a long standing leader in the print business, as well as an emerging leader in all other forms of media, including radio, TV, magazines, out of home, and more. The Group's key brands include The Times of India, the world's largest broadsheet English daily; The Economic Times, India's largest (and the world's second largest) financial daily; Femina, India's largest women's magazine; Filmfare, India's largest English film magazine; Radio Mirchi, India's largest FM radio network; Times Now and ET Now, India's leading English news and business news channels and Zoom a leading general entertainment channel.

Silver Partners


Al Midas International Group is a diversified group across continent in many sectors and geographies, with sophistication in innovative cutting-edge strategies in structuring, implementing and co-investing in funds, brands and technologies, and lately prominently in FINTECH and Wellness, in a balanced portfolio.

Ron Chandiramani is the founder, sole owner, and Group President of the Family Office Al Midas International Group, with forty-five years experience in many fields of business, which he started as an entrepreneur, and pioneered by setting up businesses internationally since 1973, which he manages with a direct hands-on involvement. As a seasoned investor he continues to invest across sectors and is a highly sought after Speaker, Moderator, and Chair on Global Conferences, across several continents.

Union Bank

Union Bank of India is the 5th largest Nationalized Bank by assets with a pan India presence. Established in the year 1919, and having its first head office inaugurated by the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, Union Bank offers products and services for retail, agriculture, MSME, large corporate and NRI customers through 4302 branches, which includes 4 overseas branches, and 6621 ATMs, 5407 Micro ATMs, dedicated call centre operating 24*7 in 9 languages and digital channels like internet banking, mobile banking and social media, viz. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Youtube. The Bank has a business mix of ` 7, 19,810 crore, with deposits of ` 4,02,297 crore and advances of ` 3,17,513 crore as of December 31, 2018.

New India Assurance

New India started operations in India in 1919. Its first overseas office opened in London in 1920. It is the only Indian Multinational general insurance company having operations in 23 countries and global reinsurance network spanning all the continents. It has an "AAA" rating by CRISIL in India. In the UK it has been underwriting business since early 1920's and is also a party to one of the oldest reinsurance treaties. It is also member of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), London Insurance and Reinsurance Market Association (LIRMA) and the Institute of London Underwriters (ILU). New India started its operations in Africa in the early 1950's and is the leading and recognized insurer in some of the markets there. In the GCC countries "NEW INDIA" has 5 offices and associate company in Saudi Arabia. In Dubai ,The New India Assurance started its operations in 1961 under the prestigious banner of Rais Hassan Saadi Group. This group was the first national firm of Ship Agent in UAE.


Aptech Ltd. has been the pioneer in the education and training business for the past thirty years. Ever since it’s commencement in 1986 and with a current presence in more than 1300 centers, Aptech has effectively ventured into ten diverse sectors ranging from IT training to personal development. With a presence in over 40 emerging countries, it has successfully trained over 7 million students through its two main streams of business- Individual training and Enterprise business.

Under Individual Training, Aptech offers professional training through its brands Arena Animation & Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (both in the space of Animation & Multimedia skilling), Aptech Learning (in the space of IT, Aviation BFSI and English Language Skilling), Lakmé Academy Powered by Aptech (in the space of beauty skilling), and more recently in the pre-school segment as Montana International Pre School, powered by Aptech.


Tristar is a fully integrated Liquid Logistics Solutions provider catering to the needs of the petroleum and chemical industries, both in the region and globally. Headquartered in the UAE and operating in 18 countries, Tristar’s core expertise lies in handling hydrocarbons, lubricants, chemicals and liquid gases with dedicated facilities to manage road transport, warehousing, fuel farms, turnkey fuel supply operations, into plane fuel services, ship owning and chartering for clean petroleum products.

We are the partner of choice to a number of major multinational and regional oil companies. The company is focused on promoting a customer-centric business culture by delivering superior services with our dedicated Account Managers, thereby creating a transparent relationship with each customer.


TCIL, a prime engineering and consultancy company, is a wholly owned Government of India Public Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Telecommunications(DOT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India. TCIL was set up in 1978 for providing Indian telecom expertise in all fields of telecom, Civil and IT to developing countries around the world. Company's core competence is in the fields of Switching, Transmission Systems, Cellular services, Rural Telecommunication, Optical fibre based backbone trans systems, IT & Networking Solutions, Application Software, e-Governence, 3G Network, WIMAX Technology and also Civil construction projects.

TATA International

Tata International Limited [TIL] is a global trading and distribution company with a network of offices and subsidiaries spanning more than 39 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. As a member of the reputed business conglomerate the Tata Group, we pride ourselves in upholding the highest ethical standards in the way we conduct our businesses. Supported by a 7000+ strong employee base, we are strongly driven by customer centricity, and have, over the years, formed strategic alliances and partnerships with market leaders that have reinforced our role as preferred partners in international trade and business.

Our worldwide revenues of US $2.32 billion in FY18 have set us firmly on a path of sustained growth even as we continue to focus on value-added offerings for our customers, backed by strong compliance of global norms within the sectors in which we operate. We leverage our worldwide presence along with sourcing and marketing competencies to deliver what we promise to customers across our five key business verticals.

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, aptly called “Ship Builder to the Nation”, is one of India’s leading Defence public sector undertaking shipyard under the Ministry of Defence. Main activities are construction of warships and submarines with facilities situated at Mumbai and Nhava (under development). We have the capability to build warships, submarines, merchant ships upto 40,000 DWT since 1979.

For outfitting work, the company has a large number of workshops with sophisticated equipment and machines specific to hull fabrication and ship construction work. The Company has qualified manpower to implement CAD/CAM/CIM using the latest ship design software’s, operating from a number of work stations having the latest computer hardware to provide, up to date design and production support, commensurate with for the yard’s capabilities. The workforce is well trained in various disciplines. Regular training programmes keep the men technologically abreast of the latest techniques of their profession.

Bronze Partners

Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company limited

Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company limited, a wholly owned corporate entity under the Maharashtra Government, was incorporated under the Companies Act, in June, 2005 after restructuring the erstwhile Maharashtra State Electricity Board to transmit electricity from its point of Generation to its point of Distribution.

It owns and operates most of Maharashtra's Electric Power Transmission System. MSETCL operates a transmission network of 46217.90 Circuit KM of transmission lines and 660 EHV Substations with 123846.5 MVA transformation capacity. This infrastructure constitutes most of the inter regional as well as intra-regional electric power transmission system in the State. Today, MSETCL is the largest state transmission utility in the country

State Bank of India

State Bank of India, SBI is one ofthose few institutions in the world that have traversed more than 200 year journey and have yet managed to remain contemporary, relevant and competitive.

The origin of the State Bank of India goes back to the first decade of the nineteenth century with the establishment ofthe Bank of Calcutta in Calcutta on 2 June 1806, three years later the bank received its charter and was re-designed as the Bank of Bengal. Three Presidential Banks viz. Bank of Bengal, Bombay and Madras with their 70 branches were merged in 1921 to form the Imperial Bank of India, which took over the triple role of a commercial bank, a banker's bank and a banker to the government. Imperial Bank had a capital base (including reserves) of Rs. 11.85 crores.

SBI which embarked on its holistic mission/journey on 01.07.1955 with 477 branches, 14388 employee strength and total business of Rs. 327 crores has, as on 31.03.2015, more than 16,000 branches, 2,13,238 employees and total business of more than Rs. 29,00,000 crores. SBI has digital footprint of 500 million accounts with 3,100 transaction per second on CBS and more than 800 truncations per minute on ATM. SBI's more than 56,000 ATMs, 1.28 lacs touch points and 57,000 CSP are serving its 27.32 crores active customers.

Al Dobowi

Al Dobowi is a globally renowned systems and solutions provider for tyre management, power storage, industrial rubber, material handling and fluid management industries. Established in 1976, the Al Dobowi group of companies has a significant presence in over 10 countries. The company functions as a unified corporate enterprise, focused on excelling in the business of manufacturing and distribution. We are a partner with blue chip companies such as Coca Cola, Walmart, DHL providing tailored solutions for their global needs.

Accepting nothing short of excellence, Al Dobowi utilizes a combination of state of the art manufacturing plants, research and development facilities, and strategic alliances. We retain significant capacity in supply and distribution. Our commitment to satisfying the dynamic needs of the market ensures that Al Dobowi remains responsive to regional and global demand trends.


Azeus is a leading IT services provider with more than 20 years’ experience in successfully delivering IT solutions to various clients in Asia Pacific and Europe. Azeus operates in Hong Kong, UK, United States, Australia, Canada. Since its establishment, Azeus has set a solid track record of building secure, mission-critical systems, including those for law enforcement and public health authorities in multiple countries.

Dynamatic Technologies

DYNAMATIC TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED designs and builds highly engineered products for Automotive, Aeronautic, Hydraulic and Security applications. With futuristic design, engineering and manufacturing facilities in Europe and India, we are able to meet customers' exacting requirements on 6 continents.

Our facilities which are located in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Nasik), United Kingdom (Swindon, Bristol) and Germany (Schwarzenberg), are lean, green and clean, and designed to support neighbouring communities as well as the environment.

With three design laboratories in India and Europe, Dynamatic Technologies is a leading Private R&D Organisation, with numerous inventions and patents to its credit. The Company and its Subsidiaries employ around 50 scientists and 500 engineers with expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Computer Aided Engineering, Materials & Metallurgical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics and Defence & Aerospace Research.

Associate Partners


The journey of Wembley Paints and Chemicals began in 1961 with an objective to add a new meaning to the definition of colors in the common man’s life. Growing with resolve and commitment through these years, the company stands at a leading position in the wood coating segment in the entire Northern India belt at present, registering a commendable 25% growth pattern annually for the last few years. This tremendous growth rate has been achieved primarily because of the bold initiatives and aggressive marketing strategies adopted by the current management. Headed by a group of highly able and self motivated individuals who took over the controls of Wembley in 1993, the company has never looked back since then, scaling new vistas of success and adding more happy customers to its ever rising consumer base in India. Going in the same vein, the company has now set its eyes on becoming a leading name in Indian Paint Industry in the coming decade. With stronger emphasis on R&D programs, the company has plans to further increase its product offerings and expand its reach to more regions of India as well as countries located in Asia and other parts of the world. Backed by an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing facility to deliver top quality finished products, Wembley looks well on course to scale the next level in the coming years.

Dubai Quality Group

Dubai Quality Group is non-profit business organization set up by the Dubai Department of Economic Development under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Guided by the vision of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Quality Group established in 1994 to develop and promote Quality and Business Excellences practices in UAE.

Hospitality Partner


The Al Habtoor Group has grown with the United Arab Emirates. What started out as a small engineering firm in 1970, is today one of the region’s most respected conglomerates with interests in the hospitality, automotive, real estate, education and publishing sectors. The Al Habtoor Group has earned itself a solid reputation both locally and internationally due to the vision of its Chairman, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor.

The Al Habtoor Group is one of the UAE's most respected and successful businesses. Today it operates in the UAE and international markets. It employs thousands of highly-qualified, experienced professionals. Just as the name of the UAE has become synonymous with trade and enterprise all over the world, the name of the Al Habtoor Group has become synonymous with dynamic growth, evidenced by its commitment to develop and grow businesses in multiple sectors.

Supporting Partner

Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1965 by a decree issued by the late Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who realised the important role that a chamber of commerce could play in supporting the national economy. Thereby, Dubai Chamber started its activities with 450 members and a 12-member board of directors. The number of members increased to reach more than 201,000 by beginning of 2017, representing all economic sectors.

With the number of members gradually increasing, Dubai Chamber operates a head office, a branch and three additional offices in different parts of Dubai, reaching out to members with its outstanding services no matter where they are based. The branch is located in Jebel Ali Free Zone and the three representative offices are located in Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA), JAFZA 14 and Dry Port Customs Building in Al Aweer.

Dubai Chamber continually streamline its processes to make it easier for companies to set up their business in the Emirate, furthering Dubai’s mission to be an international business hub. By coping with the economic changes worldwide, Dubai Chamber takes a pioneering position not only in the UAE and in the GCC, but globally too, by acting as an information and research centre, providing business documentation, offering legal services, facilitating networking opportunities and delivering almost every conceivable business solution.

Institutional Associate Partners

Institute of Company Secretaries of India

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India. It is a premier national professional body set up under an act of Parliament, the Company Secretaries Act, 1980. ICSI functions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. The Institute provides top-quality education to the students of Company Secretaries (CS) Course and best quality set standards to CS Members. At present, there are more than 50,000 members and about 4,00,000 students on the roll of ICSI.

ICSI has its its headquarters at New Delhi, four Regional Offices at New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and 69 Chapters across India. ICSI has been contributing to the initiatives of Government of India that have potential to excel the social-economic growth of India.

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India would be the preferred source of resources and professionals for the financial leadership of enterprises globally. The Cost and Management Accountant professionals would ethically drive enterprises globally by creating value to stakeholders in the socio-economic context through competencies drawn from the integration of strategy, management and accounting.

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